Moths of North Dakota

Noctuidae: Heliothentinae

Schinia cumatilis (Grote 1865)

Common name: listed here as ‘Prairie sage flower moth.’

Hodges #: 11192.

Identification: Rfw 13.25 mm, ground color white, hw with discal spot and terminal line sharply marked.

Similar species: 11190.1, 11193, 11195, and 11199.

Distribution: western plains from southern Canada to Texas and Arizona, rarely west of the continental divide.

Hosts: Reported ovipositing on Artemisia frigida Willd.– Prairie sage.


moth image

ND, Ransom Co. Buchstad allotment, Sheyenne Natl.  grasslands. 31- 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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