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Macromoths of Northwest Forests and Woodlands

Scoliopteryx libatrix [Noctuidae]

JPG-Scoliopteryx libatrix

Wingspan 4.7 cm. Forewing is strongly falcate, scalloped, gray to pale brown with a red-orange median band and white postmedian line. This noctuid is widely distributed in western North America. Moths fly throughout the year, hibernating in winter. Caterpillars feed on the foliage of willow (Salix) and poplar (Populus).

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