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Genus Phosphila

laudable arches? - Phosphila miselioides Spotted Phosphila - Phosphila miselioides Spotted Phosphila Moth - Hodges #9619 - Phosphila miselioides Hodges #9618, Turbulent Phophila? - Phosphila turbulenta Moth - Phosphila miselioides Spotted Phosphila? - Phosphila miselioides Phosphila turbulenta? - Phosphila turbulenta Turbulent Phosphila - Phosphila turbulenta
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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)