Pyrausta inornatalis

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Pyrausta inornatalis
Pyrausta inornatalis - Inornate Pyrausta Moth (14919427565).jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Crambidae
Genus: Pyrausta
Species: P. inornatalis
Binomial name
Pyrausta inornatalis
(Fernald, 1885)
  • Botis inornatalis Fernald, 1885
  • Syllythria rosa Druce, 1895

Pyrausta inornatalis, the inornate pyrausta moth, is a moth in the family Crambidae. It was described by Charles H. Fernald in 1885.[1] It is found in United States, where it has been recorded from Arizona, California, Florida, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Texas.[2] It is also found in Mexico.[3]

The wingspan is about 13 mm. The forewings are uniform light vinous (wine colored) red or reddish pink. The hindwings are pale fuscous, but paler at the base and with vinous red along the outer margin.[4] Adults have been recorded on wing from March to November.

The larval feed on Salvia species, including Salvia farinacea.[5]


  1. ^ Nuss, M.; et al. (2003–2017). "GlobIZ search". Global Information System on Pyraloidea. Retrieved February 20, 2018. 
  2. ^ "801516.00 – 5037 – Pyrausta inornatalis – Inornate Pyrausta Moth – (Fernald, 1885)". North American Moth Photographers Group. Mississippi State University. Retrieved February 20, 2018. 
  3. ^ Savela, Markku. "Pyrausta inornatalis (Fernald, 1885)". Lepidoptera and Some Other Life Forms. Retrieved February 20, 2018. 
  4. ^ The Canadian Entomologist. 17 (3): 57
  5. ^ Elliott, Lynette (November 12, 2013). "Species Pyrausta inornatalis - Inornate Pyrausta Moth - Hodges#5037". BugGuide.Net. Retrieved March 20, 2018.