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Macromoths of Northwest Forests and Woodlands

Perigonica pectinata [Noctuidae]

JPG-Perigonica pectinata

Wingspan 3.5 cm. Forewing is slightly falcate, variable pale yellow, pink, orange or gray, often with a black reniform spot; hindwing is black; males with pectinate antennae. This noctuid is abundant in dry forests in the Pacific West. Moths fly in early spring. Caterpillars feed on the foliage of chinquapin (Chrysolepis chrysophylla) and canyon live oak (Quercus chrysolepis).

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