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Gnophaela vermiculatus


Type of Insect: moth
Size: 1 inch
Overall Color: black with white pattern
Larval Foods: plants in genus Mertensia (bluebells)
Adult Foods: flower nectar
Larval Type: yellow and black caterpillar
status: common
Description: medium-sized showy moths mostly black with a white pattern on all wings, larvae are bright yellow and black caterpillars

Kingdom: Animalia (Animals)
Phylum: Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Class: Hexapoda (Insects)
Order: Lepidoptera (butterflies,moths)
Family: 13 Noctuidae
SubFamily: 07 Arctiinae
Genus: Gnophaela
Species: vermiculatus

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