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Psara dryalis

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Insecta
Family  Crambidae
Rank  Species
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Lepidoptera
Genus  Psara

Psara dryalis is a moth in the Crambidae family. It was described by Walker in 1859. It is found in the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Jamaica, Cuba and from the south-western United States to Central America.

The wingspan is about 26 mm. The wings are iridescent with purplish cinereous interior and exterior lines and blackish marginal spots. Adults have been recorded on wing from July to September in the United States.

The larvae have been recorded feeding on Boerhavia coccinea. They feed from within a rolled leaf of the host plant. Full-grown larvae are fleshy-orange in colour and reach a length of about 23 mm. Pupation takes place in the leaf shelter.

References

Psara dryalis Wikipedia


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