Moths of North Dakota

Noctuidae: Heliothentinae

Schinia florida (Guenée 1852)

Common name: Primrose flower moth.

Hodges #: 11164.

Identification: Rfw 13.5 mm, all tibiae with setae, legs and ventral body surface pink.

Similar species: 11066, 11168.

Distribution: southern Canada and temperate U.S., except Pacific coast.

Hosts: Oenothera spp.– primroses.


moth image

ND, Ransom Co., A- annex, Sheyenne Natl. grasslands  25-VII-1992, Hg/ UV light, coll. D. Cuthrell


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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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