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Olive Green Cutworm

Dargida procincta


approximately 1 inch in length


grassland with scattered oak woodland

2 Species ID Suggestions

Spodoptera sp.

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Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 10 years ago

Hi Donna! What a beautiful moth you have here. This is Dargida procincta, the Olive Green Cutworm, also known as the Girdler Moth. Though highly reminiscent of the Spodoptera and Feltia genera, this is a unique moth restricted to the West Coast.
Here are some notes about the lifespan of the moth:

Some other confirmation photos:

gatorfellows 10 years ago

lovely :)

Maria dB
Maria dB 11 years ago

nice one!

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California, USA

Spotted on Mar 21, 2012
Submitted on Mar 23, 2012

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