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Species Schinia chryselloides - Hodges#11199.1

White and Gold Moth - Schinia chryselloides
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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 chryselloides (Schinia chryselloides - Hodges#11199.1)
Hodges Number
11199.1
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Schinia chryselloides Pogue & Harp, 2005 (1)
Phylogenetic sequence # 932172 Cite:601000]
Explanation of Names
"oides" means likeness and was added to chrysellus to show the close relations of the two species.(1)(2)
Size
Forewing length: (1)
♂ 9.2-12.83 mm.
♀ 10-12.83 mm.
Identification
The black scaling at the apex of the forewing distinguishes this species from Schinia chrysellus which has nearly identical forewing maculation. There are differences in genitalia.(1)
Range
Colorado foothills to southeastern New Mexico and east to the panhandle of Texas. A population also exists in extreme southern Texas. (3), (1)
Moth Photographers Group - large range map with collection dates.
Season
Adults are most common from June through August when the host plant blooms.(1)
Food
Larval host is Heterotheca villosa Pursh). (1)
Life Cycle
Adults emerge as the host plant blooms and lay their eggs on the buds and flowers.(1)
See Also
Schinia chrysellus which has nearly identical forewing maculation but lacks the black scaling near the apex of the forewing.
Print References
Pogue, M.G., and C.H. Harp 2005. Systematics of Schinia chrysellus (Grote) complex: Revised status of Schinia alencis with a description of two new species.(1)