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Genus Melanchroia

arctiid moth - Melanchroia chephise orange and dark blue daylight-flying moth - Melanchroia chephise Life cycle of a White-tipped Black: third instar - Melanchroia chephise Life cycle of a White-tipped Black: fourth instar - Melanchroia chephise White-tipped Black moth - Melanchroia chephise navy blue moth - Melanchroia chephise white-tailed black moth - Melanchroia chephise white-tailed black moth - Melanchroia chephise
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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Geometroidea (Geometrid and Swallowtail Moths)
Family Geometridae (Geometrid Moths)
Subfamily Ennominae
Tribe Boarmiini
Genus Melanchroia
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
spelled "Melanochroia" on a number of web sites; a misspelling?
Numbers
2 species in North America (nearctica.com)
Range
Florida and Texas, south to Paraguay
Food
Larvae feed on plants in the spurge family (Euphorbiaceae) such as Breynia and Phyllanthus species.
Internet References
classification and synonyms and Melanchroia spelling (Brian Pitkin, Butterflies and Moths of the World)