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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

KEY TO SELECTED PYRALOIDEA (LEPIDOPTERA)
LARVAE INTERCEPTED AT U. S. PORTS OF ENTRY
Couplet 33
Small pinacula anterior to dorsal and subdorsal pinacula bearing microscopic setae on meso- and metathorax (also occurring in L. orbonalis, see couplet 36) (Fig. 68)
....................................................................................................................................Pyrausta sp.


Distribution: cosmopolitan

Hosts: 2006: Acalypha hispida, Allium sp., Allium cepa, Anthemis sp., Citrullus lanatus, Crotalaria sp., Erythrina sp., Gomphrena sp., Limonium sp., Lippia graveolens, Mentha sp., Mentha arvensis, Mentha piperita, Momordica charantia, Ocimum sp., Ocimum basilicum, Origanum sp., Origanum vulgare, Origanum magorana, Rosmarinus sp., Rosmarinus officinalis, Salvia sp., Salvia officinalis, Satureja hortensis, Spinacia oleracea, Thymus sp., Thymus vulgaris, Xanthosoma sp.

pre-1998: Amaranthus sp.

Note: According to Allyson (1981b) last instar larvae are characterized by 2 or 3 SV setae on A1, prothoracic shield lightly pigmented, pinacula below spiracles with paler pigmentation than those above spiracles, body at most 20 mm long; although the genus is cosmopolitan, most of the interceptions on the host plants are from the tropical Western Hemisphere
No small pinacula anterior to dorsal and subdorsal pinacula (Fig. 69)..........................................36
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Last Modified: 3/25/2011