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Species Vaxi tripsacas - Hodges#5467

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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 Calamotrophini
Genus Vaxi
Species tripsacas (Vaxi tripsacas - Hodges#5467)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Vaxi tripsacas (Dyar, 1921)
Crambus tripsacas Dyar, 1921
Explanation of Names
This species, transferred to the genus Argyria in Munroe (1995), is returned to Vaxi following the implied treatment in Léger et al. (2019), Syst. Entomol., 44(4):770, which placed Argyria in the tribe Argyriini and Vaxi in the tribe Calamotrophini, stat. rev.
Wingspan 14-16 mm. (1)
Dyar (1921) original description as Crambus tripsacas is available online in the print references.
White forewing has three bold dark spots in the median area.
Thorax has two dark yellow longitudinal stripes. (2)
Florida and Alabama. (2), (3), (4)
West Indies. (4)
Moth Photographers Group - large map with some distribution data.
Coastal dunes. (2)
February to July and October to December. (4), (1)
Grasses (Gramineae) (4)
Print References
Dyar, H.G., 1921. New forms of American moths (Lepidoptera). Insecutor Inscitiae Menstruus. p. 66
Léger, T., B. Landry & M. Nuss, 2019. Phylogeny, character evolution and tribal classification in Crambinae and Scopariinae (Lepidoptera, Crambidae). Systematic Entomology, 44(4): 757-776.
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. (2)