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okay I'm back to yanking my hair out - Schinia albafascia

okay I'm back to yanking my hair out - Schinia albafascia
Wolf Creek, Josephine County, Oregon, USA
August 21, 2011
Size: small maybe 1/2 inch
i thought this might be a midget..but if it is i cant find it. any ideas where else i could look would be helpful

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okay I'm back to yanking my hair out - Schinia albafascia okay I'm back to yanking my hair out - Schinia albafascia

Schinia albafascia - Hodges #1181
Moved from Moths.

Pogue, Michael G., & Charles E. Harp. A review of the Schinia tertia (Grote) species complex (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae: Heliothinae) 2004, considers five species in the Schinia tertia group and only S. albafascia is found in your area. S. tertia comes close in parts of Idaho.
S. brunnea is only found in southern California.
The hindwing pattern, and the width of the white band on the forewing are variable it seems. (probably male/female) I think we can safely place it here.
With Schinia, there is always a possibility of something undescribed. :)

I think it might be a Schinia.
Looks like some of the spread specimens on MPG for Schinia albafascia (Hodges 1181) or Schinia brunnea (Hodges 1182) or somewhere thereabout.

L.

 
i looked at the shinia midget
but i dont know sizes..what i had to go by was the shina type of the cornworm and spotted straw so i figured that the other schinias are in the same size range..this is so tiny. is 25 mm the wingspan spread?

 
I looked at those too
that was the closest I could find as well; I felt that the spotting pattern on the forewings seems to be "off" so I didn't suggest, but that doesn't mean it isn't Schinia either.

me too...
i just flipped through every plate in my Powell & Opler book, as well as nearly every live specimen photo on MGP... the only area I didn't hit yet was the pinned area of MPG. Perhaps your answer will be there

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