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scientific name    Schinia nuchalis    (Grt.)

common name     Spotted Clover Moth

habitat
Native prairie grasslands.

seasonality
The Alberta record is for an adult on the wing in July.

identification
A medium to small (3.1-3.2 cm wingspan) dirty white moth with a "busy" overlaid brown pattern. The forewing costa, subterminal and terminal areas brown, with large brown orbicular, reniform and claviform spots. The veins are faintly marked with paler scales, giving it a streaky appearance. The hindwing has a prominent discal mark, a thin brown postmedian band followed by a wider brown median band containing two large pale spots, faintly divided into several smaller spots by the dark scales of the veins. Unlikely to be mistaken for any other Alberta Flower Moths.

life history
No information available.

conservation
No obvious concern, but very little data available. Alberta is at the northern extreme of the range.

diet info
None for Alberta; elsewhere it has been reared from larvae on Artemesia dracunculus.

range
The Great Plains and Great Basin, from southern Saskatchewan, Alberta and BC south to northern Arizona. It reaches it's northern limit in southern Alberta (Lethbridge).

quick link
http://entomology.museums.ualberta.ca/searching_species_details.php?s=286



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