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Macromoths of Northwest Forests and Woodlands

Phryganidia californica [Dioptidae]


JPG-Phryganidia californica

Wingspan 4.0 cm. Forewing tan-light brown with a yellow median patch. This dioptid is common and distributed in dry woodlands in the Pacific West. Moths fly during summer. Caterpillars feed on the foliage of oak (Quercus) and chinquapin (Chrysolepis chrysophylla).


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