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Species Pyrausta orphisalis - Orange Mint Moth - Hodges#5058

Pyrausta orphisalis
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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Pyraloidea (Pyralid and Crambid Snout Moths)
Family Crambidae (Crambid Snout Moths)
Subfamily Pyraustinae
Genus Pyrausta
Species orphisalis (Orange Mint Moth - Hodges#5058)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Pyrausta orphisalis Walker, 1859
One of sixty-two species in this genus in America north of Mexico
Wingspan 15-17 mm
Coast to coast in US.
The flight period is March to October with the peak from June to August.
Larvae feed on mint species. (1)
Print References
Munroe, E. 1976. The Moths of America North of Mexico. Fascicle 13.2B. The Wedge Entomological Research Foundation. p. 119; pl. 5.5-10.(1)
Internet References
larvae & pupa images plus biology and other info (Oregon State U.)