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Macromoths of Northwest Forests and Woodlands

Catocala ophelia [Noctuidae]

JPG-Catocala ophelia

Wingspan 5.2 cm. Forewing is dark gray with relatively smooth black lines; hindwing is deep red with the black median band constricted in the center and a broad black submarginal border. This noctuid is restricted to dry forests in California and southwestern Oregon. Moths fly in late summer. Caterpillars feed on the foliage of canyon live oak (Quercus chrysolepis).

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