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Photo#104967
Green Zebra Moth - Feralia deceptiva

Green Zebra Moth - Feralia deceptiva
Gig Harbor, Pierce County, Washington, USA
April 7, 2007
Seen resting midday on the east side of our house.

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Gotcha!
Wasn't sure how to do it, and thought you could only post to the ID request if you didn't know what the bug was. Thanks for letting me know.

lovely moth!
I found one just like him today--on the beige wall just outside my door. He's been there for at least 13 hours and I hope he sticks around for a bit. He's beautiful. I took a couple photos--one without the auto flash and one with.


10006 - Deceptive Sallow Moth - Feralia deceptiva
Welcome to BugGuide.Net. Nice photo. Please keep shooting the pretty moths.

 
Deceptive Sallow Moth
Thanks to all. My teenage daughter took the photo. I did some searching and learned that Feralia deceptiva are supposedly common here in the Pacific NW; their caterpillars eat the Doug Fir needles. I've lived here most of my life and have done a fair amount of tromping through the woods, but I don't recall ever seeing this moth until now. I suppose they usually hide successfully during the day, instead of resting above a driveway on beige siding, like this one did. Does anybody have a link to a picture of the caterpillar? Maybe we'd recognize that as something we've seen. Also, we're guessing that such a colorful creature is recognized by birds as poisonous; anybody know?

 
Welcome!
You sure did join with a bang! Amazing photo!

Looks like
something out of the Feralia genus, I would say.

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