Schinia mitis

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Schinia mitis
Schinia mitis.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Noctuidae
Genus: Schinia
Species: S. mitis
Binomial name
Schinia mitis
Grote, 1873
Synonyms
  • Schinia obliquata (Smith, 1891)

The Matutinal Flower Moth (Schinia mitis) is a moth of the Noctuidae family. It is found from central Florida, north to Georgia and west to eastern Texas.

Adults are on wing from April to June, but there are also records from September and November. It is a day flying moth, which is only active for a few hours in the morning, when the flowers of its host plant are open.

The larvae feed on Pyrrhopappus species.

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