Species Details

Schinia nuchalis

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Common NameSpotted Clover Moth SeasonalityThe Alberta record is for an adult on the wing in July. IdentificationA medium to small (3.1-3.2 cm wingspan) dirty white moth with a "busy" overlaid brown pattern. The forewing costa, subterminal and terminal areas brown, with large brown orbicular, reniform and claviform spots. The veins are faintly marked with paler scales, giving it a streaky appearance. The hindwing has a prominent discal mark, a thin brown postmedian band followed by a wider brown median band containing two large pale spots, faintly divided into several smaller spots by the dark scales of the veins. Unlikely to be mistaken for any other Alberta Flower Moths.

Scientific Name Schinia nuchalis Common Name Spotted Clover Moth Habitat Native prairie grasslands. Seasonality The Alberta record is for an adult on the wing in July. Identification
A medium to small (3.1-3.2 cm wingspan) dirty white moth with a "busy" overlaid brown pattern. The forewing costa, subterminal and terminal areas brown, with large brown orbicular, reniform and claviform spots. The…
A medium to small (3.1-3.2 cm wingspan) dirty white moth with a "busy" overlaid brown pattern. The forewing costa, subterminal and terminal areas brown, with large brown orbicular, reniform and claviform spots. The veins are faintly marked with paler scales, giving it a streaky appearance. The hindwing has a prominent discal mark, a thin brown postmedian band followed by a wider brown median band containing two large pale spots, faintly divided into several smaller spots by the dark scales of the veins. Unlikely to be mistaken for any other Alberta Flower Moths.
Life History No information available. Conservation No obvious concern, but very little data available. Alberta is at the northern extreme of the range. Diet Info None for Alberta; elsewhere it has been reared from larvae on Artemesia dracunculus. Range The Great Plains and Great Basin, from southern Saskatchewan, Alberta and BC south to northern Arizona. It reaches it's northern limit in southern Alberta (Lethbridge).

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"Schinia nuchalis, University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/g/2-286. 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 nuchalis
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