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Species Schinia biundulata - Hodges#11157

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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 biundulata (Schinia biundulata - Hodges#11157)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Schinia biundulata Smith, 1891
Phylogenetic sequence #932070
FWL ≈ 8-11mm (1)
WS ≈ 20-22mm (2)
Adult: FW is nearly even in tan color, slightly grayer along the costa and in the terminal area. The basal line is a pale dot at the base of the costa. The AM and PM are smooth, broad, and white. AM is bent, apex lateral, in the cell and nearly straight elsewhere. PM is gently S-shaped, convex lateral near the end of the cell and concave toward the base on the lower half of the wing. Other lines and spots are absent. The HW is brown-gray, nearly even, with a white fringe with a gray base. The head and thorax match the FW color. The male antenna is filiform. (1)
Found in western North America, including Arizona, California, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Texas and Utah. (2)
Adults fly during the spring and summer. (1)
Larvae have been reared from eggs deposited in captivity on Gilia cana (Polemoniaceae) in California. The foodplant in the Northwest is unknown. (1)
See Also
Schinia sexplagiata - Color of the wing base and subterminal area are darker than the rest of the wing, unlike those of S. biundulata (1)
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group – images of pinned adults (3)
BOLD Systems - images of pinned DNA supported specimens (4)
Pacific Northwest Moths – detailed description & images of pinned adults (1)
Wikipedia - brief description (2)