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Macromoths of Northwest Forests and Woodlands

Zosteropoda hirtipes [Noctuidae]

JPG-Zosteropoda hirtipes

Wingspan 2.7 cm. Forewing is yellow to orange with thin, black v-shaped basal and postmedian lines. This noctuid is abundant in wet coastal forests, but occurs into the Rocky Mountain region. Moths fly in midsummer. Caterpillars feed on the foliage of clover (Trifolium), and Aster.

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