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Species Schinia intermontana - Hodges#11083.2

Mormon Metalmark? - Schinia intermontana
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Classification
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 intermontana (Schinia intermontana - Hodges#11083.2)
Hodges Number
11083.2
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Schinia intermontana Hardwick, 1958 (1),(2)
Schinia villosa intermontana Hardwick 1958
Phylogenetic sequence # 932106 (2)
Size
Forewing length about 8 mm.
Range
California to Colorado and British Columbia. (3), (4), (5)
Habitat
Dry grasslands and sagebrush.
Season
The main flight period appears to be April to July.
Food
Hardwick (1996) reported the larvae feed on the flowers of Erigeron linearis (Hook.) Piper (fleabane). (1)