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Crambidae
800820.005466Vaxi critica (Forbes, 1920) – Straight-lined Argyria Moth

© Carol Wolf
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Taxonomic Notes: Vaxi critica (Forbes, 1920), 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
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