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80a0819 – 5051   Pyrausta rubricalis (Hübner, [1796])
             Variable Reddish Pyrausta

© Carol Wolf
Distribution: Type locality (rubricalis): "Europe"
Type locality (nescalis): North America
Type locality (similalis): USA, New York; Illinois.
Similar Species:
  • Pyrausta californicalis is a western species.
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Pyralis rubricalis Hübner, [1796]
Rhodaria nescalis Walker, 1859
Botys similalis Lederer, 1863
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Hübner, J., 1796–1833 [imprint "1796"]. Sammlung exotischer Schmetterlinge, 6: pl. 16, fig. 16.
  • Lederer, J., 1863. Beitrag zur Kenntniss der Pyralidinen. Wiener Entomologische Monatschrift, 7(12): 460.
  • Munroe, E., 1976. Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 13.2b, p. 112; pl. 6.15. order or free PDF
  • Species Page at Block Island Moths
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Species Page at Mass Moths
  • Walker, F., 1859. Pyralides. List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum, 17: 315.
Pyrausta rubricalis
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Pyrausta rubricalis
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Pyrausta rubricalis
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Pyrausta rubricalis
© Mark Dreiling - DNA
Pyrausta rubricalis
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Pyrausta rubricalis
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