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Zookeys. 2011;(149):135-44. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.149.1518. Epub 2011 Nov 24.

The Lepidoptera of White Sands National Monument, Otero County, New Mexico, USA 4. A new species of Schinia Hübner, 1818 (Lepidoptera, Noctuidae, Heliothinae).

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Adjunct Curator of Lepidoptera, Michigan State University, P.O. Box 45, Alamogordo, NM 88311-0045 USA.


In 2006 the U.S. National Park Service initiated a long term study of the Lepidoptera at White Sands National Monument, Otero County, New Mexico. Schinia pogueisp. n., described here, was discovered in 2007, the second year of the study. The male and female adult moths and genitalia are illustrated.


Lepidoptera; National Monument; New Mexico; Noctuidae; Otero County; Tularosa Basin; White Sands National Monument; biological diversity; white gypsum dunes

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