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Macromoths of Northwest Forests and Woodlands

Phlogophora periculosa [Noctuidae]

JPG-Phlogophora periculosa

Wingspan 4.5 cm. Forewing is pale pink-orange with a darker red-brown median band and the discal spots joined together. This noctuid is common in wet coastal forests. Moths fly in midsummer. Caterpillars feed on the foliage of flowering trees, shrubs, and herbs such as cherry (Prunus), hazelnut (Corylus), and willow (Salix), as well as swordfern (Polystichum munitum).

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