Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Phosphila turbulenta Hübner, 1818
Xylophasia arcuata Walker, 1857
Phylogenetic sequence #
Lafontaine & Schmidt (2010) listed three species of the genus Phosphila
in America north of Mexico. (1)
Crumb (1956) described the larvae. (3)
and Wagner (2005)(2)
reported the range to include Florida to Texas north to Illinois and Maine.
Heppner (2003) reported January to April, September to October, December. (4)
At least two generations in the south (2)
Larvae feed on Smilax
species (greenbriar) Smilacaceae. (2)
Hübner, 1818. Zuträge zur Sammlung exotischer Schmettlinge 1: 15, pl. 12, figs. 67,68.
Walker, F. 1857. List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum. London. 11: 718.