Seq # 500090100

Pyrausta virginalis Duponchel, [1832] Species

Last modified: Aug. 10, 2022, 5:30 p.m.


New to Belgium in 2022 in WV.


Details

Classification
Family: Crambidae > Subfamily: Pyraustinae > Tribus: Pyraustini > Genus: Pyrausta > Species: Pyrausta virginalis
Vernacular names
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Status

Native


Distribution


Imago

Wingspan 16–21 mm. A variable species

Museum specimens

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Specimens in nature


Bionomics

The adults come to light.

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Flight periods

the adults fly in two generations a year, from March towards June and again from July towards August.


Observed on

Host plant (genera):
Salvia and Thymus

The larva feeds on Salvia sp. and on Thymus sp.

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Habitat

Xerothermic open habitats, grassy and bushy plains.

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