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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Crambidae
Genus: Xanthophysa
Munroe, 1964[1]
Species: X. psychialis
Binomial name
Xanthophysa psychialis
(Hulst, 1886)
  • Botis psychialis Hulst, 1886

Xanthophysa is a genus of moths of the Crambidae family. It contains only one species, Xanthophysa psychialis, the xanthophysa moth, which is found in North America, where it has been recorded from Alabama, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Mississippi, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Ontario, Quebec, South Carolina and Tennessee.[2]

The length of the forewings is 6–7 mm. The forewings have an orange ground colour with silvery-grey zigzag lines.[3] Adults are on wing from March to October.


  1. ^ "global Pyraloidea database". Globiz.pyraloidea.org. Archived from the original on October 6, 2014. Retrieved 2011-10-11. 
  2. ^ mothphotographersgroup
  3. ^ Peterson Field Guide to Moths of Northeastern North America