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Photo#35108
Schinia Moth - Schinia sanguinea

Schinia Moth - Schinia sanguinea
Seminole County, Florida, USA
October 15, 2005

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Schinia sanguinea (11173)
This moth is Schinia sanguinea. It is resting on Liatris, the larval foodplant on this beautiful moth. I live in Seminole county, Florida and have seen many of these moths on Liatris. I have always wanted to photography the moth on Liatris, but never had the camera with me when I found the moth on Liatris. The name Schinia gloriosa is now under Schinia sanguinea, so if you see it in Dr. Covell's book, A Field Guide to the Moths, "gloriosa" is now known as "sanguinea". The larva of this moth is reddish pink and blends well with the color of its foodplant, Liatris. This year Schinia sanguinea was flying later in the season. Mid September is usually the peak time for finding the adults and mid October is peak for finding the mature larvae. Well done Don Cadle.

 
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for the help. You are obviously very well informed on moths, which I am not, obviously. I had a great day at Rock Springs Run Reserve on that day. The weather was excellent. The insect and spider life there was better than I had expected, except that I only found one species of phidippus. Central and north central Florida are great places for photographing. I consider you privelidged to live in Seminole County.

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