Species Details

Schinia florida

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Common NamePrimrose Moth SeasonalityAdults are on the wing in July in Alberta. IdentificationThis strikingly beautiful moth cannot be mistaken. The combination of pink forewing with a broad yellow terminal band, a yellow thorax and abdomen, and immaculate shining white hindwing is unique among our moths. Wingspan (2.8 -3.5 cm.). Both sexes are similar.

Scientific Name Schinia florida Common Name Primrose Moth Habitat Open areas, clearings and edges with light soils. Associated with the host plant, evening primrose. Seasonality Adults are on the wing in July in Alberta. Identification
This strikingly beautiful moth cannot be mistaken. The combination of pink forewing with a broad yellow terminal band, a yellow thorax and abdomen, and immaculate shining white hindwing is unique among our moths. …
This strikingly beautiful moth cannot be mistaken. The combination of pink forewing with a broad yellow terminal band, a yellow thorax and abdomen, and immaculate shining white hindwing is unique among our moths. Wingspan (2.8 -3.5 cm.). Both sexes are similar.
Life History
Adults are nocturnal and come to lights. During the day they may be found resting on the flower stalks of the host, or occasionally inside the closed flower. Eggs are laid on the flower buds, and the larvae consume…
Adults are nocturnal and come to lights. During the day they may be found resting on the flower stalks of the host, or occasionally inside the closed flower. Eggs are laid on the flower buds, and the larvae consume the buds rather than the foliage.
Conservation No concerns. Uncommon and local Diet Info No Alberta data. Elsewhere species of Evening Primrose (Oenothera sp.), also reported on Gaura. Range Nova Scotia west to central Alberta, south to North Carolina in the east and California in the west. In Alberta it has been found north to the Edmonton-Redwater region.

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"Species Details - Schinia florida, University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/g/2-281. Accessed 21 May. 2024.

Authorship

Name Anweiler, G. G.
Role species page author

References

Specimen Information

There are 28 specimens of this Species.

28 results plotted on map in 15 markers.
Note: Only records with latitude and longitude coordinates are plotted on map.

UASM18854 - Schinia florida

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1944-06-09

UASM18857 - Schinia florida

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Rosebud Date Collected1934-06-22

UASM24425 - Schinia florida

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Redwater Collected ByAnweiler, G. G. Date Collected1999-07-20

UASM43411 - Schinia florida

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Redwater Collected ByLawrie, D. Date Collected2000-07-08

UASM43412 - Schinia florida

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Redwater Collected ByLawrie, D. Date Collected2000-07-08

UASM19607 - Schinia florida

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Redwater Collected ByLawrie, D. Date Collected2000-07-08

BIRD14787 - Schinia florida

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Nevis Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2002-07-22

BIRD14788 - Schinia florida

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Stettler Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2003-07-10

UASM139252 - Schinia florida

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Ontario, Salem Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected2003-08-08

UASM139253 - Schinia florida

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Ontario, Salem Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected2003-08-08

UASM139254 - Schinia florida

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Ontario, Salem Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected2003-08-08

UASM139255 - Schinia florida

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Ontario, Salem Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected2003-08-08

UASM139256 - Schinia florida

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Ontario, Salem Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected2003-08-08

UASM139257 - Schinia florida

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Ontario, Salem Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected2003-08-08

UASM139258 - Schinia florida

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Ontario, Salem Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected2003-08-08

UASM139259 - Schinia florida

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: New Brunswick, Edmundston Collected ByHensel, H. Date Collected1998-05-16

UASM139260 - Schinia florida

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: New Brunswick, Edmundston Collected ByHensel, H. Date Collected1987-08-09

UASM139261 - Schinia florida

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: New Brunswick, Edmundston Collected ByHensel, H. Date Collected1995-06-24

UASM139262 - Schinia florida

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: New Brunswick, Edmundston Collected ByHensel, H. Date Collected2002-06-18

UASM139263 - Schinia florida

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: New Brunswick, Edmundston Collected ByHensel, H. Date Collected1997-08-10

UASM139264 - Schinia florida

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: New Brunswick, Edmundston Collected ByHensel, H. Date Collected2002-06-20

Adult Seasonal Distribution