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Noctuid Moth

Drasteria ochracea


A medium to large triangular moth with a greyish color with darker blotches and veins.


Spotted in a pine,fir ,vine maple and hawthorn dominate forest. Drasteria ochracea is a moth of the Erebidae family. It is found from British Columbia south through the western parts of the United States from Washington south to Arizona.


ForestDragon 3 years ago

You're welcome! This one was a good challenge. ;-)

Brian38 3 years ago

Thanks so much for your effort in finding this moth's correct ID ForestDragon!

ForestDragon 3 years ago

Here is another reference. http://mothphotographersgroup.msstate.ed...

ForestDragon 3 years ago

I think this may be a different species than Balsa malana. I am still looking for a match. It is a beautiful moth either way!

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Washington, USA

Spotted on May 27, 2017
Submitted on May 28, 2017

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