Hypsopygia pelasgalis

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Hypsopygia pelasgalis
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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Clade: Euarthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Pyralidae
Genus: Hypsopygia
Species: H. pelasgalis
Binomial name
Hypsopygia pelasgalis
(Walker, 1859)
  • Pyralis pelasgalis Walker, 1859
  • Herculia pelasgalis
  • Herculia angusti Strand, 1919
  • Hypsopygia japonica Warren, 1891

Hypsopygia pelasgalis is a species of snout moth in the genus Hypsopygia.[1] It was described by Francis Walker in 1859, and is known from Korea, Japan, China[2] and Taiwan.

The wingspan is 25–33 mm.[3] The colour of the wings varies from reddish brown to dark blackish brown. Adults are on wing from July to August.

The larvae feed on Quercus acutissima.


  1. ^ Nuss, M.; et al. (2003–2011). "GlobIZ search". Global Information System on Pyraloidea. Retrieved 2011-09-29. 
  2. ^ A review of the tribe Pyralini Latreille (Lepidoptera, Pyralidae, Pyralinae) from Korea
  3. ^ Oriental Butterflies and Moths