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A List 
of 
Moths
in eastern
North America
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 & PHOTO GALLERIES, of: 
 
BUTTERFLIES OF EASTERN NORTH AMERICA 
  
DRAGONFLIES & DAMSELFLIES OF EASTERN NORTH AMERICA

MOTHS OF THE WEST INDIES     MOTHS OF CENTRAL AMERICA  

MOTHS & BUTTERFLIES OF EUROPE     MOTHS & BUTTERFLIES OF JAPAN

MOTHS & BUTTERFLIES DURING THE FONT TOUR IN ECUADOR IN JULY 2013 



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). .    

 

Codes:

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The 1983 list (actually compiled thru 1978) is outdated, but the numbers for now continue to be used.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:

Sphinx & Hawk Moths  (Family Sphingidae)

Giant Silk Moths  (Family Saturniidae)

Lappet Moths & Tent Caterpillars  (Family Lasiocampidae)  

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  (Family Lymantriidae)

Family LYMANTRIIDAE 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 families 
in the superfamily NOCTUOIDEA that includes 12 former noctuid subfamilies:
including CALPINAE, CATOCALINAE, EUTELILINAE, HERMINIINAE, 
HYPENINAE, BOLETOBLINAE, DIPHTHERINAE, EREBINAE, & others. 

Nolid Moths  (Family Nolidae)

Slug Caterpillar Moths  (Family Limacodidae)  

Smoky Moths or Leaf Skeletonizers  (Family Zygaenidae)
& Metalmark Moths  (Family Choreutidae)

Cossid & Carpenter Moths  (Family Cossidae)

Ghost Moths  (Family Hepialidae)

Tiger Moths  (Family Arctiidae)  

Family ARCTIIDAE said to be a subfamily, 
ARCTIINAE, as part of the family EREBIDAE


Wasp Moths  (Subfamily Ctenuchidea in Arctiidae)

Lichen Moths  (Subfamily Lithosiinae in Arctiidae)

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) 

Ermine 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-blotcher Miner Moths  (Family Gracillariidae)

Concealer Moths  (Family Oecophoridae)

Tineid, or Fungus Moths  (Family Tineidae)

Family Galacticidae:  a recently-described family
of moths previously assigned to other families  


Other Links:


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"  

  1. Hummingbird Clearwing  (ph)  ______  H#7853  MD  NC  NJ  PA  (NA:569) (NW:112) (PM:6) (PNE:265) (S:242) (W:268) 
    Hemaris thysbe 

    Hemaris thysbe
    resembles hummingbirds when hovering in front of flowers, so much so that the moth is regularly mistaken for the tiny bird. 
    When this moth hovers at flowers, as it does in full sunlight, it produces a buzz with its wings that is similar to but softer than that of a hummingbird when similarly engaged.
    Favored foods are: hawthorns, honeysuckles, Prunus species, and snowberry.  

    The Hummingbird Clearwing is common throughout eastern North America. Adults in the north fly Apr-Aug (1 brood), and in the south Mar-Jun & Aug-Oct (2 broods). 

    Caterpillar food: often viburnums, also blueberries, cranberries 




    Above: A Hummingbird Clearwing

    (photo by Howard Eskin) 

  2. Snowberry Clearwing  (ph)  ______  H#7855   MD  NC  NJ  PA  (NW:113) (PM:6) (PNE:265) (W:267)
    Hemaris diffinis

    The Snowberry Clearwing occurs commonly throughout eastern North America. It has two broods. Adults fly Apr-Aug.

    Favored caterpillar foods: snowberry, dogbane, honeysuckles. 

    Hemaris diffinis
    resembles a bumblebee. It is distinguished from the other two Hemaris species by black scaled areas on the wings.  







    Photographs of the Snowberry Clearwing Moth
    (photos by Howard Eskin)

  3. Slender Clearwing  ______  H#7854  PA  (PM:6) (W:277)
    Hemaris gracilis

    The Slender Clearwing occurs from Nova Scotia to Florida, and west to Michigan & Manitoba. Adults fly May-Aug.
    It is the least common of the Hemaris species in eastern North America, and its favored food is early, low blueberry. 

  4. Carolina Sphinx Moth  (ph)   ______  H#7775  MD  NC  NJ  PA  (NA:25,558) (PM:1) (PNE:257) (S:238) (W:248)  
    Manduca sexta

    The larva of the Manduca sexta is known as the Tobacco Hornworm. 
    Although Manduca sexta is in the family SPHINGIDAE, it is not a "hummingbird moth".  

    Yet another name for Manduca sexta is the "Six-spotted Sphinx". In southern tobacco-growing states, the adult moth is called a "tobacco fly".
    Its caterpillars hatch from large green eggs and grow rapidly in 4 to 5 weeks. the pupae have a distinctive jug-like handle.  

    The Carolina Sphinx occurs throughout eastern North America. It is more common southward. Adults fly May-Oct.  

     

    Carolina Sphinx
    (photo by Stephen Kloiber)

  5. Rustic Sphinx Moth  (ph)  ______  H#7778  MD  NC  (PM:3) (PNE:259) (W:249)
    Manduca rustica

    Similar to Manduca sexta, the Rustic Sphinx Moth is chocolate brown, mottled with white, black, and yellow on its forewings, and it has 6 pairs of yellow spots on its abdomen.
    It occurs from Virginia south to Central America, but it often strays further north.  

       

    Rustic Sphinx Moth

  6. Ash Sphinx Moth  ______  H#7783  MD  NC  PA  (PM:4) (PNE:259)
    Manduca jasminearum

    The Ash Sphinx Moth occurs from Connecticut & New York south to Florida, and west to Arkansas & Texas. It is more common along the East Coast. Adults fly May-Sep.

  7. Five-spotted Hawkmoth  ______  H#7776  MD  NC  NJ  PA  (NA:26) (PM:3) (PNE:257) (W:249) 
    (also called the
    Tomato Hornworm Moth)
    Manduca quinquemaculata

    The caterpillars of Manduca quinquemaculata are seen much more often than the adult moths. They feed mostly at night and later pupate in unlined cells in the soil. 
    Although they are called tomato worms or hornworms, they also eat the foliage of potatoes, eggplants, green peppers, and various weeds.
    Persistent rumors that these caterpillars can "sting" with their horns are totally false. 

    The adult moths are known in the southern tobacco-growing states as "tobacco flies".  

    The Five-spotted Hawkmoth occurs throughout eastern North America. It is less common southward than the Carolina Sphinx. Adults fly May-Oct.    

  8. Cerisy's Sphinx Moth  (ph)  ______  H#7822  PA  (NA:565) (NW:107) (PM:6) (PNE:263) (W:260)   
    (also called
    One-eyed Sphinx Moth)
    Smerinthus cerysyi

    The Cerisy's, or One-eyed Sphinx Moth occurs uncommonly from Newfoundland to Georgia, and west to Manitoba & Arkansas. Adults fly May-Jul. 

    Caterpillar food: willows and poplars

    Smerinthus cerysyi is closely associated with boreal forest.



    The Caterpillar of the Cerisy's, or One-eyed Sphinx
    (photo by Sally Brady)

  9. Two-spotted Sphinx Moth  ______  H#7821  MD  NC  NJ  PA  (NW:106) PM:6) (PNE:263) (S:241) (W:261) 
    (also called
    Twin-spotted Sphinx Moth)
    Smerinthus jamaicensis

    The Two-spotted Sphinx Moth is more widespread than the preceding species, the Cerisy's Sphinx Moth. 
    Smerinthus jamaicensis has red rather than pink on its hind wings, and the blue area in the eyespot is divided by a black line, hence "Two, or Twin Spotted".  

    The Two-spotted Sphinx Moth is common throughout eastern North America. Adults fly Apr-Oct.

    Caterpillar food: often willows, also poplars, elms.

  10. Galium Sphinx Moth  (ph)  ______  H#7893  MA  PA  (PNE:269) (W:274)  (also called the Bedstraw Sphinx Moth)
    Hyles gallii intermedia

    The Galium Sphinx is similar to, but smaller than, the following species, the White-lined Sphinx, except that it lacks the white stripes on the thorax and is veins are not outlined in white. 

    In eastern North America, the Galium Sphinx Moth occurs from Labrador to Virginia, and west across Canada, south to Iowa. In much of the range, it is common. Adults fly May-Aug.

    Its caterpillars feed on bedstraw, spurge, fifewed, and other plants.

    This, and the following species, were formerly in the genus CELERIS



    Galium Sphinx
    (photo by Stephen Kloiber)

  11. White-lined Sphinx Moth  (ph) ______  H#7894  MD  NC  NJ  PA  (NA:554) (NW:115) (PM:3) (PNE:269) (S:245) (W:275)
    Hyles lineata

    White-lined Sphinx Moths
    whir like hummingbirds as they visit gardens, often at dusk as well as in darkness. Often they fly in numbers to artificial lights. Sometimes they seek nectar in daylight.
    There are 2 or more generations a year, with one overwintering as pupae underground.

    The White-lined Sphinx Moth occurs throughout eastern North America, where adults fly Apr-Oct. It is sporadic northward.  

    Caterpillar food includes: evening primrose 



    Above: White-lined Sphinx
    (photo by Howard Eskin)
    Below: a Caterpillar of the White-lined Sphinx Moth photographed during a FONT Tour
    (photo by Doris Potter)




  12. Pink-spotted Sphinx Moth  (ph)  ______  H#7771  MD  NC  NJ  PA  (PM:3) (PNE:257) (W:249)   
    (also called the
    Pink-spotted Hawkmoth
    Agrius cingulata

    The Pink-spotted Sphinx Moth occurs throughout eastern North America, but as a stray northward. May be locally common. Adults fly Jun-Oct, especially Sep-Oct.



    Pink-spotted Sphinx Moth
     
  13. Walnut Sphinx Moth  (ph)  ______  H#7827  NC  NJ  PA  (NW:110) (PM:6) (PNE:265) (W:264)
    Amorpha
    (or Laothoe) juglandis

    The Walnut Sphinx Moth occurs throughout eastern North America. It is common in most of its range. Adults fly May-Aug.  

    Caterpillar food includes: hop hornbeam (ironwood) and hazel. 



    Walnut Sphinx Moth
    (photo by Stephen Kloiber)


  14. Elm Sphinx Moth  ______  H#7786  MD  NC  NJ  PA  (PM:3) (PNE:259) (W:250)  (also called Four-horned Sphinx)
    Ceratomia amyntor

    The Elm Sphinx Moth is common throughout eastern North America. Adults fly May-Oct.

  15. Catalpa Sphinx Moth  ______  H#7789  MD  NJ  PA  (PM: 5) (PNE:259) (W:251)  
    Ceratomia catalpae

    The Catalpa Sphinx Moth occurs throughout eastern North America, where it is locally common to abundant, but less common northward. Adults fly May-Sep.  

  16. Waved Sphinx Moth  (ph)  ______  H#7787  MD  NC  NJ  PA  (NW:100) (PM:4) (PNE:259) (W:252)
    Ceratomia undulosa

    The Waved Sphinx Moth occurs throughout eastern North America, where it is one of the most common sphinxes. Adult fly May-Oct.  

    A caterpillar food: ash species 



    Waved Sphinx Moth

  17. Pawpaw Sphinx Moth  ______  H#7784  MD  NC  NJ  PA  (NW:99) (PM:5) (PNE:259) (W:255)
    Dolba hyloeus

    The Pawpaw Sphinx Moth occurs from southern Ontario & Maine to Florida, and west to Wisconsin & Texas. It is more common southward. Adults fly Jun-Sep.

