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A medium-size moth (3.5-4.0 cm wingspan) with pale yellow brown to deep rust brown forewings with a darker shade along the cubital vein and a prominent row of dark dots marking the postmedian line where it crosses the veins, and a dark shade in the middle of the outer margin. The hind wings are tan to almost white, much paler than the forewings. Similar to Archanara oblonga, but subflava is generally much lighter in color, has much paler hindwings and lacks the row of terminal dots on the forewings. The illustrated specimen on the right is from the Moths of Canada website; the dark specimen is from Grant Co., WA.


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