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Genus Phosphila

Spotted Phosphila Moth - Phosphila miselioides Caterpillar on Smilax stem - Phosphila turbulenta Caterpillar on Smilax stem - Phosphila turbulenta Phosphila turbulenta Spotted Phosphila  - Phosphila miselioides Green Caterpillar, 2 white lateral lines, yellow dots - Phosphila miselioides Turbulent Phosphila? - Phosphila turbulenta Phosphila turbulenta
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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Noctuoidea (Owlet Moths and kin)
Family Noctuidae (Owlet Moths)
Subfamily Noctuinae (Cutworm or Dart Moths)
Tribe Phosphilini
Genus Phosphila
Numbers
2 species in North America (nearctica.com)
1 species in Canada [P. miselioides] (CBIF)
Range
eastern North America (Florida to Quebec, west to Saskatchewan, south to Texas)
Season
adults fly from May to August
Food
larvae feed on greenbrier (Smilax spp.)
Internet References
adult images of P. turbulenta (Larry Line, Maryland)
adult images of P. miselioides (Larry Line, Maryland)
pinned adult image of P. miselioides (CBIF)