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Species Schinia varix - Hodges#11115.1

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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 varix (Schinia varix - Hodges#11115.1)
Hodges Number
11115.1
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Schinia varix Knudson, Bordelon & Pogue, 2003 (1)
Phylogenetic sequence # 932124
Explanation of Names
Knudson, et al, (2003) stated "The name varix, from Latin, refers to the predominant color of the wings, which is dark purplish red, like the color of a bruised or broken vein." (1)
Numbers
Size
Knudson, et al, (2003) reported the forewing length.
♂ 8.6–10.2 mm, average 9.6 mm (n = 12)
♀ 8.9–10.2 mm, average 9.6 mm (n = 8)
Range
Texas to Louisiana and Oklahoma.
Holotype ♂ collected in Texas, Hardin County, Big Thicket National Preserve, Turkey Creek Unit, Kirby Nature trail, 4 October 1994 by Ed Knudson. Specimen in USNM. (1)
Season
Knudson, et al, (2003) reported the flight period is August to early October. (1)
Food
Knudson, et al, (2003) listed the larval host as unknown. (1)
Print References
Knudson, E., Bordelon, C., & M.G. Pogue, 2003. A new species of Schinia Hübner (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae: Heliothinae) from Texas, Oklahoma, and Louisiana. Zootaxa, 382: p. 2, figs. 1–2, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15. (1)