Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Schinia sueta= misspelling of suetus
Heliothis suetus Grote, 1873
Explanation of Names
Current name based on Hodges et al. (1983); (1)
; alternate spelling used by some: Schinia suetus
species are found in America north of Mexico.(2)
Adult: forewing yellowish-gray with black speckling and lopsided whitish Y-shaped patch in median area; small triangular pale patch sometimes present in AM area near costa; hindwing black with two large white spots in median area and pale fringe.
Reddish form once considered subspecies.
western North Americia: British Columbia to California, east to Idaho, Colorado, New Mexico
forewing of Eutricopis nexilis
and Schinia persimilis
has dark reddish shading (compare images
of all three species at CBIF.
- pinned photo at Moth Photographers Group.
Hardwick, D.F. 1996. A monograph of the North American Heliothentinae (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). David F. Hardwick, Ottawa, Ontario, 281 pp. (3)
For a critical reading of the above monograph please see the review by James K. Adams, Journal of the Lepdopterist Society 52(2), 1998, 222-225. (For PDF form see Internet References below)
Lafontaine J.D., Schmidt B.C. (2010) Annotated check list of the Noctuoidea (Insecta, Lepidoptera) of North America North of Mexico. (2)
Moth Photographers Group
- range map, photos of living and pinned adults.
distribution in Canada
British Columbia only (U. of Alberta, using CBIF data)
Review of Hardwick, D.F. (op. cit.
) by Adams, J.K. in PDF