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Species Schinia sanguinea - Bleeding Flower Moth - Hodges#11173

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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 sanguinea (Bleeding Flower Moth - Hodges#11173)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Schinia sanguinea (Geyer, 1832)
Schinia gloriosa [11171]
Schinia terrifica [11172]
Phylogenetic sequence # 932145 (1)
Explanation of Names
SANGUINEA: from the Latin "sanguis; sanguinis" (blood); refers to the forewing color, and is the origin of the common name Bleeding Flower Moth
Wingspan 24-35 mm.
forewing pink to purple with yellowish to greenish median area and diffuse dark reniform spot; AM line V-shaped, PM line sinuous
hindwing yellowish basally, shading to brownish-gray distally, with diffuse discal spot; head, thorax, abdomen light yellow
North Carolina to Florida, west to Texas, north to Montana (plus a disjunct population in Ontario). (2)
pine barrens, prairies, dunes and dry open areas where food plants grow
adults fly in September and October
larvae feed on blazing-star (Liatris spp.)
See Also
other pink moths include Primrose Moth (Schinia florida), Rosy Maple Moth (Dryocampa rubicunda), and Pink Prominent (Hyparpax aurora)
Print References
Hardwick (3)
Wagner - Owlets (4), page 352