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Cutworm Moth

Orthosia mys


Beautiful mauve moth with red-pink underside and legs. There is a darker crescent spot on each wing. The thorax is fuzzy.


Outside window at night in the backyard in Oak Woodland. This species is found in the western US, Canada and Mexico.


Larvae feed on spring growth of woody trees and shrubs

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California, USA

Spotted on Jan 3, 2016
Submitted on Jan 21, 2016

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