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http://bugguide.net/node/view/9722/bgpage<br>
 
http://bugguide.net/node/view/9722/bgpage<br>
 
http://www.origins.tv/MothPhotographersGroup/Files/Live/Living24b.htm
 
http://www.origins.tv/MothPhotographersGroup/Files/Live/Living24b.htm
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According to Zimmermann xxx "''Pyrausta'' has 11 species with western pacific affinities", so this may be one of those rare cases where an island endemic has become an agricultural pest.
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===Reference===
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<pre>
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Insects of Hawaii: Manual of the Insects of the Hawaiian Islands, Including an Enumeration of the Species and Notes on Their Origins, Distribution, Hosts, Parasites, Etc
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By Elwood C. Zimmerman
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Contributor Elwood C. Zimmerman, James K. Liebherr
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Published by University of Hawaii Press, 2001
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ISBN 082482427X, 9780824824273
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206 pages
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</pre>

Revision as of 15:27, 13 December 2008

moth BL 2.7 mm

specimens AM20080629.003 - .006

Pyrausta sp., possibly acrionalis (Family Crambidae) See
http://bugguide.net/node/view/9722/bgpage
http://www.origins.tv/MothPhotographersGroup/Files/Live/Living24b.htm

According to Zimmermann xxx "Pyrausta has 11 species with western pacific affinities", so this may be one of those rare cases where an island endemic has become an agricultural pest.

Reference

Insects of Hawaii: Manual of the Insects of the Hawaiian Islands, Including an Enumeration of the Species and Notes on Their Origins, Distribution, Hosts, Parasites, Etc
By Elwood C. Zimmerman
Contributor Elwood C. Zimmerman, James K. Liebherr
Published by University of Hawaii Press, 2001
ISBN 082482427X, 9780824824273
206 pages