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Macromoths of Northwest Forests and Woodlands

Nola minna [Noctuidae]

JPG-Nola minna

Wingspan 2.3 cm. Forewing is elongate, pale gray with a black basal spot and a narrow black postbasal line. This noctuid is common in wet forests in the Pacific West. Moths fly in early spring. Caterpillars feed on the foliage of species of Ceanothus.

Similar species: Meganola minuscula (Noctuidae) forewing with a black median spot and curving black postmedian line, occurs in dry forests in the Pacific West, caterpillars feed on oak (Quercus).

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