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Macromoths of Northwest Forests and Woodlands

Papaipema insulidens [Noctuidae]

JPG-Papaipema insulidens

Wingspan 3.9 cm. Forewing is falcate, orange and gray with checkered white reniform and median spots. This noctuid is common and widely distributed in wet conifer forests and meadows. Moths fly in fall. Caterpillars bore in stems of composites (Asteraceae), particularly in ragworts (Senecio).

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