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Genus Frechinia

Moth 20 - Frechinia laetalis Frechinia helianthialis or F. laetalis? - Frechinia laetalis pretty moth, white, brown markings - Frechinia laetalis Arizona Moth - Frechinia laetalis Frechinia helianthiales? - Frechinia helianthiales #4800 – Frechinia laetalis? - Frechinia Hodges#4800 - Frechinia laetalis Frechinia laetalis
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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Pyraloidea (Pyralid and Crambid Snout Moths)
Family Crambidae (Crambid Snout Moths)
Subfamily Odontiinae
Tribe Odontiini
Genus Frechinia
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Frechinia Munroe, 1961
6 species in our area. (1)
wingspan 11-16 mm, baseed on four photos by Jim Vargo at MPG
Adults - broad winged, forewing not as triangular as those of most Odontiines, with a slightly bowed costa and dorsal margin (2)
California to Oklahoma, north to Illinois and Colorado
adults of F. laetalis fly from April to October in California
Print References
Munroe, E. G. 1961: Synopsis of the North American Odontiinae, with descriptions of new genera and species (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae). – Memoirs of the Entomological Society of Canada, Ottawa 93 (24): 16. (3)
Internet References
pinned adult images of 3 species and photos of related species by Jim Vargo (Moth Photographers Group)
presence in Oklahoma; photo of 1 species [helianthiales] (U. of Science and Arts of Oklahoma)
presence in Colorado and Arizona; list plus dates and locations [search on genus "Frechinia"] (Lepidopterists Society Season Summary, U. of Florida)
presence in Illinois; list of 1 species [helianthiales] (Illinois State Museum)
presence in California; list of 1 species [laetalis] and 8 specimens with dates and locations (U. of California at Berkeley)
Works Cited
1.Annotated check list of the Pyraloidea (Lepidoptera) of America North of Mexico
Scholtens, B.G., Solis, A.M. 2015. ZooKeys 535: 1–136. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.535.6086.
2.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.
3.Synopsis of the North American Odontiinae, with descriptions of new genera and species (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae)
Eugene G. Munroe. 1961. Memoirs of the Entomological Society of Canada. 93(24): 1-93.