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Genus Exyra - Pitcherplant Moths

Pitcherplant moth caterpillar - Exyra ridingsii Characteristic damage by Exyra on Sarracenia alata - Exyra Exyra fax Exyra fax Caterpillar - Exyra Caterpillar - Exyra unknown moth - Exyra semicrocea Pitcher Plant Mining Moth - Exyra semicrocea
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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 Plusiinae (Looper Moths)
Tribe Plusiini
Subtribe Euchalciina
Genus Exyra (Pitcherplant Moths)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Exyra Grote, 1875
Range
Nova Scotia to Florida, west to Mississippi, north to Manitoba
Exyra fax is more northerly in distribution (Newfoundland to Georgia)
E. ridingsii and E. semicrocea are restricted to southeastern states
Habitat
bogs and damp areas where pitcherplants grow
Food
larvae feed on leaves of pitcherplants (Sarracenia spp.)
Remarks
Images of the various pitcherplant spp. used as hosts by these moths may be found at University of South Florida's Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants website.
Internet References
synonyms, hostplants and distribution with links to images, references (Markku Savela, FUNET)
food plants (John Rawlins, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Pennsylvania)