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80a1453.1 – 5463.1   Argyria gonogramma Dyar, 1915
             Milky Urola Moth
© Carol Wolf© Paul Scharf
Type locality (gonogramma): Bermuda.
Type locality (pusillalis): "Baltimora [Baltimore, MD]".
Field Marks:
Labial palpi white dorsally; the subapical coastal dash is not followed by a subapical triangle. Wingspan: 10.5-13.5 mm. (Landry et al. 2023).
Similar Species:
  • Argyria centrifugens Dyar, 1914 has labial palpi brown dorsally; a subapical coastal dash is followed by a subapical triangle. Wingspan: 16-19 mm. (Landry et al. 2023).
  • Argyria lacteella (Fabricius, 1794) has labial palpi white dorsally; a subapical coastal dash is followed by a subapical triangle. Wingspan: 9.5-14 mm. (Landry et al. 2023).
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Synonymy: Argyria gonogramma Dyar, 1915
Argyria pusillalis Hübner, 1818. Nomen dubium.
Argyria pussillalis [sic] Hübner, 1818: 28; original misspelling.
Argyria lacteella of authors not Fabricius, 1794
Taxonomic Notes: Argyria gonogramma Dyar, 1915, listed as a synonym of Argyria lacteella (Fabricius, 1794) in Munroe (1995), is treated as a full species in Landry et al. (2023) and includes as a synonyms Argyria pusillalis Hübner, 1818 and Argyria lacteella of authors; not Fabricius, 1794. "True" lacteella is not found north of Florida.
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  • Hübner, J., 1819-1823 [imprint "1823"]. Zuträge zur Sammlung exotischer Schmettlinge [sic], bestehend in Bekundigung einzelner Fliegmuster neuer oder rarer nichteuropäischer Gattungen, p. 28.
  • Landry, B., J. Bilat, J. Hayden, M.A. Solis, D.C. Lees, N. Alvarez, T. Léger & J. Gauthier, 2023. The identity of Argyria lacteella (Fabricius, 1794) (Lepidoptera, Pyraloidea, Crambinae), synonyms, and related species revealed by morphology and DNA capture in type specimens. ZooKeys, 1146: 1-42.
  • Munroe, E.G., V.O. Becker, J.C. Shaffer, M. Shaffer, M.A. Solis, 1995. Pyraloidea [60. Pyralidae]. Atlas of Neotropical Lepidoptera. Volume 3. Checklist: Part 2. Hyblaeoidea - Pyraloidea - Tortricoidea. Association for Tropical Lepidoptera and Scientific Publishers, Gainesville, FL, 34-79.
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
Argyria gonogramma
© Ken Childs
Argyria gonogramma
© Carol Wolf
Argyria gonogramma
LG – © Bernard Landry
Argyria gonogramma
LG – © Bernard Landry
Argyria gonogramma
© Jim Vargo
Argyria gonogramma
- holotype - LG – (c) U. S. National Museum

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