Species Details

Schinia meadi

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Common NameMead's Flower Moth SeasonalityAdults are on the wing late June and July. IdentificationA small (2.4 cm. wingspan) moth with a mottled olive-green and white forewing with a checkered fringe. The hindwing is black with a large black discal crescent in a wide white median band and with a wide white fringe. The olive green color will separate meadi from the other Flower Moths.

Scientific Name Schinia meadi Common Name Mead's Flower Moth Habitat Dry native prairie grasslands. Seasonality Adults are on the wing late June and July. Identification
A small (2.4 cm. wingspan) moth with a mottled olive-green and white forewing with a checkered fringe. The hindwing is black with a large black discal crescent in a wide white median band and with a wide white fringe.…
A small (2.4 cm. wingspan) moth with a mottled olive-green and white forewing with a checkered fringe. The hindwing is black with a large black discal crescent in a wide white median band and with a wide white fringe. The olive green color will separate meadi from the other Flower Moths.
Life History
Mead's Flower Moth appears to be mainly nocturnal and comes to light, although an occasional specimen has also been found actively nectaring during the afternoon. Little additional information is available for this…
Mead's Flower Moth appears to be mainly nocturnal and comes to light, although an occasional specimen has also been found actively nectaring during the afternoon. Little additional information is available for this pretty little moth, and the early stages are unknown.
Conservation No concerns. Diet Info The only data are from a museum specimen from Colorado (?) labeled as reared from Scurf Pea (Psoralea sp.) (C. Harp, in lit.). Range South central Saskatchewan and central Alberta west to south central Washington, south to Arizona and New Mexico. In Alberta, reported north to Edmonton.

Citation

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"Schinia meadi, University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/g/2-285. Accessed 21 May. 2022.

Taxonomic Hierarchy

Kingdom Animalia Phylum Arthropoda Class Hexapoda Subclass Insecta Order Lepidoptera Suborder Ditrysia Superfamily Noctuoidea Family Noctuidae Subfamily Heliothentinae Genus Schinia Species Schinia meadi
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