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Species Exyra fax - Epauletted Pitcher-plant Moth - Hodges#9021

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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 Plusiinae (Looper Moths)
Tribe Plusiini
Subtribe Euchalciina
Genus Exyra (Pitcherplant Moths)
Species fax (Epauletted Pitcher-plant Moth - Hodges#9021 )
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Exyra fax (Grote, 1873) (1)
Xanthoptera fax Grote, 1873 (2)
syn. Exyra rolandiana [9022] (3)
Wingspan 20-22 mm. (3)
Original description online as Xanthoptera fax Grote. (295), (2)
Manitoba to Nova Scotia and Maine south to Georgia and Texas. (3)
Moth Photographers Group - large map with some distribution data.
Adults fly May to September. (3)
Larval host is Sarracenia purpurea L. (purple pitcher plant); larvae feed on the inner surface of the tubular leaves (Illinois Wildflowers)
See Also
Compare to related species on the pinned plates of Moth Photographers Group.
Print References
Grote, A.R., 1867. Description of North American Noctuidae No. 3. Transactions of the American Entomological Society, p. (295), (2)
Lafontaine J. D., and B. C. Schmidt 2010. Annotated check list of the Noctuoidea (Insecta, Lepidoptera) of North America North of Mexico. (4)
Lafontaine, J.D. & R.W. Poole, 1991. Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 25.1: p. 75; pl. 1.44-47.(1)