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Species Argyria auratella - Curve-lined Argyria - Hodges#5465

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 auratella (Curve-lined Argyria - Hodges#5465)
Hodges Number
5465
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Argyria auratella (Clemens, 1860)
Crambus auratella Clemens, 1860
specific epithet has been spelled auratellus by some older sources.
Numbers
One of three species in this genus in North America.
Size
Wingspan 15-18 mm.
Identification
Adult: forewing white with median orange or yellowish band; band widens toward inner margin where it connects with narrow terminal line and fringe of same color
hindwing grayish-white.
Range
Eastern United States and southeastern Canada: Quebec and Maine to Florida, west to Texas, north to Manitoba; also occurs in California.
Habitat
Wet prairies and meadows; adults may be seen flying during the day and are also attracted to light.
Season
Adults fly from March to July in the south; June to August in the north.
See Also
Argyria critica is similar but its forewing orange band does not widen toward inner margin.