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Macromoths of Northwest Forests and Woodlands

Feralia deceptiva [Noctuidae]

JPG-Feralia deceptiva

Wingspan 4.0 cm. Forewing is dark green with black and white markings; hindwing is solid black. This noctuid is abundant in wet coastal forests in the Pacific West. Moths fly in early spring. Caterpillars feed on the foliage of Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii).

Similar species: Feralia comstocki forewing pale green with black patches; Feralia februalis hindwing white.

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