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with some photos
including those during
Focus On Nature Tours
in North Carolina,
the Delmarva Peninsula,
and elsewhere in the East
Part 1 of a List of Eastern North American Moths, in 2 Parts
compiled by Armas Hill
MOTHS IN PART 2 OF THIS LIST, with families EREBIDAE & NOCTUIDAE
and some others, including: Tussock, Owlet, Nolid, Tiger, Wasp, & Lichen Moths.
Photo at upper right: the HUMMINGBIRD CLEARWING
(photo by Howard Eskin)
LINKS to OTHER LISTS with some PHOTOS of:
BUTTERFLIES in: EASTERN NORTH AMERICA ARIZONA TEXAS
THE WEST INDIES CENTRAL AMERICA SOUTH AMERICA
DRAGONFLIES and DAMSELFLIES in: EASTERN NORTH AMERICA
MOTHS in: THE WEST INDIES CENTRAL AMERICA SOUTH AMERICA
MOTHS and BUTTERFLIES in: ALASKA EUROPE JAPAN
And PHOTO GALLERIES of: MOTHS in: JAMAICA the DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
and BUTTERFLIES DURING RECENT FONT TOURS IN ECUADOR
There is now a field guide to moths that is truly excellent. It is the "Peterson Field Guide to Moths of Northeastern North America", by David Beadle & Seabrooke Leckie, published in 2012.
That book is listed below under "Codes", and referred to in the list with the code (PNE). .
H#:xxxx Hodge's Numbers These numbers come from the "Check List of the Lepidoptera of America North of Mexico", by R.W. Hodges, et. al.
The 1983 list (actually compiled thru 1978) is outdated, but the numbers for now continue to be used.
Numbers noted as (NA:xxx) refer to the photographs in the National Audubon Society Field Guide of North American Insects & Spiders, by Lorus & Margery Milne, 1980
Numbers noted as (NW:xx) refer to pages with photographs in "Moths & Caterpillars of the North Woods" by Jim Sogaard, 2009, (the North Woods series relates to wildlife in northern Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota in the US & Ontario in Canada)
Numbers noted as (PM:xx) refer to plates with illustrations in the older Peterson book, "A Field Guide to the Moths of Eastern North America", by Charles Covell, Jr., 1984.
Numbers noted as (PNE:xxx) refer to pages with illustrations in the "Peterson Field Guide to Moths of Northeastern North America", by David Beadle & Seabrook Leckie, 2012.
Numbers noted as (S:xxx) refer to pages in the book "Butterflies and Moths" by David Carter, a Smithsonian Handbook, second printing 2002.
Numbers noted as (W:xx) refer to pages in the book "Caterpillars of Eastern North America" by David Wagner, 2005.
MA: occurs in Massachusetts
MD: occurs in Maryland
NC: occurs in North Carolina
NJ: occurs in New Jersey
PA: occurs in Pennsylvania
(ph): species with a photo in this FONT website
As of now, there are 1,738 species of moths in this two-part list.
Links to Groupings in this Website:
We begin this long 2-part
of moths with those in the families SPHINGIDAE and SATURNIIDAE
as they are the most striking and spectacular in appearance and thus those that are most apt
to catch the attention of people who may become interested in moths.
Sphinx & Hawk Moths (Family Sphingidae)
Giant Silk Moths (Family Saturniidae)
Lappet Moths & Tent Caterpillars
Apatelodid Moths (Family Apatelodidae)
In this list, with APATELODIDAE is BOMBYCIDAE: Silkworm Moths
Sack-bearers (Family Mimallonidae)
Scoopwing Moths (Subfamily Epipleminae in the Family Uraniidae)
Hooktip Moths (Family Drepanidae)
Geometer Moths (Family Geometridae)
Prominents (Family Notodontidae)
Tussock Moths (Subfamily Lymantriinae)
What was the family LYMANTRIIDAE
is now said to be a subfamily,
LYMANTRIINAE, as part of the family EREBIDAE
Owlet Moths & Miller Moths
(what has been Family Noctuidae, including
Family Erebidae, Euteliidae & subfamilies noted below)
EREBIDAE was part of NOCTUIDAE. It is 1 of 7 North American
in the superfamily NOCTUOIDEA that includes 12 former noctuid subfamilies:
including CALPINAE, CATOCALINAE, EUTELILINAE, HERMINIINAE,
HYPENINAE, BOLETOBLINAE, DIPHTHERINAE, EREBINAE, and others.
Nolid Moths (Family Nolidae)
Slug Caterpillar Moths (Family Limacodidae)
Smoky Moths or Leaf
& Metalmark Moths (Family Choreutidae)
Cossid & Carpenter Moths (Family Cossidae)
Ghost Moths (Family Hepialidae)
(Subfamily Arctiinae in the Family Erebidae)
What was the family ARCTIIDAE is now said to be a subfamily,
ARCTIINAE, as part of the family EREBIDAE
Wasp Moths (Subtribe Ctenuchini in Arctiinae in Erebidae)
Lichen Moths (Subtribe Lithosiini in Arctiinae in Erebidae)
Plume Moths (Family Pterophoridae)
Window-winged Moths (Family Thyrididae)
Pyralid Moths (Family Pyralidae)
Family CRAMBIDAE is included in this list in the family PYRALIDAE.
Flannel Moths (Family Megalopygidae)
Leafroller or Tortricid Moths (Family Tortricidae)
Clear-winged Moths (Family Sesiidae)
Moths (Family Yponomeutidae)
Certain members of the unrelated Snout Moths (in PYRALIDAE)
are also known as "Ermine Moths"
Twirler Moths (Family Gelechiidae)
Mompha Moths (Family Momphidae)
Leaf-blotch Miner Moths (Family Gracillariidae)
Concealer Moths (Family Oecophoridae)
Tineid, or Fungus Moths (Family Tineidae)
Family Galacticidae: a
of moths previously assigned to other families
Upcoming FONT Birding & Nature Tours in North America FONT Past Tour Highlights
A List & Photo Gallery of North American Birds, in 6 parts Birds during FONT North Carolina Tours
Other Lists & Photo Galleries: Eastern North America Butterflies
Eastern North America Wildflowers & some other plants (noting host plants for butterflies & moths)
Eastern North America Dragonflies & Damselflies Eastern North America Amphibians & Reptiles
Eastern North America Mammals (Land & Sea) Eastern North America Marine Life
Other Lists & Photo Galleries of Butterflies & Moths Elsewhere
Alphabetical Directory of Moths by Genus with Photos in the FONT Website
Alphabetical Directory of Butterflies by Genus with Photos in the FONT Website
Directory of Photos in this Website
Family SPHINGIDAE: Sphinx Moths including Hawk Moths, or "Hummingbird Moths"
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