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The Green Marvel

Moths of Pennsylvania

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This is The Green Marvel, or Agriopodes fallax. It was caught on August 3rd at Adam's house at the mercury vapor light at about 10 p.m.

The Green Marvel is a small noctuid moth, with a wingspan of 1-1.5 inches. Its hindwings are whitish-gray, a stark contrast to its forewings, which are a striking green and black. The caterpillars feed on viburnum.

Covell's guide calls it uncommon, which has proven true as we have encountered it only twice.