New York Natural Heritage Program
Spinose Flower Moth
Schinia spinosae (Guenée, 1852)
Insects
Family: Owlet Moths (Noctuidae)

State Protection: Not Listed
The species is not listed or protected by New York State.

Federal Protection: Not Listed

State Rarity Rank: SU
A State Rarity Rank of SU means: Unrankable.

Global Rarity Rank: G4
A Global Rarity Rank of G4 means: Apparently secure globally, though it may be quite rare in parts of its range, especially at the periphery.


Did you know?
Many species in this genus are brightly-colored, providing good camouflage against the flowers on which they feed and lay eggs. A good number of the darker brown species in this genus have large pale patches that break up the moth's outline and resemble dappled areas of sunlight/shade.

State Ranking Justification [-]
The biology of the spinose flower moth is poorly understood, and its food source is unknown. It has not been actively sought in New York State, but habitat exists on Long Island. Additional surveys are needed to determine its status.

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