    Caterpillar food: winterberry (in northern areas)

  18. Bald Cypress Sphinx Moth  ______  H#7791  MD(rare)  NC  (W:255)
    Isoparce cupressi

  19. Northern Pine Sphinx Moth  ______  H#7817  MA  MD  NC  NJ  PA  (NW:105) (PM:5) (PNE:263)
    Lapara bombycoides

    The Northern Pine Sphinx Moth occurs from Nova Scotia to Georgia, and west to Manitoba & Wisconsin. It is locally common in Pines, favoring Pitch, Red, and Scotch, and also American Larch. Adults fly Jun to mid-Jul.

    Caterpillar food: pines (Jack, White, Red), also tamarack

    The Northern Pine Sphinx Moth is similar to the Southern Pine Sphinx Moth (below), but it is usually smaller, and its forewing lines are much heavier and more distinct.   

  20. Southern Pine Sphinx Moth  ______  H#7816  MD  NC  NJ  PA  (PM:5) (PNE:261) (W:254)
    Lapara conferarum

    The Southern Pine Sphinx Moth is locally common in pine forests from southern New York to Florida, and west to Minnesota & Louisiana. It favors, especially, Loblolly and Longleaf Pines in the South. Adults fly late-Apr to Sep.   

  21. Modest Sphinx Moth  ______  H#7828  MD  NC  NJ  PA  (NA:548) (NW:111) (PM:3) (PNE:265) (W:265)  
    (also called the
    Big Poplar Sphinx Moth)
    Pachysphinx modesta

    The Modest, or Big Poplar Sphinx Moth occurs throughout eastern North America. It can be locally common. Adults fly Jun-Jul in the north, Mar-Sep further south.  

    Caterpillar food: poplars (especially) and willows

    Pachysphinx modesta has one of the largest wingspans of all the North American sphinx moths.The adult moths somewhat resemble dried poplar leaves. When disturbed, they display their maroon-red hindwing patches.  

  22. Huckleberry Sphinx Moth  ______  H#7826  MD  NC  NJ  PA  (PM:6) (W:260)
    Paonias astylus

    The Huckleberry Sphinx Moth occurs from Maine to Florida, and west to Missouri & Mississippi. In the western part of its range, its distribution is spotty. Overall, it is uncommon to rare. Adults fly in the north in Jul, and in the south Mar-Jun & Sep in Florida.    

  23. Blinded Sphinx Moth  (ph)  ______  H#7824  MA  MD  NC  NJ  PA  (NW:108) (PM:6) (PNE:263) (W:262)
    Paonias excaecata

    The Blinded Sphinx Moth has no black center in the blue eyespot, hence the name "Blind".

    Caterpillars food: apple, birch, and variety of other trees. 

    The Blinded Sphinx Moth is common throughout eastern North America. Adults fly May-Aug.  



    Above & below: a Blinded Sphinx Moth
    from two different angles, by a back porch 
    in Cambridgeport, Massachusetts in late June 2014.
    (photos by Eloy Martinez)  Thank you Eloy!




  24. Small-eyed Sphinx Moth  (ph)  ______  H#7825  MD  NC  NJ  PA  (NW:109) (PM:6) (PNE:263) (W:263)
    Paonias myops

    The Small-eyed Sphinx Moth occurs commonly throughout eastern North America. Adults fly May-Sep.

    Caterpillar food: often cherry, also hawthorns, and juneberries.



    Above & below: the Small-eyed Sphinx Moth; below with one of the "eyes"
    (photos by Marcie O'Çonnor) 




  25. Plebian Sphinx Moth  ______  H#7793  MD  NC  NJ  PA  (PM:5) (PNE:259) (W:253) 
    (also called the
    Trumpet Vine Sphinx Moth)
    Paratraea plebeja

    The Plebian Sphinx Moth occurs commonly from Connecticut & New York to Florida, and west to Minnesota, Kansas, & Texas.  Adults fly Apr-Oct.

  26. Canadian Sphinx Moth  ______  H#7807  (PM:5) (PNE:261)
    Sphinx canadensis

    The Canadian Sphinx Moth occurs uncommonly from Newfoundland to Kentucky, and west to Manitoba & Arkansas. Adults fly May-Sep.

  27. Great Ash Sphinx Moth  ______  H#7802  MD  NC  NJ  PA  (PM:4) (PNE:261) (W:256)
    Sphinx chersis

    The Great Ash Sphinx Moth occurs throughout eastern North America. It is generally uncommon, and more rare to the south. Adults fly May-Oct.  

  28. Wild Cherry Sphinx Moth  ______  H#7812  MD  NC  NJ  PA  (NA:523) (PM:4) (PNE:261) (W:260)  
    Sphinx drupiferarum

    The Wild Cherry Sphinx Moth occurs uncommonly from Newfoundland to Georgia, and west to Manitoba & Arkansas. Adults fly May-Jul.  

    Caterpillar food: the foliage of wild or cultivated cherry, plum, and apple.

  29. Hermit Sphinx Moth  (ph)   ______  H#7796  MD  NC  PA  (NW:101) (PM:5) (PNE:259) (W:257)
    Sphinx
    (or Lintneria) eremitus

    The Hermit Sphinx Moth occurs from Nova Scotia to North Carolina, and west to Manitoba & Arkansas. It is uncommon to rare southward, and either not recorded or infrequently recorded in some states in its range. Adult fly Jul-Aug.

    Caterpillar food: herbs in the mint family, such as bergamot.   



    Hermit Sphinx Moth
    (photo by Stephen Kloiber)

  30. Franck's Sphinx Moth  ______  H#7808  MD(rare)   (PM:4)
    Sphinx franckii

    The Franck's Sphinx Moth occurs from New Jersey to northern Florida, and west to Missouri & Louisiana.  It is local & uncommon, but less rare than previously believed. Adults fly late Jun to mid-Jul, and again Aug-Sep.   

  31. Apple Sphinx Moth  ______  H#7810  MD  NC  NJ  PA  (PM:5) (W:258)
    Sphinx gordius 

    The Apple Sphinx Moth occurs throughout eastern North America. It is more common northward and rare further south. Adults fly May-Sep.

  32. Laurel Sphinx Moth  ______  H#7809  MD  NC  NJ  PA  (NW:102) (PM:4) (PNE:261) (W:259) 
    (also called the
    Fawn Sphinx Moth)
    Sphinx kalmiae

    The Laurel Sphinx Moth occurs from Newfoundland to northern Florida, and west to Manitoba & Arkansas. It is more common northward. Adults fly May-Aug.  

    Caterpillar food: often ash, also birches and lilac

  33. Clemen's Sphinx Moth  ______  H#7811  PA  (NW:104) (PM:4) (PNE:261) (W:260)
    Sphinx luscitiosa
     

    The Clemen's Sphinx Moth occurs from Nova Scotia to New Jersey, and west to Manitoba & Minnesota. It is uncommon to rare. Adults fly Jun-Jul. 

    Caterpillar food: willows, birches, also bog rosemary, and blueberries. 

  34. Northern Apple Sphinx Moth  ______  H#7810.1  (NW:103) (PNE:261)
    Sphinx poecila 

    Sphinx poecila
    has long been conspecific with the more-southerly Apple Sphinx Moth, Sphinx gordius. The Apple Sphinx Moth is best differentiated by its having a contrastingly dark post-medial area of the forewing.

    Caterpillar food: tamarack, sweet gale, meadowsweet, blueberries 

  35. Tantalus Sphinx Moth  ______  H#7847
    Aellopos tantalus

    The Tantalus Sphinx Moth occurs from southern Quebec to Florida, and west to Michigan. Adults in the north fly in Jun.

    Aellopos tantalus
    has one row of whitish spots on the forewing. 

  36. Titan Sphinx Moth  ______  H#7849  (PM:5)
    Aellopos titan

    The Titan Sphinx Moth occurs from Maine to Florida, and west to South Dakota & Texas. In the northern part of its range it is uncommon to rare and adults fly Jun-Oct. 

  37. Nessus Sphinx Moth  ______  H#7873  MD  NC  NJ  PA  (PM:6) (PNE:267) (W:272)
    Amphion floridensis

    The Nessus Sphinx Moth occurs commonly throughout eastern North America. Adults fly Apr-Jul.

    Amphion floridensis has been Amphion nessus.  

  38. Azalea Sphinx Moth  (ph)   ______  H#7886  MA  MD  NC  NJ  PA  (NW:117) (PM:6) (PNE:267) (W:277)
    Darapsa choerilus 
    (or pholus)

    The Azalea Sphinx is common throughout eastern North America. Adults fly Apr-Aug.

    Caterpillar food includes: often viburnums, also blueberries



    Azalea Sphinx Moth
    (photo by Marcie O'Çonnor)

  39. Virginia Creeper Sphinx Moth  (ph)  ______  H#7885  MD  NC  NJ  PA  (NA:549) (NW:116) (PM:6) (PNE:267) (W:273)   
    (also called the
    Hog Sphinx Moth
    Darapsa myron

    Unlike most adult moths, Darapsa myron do not visit flowers but feed on decaying fruit and fermenting tree sap. 
    Their caterpillars spin loose silken cocoons on the ground among soil litter where they overwinter as pupae. 
    There are 2 generations per year. the fully grown caterpillar is often parasitized by internal wasp larvae.  

    Darapsa myron is one of the most common sphinxes. It occurs from southern Quebec to Florida, and wet to North Dakota & Texas. Adults fly Apr-Sep. 

    Caterpillar food includes: grape, woodbine



    Virginia Creeper Sphinx Moth
    (photo by Stephen Kloiber)

  40. Hydrangea Sphinx Moth  ______  H#7884  MD  NC  NJ  PA  (PM:6) (PNE:267) (W:277)
    Darapsa versicolor

    The Hydrangea Sphinx Moth occurs from southern Quebec & Maine to Florida, and west to Michigan, Missouri, and eastern Texas. It is uncommon to locally common. Adults fly Jun-Jul. 

  41. Lettered Sphinx Moth  (ph)  ______  H#7871  MD  NC  NJ  PA  (PM:6) (PNE:267) (W:271)
    Deidamia inscriptum

    The Lettered Sphinx Moth occurs commonly from southern Quebec to Florida, and west to South Dakota, Missouri, and Louisiana. Adults fly Mar-Jun.



    Lettered Sphinx Moth
    (photo by Stephen Kloiber)

  42. Mournful Sphinx Moth  ______  H#7851  NC  PA  (PM:5)
    Enyo lugubris

    The Mournful Sphinx Moth normally ranges from North Carolina to Florida, and west to Texas. But it strays north as far as southern Michigan, Aug-Oct. It occurs commonly all-year in southern Florida. 

  43. Alope Sphinx Moth  ______  H#7832  (PM:30 (W:278)
    Erinnyis alope

    The Alope Sphinx Moth is normally Neotropical, in Latin America & the West Indies. It occasionally strays northward to New Jersey. It occurs all-year in southern Florida. 

  44. Ello Sphinx Moth  ______  H#7834  (PM:3) (W:266)
    Erinnyis ello

    The Ello Sphinx Moth is a tropical moth, that strays as far north as New York & Michigan during Apr-Oct.  

  45. Obscure Sphinx Moth  ______  H#7837  (PM:6)
    Erinnyis obscura

    The Obscure Sphinx Moth is a tropical moth that rarely strays north as far as Pennsylvania during Aug-Sep. It occurs commonly in Florida & Texas and rarely in Louisiana & Mississippi.   

  46. Achemon Sphinx Moth  ______  H#7861  MD  NC  NJ  PA  (PM:3) (PNE:267)
    Eumorpha achemon

    The Achemon Sphinx Moth occurs from Massachusetts to Florida, and west to North Dakota & Texas. Adults fly Jun-Aug.

  47. Banded Sphinx Moth  ______  H#7865  MD  NC  PA  (PM:3) (W:277)
    Eumorpha fasciatus

    The Banded Sphinx Moth is a tropical species. It is sometimes common from Florida to Arkansas & Texas, and it strays as far north as Michigan & Nova Scotia, flying Aug-Nov. 

