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Species Schinia psamathea - Hodges#11140.1

Moth - Schinia psamathea Moth - Schinia psamathea
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Classification
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 psamathea (Schinia psamathea - Hodges#11140.1)
Hodges Number
11140.1
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Schinia psamathea Pogue, 2010 (1)
Phylogenetic sequence # 932135.1 (2)
Size
Pogue (2010) listed the forewing length. (1)
♀ 12.6–13.8 mm.
♂ 12.6–14.2 mm.
Identification
The original description is available in PDF. (1)
The only transverse line on the forewing is a dark brown postmedial line. Antemedial line seldom present and if so is extremely faint. (1)
Range
Florida Panhandle to east-central Georgia to southwestern Mississippi. (1), (3)
Moth Photographers Group - large map with some distribution data.
Habitat
Coastal dunes. (1)
Season
Adults fly from mid-September to late October. (1), (3)
Food
Pogue (2010) reported the adults take nectar at flowers in the late evening. (1)
Print References
Pogue, M.G., 2010. A new species of Schinia Hubner from the southeastern United States (Lepidoptera, Noctuidae, Heliothinae). ZooKeys 52: 57-64. (1)