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Caterpillars of Pacific Northwest
Forests and Woodlands

Operophtera bruceata [Geometridae]

Prominent subdorsal white band and a green body. This caterpillar is very common on many broadleaf trees and shrubs such as big-leaf maple, bitter cherry, hazel, and willow, from March to June. This species was previously well known in the Pacific Northwest as Operophtera occidentalis.

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