Species Details

Schinia villosa

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Common NameLittle Dark Gem SeasonalityAdults are on the wing in late July and August. IdentificationA small (2.0 cm wingspan) dark red-brown day-flying moth with indistinct lighter mottled pattern on the forewing. Hindwing similar, but darker and with three indistinct pale spots in the basal half. The darkest of the Alberta Flower Moths except for M. immortua, which flies in spring.

Scientific Name Schinia villosa Common Name Little Dark Gem Habitat Native prairie and montane grasslands. Seasonality Adults are on the wing in late July and August. Identification
A small (2.0 cm wingspan) dark red-brown day-flying moth with indistinct lighter mottled pattern on the forewing. Hindwing similar, but darker and with three indistinct pale spots in the basal half. The darkest of…
A small (2.0 cm wingspan) dark red-brown day-flying moth with indistinct lighter mottled pattern on the forewing. Hindwing similar, but darker and with three indistinct pale spots in the basal half. The darkest of the Alberta Flower Moths except for M. immortua, which flies in spring.
Life History Adults are diurnal. The larvae feed mainly on the developing seeds of the host, and are also reported to be extremely cannibalistic. Conservation No immediate concerns. Diet Info No Alberta data. Elsewhere, the primary host is reported to be species of Fleabanes (Erigeron sp.). Eucephalus ledophyllus is also listed as a host plant (Crumb, 1956) Range
Primarily a western mountain species, however it has also been found across the plains eastward across Alberta and Saskatchewan to southern Manitoba. West to the coast ranges of Washington and BC, south to Arizona. In…
Primarily a western mountain species, however it has also been found across the plains eastward across Alberta and Saskatchewan to southern Manitoba. West to the coast ranges of Washington and BC, south to Arizona. In Alberta, it has been collected in the foothills west of Calgary and in the Drumheller and Edmonton regions.

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"Species Details - Schinia villosa, University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/g/2-289. Accessed 21 May. 2024.

Authorship

Name Anweiler, G. G.
Role species page author

References

Specimen Information

There are 11 specimens of this Species.

11 results plotted on map in 4 markers.
Note: Only records with latitude and longitude coordinates are plotted on map.

UASM57902 - Schinia villosa

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Calgary Collected ByHardwick, D. F. Date Collected1960-07-18

UASM99098 - Schinia villosa

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Lethbridge Collected ByByers, B. Date Collected1984-07-13

USNMENT00157330 - Schinia villosa

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedUnited States: Colorado, Douglas county, Pike National Forest Collected ByHarp, C.; Harp, C. L. Date Collected2001-07-18

USNMENT00157336 - Schinia villosa

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedUnited States: Colorado, Douglas county, Pike National Forest Collected ByHarp, C.; Harp, Chris Date Collected2001-07-06

USNMENT00157337 - Schinia villosa

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedUnited States: Colorado, Douglas county, Pike National Forest Collected ByHarp, C. Date Collected2002-07-15

USNMENT00157338 - Schinia villosa

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedUnited States: Colorado, Douglas county, Pike National Forest Collected ByHarp, C.; Harp, Chris Date Collected2002-07-12

USNMENT00157340 - Schinia villosa

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedUnited States: Colorado, Douglas county, Pike National Forest Collected ByHarp, C. Date Collected2002-07-15

USNMENT00157343 - Schinia villosa

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedUnited States: Colorado, Douglas county, Pike National Forest Collected ByHarp, C.; Harp, Chris Date Collected2001-07-20

USNMENT00157346 - Schinia villosa

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedUnited States: Colorado, Douglas county, Pike National Forest Collected ByHarp, C.; Harp, C. L. Date Collected2001-07-18

USNMENT00157347 - Schinia villosa

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedUnited States: Colorado, Douglas county, Pike National Forest Collected ByHarp, C.; Harp, Chris Date Collected2001-07-20

USNMENT00157352 - Schinia villosa

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedUnited States: Colorado, Douglas county, Pike National Forest Collected ByHarp, C. Date Collected2001-07-14

Adult Seasonal Distribution