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Caterpillars of Pacific Northwest
Forests and Woodlands

Catocala briseis [Noctuidae]


Grey and tan with finely reticulated markings; top of head with two orange spots; a black arc extends from the base of the mandibles over the top of the head; A5 and A8 with small warts tipped in orange; subdorsal orange spots in a line; intersegmental area between A5 and A6 with an orange and black patch; ventral row of short whisker-like hairs. This species is not common and feeds on willow during June and July.


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