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Species Argyria tripsacas - Hodges#5463.1

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Pyraloidea (Pyralid and Crambid Snout Moths)
Family Crambidae (Crambid Snout Moths)
Subfamily Crambinae (Crambine Snout Moths)
Tribe Argyriini
Genus Argyria
Species tripsacas (Argyria tripsacas - Hodges#5463.1)
Hodges Number
5463.1
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Argyria tripsacas (Dyar, 1921)
Crambus tripsacas Dyar, 1921
Vaxi tripsacas (Klotts, 1983)
Explanation of Names
Greek word argyros meaning silver.(1)
Size
Wingspan 14-16 mm. (2)
Identification
Dyar (1921) original description as Crambus tripsacas is available online in the print references.
Summary:
White forewing has three bold dark spots in the median area.
Thorax has two dark yellow longitudinal stripes. (3)
Range
Florida and Alabama. (3), (4), (5)
West Indies. (5)
Moth Photographers Group - large map with some distribution data.
Habitat
Coastal dunes. (3)
Season
February to July and October to December. (5), (2)
Food
Grasses (Gramineae) (5)
Print References
Dyar, H.G., 1921. New forms of American moths (Lepidoptera). Insecutor Inscitiae Menstruus. p. 66
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): 78-83. (3)
Works Cited
1.Dictionary of Word Roots and Combining Forms
Donald J. Borror. 1960. Mayfield Publishing Company.
2.North American Moth Photographers Group
3.Argyriini (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) of Mississippi and Alabama with a redescription of Argyria rufisignella (Zeller)
Edda L. Martinez, Richard L. Brown. 2007. Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society 61(2): 78-83.
4.Checklist of the Lepidoptera of Florida
5.Arthropods of Florida and Neighboring Land Areas: Lepidoptera of Florida
J.B. Heppner. 2003. Florida Department of Agriculture 17(1): 1-670.
6.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems