Knudson, Bordelon & Pogue, 2003
This moth has a forewing length of 8.6–10.2 millimetres (0.34–0.40 in). In the male the forewings are yellow with dark purple bands in the basal and subterminal areas and the hindwings are generally black with yellow fringes. The female is similar but with generally darker forewings. This species flies at night from August to early October.
It was first collected in 1944 in eastern Texas where it was feeding on various pines since it inhabited mostly pine forests. The later discoveries were made in Louisiana where it fed on gallberry and Oklahoma where the main food was oak and hickory. However, it wasn't described till 2003.
- Schinia varix on Bug Guide
- Lafontaine, J. Donald and B. Christian Schmidt (2010). "Annotated check list of the Noctuoidea (Insecta, Lepidoptera) of North America north of Mexico" 40. ZooKeys. pp. 1–239.
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