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Photo#397148
Pink Moth - Schinia indiana

Pink Moth - Schinia indiana
Springtown, Parker County, Texas, USA
May 14, 2010
Could this be a schinia volupia?

Hi Sharen,
I was wondering if I could use your photo in a talk I'm giving to a prairie group here in Wisconsin in February (2018). I'm trying to introduce them to moths that may be found in prairies, and this is a species that's listed as 'endangered' in Wisconsin. Your photo is gorgeous - I'd love to be able to include it. Contact me by email if that would work - marcie oconnor.

Pink moth
Stunning! Would love to see this in Indiana!

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11095 - Schinia indiana
Identified by Ed Knudson, to whom I sent the photograph, at Texas Lepidoptera Survey. Ed tells me the moth is considered to be rare or endangered, and that he has one previous record for Texas from Mason County.

Please contact me at BPatter789@aol.com regarding permission to display your photo also on Plates at Moth Photographers Group. Thanks, B.P.

 
Thank you to everyone in this thread!!
I can't express how delighted I am to have this moth properly identified. Thanks to each and every one of you who assisted in the process. A special thank you to Ed at Texas Lepidoptera Survey.

Also to Bob.....I sent you an email granting full permission for the photo to be posted - which I consider an honor.

Thank you, thank you, thank you all once again! :-)

11095 - Schinia indiana
11095 - Schinia indiana - Phlox Moth. This will add the species to Bug Guide. Very nice!

No need to give up after only a month.
Some moths don't get IDs for two years and then someone comes along who knows the creature and tells us its name. There are only a handful of moth ID volunteers, and they get swamped with hundreds, if not thousands, of images. This will be ID'd. Of that we're certain. We're just not certain when!

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Guess no one knows can identify this moth...
I've been regularly checking here for the last month and a half, so at this point I'm assuming that no one here can identify this moth.

Thank you for looking and trying. :-(

Stunner-
I'm not sure, in volupia and masoni the thorax is yellow. I'll send this image out to Chuck Harp and wait for his verdict.

 
Chuck Harp....
I guess that Chuck wasn't able to identify. Thank you nonetheless for trying. :-)

 
Chris, thank you very much!
The thorax is what puzzled me too as there is no yellow on this moth. I really appreciate your help in identifying this moth. You're great!

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