Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Argyria nummulalis Hübner, 1818
Bob Patterson notes from Richard Brown at Mississippi Entomological Museum.
"We have been calling these A. rufisignella in error, just pointed out to me by Richard Brown at Miss. Entomol. Museum. A rufisignella lacks the substantial brown edge along the inner margin. It has a few fine striations along the costa near the apex (clearing lacking in this photo). It is also quite uncommon to rare."
Heppner (2003) reported the range to include Pennsylvania to Florida, Illinois to Texas. (1)
The main flight period is May to September. (2)
Heppner (2003) reported adults year round in Florida. (1)
Heppner (2003) reported the host is grass species (Gramineae).
forewing has small dark spots
) forewing lacks orange strip along inner margin
both of the above species have a white head and palps.
Hübner, 1818. Zutr. Samml. exot. Schmett. 1: p. 30; pl.32, figs 185, 186.
Martinez, E.L. & R.L. Brown, 2007. Argyriini (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) of Mississippi and Alabama with a redescription of Argyria rufisignella
(Zeller). Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society
, 61(2). (3)