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Species Schinia avemensis - Gold-edged Gem - Hodges#11100

Schinia - Schinia avemensis
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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 avemensis (Gold-edged Gem - Hodges#11100 )
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Schinia avemensis (Dyar, 1904)
Pseudotamila avemensis Dyar, 1904
Phylogenetic sequence # 932182 (1)
Explanation of Names
Aweme, Manitoba is collection location of the holotype.
Wingspan 16-18 mm. (2), (Dyar)
Dyar (1904) original description as Pseudotamila avemensis is available in the print references.
Known from Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. Also recorded in Colorado. (2)
Moth Photographers Group - large range map with some collection dates.
Sandy areas.
The main flight period appears to be July and August. (2)
Larval host is prairie sunflower, Helianthus petiolaris (Hardwick, 1996).
Adults are (diurnal).
Reported as endangered in Canada (2006). (3)
See Also
Compare to other Schinia species on the pinned plates of Moth Photographers Group
Print References
Anweiler, G.G. 2006. Assessment and status report on the Gold-edged Gem Schinia avemensis in Canada. Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (3)
Dyar, H.G. 1904. New species of North American Lepidoptera and a new Limacodid larva. Journal of the New York Entomological Society, 12(1): p. (41)