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Macromoths of Northwest Forests and Woodlands

Nacophora mexicanaria [Geometridae]

JPG-Nacophora mexicanaria

Wingspan 5.3 cm. This is one of the largest geometrids in the Pacific Northwest. Forewing is a pale mottled brown and yellow with a jagged darker brown median band. This species is common and widely distributed in western North America. Moths fly in midsummer. Caterpillars feed on the foliage of pine (Pinus).

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