E-Fauna BC: Electronic Atlas of the Wildlife of British Columbia

Feralia deceptiva McDunnough, 1920
Deceptive Sallow Moth; Green Zebra Moth
Family: Noctuidae
Photo of species

© Libby & Rick Avis  Email the photographer   (Photo ID #10184)

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Distribution of Feralia deceptiva in British Columbia
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The Green Zebra Moth is an early spring emergent species that is found in North America from southwestern BC ("primarily west of the Cascades") to California (Crabo et al. 2012). Crabo et al. indicate that it is a food plant specialist: "This species is a foodplant specialist feeding primarily on Douglas fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii) in the Pinaceae.".

Status Information

Origin StatusProvincial StatusBC List
(Red Blue List)
NativeS4S5No StatusNot Listed
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Species References

Crabo, L, Hammond, P., Peterson, M., Shepard, J., and R. Zack. 2012. Pacific Northwest Moths. (http://pnwmoths.biol.wwu.edu/).

General References

Recommended citation: Author, Date. Page title. In Klinkenberg, Brian. (Editor) 2021. E-Fauna BC: Electronic Atlas of the Fauna of British Columbia [efauna.bc.ca]. Lab for Advanced Spatial Analysis, Department of Geography, University of British Columbia, Vancouver. [Accessed: 2022-09-24 9:44:10 AM]
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