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Species Schinia crotchii - Hodges#11134.1

Schinia crotchii
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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 crotchii (Schinia crotchii - Hodges#11134.1)
Hodges Number
11134.1
Size
male forewing length = 12.0-13.0 mm; female forewing length = 11.5-14.5 mm (1)
Identification
Description by Pogue & Harp (2003) can be found at link in citations below. (1)
Range
southeastern Arizona west to southern California and north to southeastern Washington and southern Idaho (1)
Season
early March to end of May (1)
See Also
Schinia cupes is almost identical but can be separated by range. (1)
Schinia deserticola has forewing ground color that is dirty white (the ground color of crotchii and cupes is light brown. Also, the orbicular spot of deserticola is distinct and more separated from the AM than is the case with crotchii and cupes. (1)
Works Cited
1.Systematics of Schinia cupes (Grote) complex: Revised status of Schinia crotchii (Hy. Edwards) (Noctuidae: Heliothinae)
Michael G. Pogue & Charles E. Harp. 2003. Magnolia Press Zootaxa 294: 1–16.