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Species Schinia tuberculum - Golden Aster Flower Moth - Hodges#11116

Golden Aster Flower Moth - Hodges #11116 - Schinia tuberculum Golden Aster Flower Moth - Schinia tuberculum
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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 tuberculum (Golden Aster Flower Moth - Hodges#11116)
Hodges Number
11116
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Schinia tuberculum (Hübner, [1831]) (1)
Melicleptria tuberculum Hübner, [1831]
Anthoecia dorsilutea (Walker, 1857) (2)
There is a long list of older synonyms.
Phylogenetic sequence # 932112 (3)
Numbers
Size
Wingspan about 20 mm. (4)
Identification
Photo identified by Bob Patterson and confirmed by Chuck Harp.
Range
Texas, and Colorado east to New York (rare), and Florida. (5), (6), (7), (8), (9), (10)
Moth Photographers Group - large map with some distribution data.
Season
The flight period appears to be May through October with the peak in September and October. (4), (10)
Food
The larval host is Pityopsis graminifolia (Michx.) Nutt. (narrowleaf silkgrass). (11)
Remarks
Reported as diurnal but adults are often seen at lights. (1)
Listed on the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Rare Animal Status List. (12)
See Also
Schinia rufipenna, which has better defined markings and is more reddish. (11)
Compare to related species on the pinned plates of Moth Photographers Group.
Print References
Hardwick, D.F. 1983, A new species of Shinia (Noctuidae) from Central Florida, with description of its life history. Journal of the Lepidopterists Society 37(2): 149. (11)
Hübner, 1831. Zuträge zur Sammlung Exotischer Schmetterlinge 3: 29, figs. 517-518.