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Genus Stretchia

1418 Stretchia muricina - 10473 - Stretchia muricina Stretchia muricina Plusiinae? - Stretchia Stretchia pictipennis Yosemite moth - Stretchia Noctuid at lights like Stretchia muricina or S. plusiaeformis - Stretchia Another early spring noctuid with two spots per wing  - Stretchia Noctuidae: Stretchia plusiaeformis - Stretchia plusiaeformis
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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Noctuoidea (Owlet Moths and kin)
Family Noctuidae (Owlet Moths)
Subfamily Noctuinae (Cutworm or Dart Moths)
Tribe Orthosiini
Genus Stretchia
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
First described in 1874 by Henry Edwards.
Explanation of Names
From the original publication of the genus: "This genus, which appears to bear a close relation to Edema, Walk., I have dedicated to my friend Mr. R[ichard]. H[arper]. Stretch, whose exquisite work on the "Bombycidae of North America" is an honor to entomological literature."
Internet References
Proceedings of the California Academy of Science (1874) v.5, pp.266-267 Original description of the genus (Google Books).