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43a0002 – 2508   Schreckensteinia felicella (Walsingham, 1880)

(cc) Cricket Raspet
Distribution: Type locality: "Northern Oregon... Eureka, in Humbolt County, Califormnia".
Larva and
Host Plants:
Orthocarpus sp. (Walsingham 1880); Castilleja (affinis or medocinensis) (Powell & Opler 2009).
Field Marks:
Forward wing: 2.3-4.6 mm (Powell & Opler 2009).
Similar Species:
  • Schreckensteinia erythriella (Clemens, 1860) is an eastern species.
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Chrysocorys felicella Walsingham, 1880
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Powell, J. A. & P. A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America, Pl. 11.51f; p. 116. Book Review and ordering
  • Walsingham, L.T.d.G., 1880. Pterophoridae of California and Oregon, 2.
Schreckensteinia felicella
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