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Genus Euscirrhopterus

Cactus caterpillar - Euscirrhopterus cosyra Caterpillar eating cholla - Euscirrhopterus cosyra Unkown Brewster Co moth - Euscirrhopterus cosyra Moth - Euscirrhopterus gloveri Lepidoptera Larva - Euscirrhopterus gloveri Euscirrhopterus cosyra Resting moth - Euscirrhopterus gloveri Noctuidae? - Euscirrhopterus gloveri
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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 Agaristinae
Genus Euscirrhopterus
Numbers
About 6 species included, with 3 occurring in North America north of Mexico.
Range
Tropical and subtropical Americas
Food
mostly (entirely?) plants in the order Caryophyllales. Specifically reported are Nyctaginaceae, Cactaceae, and Portulacaceae, with some evidence of use of Sesuviaceae [Aizoaceae in part].