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Genus Euscirrhopterus

Caterpillar eating cholla - Euscirrhopterus cosyra Colorful Moth - Euscirrhopterus gloveri Euscirrhopterus gloveri, purslane moth - Euscirrhopterus gloveri Purslane Moth caterpillar - Euscirrhopterus gloveri Yellow and black caterpillar on cholla cactus near Tucson, Arizona - Euscirrhopterus cosyra White, Black and Orange caterpillar - Euscirrhopterus gloveri Euscirrhopterus cosyra Staghorn Cholla Moth - Euscirrhopterus cosyra
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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 Agaristinae
Genus Euscirrhopterus
About 6 species included, with 3 occurring in North America north of Mexico.
Tropical and subtropical Americas
mostly (entirely?) plants in the order Caryophyllales. Specifically reported are Nyctaginaceae, Cactaceae, and Portulacaceae, with some evidence of use of Sesuviaceae [Aizoaceae in part].