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Macromoths of Northwest Forests and Woodlands

Schinia walsinghami [Noctuidae]

JPG-Schinia walsinghami

Wingspan 2.8 cm. Forewing is light to dark red-brown with wavy white basal and postmedian lines. This noctuid is abundant in ponderosa pine forests and juniper woodlands. Moths fly in late summer. The caterpillar host plant is unknown.

Similar species: the genus Schinia consists of many species most of which are found in grasslands and semidesert rangelands; Schinia unimacula forewing is mostly white with dark basal, reniform and subapical spots, abundant in juniper woodlands east of the Cascade Mountains; Schinia separata is larger, wings with black and white bands, abundant in juniper woodlands east of the Cascade Mountains.

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