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Species Argyria rufisignella - Mother-of-pearl Moth - Hodges#5462

Argyria rufisignella? - Argyria rufisignella
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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 rufisignella (Mother-of-pearl Moth - Hodges#5462)
Hodges Number
5462
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Argyria rufisignella Zeller, 1872
Argyria rileyella Dyar, 1914
* phylogenetic sequence #162725
Numbers
Eight (8) Argyria species occur in America north of Mexico.
Size
forewing length 6-6.72 mm.(1)
Identification
Updated notes very soon September 10, 2013
Range
eastern United States and across southern states to Arizona
See Also
Argyria lineella forewing has small dark spots

Snowy Urola (Urola nivalis) forewing lacks orange strip along inner margin
Print References
Martinez, E. L. and R. L. Brown 2007. Argyriini (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) of Mississippi and Alabama with a redescription of Argyria rufisignella (Zeller). Jl. Lep. Soc. 61(2): 78-83 (1)
Hodges, Ronald W. (ed.) 1983. Check List of the Lepidoptera of America North of Mexico. (2)
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group - range map, photos of living and pinned adults.
BOLD - Barcode of Life Data Systems - species account with collection map and photos of pinned adults.
Works Cited
1.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.
2.Check list of the Lepidoptera of America north of Mexico.
Hodges, et al. (editors). 1983. E. W. Classey, London. 284 pp.