Species Details

Schinia jaguarina

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Common NameJaguar Flower Moth SeasonalityAlberta dates are for late June through July. IdentificationUnmistakable. A fairly small (3 cm wingspan) moth with two-tone light and dark brown forewing and yellow-orange hindwing. The light brown forewing has a large pointed basal patch and a wide subterminal line of darker brown, sharply delineated. The yellow-orange hindwing has a prominent black discal bar and a wide black terminal band. There is a pale orange patch at the anal angle and an orange fringe. Both sexes are similar.

Scientific Name Schinia jaguarina Common Name Jaguar Flower Moth Habitat The host plant is found on native grassland with light soils. Seasonality Alberta dates are for late June through July. Identification
Unmistakable. A fairly small (3 cm wingspan) moth with two-tone light and dark brown forewing and yellow-orange hindwing. The light brown forewing has a large pointed basal patch and a wide subterminal line of darker…
Unmistakable. A fairly small (3 cm wingspan) moth with two-tone light and dark brown forewing and yellow-orange hindwing. The light brown forewing has a large pointed basal patch and a wide subterminal line of darker brown, sharply delineated. The yellow-orange hindwing has a prominent black discal bar and a wide black terminal band. There is a pale orange patch at the anal angle and an orange fringe. Both sexes are similar.
Life History Nocturnal or primarily so; comes to light. Eggs are laid in the bud cluster or more often in the sepal cup of the host, even after the petals have fallen. The larvae feed mainly on the developing seed pods. Conservation No obvious concerns, but data is limited. Diet Info Various Psoralea sp., including P. tenuiflora and P. rhombifolia. Range From Mexico City north across the Great Plains to southern Saskatchewan and Alberta; and from Florida and Illinois in the east to Arizona. In Alberta it has been recorded north to Olds.

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"Schinia jaguarina, University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/g/2-284. Accessed 29 Nov. 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 jaguarina
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