Species Details

Pyrausta socialis

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SeasonalityJuly to mid-August IdentificationForewings above deep reddish, or pinkish brown with well marked purplish luster, ST band dark, complete and conspicuous. Hindwings above whitish buff with a noticeable fuscous PM line. Females tend to have somewhat darker forewings. Wingspan 22-25 mm. The genitalia are described by Munroe (1976). Similar to Pyrausta fodinalis septentrionicola but P. socialis has forewings that are more intensely colored. Also, in P. socialis the uncus is distally truncate and lateral, thorn-like processes are lacking, while in Pyrausta fodinalis septentrionicola the uncus is rounded and lateral thorn-like processes are present.

Scientific Name Pyrausta socialis Habitat Prairie area Seasonality July to mid-August Identification
Forewings above deep reddish, or pinkish brown with well marked purplish luster, ST band dark, complete and conspicuous. Hindwings above whitish buff with a noticeable fuscous PM line. Females tend to have somewhat…
Forewings above deep reddish, or pinkish brown with well marked purplish luster, ST band dark, complete and conspicuous. Hindwings above whitish buff with a noticeable fuscous PM line. Females tend to have somewhat darker forewings. Wingspan 22-25 mm. The genitalia are described by Munroe (1976). Similar to Pyrausta fodinalis septentrionicola but P. socialis has forewings that are more intensely colored. Also, in P. socialis the uncus is distally truncate and lateral, thorn-like processes are lacking, while in Pyrausta fodinalis septentrionicola the uncus is rounded and lateral thorn-like processes are present.
Life History Unknown. Adults come to light Conservation Locally common, of no concern. Diet Info Unknown. The larvae may possibly feed on a species of mint. Range
Ontario west to British Columbia, south to Montana and Colorado (Munroe 1976). The Type Locality is probably near London, Ontario. Not reported for Alberta by Bowman (1951). Known in Alberta from Big Knife Provincial…
Ontario west to British Columbia, south to Montana and Colorado (Munroe 1976). The Type Locality is probably near London, Ontario. Not reported for Alberta by Bowman (1951). Known in Alberta from Big Knife Provincial Park, Buffalo Lake Conservation Area, Dry Island Provincial Park, McKenzie Crossing, Nevis, Tolman Bridge and Waterton Lakes National Park.

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"Species Details - Pyrausta socialis, University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/g/2-6269. Accessed 21 May. 2024.

Authorship

Name Bird, C. D.
Role species page author
Date 2008

References

Specimen Information

There are 24 specimens of this Species.

24 results plotted on map in 14 markers.
Note: Only records with latitude and longitude coordinates are plotted on map.

BIRD20135 - Pyrausta socialis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Big Knife Provincial Park Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2006-07-04

BIRD20136 - Pyrausta socialis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Big Knife Provincial Park Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2006-07-04

BIRD20137 - Pyrausta socialis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Big Knife Provincial Park Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2006-07-04

BIRD21407 - Pyrausta socialis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Trochu Collected ByMengersen, E. Date Collected2000-07-03/2000-07-04

BIRD21408 - Pyrausta socialis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, McKenzie Crossing Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2000-07-16

BIRD21409 - Pyrausta socialis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, McKenzie Crossing Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2000-07-16

BIRD21410 - Pyrausta socialis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Trochu Collected ByMengersen, E. Date Collected2001-07-08/2001-07-09

BIRD21411 - Pyrausta socialis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Trochu Collected ByMengersen, E. Date Collected2001-07-08/2001-07-09

BIRD21412 - Pyrausta socialis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Trochu Collected ByMengersen, E. Date Collected2001-07-08/2001-07-09

BIRD21413 - Pyrausta socialis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Stettler Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2001-07-15

BIRD21414 - Pyrausta socialis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Stettler Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2001-07-15

BIRD21415 - Pyrausta socialis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Nevis Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2001-07-31

BIRD21416 - Pyrausta socialis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Nevis Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2002-07-22

BIRD21417 - Pyrausta socialis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Big Knife Provincial Park Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2002-07-09

BIRD21418 - Pyrausta socialis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Dry Island Buffalo Jump Provincial Park Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2002-07-12

BIRD21419 - Pyrausta socialis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Stettler Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2003-07-20

BIRD21420 - Pyrausta socialis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Stettler Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2003-07-27

BIRD21421 - Pyrausta socialis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Big Knife Provincial Park Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2003-07-30

BIRD21422 - Pyrausta socialis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Dry Island Buffalo Jump Provincial Park Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2004-07-18

BIRD21423 - Pyrausta socialis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Big Knife Provincial Park Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2004-08-19

BIRD21424 - Pyrausta socialis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Nevis Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2005-07-26

Adult Seasonal Distribution