Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1069560

Volupial Pyrausta Moth
Pyrausta volupialis

Observation date: September 18, 2015
Date notes: late September 2015
Submitted by: azsmitty
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Very small. It would fly to plant to plant during the day and hide in the branches. There were many species of plants in this city garden. It was clear and hot.
Status: Resident
Verified by: Josiah Gilbert
Verified date: October 15, 2015
Coordinator notes: This species is in Family Crambidae. The larvae (caterpillars, the immature stage of the moth) feed on plants in the mint family, including rosemary.
Checklist region(s): United States, California, Monterey County