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Species Phosphila miselioides - Spotted Phosphila - Hodges#9619

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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
Species miselioides (Spotted Phosphila - Hodges#9619)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Phosphila miselioides (Guenée, 1852)
Hadena miselioides Guenée, 1852
one of two species listed for North America
wingspan approximately 30 mm
Eastern North America. (1), (2), (3)
Larva feed on Greenbrier sp. (4)
Smilax rotundifolia (Common Greenbrier) in Texas
Smilax herbacea (Smooth Carrion Flower) in the upper Mississippi Valley
Life Cycle
Two broods. (5)
Larva; adult
Works Cited
1.Moths of Brackenridge Field Laboratory University of Texas at Austin
2.North American Moth Photographers Group
3.Owlet Caterpillars of Eastern North America
David L. Wagner. 2011. Princeton University Press.
4.The Larvae of the Phalaenidae [Noctuidae]
Samuel Ebb Crumb. 1956. U.S. Department of Agriculture Technical Bulletin 1135: 1-356.
5.Peterson Field Guide to Moths of Northeastern North America
David Beadle and Seabrooke Leckie. 2012. Houghton Mifflin.
6.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems