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Species Meganola phylla - Coastal Plain Meganola Moth - Hodges#8983.1

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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 Nolidae (Nolid Moths)
Subfamily Nolinae
Genus Meganola
Species phylla (Coastal Plain Meganola Moth - Hodges#8983.1)
Hodges Number
8983.1
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
First described in 1898 by Harrison Gray Dyar, Jr. as Nola phylla
Meganola minuscula phylla
Also considered by some to be just a color variant of Meganola minuscula
Food
Larvae feed on oaks (Quercus)
Internet References
Journal of the New York Entomological Society, v.6 (1898), p.43    Dyar's original description of the species.