#241 Orange Mint Moth (Pyrausta orphisalis)

31 October

A species of moth of the family Crambidae. It was described by Francis Walker in 1859. It is found in North America from Newfoundland west to British Columbia, south to Florida and New Mexico.

The wingspan is about 17 mm. The moth flies from June to July depending on the location.

The larvae feed on various mint species, including Monarda.

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