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Subtribe Feraliina - Mossy Sallows

The Joker - Feralia jocosa Bright mystery moth - Feralia deceptiva Another Feralia jocosa image - Feralia jocosa Feralia comstocki  - Feralia comstocki Feralia major Noctuid - Apsaphida eremna Supralathosea baboquivariensis 10009  - Feralia 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 Amphipyrinae
Tribe Psaphidini
Subtribe Feraliina (Mossy Sallows)
Range
Generally northern (south to Georgia in mountains); at least Feralia major is more widespread.
Food
Mostly conifers
Life Cycle
"Young larvae feed on new spring growth, whereas older larvae also eat mature needles. Pupation occurs in the soil; pupae overwinter, often for more than one year."(1)
Remarks
Common name from Wagner(1)
Works Cited
1.Owlet Caterpillars of Eastern North America
David L. Wagner. 2011. Princeton University Press.