  48. Intermediate Sphinx Moth  ______  H#7860  NC
    Eumorpha intermedia

    The Intermediate Sphinx Moth occurs from coastal North Carolina to northern Florida, and west along the Gulf Coast to Texas. Adults fly Apr-Oct. 

  49. Gaudy Sphinx Moth  (ph)  ______  H#7866  (PM:3)  (species described by Linnaeus in 1758)
    Eumorpha labruscae

    Eumorpha labruscae
    is an Sphinx Moth that can grow to the size of a human hand. This migrating moth is commonly found in Central and South America and the West Indies, and occasionally it occurs into the United States and as far north as Canada, with strays occurring as far north as Maine & Manitoba, flying Sep-Nov. 

    It is known as the Gaudy Sphinx Moth due to its remarkable markings and the amazing array of colors on its wings.
    It has a combination of green, blue, red, and yellow coloration on the wings, thus explaining its flamboyant common name.



    Above & below: Two photographs of a Gaudy Sphinx Moth,
    In the photo below, the colorful open wings 
    (photos by Helen Kyrk)





  50. Pandorus Sphinx Moth  (ph)  ______  H#7859  MD  NC  NJ  PA  (NA:547) (PM:3) (PNE:265) (W:269) 
    Eumorpha pandorus

    The Pandorus Sphinx Moth visits flowers at dusk and before dawn, but rarely feeds in total darkness,
    Like most Sphinx Moths, it is strongly attracted to artificial lights.
    This species was formerly was in the genus Pholus.

    The Pandorus Sphinx Moth occurs commonly from Nova Scotia to Florida, and west to Kansas & Texas. Adults fly Jun-Aug in the north, and May-Oct in the deep south.



    Pandorus Sphinx

  51. Vine Sphinx Moth   ______  H#7864  (PM:3)  (species described by Linnaeus in 1758) 
    Eumorpha vitis

    The Vine Sphinx Moth occurs from Massachusetts to Florida, and west to Texas. In the north, it is a stray. In extreme southern Florida, it is common, where there are 2 broods with adults flying Apr-May & Jul-Oct.

  52. Proud Sphinx Moth  ______  H#7874  (PM:6) (W:277)
    Proserpinus gaurae

    The Proud Sphinx Moth occurs from South Carolina to northern Florida, and west to Missouri & Texas. it is local & rare, and in some states within its range there are either infrequent records or none. Adults fly Apr-Aug.

  53. Abbott's Sphinx Moth  ______  H#7870  MD  NC  PA  (NW:114) (PM:6) (PNE:267) (W:270)
    Sphecodina abbottii

    The Abbott's Sphinx Moth occurs from Maine to Florida, and west to Minnesota, Kansas, & Texas. It is locally common. Adults fly Apr-Jul.
    Sphecodina abbottii comes to flowers, bait, and lights. The male flies at dusk, while the female seems to fly around midnight. 

    Caterpillar food includes: grapes, woodbine. 


  54. Pluto Sphinx Moth  ______  H#7887  (PM:3) (W:276)
    Xylophanes pluto

    The Pluto Sphinx Moth is tropical, entering southern Florida & southern Texas, where it occurs all-year and is sometimes common. 

  55. Tersa Sphinx Moth  ______  H#7890  MD  NC  NJ  PA  (PM:6) (PNE:269) (W:276)  (species described by Linnaeus in 1771)
    Xylophanes tersa 

    The Tersa Sphinx Moth occurs from southern Ontario & Massachusetts to Florida, and west to Wisconsin, Kansas, and Texas. In the north, it is a stray, flying Jun-Oct. In the south, it is common to abundant, flying Feb-Nov in Florida. It comes to lights and flowers.  


    Family SATURNIIDAE: Giant Silk Moths

    Giant Silk Moths, with wingspans of one and one-eighths to five and seven-eighths inches (30 to 150mm) are the largest moths in eastern North America.
    Most are brightly colored, and some species have large, transparent eyespots on their wings. The antennae are large and often feathery.
    These moths do not have hearing organs, or tympana.
    The short-lived adults have vestigal mouthparts and do not feed. They live off fat and flesh laid down by the larvae.  
    They are usually seen at night, clinging to window screens or fluttering like bats around streetlights. 
    Some species lay eggs singly. Others do so in small groups, and yet others in large masses.

    The caterpillars are smooth or spiny and generally feed on the foliage of trees. In many species, the caterpillars spin a tough cocoon, which may be attached to a twig or hidden in fallen leaves. In a few cases, however, the pupa occupy a small chamber in soil instead of a cocoon. Most species overwinter as pupae.

    These large moths are not closely related to the true Asiatic silkworm.       

  56. Regal Moth  (ph)  ______  H#7706  MD  NC  NJ  PA  (NA:28,568) (PM:1,9) (PNE:251) (S:218) (W:231) 
    Citheronia regalis

    Citheronia regalis
    is also called the Royal Walnut Moth.
    It is an attractive moth, but its slightly alarming caterpillar is commonly called the Hickory Horned Devil. The caterpillar is so-called because of its black-striped orange horns.

    The species pupates without a cocoon in an earthen cell. There is 1 generation a year.

    The Regal Moth occurs from Massachusetts to Florida, and west to Kansas & Texas. It is common southward and rare northward. Adults fly Jun-Sep.  



    A Regal Moth, next to a US 1-cent coin 
    (photo courtesy of Steve Trimble)

  57. Pine-devil Moth  ______  H#7708  MD  NC  NJ  PA  (PM:9) (PNE:251) (W:230)
    Citheronia sepuloralis

    The Pine-Devil Moth occurs from Maine to Florida, and west to Kentucky & Mississippi. It is common southward. Adults fly Jun-Aug.

    The caterpillars of Citheronia sepuloralis feed on pines.  

  58. Imperial Moth  (ph)  ______  H#7704  MD  NC  NJ  PA  (NA:19,550) (NW:91) (PNE:249) (S:219) (W:232)
    Eacles imperialis
    Eacles imperialis pini  ______ 
    Pine Imperial Moth

    Imperial Moth
    caterpillars pupate in earthen chambers. 

    Adults often fly to artificial lights, basking in the illumination until dawn. Many also remain there throughout the day and are eaten by birds, so unfortunately the species is becoming rare in areas where artificial lights are common.

    Caterpillar food, in the northern part of its range: conifers, especially Red Pine, White Pine. 

    Close relatives of the Imperial Moth inhabit Latin America. 



     An Imperial Moth    

  59. Promethea Moth  (ph)  ______  H#7764  MD  NC  NJ  PA  (NA:563) (NW:94) (PM:1,2,10) (PNE:255) (S:219) (W:243) Callosamia promethea

    Callosamia promethea
    is also called the Spicebush Silkmoth. 

    The Promethea Moth occurs from southern Quebec & Maine to northern Florida, and west to Minnesota & eastern Texas. It is common in most of its range. Adults fly Jun-Jul northward with 1 brood, and Mar-May & Jul-Aug southward with 2 broods.

    Male Promethea Moths fly in the afternoon like butterflies. Females fly only at night.

    The caterpillars spin silken cocoons on plant stems, incorporating leaves. They were once considered as being a possible source of raw silk, but finding cheap labor to unreel the cocoons proved impractical in North America and so the idea was abandoned.  

    Caterpillar food: often Black Cherry and ashes 



    Promethea Moths
    (photo by Stephen Kloiber)

  60. Tuliptree Silkmoth  ______  H#7765  MD  NC  NJ  PA  (PM:2,10) (PNE:255) (W:244)
    Callosamia angulifera

    The Tuliptree Silkmoth resembles the Promethea in pattern, but it is slightly larger. Both sexes have prominent spots on the basal half of the wings. Its caterpillars feed on Tulip Tree foliage.  

    The Tuliptree Silkmoth occurs from Massachusetts to northern Florida, and west to Michigan & Mississippi. Adults fly in the north Jun-Aug with 1 brood, and in the south Apr-May & Jul-Aug with 2 broods. Both males & females are active at night. 

  61. Sweetbay Silkmoth  ______  H#7766  MD  NC  (PM:2,10) (W:246)
    Callosamia securifera

    The Sweetbay Silkmoth occurs from Maryland to central Florida, west to Mississippi, in low coastal swamps & pine flatlands. It is locally common. Adults fly Apr-May & Jul-Sep. Males fly during the day. Females fly both day & night. 

  62. Io Moth  (ph)  ______  H#7746  MD  NC  NJ  PA  (NA:27,566) (NW:92) (PM:1,2,10) (PNE:253) (S:220) (W:238)
    Autormeris io 

    In eastern North America, the Io Moth occurs from southern Quebec & Maine to Florida (& south to Costa Rica), and west to Manitoba, Colorado, & Texas. At places, it is common. Adults fly May-Sep, with 1 brood northward, and 2 or 3 in the south. 

    Caterpillar food: many broad-leaved woody plants, also corn, clover

    The spines of the Autormeris io caterpillar cause a painful stinging if they penetrate human skin. The caterpillar spins a thin, rather flimsy cocoon among debris on the ground.



    An Io Moth photographed during a FONT tour

  63. Luna Moth  (ph)  ______  H#7758  MA  MD  NC  NJ  PA  (NA:24,573) (NW:97) (PNE:255) (S:222) (W:241)  (another name is the American Moon Moth (species described by Linnaeus in 1758)
    Actias luna

    The Luna Moth is normally nocturnal. This beautiful moth is only found in North America. it is now considered an endangered species as many have been killed by pollutants and pesticides.

    The caterpillar pupates in a thin cocoon, which may include a flexible leaf, usually loose on the ground.
    There are two well-defined generations a year in most of its range.

    The Luna Moth occurs throughout eastern North America. Adults fly May-Jul northward with 1 brood, and Mar-Sep southward with up to 3 broods. 

    Caterpillar food includes: Paper Birch 



    Luna Moth
    (photo by Kenneth Herbert)

  64. Polyphemus Moth  (ph)  ______  H#7757  MD  NC  NJ  PA  (NA:23.567) (NW:96) (PM:1,2,9) (PNE:255) (S:225) (W:242)
    Antheraea polyphemus

    Antheraea polyphemus
    is the most common member of the SATURNID family in North America. It is common throughout eastern North America. Adults fly in the north during May-Jul with 1 brood, and in the south Apr-Sep with 2 broods. 

    Because of the conspicuous eyespot on each hind wing, this moth is named after Polyphemus, the one-eyed giant of Greek myths. 
    At night, adults often fly to artificial lights.

    The fully-grown caterpillars spin rough egg-shaped cocoons, which may remain attached to branches, but usually fall with the leaves in late autumn.  

    Caterpillar food: birch, willow, maple, oak



    Polyphemus Moth
    (photo by Stephen Kloiber) 

  65. Cecropia Moth  (ph)  ______  H#7767  MD  NC  NJ  PA  (NA:20,564) (NW:95) (PM:1,2,10) (PNE:257) (S:227) (W:245)  (species described by Linnaeus in 1758)
    Hyalophora cecropia

    Hyalophora cecropia
    is also called the Robin Moth.
    It is North America's largest moth and is common throughout eastern North America. Adults fly May-Jul. Although they do fly to lights at night, they also fly during the day, and they occur in urban & surburban areas. 

    Its caterpillars spin large brown cocoons that weather to gray. The cocoon is attached along one side of a branch, sometimes incorporating the branch and even twigs into its structure. There is 1 generation a year.

