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A key to frequently intercepted lepidopterous larvae, designed for U. S. Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA, APHIS) identifiers at U.S. ports, was last revised in 1986. Since then many changes have occurred in the classification, nomenclature, and the nature of commodities being imported into the U.S. In this revision of the section on Pyraloidea, species recently intercepted are included, the most recent generic combinations are used, and families and subfamilies are now included in the key. Distributions are updated, stating if the species occurs in Hawaii or restricted areas of the continental United States. A “Note” section explains changes and additions, and gives references to further information. Two tables are provided, one to the classification of Pyraloidea with reference to placement in the key and another to the hosts and/or commodities.