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Macromoths of Northwest Forests and Woodlands

Orthosia ferrigera [Noctuidae]

JPG-Orthosia ferrigera

Wingspan 3.1 cm. Forewing is streaky yellow to orange-red with a dark reniform spot; hindwing is pink-gray. This noctuid is common and occurs in dry forests in the Pacific West. Moths fly in early spring. Caterpillars feed on the foliage of oak (Quercus).

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