Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Milky Urola Moth
Argyria lacteella (Fabricius, 1794)

Family: Crambidae
Subfamily: Crambinae
Identification: Adult: forewing white with orange fringe (may appear brown or blackish in certain light); medial line faint, consisting mainly of a small dark spot at costa and at inner margin, plus a third dark spot halfway between these two; a fourth dark spot usually present where PM line meets costa; hindwing white, translucent, unmarked; face white; top of head orange or yellow
Wing Span:
Life History:
Flight: adults fly from spring through fall
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Adult Food:
Range: Maryland to Florida, west to Texas, south to at least Costa Rica
Management Needs: