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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"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 08 Dec. 2021.

Taxonomic Hierarchy

Kingdom Animalia Phylum Arthropoda Class Hexapoda Subclass Insecta Order Lepidoptera Suborder Ditrysia Superfamily Noctuoidea Family Noctuidae Subfamily Heliothentinae Genus Schinia Species Schinia gaurae
This hierarchy is created from our museum records, it may not always accurately reflect modern taxonomies.

Taxonomic Hierarchy for University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum