Definition of Genus Pyrausta

1. Noun. Moths whose larvae are corn borers.

Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Pyrausta

genus Ptyas
genus Ptychozoon
genus Puccinia
genus Pueraria
genus Puffinus
genus Pulex
genus Pulicaria
genus Pulsatilla
genus Punica
genus Pycnanthemum
genus Pygopus
genus Pygoscelis
genus Pylodictus
genus Pyracantha
genus Pyralis
genus Pyrausta (current term)
genus Pyrethrum
genus Pyrocephalus
genus Pyrola
genus Pyrophorus
genus Pyrrhula
genus Pyrrhuloxia
genus Pyrrosia
genus Pyrularia
genus Pyrus
genus Pythium
genus Python
genus Pyxidanthera

Literary usage of Genus Pyrausta

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Moth Book: A Popular Guide to a Knowledge of the Moths of North America by William Jacob Holland (1903)
"Genus PYRAUSTA Schrank This is a very large genus, which is well represented in both hemispheres. There are about sixty species known to occur within our ..."

2. Entomological News and Proceedings of the Entomological Section of the by Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia Entomological Section (1921)
"... should have told the authors that this is a generic character which excludes their supposed new species from the genus Pyrausta. ..."

3. Economic Entomology for the Farmer and the Fruit Grower, and for Use as a by John Bernhard Smith (1906)
"... upon low herbage generally, rarely in numbers sufficient to cause perceptible injury, and most of the species are classified under the genus Pyrausta. ..."

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