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Species Schinia persimilis - Hodges#11103

Schinia like moth on Erigeron - Schinia persimilis Schinia persimilis Schinia persimilis Schinia persimilis
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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 persimilis (Schinia persimilis - Hodges#11103)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Schinia persimilis (Grote(1), 1873)
Heliothis persimilis Grote, 1873 (2)
Phylogenetic sequence # 932108 (3)
Forewing length 9-10 mm. (4)
Grote (1873) reported a wingspan of 21 mm.
Pacific Northwest Moths has a description.
Alberta, Yukon and Saskatchewan south to Utah, Colorado, California and Oregon
The main flight period is June to early August.
The adults are diurnal and visits flowers. (4)
The larval host plants is unknown. (4)
Print References
Grote, A.R., 1873. Bulletin of the Buffalo Society of Natural Sciences. 117.