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Northern flower moth
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Scientific classification
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Noctuidae
Genus:
Schinia
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S. septentrionalis
Binomial name
Schinia septentrionalis
Walker, 1858

Schinia septentrionalis, the northern flower moth, is a moth of the family Noctuidae. The species was first described by Francis Walker in 1858. It is found in North America from Missouri to Quebec to South Carolina and Louisiana. Records include Colorado, Oklahoma, South Dakota and Texas. It is listed as threatened in the US state of Connecticut.

Schinia septentrionalis male
Male
Schinia septentrionalis female
Female

The wingspan is about 25 mm. There is one generation per year.

The larvae feed on various asters including Symphyotrichum laeve, and Symphyotrichum oblongifolium.

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