Butterflies and Moths of the World Generic Names and their Type-species

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Genus:
Stretchia Edwards, 1874 . Proc. Calif. Acad. Sci. 5 : 266.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : HADENINAE

Type-species:
Stretchia plusiaeformis Edwards, 1874. Proc. Calif. Acad. Sci. 5: 267.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Type(s) [U.S.A.]: Nevada, White Pine, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Nye (1975) stated:-

The genus was originally described in the Notodontidae.

Fletcher & Nye (1982, Generic Names of Moths of the World) stated:-

Stretchia was established in the Notodontidae; it was placed in the Noctuidae by Grote, 1882, New Check List North American Moths: 31. Edwards' paper was published first as a separate and was subsequently reprinted in 1874 April, Proc. Calif. Acad. Sci. 5: 264-267; a footnote on page 264 of the Proceedings stated that the paper was `printed in advance, February 19th, 1874'.

Poole (1989) included 6 species in the genus STRETCHIA.

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