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Species Schinia verna - Hodges#11102.1

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 verna (Schinia verna - Hodges#11102.1)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Schinia verna Hardwick, 1983 (1)
Phylogenetic sequence # 932103
Explanation of Names
Hardwick (1983) stated "I take pleasure in naming the new species after my wife, Verna, in thanks for her continuing assistance in the field." (1)
Hardwick (1983) reported the wingspan as 19.9 ± 1.6 mm. (16 specimens studied). (1)
Holotype ♂, Glenboro, Manitoba, 11 June 1979, D. & V. Hardwick.
The adults are most common from April to June.
Hardwick (1983) collected larvae on Antennaria neodioica (pussytoes). He also reared the species on A. aprica. (1)
See Also
Compare on the pinned plates of Moth Photographers Group. (2)
Print References
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): 20; figs. 1, 2. (1)