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Green moth - Chloridea virescens

Green moth - Chloridea virescens
Palo Alto, Santa Clara County, California, USA
June 6, 2016
Size: 18-20mm
Found caterpillar on Island Alum Root (Heuchera maxima). Raised to adult to see what emerged. Caterpillar chewed its way into stick to pupate.

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Green moth - Chloridea virescens Green moth caterpillar - Chloridea virescens Green moth pupa - Chloridea virescens

Moved from ID Request. Kyhl, I presume the red legs make this C. virescens, unless there is another CA species not in the guide. I'm never too confident with western moths :)


Yes, Chloridea (formerly Heliothis)

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