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Genus Feralia

Green/black moth - Feralia major 10006 Deceptive Sallow Moth  Feralia deceptiva - Feralia deceptiva - male Comstock's Sallow - Feralia comstocki moth - Feralia major Sallow Moth - Feralia major Feralia major The Joker  - Feralia jocosa Feralia moth, but unsure which species - Feralia
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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)
Genus Feralia
Numbers
Nearctica.com lists six North American species in genus.
Identification
Adult:
Feralia comstocki - paler green with greatly reduced dark areas and lighter HW

Feralia deceptiva – western species

Feralia februalis – western species

Feralia jocosa – small size, dark HW and lack large patches black scale on FW

Feralia major - eastern species, less common in west


Larva: Caterpillars of several genera, including Feralia, are green with white stripes to mimic conifer needles. Feralia adds a red stripe, or chain of red spots, to this color pattern.
Food
Conifers and oaks.
Internet References
Moth Photographer's Group--shows F. jocosa, deceptiva, major, comstocki and februalis
Canadian Biodiversity--F. jocosa, major, and comstocki