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Species Schinia alencis - Hodges#11198

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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 alencis (Schinia alencis - Hodges#11198)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Schinia alencis (Harvey, 1875) (1)
Tricopis alencis Harvey, 1875 (2)
Phylogenetic sequence # 932173 (3)
Forewing length: (1)
♂ 9.7-11.8 mm.
♀ 9.9-11.6 mm.
The reniform spot is separated from the median band in Schinia alencis and is not in S. chryselloides or S. chrysellus
Schinia alencis has a wider median band with irregular edges as compared to the smoother edges in S. chrysellus. (1)
Southeastern Colorado, western Oklahoma to Texas and west to southeastern Arizona. (1)
Moth Photographers Group - large map with some distribution data.
Prairies and open hills. (1)
Records of adults are mostly from July to November. (1)
Larval host is suspected to be Heterotheca canescens (hoary false goldenaster). (1)
See Also
Compare to others on the pinned plates of Moth Photographers Group.
Print References
Harvey, L.F., 1875. On a new species of Tricopis and Homohadena and remarks on Homohadena induta. The Canadian Entomologist. p. 117. (2)
Pogue, M.G., & C.E. Harp, 2004. Systematics of Schinia chrysellus (Grote) complex: revised status of Schinia alencis (Harvey) with a description of two new species (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae: Heliothinae). Zootaxa. 898:1-35. (1)