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Species Schinia deserticola - Hodges#11134.2

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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 deserticola (Schinia deserticola - Hodges#11134.2)
Hodges Number
11134.2
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Schinia deserticola Barnes & McDunnough(1), 1916 (2)
Schinia cupes deserticola Barnes & McDunnough, 1916
Trichosellus cupes deserticola McDunnough, 1938
Phylogenetic sequence # 932086 (3)
Size
Pogue (2003) listed the forewing length of both sexes 10.5-14.5 mm (n=10). (2)
Identification
Pogue (2003) description of the adults, including genitalia, is in the PDF. (2)
Specimen determined by DNA analysis (BOLD). (4)
Range
Pogue (2003) reported the range as "Southern California to southeastern Arizona and north to west central Utah and southeastern Oregon." (2)
Season
Pogue (2003) stated "It is single brooded, flying from early March to early May, with a single record from early June. The peak flight period of S. deserticola is earlier than that of S. crotchii." (2)
Food
Hardwick (1996) reported the larval plant host is Camissonia claviformis (Torr. & Frem.) Raven (Onagraceae). (2)
Life Cycle
Hardwick (1996) described the life cycle. PDF
Print References
Barnes, W. & J.H. McDunnough, 1916. New species and varieties of North American Lepidoptera. Contributions to the Natural History of the Lepidoptera of North America, 3: 5.
Hardwick, D.F., 1996. The life history of Schinia cupes deserticola (Noctuidae). Journal of the Lepidopterists" Society, 25(2): 109-114. PDF
Pogue, M., 2003. Systematics of Schinia cupes (Grote) complex: Revised status of Schinia crotchii (Hy. Edwards) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae: Heliothinae). Magnolia Press Zootaxa, 294: 7; figs. 5–6, 9, 14–15, 18, 21, 23. (2)