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Macromoths of Northwest Forests and Woodlands

Habrosyne scripta [Thyatiridae]

JPG-Habrosyne scripta

Wingspan 3.8 cm. Forewing is gray-brown with pink basal and submarginal lines and a zig-zag postmedian line; hindwing is pale brown. This thyatirid is particularly abundant in wet coastal forests and widely distributed in western North America. Moths fly from midsummer to fall. Caterpillars are generalist feeders on the foliage of flowering shrubs, often found on species of Rubus.

Similar species: Habrosyne gloriosa forewing with basal line bent at a sharp right angle, hindwing is dark gray-brown, occurs in the southern Rocky Mountain region.

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