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Species Argyria critica - Straight-lined Argyria - Hodges#5466

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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 critica (Straight-lined Argyria - Hodges#5466)
Hodges Number
5466
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Argyria critica Forbes, 1920
Vaxi critica (Forbes, 1920)
Size
Wingspan 15-18 mm.
Identification
Adult: forewing silvery white with yellow or orange median band that does not widen distally near inner margin; terminal band and fringe yellow or orange (same color as median band); hindwing white
Range
Maine and Ontario to Florida, west to Illinois
Habitat
fields and meadows; adults may be active during the day but are also nocturnal and come to light
Season
adults fly from June to September in the north; March to July in Florida
Food
unrecorded (1)
See Also
Argyria auratellus forewing median band widens distally near inner margin, and connects to terminal band.
Argyria tripsacas forewing has brown spots, not a yellow/orange median band.