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Species Egira februalis - Mottled Oak Woodling - Hodges#10510

Egira februalis  Bold EB10Or-0014 - Egira februalis another cat on oak - Egira februalis a blue gray cat on Blackberry - Egira februalis a blue gray cat on Blackberry - Egira februalis a blue gray cat on Blackberry - Egira februalis Egira februalis - male Egira februalis - male
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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Noctuoidea (Owlet Moths and kin)
Family Noctuidae (Owlet Moths)
Subfamily Noctuinae (Cutworm or Dart Moths)
Tribe Orthosiini
Genus Egira
Species februalis (Mottled Oak Woodling - Hodges#10510)
Hodges Number
10510
Size
wingspan about 37 mm, based on Miller photo
Identification
Adult: forewing is a mottled black and white, with the submarginal area, discal area, and basal area usually darker; hindwing is a pale cream to white with a small black discal spot and small black marginal spots. (1)
Range
Southern Washington to California.
Habitat
Dry oak woodlands at low elevations.
Season
Adults are nocturnal and fly from February to May.
Food
Larvae feed on oaks.
See Also
Egira cognata forewing is mottled black and pale brown and is found in wet coniferous forests in the Pacific Northwest.
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Macromoths of Northwest Forests and Woodlands
Jeffrey Miller, Paul Hammond. 2000. USDA Forest Service, FHTET-98-18.