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Macromoths of Northwest Forests and Woodlands

Agrotis vancouverensis [Noctuidae]


JPG-Agrotis vancouverensis

Wingspan 3.7 cm. Forewing is light red-brown to dark brown with well-developed reniform and orbicular spots; a long black basal dash may be present. This noctuid is widely distributed in wet conifer forests of the Pacific Northwest and is particularly common west of the Cascade Mountains. Moths fly in late spring and early summer. Caterpillars feed on herbs as subsurface cutworms.

Similar species: Agrotis obliqua forewing brown with a black costal margin, widely distributed in wet conifer forests at higher elevations in western North America.


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