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Species Anterastria teratophora - Gray Marvel - Hodges#9284

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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 Noctuinae (Cutworm or Dart Moths)
Tribe Pseudeustrotiini
Genus Anterastria
Species teratophora (Gray Marvel - Hodges#9284)
Hodges Number
9284
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Agriopodes teratophora. Originally described in 1854 as Bryophila tetraphora.
Range
Florida to Arkansas in the south, north to southern Canada (Quebec, Ontario, etc.)
Season
One Ohio reference lists the flight period as May to August
Food
Larvae feed on Mint (Mentha spp.) and Bee Balm (Monarda spp.), which are in the Mint Family (Labiatae/Lamiaceae)