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Macromoths of Northwest Forests and Woodlands

Furcula scolopendrina [Notodontidae]

JPG-Furcula scolopendrina

Wingspan 3.5 cm. Forewing is elongate and white with black bands and fine black spots along the wing margin. This notodontid is common in wet forests and widely distributed in western North America. Moths fly from late spring to late summer. Caterpillars feed on the foliage of willow (Salix) and poplar (Populus).

Similar species: Furcula cinerea forewing pale gray with obscure dark bands, moths are widely distributed, caterpillars feed on foliage of willow and poplar.

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