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Cutworm Moth

Orthosia mys

Description:

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

Habitat:

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

Notes:

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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