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Genus Stretchia

Stretchia muricina - male  Bold EB10Or-0018 - Stretchia pictipennis - male uncertian where to place - Stretchia Very Early Spring noctuid with two spots on each wing at lights. - Stretchia 'Muricina' Stretchia - Stretchia muricina Stretchia pictipennis - Stretchia Notuini? - Stretchia
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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).