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scientific name    Schinia meadi    (Grt.)

common name     Mead's Flower Moth

habitat
Dry native prairie grasslands.

seasonality
Adults are on the wing late June and July.

identification
A small (2.4 cm. wingspan) moth with a mottled olive-green and white forewing with a checkered fringe. The hindwing is black with a large black discal crescent in a wide white median band and with a wide white fringe. The olive green color will separate meadi from the other Flower Moths.

life history
Mead's Flower Moth appears to be mainly nocturnal and comes to light, although an occasional specimen has also been found actively nectaring during the afternoon. Little additional information is available for this pretty little moth, and the early stages are unknown.

conservation
No concerns.

diet info
The only data are from a museum specimen from Colorado (?) labeled as reared from Scurf Pea (Psoralea sp.) (C. Harp, in lit.).

range
South central Saskatchewan and central Alberta west to south central Washington, south to Arizona and New Mexico. In Alberta, reported north to Edmonton.

quick link
http://entomology.museums.ualberta.ca/searching_species_details.php?s=285



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