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800816.005463.1Vaxi tripsacas (Dyar, 1921)

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Taxonomic Notes: Vaxi tripsacas (Dyar, 1921) is now recognized among the North American fauna north of Mexico (Southeast). 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.
References
  • Barcode of Life Data System (BOLD) - Caution: Some specimens shown may not be sequenced. DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness not proof of identification.
  • Landry, B., 1995. A phylogenetic analysis of the major lineages of the Crambinae and of the genera of Crambini of North America (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae). Memoirs on Entomology, International, 1: 1-242.
  • 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.
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
Vaxi tripsacas
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