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Anterastria teratophora
Scientific classification
Kingdom:
Phylum:
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Order:
Family:
Noctuidae
Tribe:
Pseudeustrotiini
Genus:
Anterastria
Species:
A. teratophora
Binomial name
Anterastria teratophora
Herrich-Schäffer, 1854
Synonyms
  • Erastria teratophora
  • Bryophila tetraphora

Anterastria teratophora, the grey marvel, is a moth of the family Noctuidae. The species was first described by Gottlieb August Wilhelm Herrich-Schäffer in 1854. It is found in North America from Quebec west to central Alberta, south to Florida and Arizona.

The wingspan is about 25 mm. Adults are on wing from May to August depending on the location. There is one generation per year.

The larvae feed on Mentha and Monarda species.

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