    Caterpillar food: favors maples, also tamarack, spruces



    This photo of a Cecropia Moth, just recently emerged from a cocoon, 
    was sent to us on May 29, 2014 by David Hubbard. With it, in an e-mail. he wrote:

    "I have lived in southeast Massachusetts for 49 years and this is the first I have ever seen.
    Was pretty amazing. When I first saw it, the wings were closed and I did not think twice about it.
    Then, when I accidentally moved the bush that it was on, the wings opened. Incredible!"

    And the following photograph was sent to us a few weeks later, on July 12, 2014,
    from Hudson, Ohio, where these 2 Cecropia Moths were in a backyard.
    (photo courtesy of Richard Kazmier, taken by his wife. Sorry, don't know her name) 





  66. Columbia Silkmoth  ______  H#7768  (PM:10) (PNE:257) (W:246)
    Hyalophora columbia

    The Columbia Silkmoth occurs from Nova Scotia to Maine & New Hampshire, and west to Minnesota. It is found only in boggy northern forests with acidic soil and many larch trees. Adults fly Jun to early-Jul. 

  67. New England Buck Moth  ______  H#7732  PA  (PM:9) (W:240)
    Hemileuca lucina

    Hemileuca lucina
    is very local in boggy or wet meadows in Maine, New Hampshire, & Massachusetts. Adults fly in Sep, emerging earlier than Hemileuc maia.

  68. Nevada Buck Moth complex  ______  H#7731  NJ  (W:240)
    Hemileuca nevadensis 
    (complex)

  69. Eastern Buck Moth  ______  H#7730  MD  NC  NJ  PA  (NW:93) (PM:9) (PNE:253) (W:239)
    Hemileuca maia

    The Eastern Buck Moth occurs from Maine to Florida, and west to Wisconsin, Kansas, and Texas. Adults fly Oct-Nov, in Sep northward, in Dec in Florida.

    Caterpillar food: often willows and polars, also bog buckbean

    Hemileuca maia is a rapid day-flier, best found between noon & 2pm in sunny days in oak forests. 

  70. Peigler's Oakworm Moth  ______  H#7720  NC
    Anisota peigleri

    The Peigler's Oakworm Moth occurs from North Carolina to northern Florida. It is common in the Piedmont area. Adults fly Jul-Aug.

  71. Clear Oakworm Moth  ______  H#7723.1  (said to be a subspecies of Anisota virginiensis)  
    Anisota pellucida

    The Clear Oakworm Moth occurs from North Carolina to Florida, and west to Louisiana. Its favors oaks, especially Spanish and Water Oaks. Adults fly Apr-Oct. 

  72. Orange-tipped Oakworm Moth  ______  H#7719  MD  NC  NJ  PA  (PM:8) (PNE:251) (W:235)
    Anisota senatoria

    The Orange-tipped Oakworm Moth occurs from Massachusetts to Georgia, and west to Minnesota & eastern Texas. Adults fly Jun-Jul northward, and May-Sept in the south.

    Anisota senatoria
    is a day-flier, and not easily collected. 

  73. Spiny Oakworm Moth  ______  H#7716  MD  NC  NJ  PA  (PM:8) (PNE:251) (W:236)
    Anisota stigma

    The Spiny Oakworm Moth occurs from southern Ontario & Massachusetts to Florida, and west to Minnesota, Kansas, and Texas. Adults fly Jun-Jul in the north, and May-Aug southward.

  74. Pink-striped Oakworm Moth  ______  H#7723  MD  NC  NJ  PA  (NW:90) (PM:8) (PNE:253) (W:237)  
    Anisota virginiensis

    The Pink-striped Oakworm Moth occurs commonly from Nova Scotia to Virginia, and west to Manitoba and Arkansas. Adults fly in the north Jun-Jul with 1 broods, and in the south May-Oct with 2 broods.

    Caterpillar food: oaks, especially Red Oak.   

  75. Rosy Maple Moth  (ph)  ______  H#7715  MD  NC  NJ  PA  (NA:572) (NW:89) (PM:8) (PNE:251) (W:234)  (caterpillar called Green-striped Mapleworm)   
    Dryocampa rubicunda

    The Rosy Maple Moth occurs commonly from Nova Scotia to Florida, and west to Nebraska & Texas. Adults fly May-Aug in the north, and Apr-Sep in the south.

    The caterpillars of Dryocampa rubicunda are sometimes so abundant that they strip trees of all their foliage. 
    Caterpillar food includes: red maple, sugar maple, silver maple  

    Adult Rosy Maple Moths emerge in the late afternoon or evening. Mating occurs about 10pm to midnight. Pairs remain together through the next day.  



    Rosy Maple Moth
    (photo by Stephen Kloiber)

  76. Bicolored Honey Locust Moth  ______ H#7709  NC  (PM:8) (PNE:251) (W:233)  (also called simply Honey Locust Moth)
    Syssphinx
    (formerly Sphingicampa) bicolor

    The Honey Locust Moth occurs commonly from New Jersey to Georgia, and west to Nebraska & Texas. Adults fly Apr-Sep.
     
    There are usually 3 broods: 
    The 1st brood is grayish. The 2nd brood is pale yellow to brown. The 3rd brood is a darker brown with heavy spotting. 

  77. Bisected Honey Locust Moth  ______  H#7712  (PNE:251) (W:240)
    Syssphinx
    (formerly Sphingicampa) bisecta

  78. Cynthia Moth  (i)  ______  MD  PA  (NA:12,562) (PM:10)  (also called Ailanthus Silkmoth)
    Samia cynthia

    The Cynthia Moth is native to the Orient. It was introduced into Philadelphia in the 1860s. From there, it spread with the Ailanthus Tree to other cities in eastern North America.

    The caterpillars devour shed skins and pupate in cocoons wrapped in leaves fastened with silk to branches. There is 1 generation a year.
    And there is no closely-related moth occurring in the New World.  


    Family LASIOCAMPIDAE: Lappet Moths & Tent Caterpillars

    In the family LASIOCAMPIDAE, the heavy-bodied, dull brown moths have wingspans from seven-eighths of an inch to four and one-eighth inches (22 to 105mm). 

    Unlike the OWLET MOTHS, the adults do not feed and have only a very small proboscis or none at all. They ahve shorter wings and more feathery antennae.
    The males' antennae are bipectinate, having two feathery branches on each segment.

    The caterpillars (from 1 and a half to 3 inches, 37 to 75mm) are slender and hairy. In many species they are social, living together in silken tents and feeding on the foliage of trees. The cocoon is frequently spun in some protected place, such as in an eave of a house, or in loose bark.   .     

  79. Dot-lined White Moth  ______  H#7683  NJ  PA  (PM:11) (PNE:247) (W:224)
    Artace cribraria

    The Dot-lined White occurs from Long Island, New York to Florida, and west to Kentucky & southeastern Texas. It is common in the south, and uncommon to rare northward. Adults fly Jun-Oct.

  80. Riley's Lappet Moth  ______  H#7685  (PM:11) (PNE:249) (W:225)
    Heteropacha rileyana

    The Riley's Lappet Moth occurs from southern Ontario to Florida, and west to Wisconsin & Texas. It is modrately common, and its favored food is Honey Locust. Adults fly Mar-Nov.  

  81. Eastern Tent Caterpillar Moth  (ph)  ______  H#7701  NJ  PA  (NW:85) (PM:1,11) (PNE:249) (S:207) (W:226)
    Malacosoma americanum

    Malacosoma americanum
    is widespread in eastern North America. It lays eggs in cuff-like clusters around twigs of apple, pear, wild cherry, and hawthorn trees. Its caterpillars defoliate and sometimes kill a tree, emerging only at intervals from large communal silken tents. Adults fly May-Jun.

    Caterpillar food: especially Black Cherry, and members of the rose family

    Eastern Tent Caterpillars are chemically defended, and are so shunned by many birds, except Yellow-billed and Black-billed Cuckoos, whose local populations increase during times of tent caterpillar outbreaks.  



    Eastern Tent Caterpillar Moth
    (photo by Stephen Kloiber)

  82. Western Tent Caterpillar Moth  ______  H#7702  (W:225)
    Malacosoma californicum

    The Western Tent Caterpillar occurs from British Columbia to Quebec, and south in the East to upstate New Hampshire and New York. 

  83. Forest Tent Caterpillar Moth  ______  H#7698  PA  (NW:86) (PM:11) (PNE:249) (W:227)
    Malacocoma disstria

    The Forest Tent Caterpillar Moth occurs throughout eastern North America. It is often common locally, with adults moving as they seek fresh food sources. Adults fly Apr-Sep.

    Caterpillar food: often aspens and maples, but not Red Maple

    Unlike other tent caterpillars, Malacocoma disstria do not make tent-like webs.  

  84. American Lappet Moth  ______  H#7687  PA  (NW:84) (PM:8) (PNE:249) (W:228)
    Phyllodesma americana 

    The Lappet Moth occurs from Nova Scotia to Georgia, and west across southern Canada and south to Texas. It is rare to locally common. Adults fly Mar-Sep. Adults fly Mar-Apr, & as early as Jan in Florida.

    Caterpillar food: often aspen and willow

  85. Southern Lappet Moth  ______  H#7686
    Phyllodesma occidentalis
    (formerly carpinifolia)

    The Southern Lappet Moth occurs from coastal South Carolina to Florida, and west to Kentucky & Texas.  

  86. Larch Tolype  ______  H#7673  (PNE:247)
    Tolype laricis

    The Larch Tolype occurs from Nova Scotia to New York, and west across Canada & the northern US states. Favored food include: larches, firs, pines, and other conifers. Adults fly Jul-Sep.

  87. Southern Tolype  ______  H#7675
    Tolype minta

    The Southern Tolype occurs from coastal South Carolina to Florida. Adults fly Apr-Dec.

  88. Small Tolype  ______  H#7674  (PM:8) (PNE:247)
    Tolype notialis

    The Small Tolype occurs from northern Virginia to Florida, and west to Kentucky. It is common southward. Adults fly Jun-Sep.

    The Small Tolype is very similar to the Large Tolype (below), but it is usually much smaller and more variable in color. Records have been confused with those of the Large Tolype.  
     
  89. Large Tolype (or "Veiled Moth") (ph)  ______  H#7670  PA  (NW:83) (PM:8) (PNE:247) (S:209) (W:223)
    Tolype velleda


    The Large Tolype occurs commonly from Nova Scotia to central Florida, and west to Minnesota & Texas. Aduls fly Sep-Oct.

      

    Family APATELODIDAE: Apatelodid Moths, 

    including BOMBYCIDAE: the Silkworm Moths

  90. Spotted Apatelodes  ______  H#7663  NJ  PA  (PM:8) (PNE:245)
    Apatelodes torrefacta

    The Spotted Apatelodes occurs commonly from southern Ontario & Maine to Florida, and west to Wisconsin, Missouri, Texas. Adults fly May-Aug, with 2 broods southward.

  91. The Angel  ______  H#7665  MA  (PM:8) (PNE:247)
    Olceclostera angelica

    The Angel
    occurs from southern Ontario & Maine to South Carolina, and west to Wisconsin & Missouri. It is uncommon. Adults fly May-Sep.



    Family MIMALLONIDAE: Sack-bearers

  92. Melsheimer's Sack-bearer  ______  H#7662  (PM:8) (PNE:245)
    Cicinnus melsheimeri

    The Melsheimer's Sack-bearer occurs from southern Ontario & Massachusetts to Florida, and west to Wisconsin & Texas. It is most common in sandy, oak-barren habitats. Adults fly May-Jul.   

  93. Scalloped Sack-bearer  ______  H#7659  NJ  PA  (PM:11) (PNE:245)
    Lacosoma chiridota

    The Scalloped Sack-bearer occurs from southern Ontario & New Hampshire to Florida, and west to Iowa & Texas. Adults fly Apr-Sep. Males rarely come to lights.   



    Subfamily EPIPLEMINAE  (in the Family URANIIDAE):  Scoopwings

  94. Brown Scoopwing  ______  H#7653  PA  (NW:81) (PNE:179)
    Calledapteryx dryopterata

    Caterpillar food: viburnums

  95. Gray Scoopwing  ______  H#7650  (PNE:179)
    Callizzia amorata


    Family DREPANIAE: Hooktip Moths

  96. Arched Hooktip  ______  H#6251  PA  (NW:25) (PNE:177) (S:189) (W:140)  (the Masked Birch Caterpillar
    Drepana arcuata

    Caterpillar food: alders and birches 

  97. Two-lined Hooktip  ______  H#6252  (NW:26) (PNE:179)
    Drepana bilineata

    Caterpillar food: Paper Birch and alders, also aspens and elms 

  98. Northern Eudeilinia  ______  H#6253  (PNE:179)
    Eudeilinia herminiata

  99. Dogwood Thyatirid  ______  H#6240  (NW:24) (PNE:177)
    Euthyatira pudens

    Caterpillar food: dogwoods

  100. Glorious Harbrosyne  ______  H#6236  (PNE:177)
    Habrosyne gloriosa

  101. Lettered Harbrosyne  ______  H#6235  PA  (NW:23) (PNE:177) (S:188)
    Habrosyne scripta

    Caterpillar food: birches, blackberries, raspberries

  102. Rose Hooktip  (ph)  ______  H#6255  NC  PA  (NW:27) (PNE:179) (W:139)
    Oreta rosea

    Caterpillar food: viburnums, especially Nannyberry; also birches 



    Rose Hooktip
    (photo by Stephen Kloiber) 

  103. Tufted Thyatirin Moth  ______  H#6237  PA  (PNE:177)
    Pseudothyatira cymatophoroides



    Family GEOMETRIDAE: Geometer Moths, including Loopers, Inchworms, Spanworms

    Moths in the large and varied family GEOMETRIDAE are rather delicate with slender bodies and broad, flimsy wings spanning three-eighths to two and a half inches (8 to 65mm).

    They are easily recognized by their habit of spreading their wings out when at rest, exposing a similarly patterned fore and hind wings.

    In a few species, the females are wingless. Some species feed as adults. Some do not. 

    The larvae are the familiar measuringworms or inchworms - slender caterpillars with 1 or 2 pairs of prolegs at the end of the abdomen and a characteristic looping method of locomotion. They feed on many different plants and are often seen hanging by a strand of silk from the foliage of trees.    

  104. Olive-and-black Carpet Moth  ______  H#7635  MD  (PNE:197)
    Acasis viridata

  105. Four-barred Gray Moth  ______  H#6570  MD  (PM:52) (PNE:217)
    Aethalura intertexta

    The Four-barred Gray Moth occurs uncommonly from Newfoundland to Florida, and west to Manitoba & Missouri. Adults fly Apr-Jul, with 2 broods southward.

  106. Fall Cankerworm Moth  ______  H#6258  MD  (NW:29) (PNE:209)
    Alsophila pometaria

    Caterpillar food: new foliage of many broad-leaved woody plants

  107. Common Gray Moth  (ph)   ______  H#6590  MD  NJ  PA  (PNE:219) (W:195)
    Anavitrinella pampinaria



    Common Gray Moth
    (photo by Marcie O'Connor)

  108. Variable Antepione  ______  H#6987  PA  (PNE:243) (W:195)
    Antepione thisoaria

  109. Many-lined Carpet  ______  H#7330  (PNE:189)
    Anticlea multiferata

  110. Variable Carpet  ______  H#7329  PA  (NW:73) (PNE:187)
    Anticlea vasiliata

  111. The Infant  ______  (PM:46) (PNE:207)
    Archiearis infans

    The Infant
    occurs from Nova Scotia to New Jersey & Pennsylvania, and west through Canada and south to Minnesota. Adults fly Mar to early-May, on warm afternoons in birch forests. 

  112. Fall Cankerworm Moth  ______  (PM:46,47) (S:190) (W:144)
    Asophilo
    (formerly Msophila) pometaria

    The Fall Cankerworm Moth occurs commonly from Nova Scotia to northern Florida, and west to Manitoba & Kansas. Adults fly Sep-May, mostly Oct-Dec northward.

  113. Straw Besma  ______  H#6884  MD  PA  (PNE:239)
    Besma endroplaria

  114. Oak Besma  (ph)  ______  H#6885  MD  NJ  PA  (NW:52) (PNE:239) (W:185)
    Besma quercivoraria



    Oak Besma
    (photo by Marcie O'Connor) 

  115. Pepper and Salt Geometer  (ph)  ______  H#6640  MD  PA  (NW:35) (PNE:221) (W:161)  (the caterpillar is called the Cleft-headed Looper; the adult is also called the Peppered Moth)
    Biston betularia

    Caterpillar food: many plants but often Paper Birch and willows



    Pepper-and-Salt Geometer
    (photo by Marcie O'Connor)

  116. Yellow-dusted Cream Moth  ______  PA  (NW:40) (PNE:225) (W:170)
    Cabera erythemaria

    Caterpillar food: often willows, also poplars

  117. The Vestal  ______  H#6678  (PNE:227)
    Cabera variolaria

  118. Cross-lined Wave Moth  ______  H#7147  PA
    Calothysanis amaturaria

  119. Pale Beauty  (ph)  ______  H#6796  MD  NJ  PA  (NW:44) (PNE:229) (W:176)   (caterpillar called the Fringed Looper)
    Campaea perlata

    The Pale Beauty occurs commonly from Labrador to western North Carolina & Tennessee, and west across Canada, south to Missouri. Adults fly May-Sep, with 2 broods. Abundance can fluctuate greatly from year to year.

    Caterpillar food: birch, White Spruce, tamarack, blueberry, cranberry    



    Pale Beauty
    (photo by Rise Hill)

  120. Brown Pine Looper Moth  ______  H#6867  MD  (PNE:239)
    Caripeta angustiorata

  121. Gray Spruce Looper Moth  ______  H#6863  MD  (PNE:239)
    Caripeta divisata

    Caterpillar food: Eastern Hemlock, spruces, firs, tamarack

  122. Northern Pine Looper Moth  ______  PA  (NW:51) (PNE:239) (W:184)
    Caripeta piniata

    Caterpillar food: especially pines

  123. Scallop Moth  ______  H#6835  (NW:49) (PNE:235)
    Cepphis armataria

  124. Dark Scallop Moth  ______  H#6834  (PNE:235)
    Cepphis decoloraria

  125. Blackberry Looper Moth  (ph)  ______  H#7071  MD  NJ  PA  (NW:63) (PNE:207) (W:197)  (an Emerald)
    Chlorochlamys chloroleucaria

    Caterpillar food: fruits and flowers of blackberries and raspberries



    Blackberry Looper Moth
    (photo by Marcie O'Connor)

  126. Chain-dotted Geometer  (ph)  ______  H#6898  MD  PA  (PNE:241) (W:187)
    Cingilia catanaria 



    Chain-dotted Geometer Moth
    (photo by Stephen Kloiber)

  127. The Scribbler  ______  H#7639  MD  (NW:79) (PNE:197)
    Cladara atroliturata

    Caterpillar food: alders, Paper Birch, maples, willows 

  128. Mottled Gray Carpet  ______  H#7637  MD  PA  (PNE:197) (W:212)  (caterpillar called Yellow-lined Conifer Looper)
    Cladara limitaria

  129. Double-lined Gray Moth  ______  H#6594  MD  NJ  PA  (PNE:219) (W:155)
    Cleora sublunaria

  130. Barberry Geometer Moth  ______  H#7290  NJ  PA  (PNE:185) (W:208)  (caterpillar called Barberry Looper)
    Coryphista meadii

  131. Bent-line Carpet Moth  ______  H#7416  NJ  PA  (PNE:191) (W:215)  
    Costaconvexa
    (or Orthonama) centrostrigaria 

  132. Wax Myrtle Wave  ______  MD  (W:205)
    Cyclophora myrtaria

  133. Cyclophora nanaria  ______  MD 

  134. Packard's Wave Moth  ______  H#7136  MD  NJ  PA  (PNE:201)
    Cyclophora packardi

  135. Sweetfern Geometer Moth  ______  H#7139  MD  PA  (PNE:201) (W:202)  (a Wave)
    Cyclophora pendulinaria

  136. Showy Emerald  ______  H#7053  MD  PA  (PNE:205) (W:198)
    Dichorda Iridaria

  137. Curve-lined Angle  ______  H#6362  MD  NJ  PA  (NW:33) (PM:50) (PNE:215) (W:149)
    Digrammia
    (has been Macaria) continuata (was orillata)

    The Curve-lined Angle occurs from Maine to Florida, and west to Manitoba & Texas. It is locally common. Adults fly Mar-Oct. 

  138. Hollow-spotted Angle  ______  H#6405  MD  (PNE:215)
    Digrammia gnophosaria

  139. Yellow-lined Angle  ______  H#6397  (NW:33) (PNE:215)
    Digrammia mellistrigata

  140. Faint-spotted Angle  (ph)  ______  H#6386  MD  PA  (PM:51) (PNE:215) (W:150)
    Digrammia ocellinata

    The Faint-spotted Angle occurs from Quebec & Maine to Florida, and west to Nebraska & Louisiana. It is common to abundant. Adults fly Apr-Oct.   



    Faint-spotted Angle
    (photo by Stephen Kloiber)

  141. Somber Carpet  ______  H#7417  NJ  (PNE:191)
    Disclisioprocta stellata

  142. The Bad Wing  (ph)  ______  H#7648  MD  PA  (PNE:199)
    Dyspteris abortivaria



    The Bad Wing
    (photo by Marcie O'Connor)

  143. Dark Marbled Carpet  ______  H#7182  MD  (PNE:181)
    Dysstroma citrata

  144. Orange-barred Carpet  ______  H#7189  MD  (NW:68) (PM:49) (PNE:181)
    Dysstroma hersiliata

    The Orange-barred Carpet occurs commonly from Labrador to Pennsylvania mountains, and west across Canada, south to Minnesota. Adults fly Jun-Aug. 

    Caterpillar food: currants and gooseberries

  145. Marbled Carpet  ______  (PM:49)
    Dysstroma truncata

    The Marbled Carpet is Holarctic. In eastern North America, it occurs from Labrador to North Carolina, and west through Canada, south to Missouri. It is common northward. Adults fly Jun-Aug. 

  146. Dark-banded Geometer  ______  MD  (PM:47)
    Ecliptopera atricolorata

    The Dark-banded Geometer occurs from southern Quebec to northern Florida, and west to Arkansas. It is locally common. Adults fly May-Jul.

  147. Small Phoenix  ______  H#7213  (PNE:183)
    Ecliptoperea silaceata

    The Small Phoenix occurs from Labrador to Maine, and west to Manitoba and Wisconsin. It is uncommon. Adults fly May-Sep. 

  148. Pale-veined Econista  ______  (PM:50)
    Econista dislocaria

    The Pale-veined Econista occurs uncommonly from Ontario & western Pennsylvania to South Carolina & Mississippi, and west to South Dakota & Texas. Adults fly Apr-Jun. 

  149. Small Engrailed Moth  ______  H#6597  MD  PA  (NW:34) (PNE:219) (W:156)  (Saddleback Looper)
    Ectropis crepuscularia

  150. Cranberry Spanworm Moth  ______  (PM:50) (PNE:217)
    Ematurga amitaria

    The Cranberry Spanworm Moth occurs from Nova Scotia to Pennsylvania, west to Minnesota. It is locally common. Adult fly May-Aug. The species is a day-flier in bogs and wet meadows.

  151. Maple Spanworm Moth  (ph)  ______  H#6797  MD  PA  (NW:45) (PNE:231) (W:177)
    Ennomos magnaria



    Maple Spanworm Moth
    (photo by Stephen Kloiber)

  152. Elm Spanworm Moth  (ph)  ______  H#6798  MD  PA  (PNE:231) (S:199) (W:178)
    Ennomos subsignaria



    Elm Spanworm Moth
    (photo by Stephen Kloiber)

  153. Black-banded Orange  ______  H#6321  (NW:33) (PNE:211)
    Epelis
    (or Macaria) truncataria

  154. Tulip-tree Beauty  ______  H#6599  MD  NJ  PA  (NA:560) (PNE:219) (S:200) (W:158)
    Epimecis hortaria

    The Tulip Tree Beauty is one of the largest geometrids in North America. It rests with its wings fully spread and pressed flat against the bark of a tree, where it is so well camouflaged that it is almost invisible.

    In 1936, the caterpillars of the Epimecis hortaria severely defoliated Sassafras Trees in Connecticut.  

  155. White-banded Toothed Carpet  (ph)  ______  H#7394  PA  (PNE:189) (W:215)
    Epirrhoe alternata



    White-banded Toothed Carpet
    (photo by Stephen Kloiber)

  156. Autumnal Moth  ______  H#7433  (PNE:193)
    Epirrita autumnata

  157. Linden Looper  ______  PA  (NW:39) (PNE:225) (W:168)  (other names are Basswood Looper, and Winter Moth)
    Erannis tiliaria

    In the northeastern US, Erannis tiliaria is one of the most common moths at porch lights in the late autumn. 

  158. The Beggar  ______  H#7440  PA  (NW:76) (PNE:193) (W:215)
    Eubaphe mendica

    Caterpillar food: violets

  159. The Little Begger  ______  H#7441  (PNE:193)
    Eubaphe meridiana

  160. Deep Yellow Euchlaena Moth  ______  H#6733  MD  NJ  PA  (PNE:227)
    Euchlaena amoenaria

  161. Least-marked Euchlaena Moth  ______  H#6739  MD  NJ  (PNE:227)
    Euchlaena irraria 

  162. Johnson's Euchlaena Moth  ______  H#6729  MD  (NW:58) (PNE:227)
    Euchlaena johnsonaria

  163. Muzaria Euchlaena Moth  ______  H#6725  MD  (PNE:227)
    Euchlaena muzaria

  164. Obtuse Euchlaena Moth  ______  H#6726  MD  NJ  PA  (W:172)
    Euchlaena obtusaria

  165. The Saw-wing  ______  H#6724  MD  (PNE:227)
    Euchlaena serrata

  166. Mottled Euchlaena Moth  ______  H#6737  MD  (PNE:227)
    Euchlaena tigrinaria

  167. Sharp-lined Powder Moth  ______  H#6639  MD  (PNE:221)
    Eufidonia discospilata

  168. Powder Moth  ______  H#6638  MD  PA  (PNE:221) (W:160)
    Eufidonia notataria

  169. Snowy Geometer  ______  (NW:59)
    Eugonobapta nivosaria 
    (the only known member of its genus)

    Caterpillar food: basswood, maples, cherries, dogwoods, meadow-rue

  170. Lesser Grapevine Looper Moth  (ph)  ______  H#7196  MD  PA  (NW:69) (PM:49) (PNE:181) (W:206)  (a Carpet)
    Eulithis diversilineata

    The Lesser Grapevine Looper occurs commonly throughout eastern North America. Adults fly from late-May to Oct. 

    Caterpillar food: specializes on grape and woodbine



    Lesser Grapevine Looper Moth
    (photo by Stephen Kloiber) 

  171. White Eulithis  ______  H#7206  MD  (PM:47) (PNE:183)
    Eulithis explanata

    The White Eulithis occurs from Labrador to the North Carolina mountains, and west across Canada south to Minnesota. It is locally common. A favored food is the blueberry. Adults fly Jun-Sep.

  172. Greater Grapevine Looper Moth  ______  H#7197  MD  NJ  (NW:69) (PNE:181)
    Eulithis gracilineata

    The range of the Greater Grapevine Looper Moth is the same as that of the Lesser Grapevine Looper Moth.

    Caterpillars of both specialize on grape and woodbine. 

  173. Dimorphic Eulithis  ______  H#7203  MD  (PNE:183)
    Eulithis molliculata

    The Dimorphic Eulithis occurs from Quebec to Pennsylvania, and west to Minnesota. Adults fly Jun-Aug.

  174. Serrated Eulithis  ______  H#7208  (PNE:183)
    Eulithis serrataria

  175. Chevron Moth  ______  H#7201  (PNE:181)
    Eulithis testata

    The Chevron Moth occurs from Newfoundland to New Jersey, and west across Canada, south to Minnesota. Adults fly Jun-Sep.   

  176. Brown-bordered Geometer  ______  H#6272  MD  (NW:30) (PM:50) (PNE:209)
    Eumacaria madopata

    The Brown-bordered Geometer occurs from Gaspe, Quebec to Florida, and west to South Dakota & eastern Texas. It is locally common. Adults fly Apr-Sep. 

    Caterpillar food: cherries, apples, plums (in the Rose family)

  177. Sharp-angled Carpet  (ph)  ______  H#7399  (NW:73) (PNE:189)
    Euphyia intermediata



    Sharp-angled Carpet
    (photo by Marcie O'Connor)

  178. Wormwood Pug  ______  H#7586.1  (PNE:195)
    Eupithecia absinthiata

  179. Columbia Pug  ______  H#7459  MD  (PNE:195)
    Eupithecia columbiata

  180. Juniper Pug  ______  H#7551  (PNE:195)
    Eupithecia interruptofasciata

  181. Common Pug  ______  H#7474  MD  NJ  PA  (NW:78) (PNE:195) (W:211)  (also called Common Eupithecia)
    Eupithecia miserulata

  182. Cloaked Pug  ______  H#7575  (PNE:195)
    Eupithecia mutata

  183. Tawny Pug  ______  H#7605  (NW:78)  (PNE:197)  (another name is Great Variegated Pug
    Eupithecia ravocostaliata

    Caterpillar food: often willows, also poplars, cherries, viburnums

  184. White-spotted Pug  ______  H#7488  (PNE:195)
    Eupithecia tripunctaria

  185. Confused Eusarca  ______  H#6941  NJ  PA  (PNE:241) (W:189)
    Eusarca confusaria

  186. Black-banded Carpet  ______  (PM:47) (PNE:183)
    Eustroma semiatrata

    The Black-banded Carpet occurs from Labrador to the Catskill Mountains in New York, and west across Canada. Adults fly Jul-Aug.

  187. Curved-tooth Geometer  ______  H#6966  NJ  PA  (NW:60) (PNE:243) (W:191)  (caterpillar called Purplish-brown Looper)
    Eutrapela clemataria 

  188. Fine-lined Gray Moth  ______  MD  (PM:50)
    Exelis pyrolaria

    The Fine-lined Gray occurs from New York to central Florida, and west to Illinois & Louisiana. It is locally common. Adults fly mar-Aug. Favored foods are Persimmon and Common Pipsisewa.   

  189. Dotted Gray Moth  ______  H#6449  MD  NJ  PA  (PM:52) (PNE:217) (W:151)
    Glena cribrataria

    The Dotted Gray occurs uncommonly from southern Ontario to southern Virginia, and wet Wisconsin & Texas. Adults fly Apr-May.  

  190. Blueberry Gray Moth  ______  (PM:54)
    Glena cognataria

    The Blueberry Gray occurs from coastal Nova Scotia to Florida, and west to Louisiana, in bogs and blueberry barrens. It is uncommon northward. Adults fly May-Aug, with probably 2 broods.   

  191. Dainty Gray Moth  ______  MD  (W:195)
    Glena plumosaria

  192. Texas Gray Moth  ______  H#6443  MD  NJ  PA  (PM:52)
    Glenoides texanaria

    The Texas Gray Moth occurs commonly from New Jersey to Florida, and west to Missouri & Texas. Adults fly Jun-Oct.  

  193. Chickweed Geometer (ph)  ______  H#7146  MD  NJ  PA  (PNE:201) (W:205)
    Haematopis grataria

    The Chickweed Geometer occurs from southern Ontario to northern Florida, and west to Manitoba & Texas. It is abundant in most of its range, and often flies in fields during the day-time. Adults fly Apr-Nov. 

    Caterpillar food: chickweeds, clovers, smartweeds, and many others  

    Further west, in the Ohio River Valley & the upper Mississippi River Valley, in the "annettearia" form of Haematopis grataria, the wings are entirely pink.    



    Chickweed Geometer
    (photo by Marie Gardner)

  194. Common Spring Moth  ______  H#6261  MD  PA  (PM:49) (PNE:209) (W:195)
    Heliomata cycladata

    The Common Spring Moth occurs commonly from Quebec & Maine to North Carolina, and wet to Wisconsin & Arkansas. It is a day-flier, but also comes to lights after dark. Adults fly Apr-Jun, Jul northward. 

  195. Rare Spring Moth  ______  MD  (PM:49)
    Heliomata infulata

    The Rare Spring Moth occurs rarely from Long Island, New York to North Carolina, and west to western Pennsylvania. Adults fly May-Jul. It is a day-flier. 

  196. Sulphur Wave  ______  H#6431  MD  (PM:51) (PNE:217)  (also called Sulphur Moth)
    Hesperumia sulphuraria

    The Sulphur Wave occurs from Nova Scotia to western Virginia, and west across Canada and south to Missouri. It is locally common. Adults fly Jun-Aug. 

  197. Three-patched Bigwing  ______  H#7645  MD  (PNE:197)
    Heterophleps refusaria

  198. Three-spotted Fillip Moth  (ph)  ______  H#7647  MD  PA  (PNE:199)
    Heterophleps triguttaria



    Three-spotted Fillip Moth

  199. Pistachio Emerald  ______  H#7084  MD  PA  (PNE:207) (W:201)
    Hethemia pistasciaria

  200. Pale Homochlodes  ______  H#6812  MD  (PNE:231)
    Homochlodes fritillaria

  201. Brown Bark Carpet  ______  H#7445  MA NJ  PA  (NW:77) (PNE:193) (W:215)
    Horisme intestinata

    Caterpillar food: Virgin's Bower, and possibly other Clematis species

  202. Fragile White Carpet  (ph)  ______  H#7423  PA  (PNE:191)
    Hydrelia albifera



    Fragile White Carpet
    (photo by Stephen Kloiber)

  203. Unadorned Carpet  ______  PA  (PNE:191) (W:215)
    Hydrelia inornata

  204. Black-dashed Hydriomena  ______  H#7235  (PNE:185)
    Hydriomena divisaria

  205. Renounced Hydriomena  ______  H#7236  (PNE:185)
    Hydriomena renunciata

  206. Transfigured Hydriomena  ______  H#7237  NJ  (PNE:185) (W:207)
    Hydriomena transfigurata

  207. Esther Moth  ______  H#6655  NJ  PA  (W:163)
    Hypagyrtis esther

  208. Pine Measuringworm Moth  ______  H#6656  (PNE:223)
    Hypagyrtis piniata

  209. One-spotted Variant Moth  ______  H#6654  NJ  PA  (PNE:223) (W:164)
    Hypagyrtis unipunctata

  210. Umber Moth  ______  H#6583  MD  NJ  PA  (PM:52)
    Hypomecis umbrosaria

    The Umber Moth occurs commonly from Maine to Florida, and west to Wisconsin & eastern Texas. Adults fly Apr-Aug.    

  211. Idaea bonifata  ______  H#7102  PA

  212. Red-bordered Wave  ______  H#7114  MD  NJ
    Idaea demissaria

  213. Single-dotted Wave  ______  H#7126  NJ
    Idaea dimidiata

  214. Straw Wave  ______  H#7115  MD  NJ  (W:205)
    Idaea eremiata

  215. Diminutive Wave Moth  ______  H#7105  MD  PA
    Idaea scintillularia 

  216. Black-dotted Ruddy Moth  ______  H#6711  NJ  (PNE:225)
    Ilecta intractata

  217. Brown-shaded Gray Moth  ______  H#6586  MD  NJ  PA  (PM:52)
    Iridopsis
    (formerly Anacamptodes) defectaria

    The Brown-shaded Gray occurs commonly from New Jersey to Florida, and west to Kansas & Texas. It may be abundant southward. Adults fly Feb-Nov.   

  218. Pale-winged Gray Moth  (ph)  ______  H#6583  MD  NJ  PA  (PNE:217)
    Iridopsis
    (formerly Anacamptodes) ephyraria

    The Pale-winged Gray is common throughout eastern North America. Adults fly Jun-Sep.



    Pale-winged Gray 
    (photo by Stephen Kloiber) 

  219. Small Purplish Gray Moth  ______  H#6584  MD  (PM:52) (PNE:217) (W:152)
    Iridopsis
    (formerly Anacamptodes) humaria

    The Small Purplish Gray is common throughout eastern North America. Adults fly Apr-Sep.

  220. Bent-line Gray Moth  ______  H#6588  MD  NJ  PA  (PNE:219) (W:153)
    Iridopsis larvaria

  221. Black-shouldered Gray Moth  ______  MD  (W:196)  (caterpillar called Cypress Looper)
    Iridopsis pergracilis 

  222. Large Purplish Gray Moth  ______  H#6582  MD  NJ  PA  (PM:52) (PNE:217) (W:154)
    Iridopsis
    (formerly Anacamptodes) vellivolata

    The Large Purplish Gray occurs throughout eastern North America. It is locally common in coniferous forests, especially in the south. Adults fly Apr-Aug.  

  223. Mousy Itame  ______  
    Itame argillacearia

    The range of the Mousy Itame is the same as that of the Drab Itame. Both species are common. 

  224. Four-spotted Itame  ______  (NW:33) (PM:50)
    Itame
    (or Macaria) coortaria

    The Four-spotted Itame occurs uncommonly from Maine & Ontario to Florida, and west to Manitoba & Texas. Adults fly May-Aug.

  225. Drab Itame  ______  (PM:51)
    Itame evagaria

    The Drab Itame occurs commonly from Quebec & Maine to Pennsylvania west to Missouri. Adults fly Jun to early-Aug.

  226. Lesser Maple Spanworm Moth  ______  (PM:48) (W:146)
    Itame pustularia

    The Lesser Maple Spanworm Moth occurs from Newfoundland to Florida, and west to Manitoba, Nebraska, Mississippi. It may be locally abundant. Adults fly May-Jul. 

  227. Currant Spanworm Moth  ______  (NW:31) (PM:51) (W:147)
    Itame
    (or Macaria) ribearia

    The Currant Spanworm occurs uncommonly from Quebec & Maine to New Jersey, and west to Missouri. Adults fly May-Jul.

    Caterpillar food: currants and gooseberries

  228. Barred Itame  ______  (NW:32) (PM:50)
    Itame
    (or Macaria) subcessaria

    The Barred Itame occurs uncommonly from Newfoundland to Kentucky, and west to South Dakota. Adults fly in Jul.

    Caterpillar food: currants and gooseberries   

  229. Sulphur Itame (or Sulphur Angle ______  (NW:33) (W:196)  (caterpillar called Green Spanworm)
    Itame (or Macaria) sulphurea

  230. Southern Itame  ______  (PM:52)
    Itame varadaria

    The Southern Itame from coastal South Carolina to southern Florida, and west along the Gulf Coast to Texas. It is locally common. Adults fly all-months southward, and with spring & summer broods in South Carolina.   

  231. Curve-lined Looper Moth  ______  MD  PA  (NW:54) (PNE:241) (W:186)  (another name is Spring Hemlock Looper)
    Lambdina fervidaria

    Caterpillar food: maples, oaks, birches

  232. Hemlock Looper Moth  ______  H#6888  MD  (NW:53) (PNE:241)
    Lambdina fiscellaria

    Caterpillar food: conifers, sometimes defoliating northern forests.

  233. Yellow-headed Looper Moth  ______  H#6892  MD  NJ
    Lambdina pellucidaria

  234. Light-ribboned Wave  ______  H#7180  (PNE:203)
    Leptostales ferruminaria

  235. Scarce Infant  ______  H#6257  (PNE:207)
    Leucobrephos brephoides

  236. Drab Brown Wave  ______  H#7094  MD  NJ
    Lobocleta ossularia

  237. Powdered Bigwing  ______  H#7640  MD  PA  (PNE:197) (W:213)  (caterpillar called Two-lined Asper Looper)
    Lobophora nivigerata 

  238. Gray Spring Moth  ______  H#6668  NJ  (PNE:225)
    Lomographa glomerana

  239. Bluish Spring Moth  (ph)   ______  H#6666  PA  (PNE:225)
    Lomographa semiclarata



    Bluish Spring Moth
    (photo by Stephen Kloiber)

  240. White Spring Moth  ______  H#6667  PA  (PNE:225) (W:169)
    Lomographa vestaliata

  241. Stout Spanworm Moth  ______  H#6651  (NW:36) (PNE:221)
    Lycia ursaria

  242. Woolly Gray  ______  H#6652  NJ  (W:162)
    Lycia ypsilon

  243. Common Lytrosis  ______  H#6720  NJ  PA  (NW:41) (PNE:227) (W:171)
    Lytrosis unitaria

    Caterpillar food: often Sugar Maple and hawthorns


    The following now in the genus MACARIA were in SEMIOTHISA.

  244. Common Angle  ______  H#6326  MA  MD  NJ  PA  (NW:33) (PNE:211)
    Macaria aemulataria

    The Common Angle ccurs commonly from Nova Scotia to Florida, and west to South Dakota & Texas. Adults fly Apr-Sep.

  245. Woody Angle  ______  MD  (PM:49)
    Macaria aequiferaria

    The Woody Angle occurs from New Hampshire to Florida, and west to Wisconsin & Texas. It is common southward and rare in the north. Adults fly Apr-Oct.

  246. Bicolored Angle  ______  H#6341  MD  NJ  (PNE:213)
    Macaria bicolorata

    The Bicolored Angle occurs commonly from New York to Florida. Adults fly May-Aug.

  247. Red-headed Inchworm Moth  ______  H#6342  MD  NJ  PA  (NW:33) (PM:50) (PNE:213)
    Macaria bisignata

    The Red-headed Inchworm Moth occurs from Newfoundland to North Carolina, and west to Minnesota & Missouri. It is locally common. Adults fly May-Aug, with 2 broods. 

  248. Southern Chocolate Angle  ______  (PM:50)
    Macaria distribuaria

    The Southern Chocolate Angle occurs commonly from coastal North Carolina to Florida, and west to eastern Texas. Adults fly all-year.   

  249. Three-lined Angle ______  (PM:50)
    Macaria eremiata

    The Three-lined Angle occurs from New Hampshire to Florida, and west to South Dakota & Mississippi. It is uncommon to rare. Adults fly May-Sep.

  250. Hemlock Angle  ______  H#6348  MD  (PM:50) (PNE:215)
    Macaria fissinotata

    The Hemlock Angle occurs from Nova Scotia to the Georgia mountains, and west to Ontario & Kentucky It is locally common. Adults fly May-Sep, with 2 broods..  

  251. Hollow-spotted Angle  ______  H#6405  PA  (PM:50)
    Macaria
    (or Digrammia) gnophosaria

    The Hollow-spotted Angle occurs from Ontario to Florida, and west to Wisconsin & Texas. It is common to abundant, southward. Adults fly Apr-Sep.

  252. Granite Angle  ______  MD  (PM:49)
    Macaria granitata

    The Granite Angle occurs commonly from southern Maine to South Carolina, and west to Kentucky. Adults fly May-Sep, with 2 broods.  

  253. Minor Angle  ______  H#6340  MD  NJ  PA  (PM:51) (PNE:213)
    Macaria minorata

    The Minor Angle occurs commonly from Nova Scotia to western North Carolina, and west to South Dakota. Adults fly May-Aug, with 2 broods.  

  254. Many-lined Angle  (ph)  ______  H#6353  MD  PA  (PM:51)
    Macaria multilineata

    The Many-lined Angle occurs from Massachusetts to Florida, and west to Arkansas. It is locally common. Adults fly Apr-Sep. 



    Many-lined Angle Moth
    (photo by Stephen Kloiber) 

  255. Birch Angle  ______  H#6330  MD  NJ  PA  (PNE:213)
    Macaria notata

  256. Owen's Angle  ______  H#6351  (NW:33) (PNE:215)  (another name is Lesser Larch Angle)
    Macaria oweni

  257. White Pine Angle  ______  H#6347  MD  PA  (W:148)  (PM:50) (PNE:213)
    Macaria pinistrobata

    The White Pine Angle occurs from Nova Scotia to western North Carolina, and west to Ontario & Michigan. It is common where White Pine trees are common. Adults fly late-May to Aug. 

  258. Promiscuous Angle  ______  H#6331  MD  NJ  PA  (PM:49)
    Macaria promiscuata

    The Promiscuous Angle occurs commonly from Maryland to Florida, and west to Missouri & Texas. Adults fly Apr-Sep. 

  259. Four-spotted Angle  ______  (PM:48)
    Macaria quadrinotaria

    The Four-spotted Angle Moth occurs from Ohio & Virginia to Florida, and west to Kansas & Arkansas. it is locally common in deepwoods. Adults fly Apr-Jul & Sep,

  260. Lesser Larch Angle  ______  MD  PA  (PNE:213) (W:196)  (another name is Six-spotted Angle, caterpillar called Green Larch Looper)
    Macaria sexmaculata

  261. Pale-marked Angle  ______  H#6344  MD  NJ  (PM:50) (PNE:213)
    Macaria signaria

    The Pale-marked Angle occurs commonly from Labrador to the North Carolina mountains, and west across Canada, south to South Dakota. Adults fly May-Sep.    

  262. Blurry Chocolate Angle  ______  H#6339  MD NJ  (PM:51) (PNE:213)
    Macaria transitaria

    The Blurry Chocolate Angle occurs from Nova Scotia to South Carolina, and west to Wisconsin & Louisiana. It is locally common. Adults fly May-Sep.  

  263. Canadian Melanolophia  ______  H#6620  MD  NJ  PA  (PNE:219) (W:159)
    Melanolophia canadaria

  264. Signate Melanolophia   ______  H#6621  MD  PA  (PNE:221)
    Melanolophia signataria

  265. Orange Wing  ______  H#6271.1  MD  (PM:49) (PNE:209)
    Mellilla xanthometata

    The Orange Wing occurs abundantly from New Jersey to South Carolina, and west to Nebraska & Texas. It is active both day & night. Adults fly Apr-Oct.   

