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 20 Jun. 2024.

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.

UASM139265 - Schinia florida

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Ontario, Port Colborne Collected ByDeGryse, J. J. Date Collected1933-07-16

UASM139268 - Schinia florida

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Saskatchewan, Crooked Lake Collected ByAnweiler, G. Date Collected1997-07-03

UASM139269 - Schinia florida

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Scandia Collected ByVirostek, J. F. Date Collected1956-07-10

UASM139270 - Schinia florida

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Chauvin Collected BySchmidt, C. Date Collected2004-07-25

UASM139271 - Schinia florida

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Chauvin Collected BySchmidt, C. Date Collected2004-07-25

USNMENT00157437 - Schinia florida

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedUnited States: Oklahoma, Caddo county, Binger Collected ByHarp, C. Date Collected2002-06-19

USNMENT00159784 - Schinia florida

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedUnited States: Nebraska, McPherson county, Tryon Collected ByHarp, C. Date Collected2003-07-10

Adult Seasonal Distribution