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Genus Erechthias

Moth - Erechthias minuscula Moth - Erechthias minuscula Moth - Erechthias minuscula Micro moth - Erechthias zebrina moth - Erechthias zebrina
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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Tineoidea (Tubeworm, Bagworm, and Clothes Moths)
Family Tineidae (Clothes Moths)
Subfamily Erechthiinae
Genus Erechthias
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
In 2001, Gaden Robinson included the type species of 16 former genera in the genus Erechthias. They were: Aeolarchis, Amphisyncentris, Anemerarcha, Caryolestis, Decadarchis, Empaesta, Ereunetis, Gongylodes, Hectacma, Lepidobregma, Neodecadarchis, Nesoxena, Pantheus, Tinexotaxa, Triadogona, Zanclopseustis
2 species in North America listed at All-Leps
162 species in the world
Adult: head rough; basal joint of antennae moderate; labial palps moderately long, more or less loosely scaled; maxillary palps long, folded; forewing long, narrow; hindwing lanceolate or ovate-lanceolate
[adapted from description by Govt. of New Zealand]
restricted to Florida in North America
elsewhere, species diversity greatest in Australia and southeast Asia
E. minuscula was described in 1897 by Walsingham, who originally placed it in genus Ereunetis
E. zebrina was described in 1881 by Butler, who originally placed it in genus Argyresthia
Internet References
description of genus (Govt. of New Zealand)
presence in Florida; list of 2 species (John Heppner, Florida State Collection of Arthropods)
synonyms and type species plus number of world species (Brian Pitkin, Butterflies and Moths of the World)
list of world species plus classification and synonyms (
original genus placement of the 2 North American species (