Achyra Guenée, 1849, Guenee, 1849

Landry, Bernard, 2015, The Pyraustinae (Lepidoptera, Pyralidae s. l.) of the Galápagos Islands, Ecuador, Revue suisse de Zoologie 122 (1), pp. 55-70: 56

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Achyra Guenée, 1849


Achyra Guenée, 1849  

Widespread across all major zoogeographical regions Achyra   includes 18 species ( Nuss et al., 2014), 10 of which occur in the Neotropics ( Munroe, 1995). The larvae feed on a variety of low plants, including some crops (alfalfa, beans, clover, cotton, strawberries, etc.) ( Munroe, 1976). The moths have a conical frons and the male genitalia a narrowly triangular uncus, a juxta made of two separate plates connected ventrally, a clasper with a narrow spinulose process directed ventrally at middle or base of sacculus, and the sacculus with a blunt process or one or more dorsally directed spines at very base and a hump-like process adorned with radiating, dorsally directed setae beyond the clasper ( Munroe, 1976).