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Species Schinia honesta - Black-Spotted Gem - Hodges#11102

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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 honesta (Black-Spotted Gem - Hodges#11102)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Schinia honesta (Grote(1), 1881)
Melicleptria honesta Grote, 1881 (2)
syn. Melicleptria kasloa Smith, 1903(2)
Phylogenetic sequence # 932102 (3)
Forewing length 11-12 mm. (4)
Grote (1881) original description as Melicleptria honesta is available online in the print references.
White with wide black basal streak.
Large black reniform and orbicular spots.
Black waved subterminal band
Thin black terminal line
Southern British Columbia and southwestern Alberta south to Colorado and California. (5).
Holotype collected in USA: Oregon, Mt. Hood. (2)
Moth Photographers Group - large map with some distribution data.
Montane. (6)
Adults are most common from June and July. (7)
Larval host unknown. (6)
Adults are diurnal.
See Also
Schinia verna is smaller and paler. (6)
Compare to others on the pinned plates of Moth Photographers Group.
Print References
Grote(1), A.R. 1881. New Western moths. Papilio. 1: 77.
Hardwick, D.F. 1983. A new species of Schinia (Noctuidae) from Manitoba and Saskatchewan with description of its life history. Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society. 37(1): 18-23, figs. 3, 5, 6. (6)