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Genus Phosphila

Noctuidae, Spotted Phosphila - Phosphila miselioides Green Noctuidae - Phosphila miselioides Turbulent Phosphila on Smilax - Phosphila turbulenta Phosphila miselioides Spotted Phosphila - Phosphila miselioides Phosphila miselioides Sawfly larvae? on Smilax sp. - Phosphila turbulenta Pennsylvania Caterpillar - Phosphila miselioides
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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
2 species in North America (
1 species in Canada [P. miselioides] (CBIF)
eastern North America (Florida to Quebec, west to Saskatchewan, south to Texas)
adults fly from May to August
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)