Moths of North Dakota

Noctuidae: Heliothentinae

Schinia jaguarina (Guenée 1852)

Common name: listed here as ‘Scurf-pea flower moth.’

Hodges #: 11132.

Identification: Rfw 13.8 mm, fore tibiae with a series of both inner and outer ‘claws,’ fw with ‘hour-glass’ pattern outlined in white by am and pm lines, hw orange with black marginal band and small discal lunule, a pale color morph lacks black on hw.

Similar species: 11072.1, 11117, 11128, and 11131.

Distribution: Great Plains from southern Canada to Texas, eastward on coast to Florida and westward in south to Arizona.

Hosts: larvae feed on Psoralea spp.– Scurf pea.


moth image

SD, Minnehaha Co., Sioux Falls. 18- VII- 1977, yard lt., 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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