|scientific name Schinia nuchalis |
common name Spotted Clover Moth
Native prairie grasslands.
The Alberta record is for an adult on the wing in July.
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.
No information available.
No obvious concern, but very little data available. Alberta is at the northern extreme of the range.
None for Alberta; elsewhere it has been reared from larvae on Artemesia dracunculus.
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).
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