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Species Schinia chrysellus - Hodges#11199

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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 chrysellus (Schinia chrysellus - Hodges#11199)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Schinia chrysellus (Grote, 1874)
synonym Schinia lanul [Hodges #11154]
Phylogenetic sequence # 932171 (1)
Explanation of Names
Greek chrysos (χρυσος)- "gold" + Latin diminutive ending -ella: "Little golden one"
forewing length:(2)
male 9.56-12.56 mm
female 11.2-12.83 mm
southern Nebraska to southeastern Colorado, southeastern New Mexico, Texas to Monterrey, Mexico. Other scattered records from Wisconsin, central Illinois, Kentucky, and western Missouri, Arkansas to southeastern Louisiana.(2)
disturbed pastures and eroded prairies(2)
adults fly August to September when the host plant blooms.(2)
*mid October Texas record on Bug Guide.
Larval host is prairie broomweed, Amphiachyris dracunculoides (2)
females can be found at dusk aound the blooming hostplant Amphiachyris dracunculoides(2)
See Also
Schinia chryselloides photos at Moth Photographers Group
Print References
Adams, J.K. 1995. Schinia chrysella (Noctuidae: Heliothinae): Alive and well in Kentucky. Kentucky Lepidoterists 21(4): 20. Full Text
Pogue, M.G. and C.E. Harp 2005. Systematics of Schinia chrysellus (Grote) complex: Revised status of Schinia alencis with a description of two new species.(2)