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Species Schinia suetus - Hodges#11088

Schinia suetus Heliothinae ? - Schinia suetus Moth - Schinia suetus Noctuidae - Schinia sueta? - Schinia suetus Diurnal Moth Table Mountain California - Schinia suetus Schinia suetus May be Schinia suetus - Schinia suetus Schinia suetus
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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 suetus (Schinia suetus - Hodges#11088)
Hodges Number
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.
123 Schinia 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
larvae feed on lupine (Lupinus spp.)
See Also
forewing of Eutricopis nexilis and Schinia persimilis has dark reddish shading
S. persimilis - pinned photo at Moth Photographers Group.
Eutricopis nexilis
Print References
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)
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group - range map, photos of living and pinned adults.
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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 form.
Works Cited
1.Check list of the Lepidoptera of America north of Mexico.
Hodges, et al. (editors). 1983. E. W. Classey, London. 284 pp.
2.Annotated check list of the Noctuoidea (Insecta, Lepidoptera) of North America north of Mexico.
Donald J. Lafontaine, B. Christian Schmidt. 2010. ZooKeys 40: 1–239 .
3.A Monograph to the New World Heliothentinae (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae)
David F. Hardwick. 1996. Centre for Land and Biological Resources Research, Agriculture Canada, Ottawa, Canada.