Moths of North Dakota

Noctuidae: Heliothentinae

Schinia arcigera (Guenée 1852)

Common name: listed here as ‘Arc-lined flower moth.’

Hodges #: 11128.

Identification: Rfw 11.1 mm, fw am. line evenly curved, pm line nearly straight; hws of male orange– discal spot small or absent, of female black; massive inner ‘claw’ and three enlarged outer ‘claws.’ on foretibia.

Similar species: 11110, 11117, 11132, and 11135.

Distribution: southern Canada and United States except Great Basin and Pacific coast.

Hosts: Larvae reported from Aster laevis Linnaeus– Smooth blue aster and A. puniceus Linnaeus– Swamp aster.


moth image

ND, Cavalier Co., Pembina Gorge, 11 mi W Walhalla.  14- VIII- 2001, male, coll. G. Fauske.

moth image

SD, Melette Co., sweeping  10- VIII- 1980, female,  coll. G. Fauske.


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Last updated: 03/27/02

Gerald M. Fauske
Research Specialist
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Fargo, ND 58105

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