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80a1453.2 – 5463.2   Argyria centrifugens Dyar, 1914
Distribution Data for Argyria centrifugens
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Distribution: USA: FL.
Type locality: Panama, Canal Zone, Paraiso.
Field Marks:
Labial palpi brown dorsally; a subapical coastal dash is followed by a subapical triangle. Wingspan: 16-19 mm. (Landry et al. 2023).
Similar Species:
  • Argyria gonogramma Dyar, 1915 has 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).
  • 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).
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Argyria centrifugens Dyar, 1914
Taxonomic Notes: Argyria centrifugens Dyar, 1914 is now recognized within the North American fauna, Florida, in Landry et al. (2023).
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: Some specimens shown may not be sequenced. DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness not proof of identification.
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - BIN: BOLD:AAA0339
  • Dyar, H.G., 1914. Report on the Lepidoptera of the Smithsonian biological survey of the Panama Canal Zone. Proceedings of the United States National Museum, 47 (2050): 318.
  • 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.
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
Argyria centrifugens
(Colombia) LG – © Bernard Landry
Argyria centrifugens
- holotype - LG – (c) U. S. National Museum

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