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Species Schinia nundina - Goldenrod Flower Moth - Hodges#11177

Moth on Passion fruit vine - Schinia nundina Caterpillar - Schinia nundina Caterpillar - Schinia nundina Goldenrod Flower Moth - Schinia nundina 11177 – Schinia nundina – Goldenrod Flower Moth - Schinia nundina Goldenrod Flower Moth - Schinia nundina Schinia nundina Schinia nundina
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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Noctuoidea (Owlet Moths and kin)
Family Noctuidae (Owlet Moths)
Subfamily Heliothinae
Genus Schinia (Flower Moths)
Species nundina (Goldenrod Flower Moth - Hodges#11177)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Schinia nundina (Drury, 1773)
Phalaena nundina Drury, 1773
syn: Phytometria nigrirena (Haworth, 1809) (1)
Phylogenetic sequence # 932156 (2)
Wingspan about 26 mm.
Adult: FW white with bands of pale green or brownish-green shading • Small, black orbicular spot • Hourglass-shaped reniform is boldly outlined in black • Terminal line is series of blackish dots (3)
Found east of a line from Arizona to Minnesota and Nova Scotia. (4)
Moth Photographers Group - large range map with collection dates.
Most records are July through October. (4)
Larval host is Aster and Solidago.
See Also
Compare to others on the pinned plates of Moth Photographers Group.
Print References
Drury, 1773. Illust. Nat. Hist. Exot. Insects. 36, pl. 18, fig. 5. online