Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Argyria gonogramma Dyar, 1915
Argyria pusillalis Hübner, 1818, Nomen dubium.
Argyria pussillalis [sic] Hübner, 1818: 28; original misspelling.
Argyria lacteella of authors not Fabricius, 1794
Explanation of Names
Argyria gonogramma Dyar, 1915, listed as a synonym of Argyria lacteella (Fabricius, 1794) in Munroe (1995), is treated as a full species in Landry et al. (2023) and includes as a synonyms Argyria pusillalis Hübner, 1818 and Argyria lacteella of authors not Fabricius, 1794. True lacteella is not found north of Florida.
Adult: forewing white with orange fringe (may appear brown or blackish in certain light); medial line faint, consisting mainly of a small dark spot at costa and at inner margin, plus a third dark spot halfway between these two; a fourth dark spot usually present where PM line meets costa; hindwing white, translucent, unmarked; face white; top of head orange or yellow.
Throughout southeastern US north to North Carolina.
Type locality (gonogramma): Bermuda.
Type locality (pusillalis): "Baltimora [Baltimore, MD]".
Landry, B., J. Bilat, J. Hayden, M.A. Solis, D.C. Lees, N. Alvarez, T. Léger & J. Gauthier, 2023. The identity of Argyria lacteella (Fabricius, 1794) (Lepidoptera, Pyraloidea, Crambinae), synonyms, and related species revealed by morphology and DNA capture in type specimens. ZooKeys, 1146: 1-42
Martinez, E. L. and R. L. Brown 2007. Argyriini (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) of Mississippi and Alabama with a redescription of Argyria rufisignella (Zeller). p. 78.(1)
Munroe, E.G., 1995. Crambidae (Crambinae, Schoenobiinae, Cybalomiinae, Linostinae, Glaphyriinae, Dichogaminae, Scopariinae, Musotiminae, Midilinae, Nymphulinae, Odontiinae, Evergestinae, Pyraustinae). In J.B. Heppner (ed.), The Atlas of Neotropical Lepidoptera. Checklist: Part 2. Association for Tropical Lepidoptera and Scientific Publishers, Gainesville, 2: 34-79.