Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Schreckensteinia erythriella (Clemens, 1860)
Chrysocorys erythriella Clemens, 1860
Three described Schreckensteinia
species occur in America north of Mexico. (1)
Clemens (1860) original description as Chrysocorys erythriella is available online in the print references.
The group is noted for the stout spines on the hindlegs.
Eastern United States and Canada.
Older published records south to at least North Carolina.
Heppner (2003) did not list the species for Florida. (2)
Adults are most common from April to September.
Compare on the pinned plates of Moth Photographers Group
Clemens, B., 1860. Contributions to American Lepidopterology - No. 4. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia
, p. 171
Edwards, H., 1889. Bibliographical catalogue of the described transformations of North America Lepidoptera. Bulletin of the United States National Museum
35, p. 129