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Species Schinia volupia - Painted Schinia - Hodges#11106

Schinia volupia - Hodges #11106 - Schinia volupia Pink Moth - Schinia volupia Schinia volupia Red Flower Moth - Schinia volupia Red Flower Moth - Schinia volupia Painted Schinia Moth - Schinia volupia Painted Schinia - Schinia volupia Gorgeous red moth in western Kansas - Schinia volupia
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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 volupia (Painted Schinia - Hodges#11106)
Hodges Number
Other Common Names
Indian blanket moth
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Schinia volupia (Fitch)
Alaria volupia Fitch 1868
Rhododipsa aden Strecker, 1898
Rhododipsa masoni Smith, 1896
Rhododipsa volupides Strand, 1916
* Pogue et al. (2013) placed Schinia masoni (Smith, 1896) as a new synonym. (1)
Phylogenetic sequence # 932139
Wingspan: 20–22 mm. (2)
Utah, Colorado and New Mexico to Oklahoma, Texas and Louisiana. (3),(2), (4), (5), (6), (7), (8)
Moth Photographers Group has large map with some distribution data.
Open fields and meadows where the host plant Gaillardia pulchella occurs.
The main flight period appears to be March to September. (2)
Larval foodplant is Indian blanket, Gaillardia pulchella (Asteraceae). (9)
Often seen resting on the flower heads of the host plant and other species of Asteraceae. Attracted to lights.
See Also
- Range: FL-GA
Schinia fulleri (McElvare)
Print References
Fitch, 1868. Transactions of the New York State Agricultural Society. 12: pp. 900-908.
Pogue, M.G., Ooellette, G.D & C.E. Harp, 2013. A revision of the Schinia volupia (Fitch) species complex (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae: Heliothinae). Zootaxa, 3716(2): 157-191. (1)
Powell, J.A. & P.A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America. University of California Press. p. 292. (10)
Smith, J.B., 1896. A new species of Rhododispa. Entomological News 7(9): 284.