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Species Schinia albafascia - Hodges#11181

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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 albafascia (Schinia albafascia - Hodges#11181)
Hodges Number
11181
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Schinia albafascia Smith, 1883
Phylogenetic sequence # 932159 (1)
Range
Southwestern Montana and Idaho, west to Oregon, south to central and southern California, east to Arizona, New Mexico and Colorado.(2)
Season
Adults fly mid-July to early October.(2)
Food
Feeds on varieties of rubber rabbit brush (Ericameria nauseosa).(2)
See Also
Easily confused with S. ferrisi. S. albafascia has a larger, bold, quadrate discal spot on the hindwings. In ferrisi the spot is smaller and somewhat cresent shaped. The hindwing marginal band in ferrisi is also less bold and narrower than albafascia. Easlily separated by genatalia disection.(2)
Print References
Pogue, M.G. & C.E. Harp 2004. A review of the Schinia tertia (Grote) species complex (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae: Heliothinae). (2)
Smith, J. B. 1883. Synopsis of North American Heliothinae. Trans. American Ent. Soc. 10: 231