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Deceptive sallow

Feralia deceptiva

Description:

The Deceptive sallow is a moth in the Family Noctuidae. Its green, black and white markings help it blend into its background to avoid predation in the conifer forest in the PNW. Wingspan about 40 mm.

Habitat:

Spotted in an old-growth conifer forest.

Notes:

Larvae (caterpillars) feed on the foliage of Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii). Adults fly in early spring.

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3 Comments

Tukup
Tukup a month ago

Way cool Brian. Thanks for sharing.

Brian38
Brian38 4 months ago

Amazing similarities! Thanks for noticing. It must be a North American equivalent.

syzygy
syzygy 4 months ago

Hi Brian!

I would have bet it was a Moma alpium!

Here is a previous spotting of mine where you did the ID:
https://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/14...

These look the same for me... Would you please spot the difference? ( :

Or is it some North American equivalent of the Palearctic Moma?

Brian38
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Brian38

Snoqualmie, Washington, United States

Spotted on Apr 26, 2021
Submitted on May 2, 2021

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