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Species Schinia miniana - Desert Marigold Moth - Hodges#11155

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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 miniana (Desert Marigold Moth - Hodges#11155)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Schinia miniana (Grote, 1881)
Rhododipsa miniana Grote, 1881
Schinia pallicincta Smith, 1906
Phylogenetic sequence # 932138
Lafontaine & Schmidt (2010) listed 123 species of the genus Schinia in America north of Mexico. (1)
Lafontaine & Schmidt (2011) added three additional species. (2)
Powell & Opler (2009) listed the forewing length 10-12 mm.(3)
Adult: forewing light brownish-yellow with broad pale AM and PM lines; AM line almost straight, PM line gently sinuous; reddish line or shading often present in subterminal area and sometimes in median area; hindwing gray with variably intense to faint reddish tint (sometimes lacking).
Powell & Opler (2009) listed the range to include California to western Texas, north to Colorado and Nevada .(3)
The flight period appears to be March to September. (4)
Hardwick (1972) reported the larvae feed on the flowers of laxflower (Baileya pauciradiata) and desert marigold (Baileya multiradiata).
See Also
Schinia biundulata has the forewing AM line more curved near the costa, and the hindwing is gray without a reddish tint.
Print References
Grote, A.R. 1881. Moths collected by Prof. Snow in New Mexico, with list of Eudriini. Papilio 1(9): 175
Hardwick, D.F. 1972. The life history of Schinia pallicincta (Noctuidae). Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society 26(1): 29; figs. 1-8. Full text PDF
Holland, W. J. 1922. The Moth Book. pl.27, f.23 (5)
Pogue, M.G., Ooellette, G.D & C.E. Harp, 2013. A revision of the Schinia volupia (Fitch) species complex (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae: Heliothinae). Zootaxa, 3716(2): 157-191. (6)
Powell, J.A. & P.A. Opler 2009. Moths of Western North America. University of California Press. plate 52, fig. 43; p. 292. (3)
Smith, J.B. 1906. New Noctuidae for 1906, no.1. Journal of the New York Entomological Society 14(1): 24.
Works Cited
1.Annotated check list of the Noctuoidea (Insecta, Lepidoptera) of North America north of Mexico.
Donald J. Lafontaine, B. Christian Schmidt. 2010. ZooKeys 40: 1–239 .
2.Additions and corrections to the checklist of the Noctuoidea (Insecta, Lepidoptera) of North America north of Mexico
J. Donald Lafontaine & B. Christian Schmidt. 2011. Zookeys, 149.1805.
3.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.
4.North American Moth Photographers Group
5.The Moth Book
W. J. Holland. 1922. Doubleday, Page & Company.
6.A revision of the Schinia volupia (Fitch) species complex (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae: Heliothinae)
Michael G. Pogue, Gary D. Ooellette, Charles E. Harp. 2013. Zootaxa, 3716(2): 157-191.
7.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems