Submitted to: News of the Lepidopterist's Society
Publication Type: Research Notes
Publication Acceptance Date: 8/1/2009
Publication Date: 4/13/2010
Citation: Solis, M.A., Scholtens, B.G., Adams, J.K., Funk, D.H. 2010. First report of Ecpyrrhoerrhoe puralis (South) (Pyraloidea: Crambidae: Pyraustinae) in North America: a naturalized exotic pyraustine from Asia feeding on Paulownia Siebold & Zucc. News of the Lepidopterist's Society. 64(1):33-35.
Technical Abstract: The first record and identification of a very large, yellow pyraustine in the eastern United States, Ecpyrrhoerrhoe puralis, is documented. This exotic moth is reported to feed on Paulownia tomentosa (Thunb.) Steud., an invasive plant from China. A partial checklist of the species currently in Ecpyrrhoerrhoe is given. Yezobotys Munroe & Mutuura is synonymized, and the type species, Y. dissimilis Yamanaka is transferred to Ecpyrrhoerrhoe, new combination.