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Species Framinghamia helvalis - Hodges#5262

Framinghamia helvalis - Hodges #5262 - Framinghamia helvalis - male Framinghamia helvalis Framinghamia helvalis Framinghamia helvalis for ID, moved to 5274 - Framinghamia helvalis - male genitalia - Framinghamia helvalis - male
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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)
Alberta to New Brunswick, south to Utah, Texas and Florida. (3), (4), (2), (5)
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