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Genus Pyrrhia

Purple-lined Sallow caterpillar - Pyrrhia exprimens caterpillar on sumac flowers - Pyrrhia caterpillar on sumac flowers - Pyrrhia Sallow moth - Pyrrhia aurantiago Bordered Sallow - Pyrrhia cilisca Noctuidae, lateral - Pyrrhia Bordered Sallow - Pyrrhia cilisca Caterpillar on Wild Rose - Pyrrhia
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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 Heliothinae
Genus Pyrrhia
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
In 1996, Lafontaine and Mikkola described the Nearctic Pyrrhia adela as a new species, distinguishing it from the Old World Pyrrhia umbra described in 1766 by Hufnagel. Prior to 1996, all North American records of "P. umbra" were misidentifcations of P. adela. In other words, P. umbra is not a synonym of P. adela; both are distinct species.
3 species in North America
8 additional species in the Old World
P. adela - eastern North America: Newfoundland to Florida, west to Texas, north to Saskatchewan
P. exprimens - across southern Canada and northern United States, south in the east to North Carolina, south in the west to California
Internet References
pinned adult images of the 2 North American species (CBIF)
distribution in Canada list of provinces (U. of Alberta, using CBIF data)
number of world species and type species (Brian Pitkin et al, Butterflies and Moths of the World)