Species Details

Pyrausta orphisalis

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SeasonalityMid June to late July. IdentificationA dark brown moth with a wide, pale yellowish, PM line and a pale yellowish discal spot on both fore and hind wings above. The upper part of the forewing PM line has a thin,dark, diagonal line running through it. The wingspan is 15-17 mm. The genitalia are described in Munroe (1976). Similar to Pyrausta generosa but somewhat smaller, and the latter has a more curved, pale yellowish, PM line on the hindwings, also the thin, dark, diagonal line is lacking in the upper part of the forewing PM line.

Scientific Name Pyrausta orphisalis Habitat Mainly in undisturbed areas of Aspen Parkland. Seasonality Mid June to late July. Identification
A dark brown moth with a wide, pale yellowish, PM line and a pale yellowish discal spot on both fore and hind wings above. The upper part of the forewing PM line has a thin,dark, diagonal line running through it. The…
A dark brown moth with a wide, pale yellowish, PM line and a pale yellowish discal spot on both fore and hind wings above. The upper part of the forewing PM line has a thin,dark, diagonal line running through it. The wingspan is 15-17 mm. The genitalia are described in Munroe (1976). Similar to Pyrausta generosa but somewhat smaller, and the latter has a more curved, pale yellowish, PM line on the hindwings, also the thin, dark, diagonal line is lacking in the upper part of the forewing PM line.
Life History Details unknown. Adults come to light. Conservation Details unknown. Adults come to light. Diet Info The larvae are reported by Munroe (1976) to have fed on a number of mints, including a species of Monarda. Range
Newfoundland west to British Columbia, south to Florida and New Mexico (Munroe 1976). The Type Locality is St. Martin's Falls, Albany River, Ontario. Reported for Alberta from Areas 7 (Lloydminster), 8 (Red Deer), 10…
Newfoundland west to British Columbia, south to Florida and New Mexico (Munroe 1976). The Type Locality is St. Martin's Falls, Albany River, Ontario. Reported for Alberta from Areas 7 (Lloydminster), 8 (Red Deer), 10 (Edmonton) and 20 (Nordegg) by Bowman (1951) as Pyrausta ochosalis Dyar. Also known in Alberta from Dry Island Buffalo Jump Provincial Park, Nevis, Pigeon Lake, and Winfield.

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"Species Details - Pyrausta orphisalis, University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/g/2-6266. Accessed 13 Aug. 2022.

Taxonomic Hierarchy

Kingdom Animalia Phylum Arthropoda Class Hexapoda Subclass Insecta Order Lepidoptera Suborder Ditrysia Superfamily Pyraloidea Family Crambidae Subfamily Pyraustinae Genus Pyrausta Species Pyrausta orphisalis
This hierarchy is created from our museum records, it may not always accurately reflect modern taxonomies.

Taxonomic Hierarchy for University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum