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Species Framinghamia helvalis - Hodges#5262

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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 Spilomelinae
Genus Framinghamia
Species helvalis (Framinghamia helvalis - Hodges#5262)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Framinghamia helvalis (Walker, 1859)
Pionea helvalis Walker 1859
Framinghamia helvalis is the only member of the genus listed for America, north of Mexico. (1), (2)

In Framinghamia, the discocellular bar is double, the pm line of the FW is less dentate, the bulge in the pm line is less rounded, the costal portion of the pm line does not bend basad but is instead relatively perpendicular to the costa and the pm line of the HW is more dentate.

Anania extricalis is a tan species, which maybe occasionally can have a slight yellowish tinge. The pm line is highly dentate, with three "fingers" forming a rounded bulge. The pm line then bends sharply basad towards the costa. The discocellular bar (often referred to as the reniform, which is not quite correct in this case) is single (not double). The HW pm bulge is not nearly as dentate as the that of the FW.

… Hugh McGuinness, 15 February, 2020
Alberta to New Brunswick, south to Utah, Texas and Florida. (3), (4), (2), (5)
Larvae feed on Poplar and Willow (Populus and Salix species).
Works Cited
1.Check list of the Lepidoptera of America north of Mexico.
Hodges, et al. (editors). 1983. E. W. Classey, London. 284 pp.
2.North American Moth Photographers Group
3.Oklahoma moth species list by county (PDF)
4.Survey of Utah Moth Species
5.Assessment of species diversity in the Atlantic Maritime Ecozone
McAlpine D.F., Smith I.M. (eds.). 2010. Canadian Science Publishing (NRC Research Press). 785 pp.
6.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems