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This is ''Pyrausta phoenicealis'' (Family Crambidae)<br>  
 
This is ''Pyrausta phoenicealis'' (Family Crambidae)<br>  
See http://bugguide.net/node/view/124959 for a matching image.<br>
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See http://bugguide.net/node/view/124959 and http://mothphotographersgroup.msstate.edu/species.php?hodges=5049 for matching images.<br>
  
 
Swezey 1946 reports that this moth was collected for the first time on Guam in 1936.  Specimens were reared from ''Elaphantopus'' and a weed of the mint family.
 
Swezey 1946 reports that this moth was collected for the first time on Guam in 1936.  Specimens were reared from ''Elaphantopus'' and a weed of the mint family.
 
===Reference===
 
===Reference===
 
'''Swezey, O. H. 1946.''' Lepidoptera: Geometridae, Arctiidae, and Pyralidae of Guam. In Insects of Guam II. Bulletin 189. Bishop Museum.
 
'''Swezey, O. H. 1946.''' Lepidoptera: Geometridae, Arctiidae, and Pyralidae of Guam. In Insects of Guam II. Bulletin 189. Bishop Museum.

Revision as of 22:14, 21 April 2009

moth BL 2.7 mm

specimens AM20080629.003 - .006

This is Pyrausta phoenicealis (Family Crambidae)
See http://bugguide.net/node/view/124959 and http://mothphotographersgroup.msstate.edu/species.php?hodges=5049 for matching images.

Swezey 1946 reports that this moth was collected for the first time on Guam in 1936. Specimens were reared from Elaphantopus and a weed of the mint family.

Reference

Swezey, O. H. 1946. Lepidoptera: Geometridae, Arctiidae, and Pyralidae of Guam. In Insects of Guam II. Bulletin 189. Bishop Museum.