Species Details

Schinia gaurae

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Common NameClouded Crimson SeasonalityAdults are on the wing late June to mid August. IdentificationUnmistakable. A medium-size (3.0-3.2 cm wingspan) moth with a pale yellow or cream forewing with the basal area, the postmedial and terminal areas are bright pink. The hindwing is shining white, with a touch of pink on the margin at the apex. Both sexes are similar.

Scientific Name Schinia gaurae Common Name Clouded Crimson Habitat Dry grasslands in association with the host, Gaura. Seasonality Adults are on the wing late June to mid August. Identification
Unmistakable. A medium-size (3.0-3.2 cm wingspan) moth with a pale yellow or cream forewing with the basal area, the postmedial and terminal areas are bright pink. The hindwing is shining white, with a touch of pink…
Unmistakable. A medium-size (3.0-3.2 cm wingspan) moth with a pale yellow or cream forewing with the basal area, the postmedial and terminal areas are bright pink. The hindwing is shining white, with a touch of pink on the margin at the apex. Both sexes are similar.
Life History
Adults are apparently mainly nocturnal and come to lights, but are also diurnal, especially at high population densities. At such times they may be found flying around the blossoms of Gaura in the late afternoon. The…
Adults are apparently mainly nocturnal and come to lights, but are also diurnal, especially at high population densities. At such times they may be found flying around the blossoms of Gaura in the late afternoon. The larvae, which feed exposed on the flowers of the host, are brightly colored yellow, black and whitish and greatly resemble small specimens of the Monarch butterfly.
Conservation No concerns. Diet Info No Alberta data. Elsewhere the flowering parts of Gaura species, including G. biennis, parviflora and sinuata. Range From Illinois west across southern Saskatchewan and Alberta, south to Florida, Texas, Arizona and south into Mexico. In Alberta, recorded north to Dinosaur Provincial Park.
Schinia gaurae
Schinia gaurae

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"Species Details - Schinia gaurae, University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/g/2-282. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

Authorship

Name Anweiler, G. G.
Role species page author

References

Specimen Information

There are 17 specimens of this Species.

17 results plotted on map in 12 markers.
Note: Only records with latitude and longitude coordinates are plotted on map.

UASM41309 - Schinia gaurae

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Bow Island Collected ByAnweiler, G. G. Date Collected2005-07-22

UASM41310 - Schinia gaurae

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Bow Island Collected ByAnweiler, G. G. Date Collected2005-07-22

UASM139273 - Schinia gaurae

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedUnited States: Kansas, Barton county, Albert Collected ByHarp, C. Date Collected2002-08-15

UASM139279 - Schinia gaurae

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedUnited States: Oregon, Wasco county, The Dalles Collected ByOregon Department of Agriculture Date Collected1968-09-16

UASM139282 - Schinia gaurae

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedUnited States: Oregon, Baker county, Brownlee Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected1999-06-12

USNMENT00159223 - Schinia gaurae

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedUnited States: Oklahoma, Oklahoma county, Edmond Collected ByHarp, C. Date Collected2002-06-16

USNMENT00159247 - Schinia gaurae

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedUnited States: Colorado, Arapahoe county, LIttleton Collected ByHarp, C. Date Collected2002-07-26

USNMENT00159249 - Schinia gaurae

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedUnited States: Colorado, Arapahoe county, LIttleton Collected ByHarp, C. Date Collected2002-07-26

USNMENT00159264 - Schinia gaurae

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedUnited States: Nebraska, Lincoln county, North Platte Collected ByHarp, C. Date Collected2002-07-03

USNMENT00159299 - Schinia gaurae

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedUnited States: Colorado, Huerfano county Collected ByHarp, C. Date Collected1999-08-01

USNMENT00159302 - Schinia gaurae

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedUnited States: Arizona, Cochise county, Douglas Collected ByHarp, C. Date Collected1999-08-03

USNMENT00159303 - Schinia gaurae

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedUnited States: Arizona, Cochise county, Douglas Collected ByHarp, C. Date Collected1999-08-03

USNMENT00159310 - Schinia gaurae

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedUnited States: Colorado, Douglas county, Louviers Collected ByHarp, C. Date Collected2000-07-18

USNMENT00159766 - Schinia gaurae

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedUnited States: Colorado, Baca county, Comanche National Grassland Collected ByHarp, C. Date Collected2003-05-30

UASM99850 - Schinia gaurae

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Pakowki Lake Collected ByAnweiler, G. G. Date Collected2009-07-10/2009-07-11

UASM99851 - Schinia gaurae

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Pakowki Lake Collected ByAnweiler, G. G. Date Collected2009-07-10/2009-07-11

UASM99852 - Schinia gaurae

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Pakowki Lake Collected ByAnweiler, G. G. Date Collected2009-07-10/2009-07-11

Adult Seasonal Distribution