Local Pyraustine Moths: Subfamily Pyraustinae…

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These images introduce our local Pyraustine Moths (Family Crambidae, Subfamily Pyraustinae).  Examples of moths shown here represent 15 genera and 20 species, all of which were found and photographed in northeastern North Dakota or northwestern Minnesota.   

Try to identity some of these moths yourself by matching photographs shown here with those found on pages 164-175 of the Peterson Field Guide to Moths of Northeastern North America.  

Moth Book

There are many species of Pyraustine Moths in North America.  Click on this link to the Moth Photographer’s Guide to view these and other crambid moth species in this subfamily: http://mothphotographersgroup.msstate.edu/fast.php?plate=12.1&sort=h

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