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Species Schinia sexplagiata - Hodges#11151

Schinia sexplagiata
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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 sexplagiata (Schinia sexplagiata - Hodges#11151)
Hodges Number
11151
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Schinia sexplagiata Smith, 1891
Phylogenetic sequence #932090
Size
FWL ≈ 9-11mm (1)
Identification
Adult: FW ground is pale olive-tan. The dark basal area has a light patch near the costa. AM is white and smoothly curved, wider at the costa. PM is white and sinuous, and wider at the costa. Reniform is filled with gray-tan. HW is pale whitish gray with dusty darker gray marginal band and diffuse discal spot. (1)
Range
Found in a number of scattered localities in the Great Basin. Also occurs in northeastern and southern California and in the southern Great Plains from northeastern Colorado and Kansas to west Texas. (1)
Habitat
This species is widely distributed on dry grasslands and sagebrush steppe at low elevations east of the Cascades. It is associated with open dune habitats at some locations in the Columbia Basin. (1)
Season
Adults fly in late summer and early autumn. (1)
See Also
Schinia biundulata - a smaller species that flies in similar habitats earlier in the year. It is even tan with white lines on FW, lacking contrasting darker areas. (1)
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group – images of live and pinned adults (2)
BOLD Systems - images of pinned DNA supported specimens (3)
Pacific Northwest Moths – description & images of pinned adults (1)