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Species Schinia scissoides - Divided Flower Moth - Hodges#11099

Schinia sp. - Schinia scissoides Schinia scissoides Divided Flower Moth - Schinia scissoides
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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 scissoides (Divided Flower Moth - Hodges#11099)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Schinia scissoides (Benjamin, 1936) (1)
Eupanychis scissoides Benjamin, 1936 (2)
Phylogenetic sequence #932133 (1)
Wingspan average: (2)
♂ 20 mm.
♀ 23 mm.
Benjamin (1936) original description as Eupanychis scissoides is available in PDF(2) or view online in the print references.
Heppner (2003) reported the range as South Carolina to Florida and Texas. (3), (4), (5)
Schinia scissoides is listed as rare in North Carolina. (6)
Holotype was collected in St. Petersburg, Florida.
Atlantic and Gulf inland sandy areas. The larvae may bury underground during the day. (7)
Heppner (2003) reported adults from September to November. (5)
Polygonella gracilis Meisn. (tall jointweed). (7)
See Also
Compare on the pinned plates of Moth Photographers Group.
Print References
Benjamin, F.H. 1936. Notes and new species (Lepidoptera, Phalaenidae). Bulletin of the Southern California Academy of Sciences 34: 196. (2)
Works Cited
1.Annotated check list of the Noctuoidea (Insecta, Lepidoptera) of North America north of Mexico.
Donald J. Lafontaine, B. Christian Schmidt. 2010. ZooKeys 40: 1–239 .
2.Notes and new species (Lepidoptera, Phalaenidae)
F. H. Benjamin. 1936. Bulletin of The Southern California Academy of Sciences 34: 194-210.
3.South Carolina Moth Species
4.Checklist of the Lepidoptera of Florida
5.Arthropods of Florida and Neighboring Land Areas: Lepidoptera of Florida
J.B. Heppner. 2003. Florida Department of Agriculture 17(1): 1-670.
6.Natural Heritage Program List of the Rare Animal Species of North Carolina
Harry E. LeGrand, Jr., John T. Finnegan, Stephen P. Hall, Andrea J. Leslie, Judith A. Ratcliffe. 2012. North Carolina Natural Heritage Program 1-150.
7.Owlet Caterpillars of Eastern North America
David L. Wagner. 2011. Princeton University Press.
8.North American Moth Photographers Group
9.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems
10.Butterflies of North America