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Genus Feralia

Feralia deceptiva Comstock's Sallow - Feralia comstocki Feralia comstocki Feralia deceptiva Feralia februalis ? - Feralia februalis Feralia jocosa Pennsylvania Moth - Feralia jocosa Feralia comstocki
Show images of: caterpillars · adults · both
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 lists six North American species in genus.
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.
Conifers and oaks.
Internet References
Moth Photographer's Group--shows F. jocosa, deceptiva, major, comstocki and februalis
Canadian Biodiversity--F. jocosa, major, and comstocki