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80a0826 – 5058   Pyrausta orphisalis Walker, 1859
             Orange Mint Moth

© Ilona Loser
Distribution: Type locality: "St. Martinís Falls, Albany River, Hudsonís Bay" [Martinís Falls, ON].
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  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: ē Pyrausta orphisalis Walker, 1859
ē Pyrausta ochosalis Dyar, 1903
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Munroe, E., 1976. Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 13.2b, p. 119; pl. 5.5-10. order or free PDF
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Species Page at E. H. Strickland Museum
  • Species Page at Mass Moths
  • Walker, F., 1859. Pyralides. List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum, 17: 310.
Pyrausta orphisalis
© Jim Farrell
Pyrausta orphisalis
© Pat Hallden-Abberton
Pyrausta orphisalis
© Tom Murray
Pyrausta orphisalis
© Carroll Rudy
Pyrausta orphisalis
17mm – © Charles D. Bird
Pyrausta orphisalis
© Jim Vargo

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