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Macromoths of Northwest Forests and Woodlands

Zotheca tranquilla [Noctuidae]

JPG-Zotheca tranquilla

Wingspan 3.6 cm. Forewing is white with a green median band and thin wavy basal and postmedian lines; hindwing is white. This noctuid is common and widely distributed in wet coastal forests and riparian forests east of the Cascade Mountains. Moths fly in midsummer. Caterpillars feed on the foliage of elderberry (Sambucus).

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