Perispasta

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Perispasta
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Crambidae
Genus: Perispasta
Zeller, 1875[1]
Species: P. caeculalis
Binomial name
Perispasta caeculalis
Zeller, 1875
Synonyms
  • Perispasta immixtalis Grote, 1881

Perispasta is a genus of moths of the Crambidae family. It contains only one species, Perispasta caeculalis, Titian Peale's pyralid moth, which is found in North America, where it has been recorded from Quebec west to British Columbia, south to Florida, Texas and Colorado.[2] The habitat consists of fields and meadows.[3]

The wingspan is 16-18 mm. The forewings are dark brown with a white discal bar. The hindwings are white.[4] Adults have been recorded on wing from January to November, depending on the location.

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