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Species Schinia mortua - Hodges#11131

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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 mortua (Schinia mortua - Hodges#11131 )
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Schinia mortua (Grote, 1864)
Lygranthoecia mortua (Grote 1864)
Anthoecia mortua Grote 1864
Anthoecia packardii Grote 1864
Phylogenetic sequence # 932126 (1)
Wingspan averages 23-28 mm.
Grote (1864) reported the wingspan of the type specimen 1.1 inch (27.94 mm.)
Determined by Chuck Harp.
Wisconsin to Texas and westward.
Holotype collected in "Colorado Territory" by James Ridings.
Moth Photographers Group - large map with some distribution data.
The flight period appears to be May to September with the peak in August. (2)
Schinia mortua appears to be widespread in western North America but uncommon.
See Also
Compare to related species on the pinned plates of Moth Photographers Group.
Print References
Grote, A.R. 1864. Descriptions of North American Lepidoptera - No. 5. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Philadelphia. 3. 528.
Hampson, G.F. 1903. Noctuidae. Catalogue of Lepidoptera Phalaenae in the British Museum 4. 63.