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Species Schinia oleagina - Hodges#11148

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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 oleagina (Schinia oleagina - Hodges#11148)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Schinia oleagina Morrison, 1875
Originally considered a variety of Schinia gracilenta
Phylogenetic sequence # 932094 (1)
The forewing length averages 11-14 mm. (2)
Morrison (1875) original description and Hampson, (1903) are both in the print references.
Tan color compared to several other similar species that have a greenish tint.
Widespread throughout the western 2/3 of North America.
The main flight period is July through October. (3)
Hardwick reported Brickellia sp.
In the Huachuca Mountains of Arizona, Brickellia californica (4)
See Also
Schinia grandimedia with a greenish tint
Print References
Hampson, G.F., 1903. Catalogue of the Lepidoptera Phalaenae in the British Museum. 4: 79.
Morrison, H.K., 1875. Notes on Noctuidae, with descriptions of certain new species. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia. 27: 67.