  266. White-ribboned Carpet  (ph)  ______  H#7294  (NW:72) (PNE:187)
    Mesoleuca ruficillata

    Caterpillar food: the leaves of birches, and blackberries and raspberries 



    White-ribboned Carpet
    (photo by Marcie O'Connor)

  267. Dark Metanema  ______  H#6820  MD  (NW:47) (PNE:233)
    Metanema determinata

    Caterpillar food: often willows, also aspens and ash

  268. Pale Metanema  ______  H#6819  MD  PA  (NW:47) (PNE:233) (W:180)
    Metanema inatomaria

  269. Angled Metarranthis  ______  H#6823  MD  NJ  (NW:48) (PNE:235)  (or Scalloped Metarranthis)
    Metarranthis angularia

  270. Ruddy Metarranthis  ______  H#6822  MD  NJ  (NW:48) (PNE:233)
    Metarranthis duaria

    Caterpillar food: favors blueberries and cherries

  271. Purplish Metarranthis  ______  H#6828  MD  PA
    Metarranthis homuraria

  272. Common Metarranthis  ______  H#6826  MD  NJ  PA  (NW:48) (W:181)
    Metarranthis hypochraria

  273. Pale Metarranthis  ______  H#6825  MD  PA
    Metarranthis indeclinata

  274. Yellow-washed Metarranthis  ______  H#6832  (PNE:235)
    Metarranthis obfirmaria

  275. Wartner's Metarranthis  ______  H#6821  (PNE:233)
    Metarranthis warneri

  276. Filament Bearer  ______  PA  (NW:62) (PNE:245) (W:194)  (also called Horned Spanworm Moth)
    Nematocampa resistaria

  277. White-barred Emerald  ______  (W:201)
    Nemoria bibilata 

  278. Red-fringed Emerald  (ph)  ______  H#7046  MD  NJ  PA  (PNE:205) (W:199)
    Nemoria bistriaria



    A Red-fringed Emerald, as in the spring broods
    (photo by Stephen Kloiber)

  279. Cypress Emerald  ______  MD  (W:201)
    Nemoria elfa

  280. Red-bordered Emerald  (ph)  ______  H#7033  MD  NJ  (PNE:203) (W:201)  (also called Ocellate Emerald)
    Nemoria lixaria



    Red-bordered Emerald
    (photo by Stephen Kloiber) 

  281. White-fringed Emerald  (ph)   ______  H#7048  MD  (PNE:205)
    Nemoria mimosaria



    White-fringed Emerald
    (photo by Stephen Kloiber)

  282. Red-fronted Emerald  ______  H#7047  MD  (NW:64) (PNE:205)
    Nemoria rubrifrontaria 

    Caterpillar food: Sweet Fern, Sweet Gale, New Jersey Tea, sumacs

  283. False Hemlock Looper Moth  (ph)  ______  H#6906  MD  PA  (NW:55) (PNE:241)
    Nepytia canosaria

    Caterpillar food: various conifers



    False Hemlock Looper Moth
    (photo by Stephen Kloiber)

  284. Festive Pine Looper  ______  (W:188)
    Nepytia pellucidaria

  285. The Bruce Spanworm  ______  PA  (PNE:193) (W:210)
    Operophtera bruceata 

  286. Yellow-veined Geometer  ______  H:6430  (PNE:215)
    Orthofidonia flavivenata

  287. Bent-line Carpet  ______  (PM:50)
    Orthonama centrostrigaria

    The Bent-line Carpet is common throughout eastern North America. Adults fly Mar-Oct.  

  288. The Gem  ______  H#7414  NJ  PA  (PM:49) (PNE:191)
    Orthonama obstipata

    The Gem
    occurs worldwide. It is very common. It dies out in colder areas each year, but repopulates rapidly the following spring. Adults fly Apr-Oct, with several broods.

  289. White-spotted Cankerworm Moth  ______  H#6663  PA
    Paleacrita merriccata

  290. Spring Cankerworm  ______  H#6662  NJ  PA  (PNE:223) (W:167)
    Paleacrita vernata

  291. Green Pug  (ph)  ______  H#7625  MD  NJ  PA  (PNE:197)
    Pasiphila rectangulata



    Green Pug
    (photo by Stephen Kloiber)

  292. Juniper-twig Geometer Moth  ______  H#6974  NJ  PA  (PNE:243) (W:192)
    Patalene olyzonaria

  293. Small Rivulet  ______  H#7320  (PNE:187)
    Perizoma alchemillata  

  294. Hubner's Pero  ______  H#6748  MD  PA  (W:174)
    Pero ancetaria
    (or hubneraria)

  295. Honest Pero  ______  H#6753  MD  PA  (NW:43) (PNE:229)
    Pero honestaria

  296. Morrison's Pero  ______  H#6755  MD  NJ  (PNE:229)
    Pero morrisonaria

  297. Northern Petrophora  ______  H#6804  MD  (PNE:231)
    Petrophora subaequaria

  298. Oak Beauty Moth  ______  H#6763  MD  PA  (PNE:229) (W:175)
    Phaeoura quernaria

  299. Toothed Phigalia  ______  H#6659  NJ  (PNE:223)
    Phigalia denticulta

  300. Small Phigalia  ______  H#6660  PA  (NW:37) (PNE:223) (W:165)
    Phigalia strigataria

  301. The Half-Wing  ______  H#6658  PA  (NW:38) (PNE:223) (W:166)  (the caterpillar is called the Spiny Looper)
    Phigalia titea

  302. Hollow-spotted Plagodis  ______  H#6844  MD  NJ  PA  (NW:50) (PNE:239) (W:183)
    Plagodis alcoolaria

  303. Fervid Plagodis  ______  H#6843  MD  NJ  PA  (NW:50) (PNE:237)
    Plagodis fervidaria

  304. Purple Plagodis  ______  H#6841  MD  (NW:50) (PNE:237)
    Plagodis kuetzingi

  305. Straight-lined Plagodis  ______  H#6842  MD  NJ  PA  (NW:50) (PNE:237)
    Plagodis phlogosaria

  306. American Barred Umber Moth  ______  H#6836  MD  NJ  (PNE:235)
    Plagodis pulveraria

  307. Lemon Plagodis  ______  H#6840  MD  (PNE:237)
    Plagodis serinaria

  308. George's Carpet  ______  H#7216  (PNE:183)
    Plemyria georgii

  309. Common Tan Wave Moth  ______  H#7132  MD  NJ  PA  (W:203)
    Pleuroprucha insulsaria

  310. Alien Probole  ______  PA  (PNE:237) (W:182)
    Probole alienaria


  311. Friendly Probole  ______  H#6838  (PNE:237)
    Probole amicaria

  312. Large Maple Spanworm Moth  ______  H#6982  NJ  PA  (NA:14,539) (NW:61) ( (PNE:243) (S:202) (W:193)
    Prochoerodes transversata (or lineola)

    Caterpillar food: maples, oaks, aspens, birches, fir, Northern White Cedar

  313. Virgin Moth  ______  MD  PA  (PM:48) (W:145)
    Protitame virginalis

    The Virgin Moth occurs from Nova Scotia to Virginia, and west to Manitoba & Louisiana. It is locally common. Adults fly late-Apr to Aug.

  314. Porcelain Gray Moth  ______  H#6598  MA  MD  NJ  PA  (PNE:219) (W:157)  (caterpillar called Dash-lined Looper)
    Protoboarmia porcelaria

  315. Spear-marked Black  ______  H#7293  (PNE:187)
    Rheumaptera hastata

  316. Cherry Scallop Shell  ______  H#7292  MA  PA  (NW:71) (PNE:187) (W:209)
    Rheumaptera
    (or Hydria) prunivorata

    Caterpillar food: cherries, especially Black Cherry 

  317. Spear-marked Black Moth  ______  (NW:70)
    Rheumaptera hastata

    The Spear-marked Black Moth & the White-banded Black Moth (below) are confusingly similar and only identifiable by internal anatomy.

    Caterpillar food of Rheumaptera hastata: alders, birches; also blueberries, Sweetfern, Sweetgale.
    Caterpillars of this & the following species feed inside webbed leaf shelters.  

  318. White-banded Black Moth  ______  H#7294  (PNE:187)
    Rheumaptera subhastata

  319. Frosted Tan Wave  ______  H#7157  MD  (PNE:201)
    Scopula cacuminaria

  320. Frigid Wave  ______  H#7166  (PNE:203)
    Scopula frigidaria

  321. Soft-lined Wave Moth  ______  H#7169  MD  PA  (PNE:203)
    Scopula inductata

  322. Simple Wave  ______  H#7164  MD  (PNE:203)
    Scopula junctaria

  323. Large Lace Border Moth  (ph)  ______  H#7159  MD  NJ  PA  (NW:67) (PNE:201) (W:204)
    Scopula limboundata



    Large Lace Border Moth
    (photo by Marcie O'Connor)

  324. Four-lined Wave  ______  H#7165  (PNE:203)
    Scopula quadrilineata

  325. Northern Thorn Moth  ______  H#6817  (NW:46) (PNE:233)  (also called Northern Selenia
    Selenia alciphearia

    Caterpillar food: willows and other broad-leaved woody plants

  326. Kent's Geometer  ______  H#6818  MD  PA  (PNE:233) (W:179)
    Selenia kentaria

  327. Sharp-lined Yellow Moth  ______  H#6912  MD  (NW:56) (PNE:241)
    Sicya macularia

    Caterpillar food: many plants, but often aspens, willows, alders

  328. Double-banded Carpet  ______  H#7312  (NW:73) (PNE:187)
    Spargania magnoliata

  329. Split-lined Granite  ______  H#6304  (PNE:211)
    Speranza bitactata

  330. Rannoch Looper  ______  H#6286  (PNE:211)
    Speranza brunneata

  331. Four-spotted Granite  ______  H#6299  (PNE:211)
    Speranza coortaria

  332. Speckled Granite  ______  H#6292  (PNE:211)
    Speranza exauspicata 

  333. Lesser Maple Spanworm Moth  ______  H#6273  MD  PA  (NW:33) (PNE:209)
    Speranza
    (formerly Macaria) pustularia 

  334. Currant Spanworm  ______  H#6274  MD  (PNE:209)
    Speranza ribearia

  335. Barred Granite  ______  H#6303  MD  (PNE:211)
    Speranza subcessaria

  336. Sulphur Granite  ______  H#6283  (PNE:211)
    Speranza sulphurea

  337. Shiny Gray Carpet  ______  H#7333  (PNE:189)
    Stamnodes gibbicostata

  338. Wavy-lined Emerald  (ph)  ______  H#7058  MD  NJ  PA  (NW:65) (PNE:205) (W:200) 
    (caterpillar called the
    Camoflaged Looper)
    Synchlora aerata

    Caterpillar food: often flowers of aster family plants



    Wavy-lined Emerald
    (photo by Marcie O'Connor)

  339. Southern Emerald  ______  H#7059  MD  (PNE:205)
    Synchllora frondaria

  340. Northern Pale Alder Moth  ______  H#6806  (PNE:231)
    Tacparia atropunctata

  341. Pale Alder Moth  ______  H#6807  MD  (PNE:231)
    Tacparia detersata

  342. White Slant-line Moth  ______  H#6964  PA  (PNE:243) (W:190)
    Tetracis cachexiata

  343. Yellow Slant-line Moth  ______  H#6963  PA  (NW:57) (PNE:241)
    Tetracis crocallata 

    Caterpillar food: willows, alders, sumacs, Red Elderberry 

  344. Early Juniper Carpet  ______  (PNE:185) (W:215)  (also called Contracted Spanworm)
    Thera contractata

  345. Juniper Carpet  _____  H#7217  (PNE:183)
    Thera juniperata

  346. Black-dotted Ruddy  ______  (W:196)  (caterpillar called Holly Looper)
    Thysanopyga intracrata

  347. Cross-lined Wave  ______  H#7147  MD  (PNE:201) (W:205)
    Timandra amaturaris

  348. Dimorphic Gray Moth  ______  MD  (PM:50)
    Tornos scalopacinarius

    The Dimorphic Gray Moth occurs commonly from southern Connecticut to southern Florida, and west to Wisconsin & Texas. Adults fly Feb-Nov.  

  349. White-striped Black Moth  (ph)  ______  H#7430  PA  (NW:75) (PNE:193) (W:215)
    Trichodezia albovittata

    The White-striped Black occurs from Labrador to North Carolina, and west to Manitoba & Missouri. It is a common day-flier in woodlands. Adults fly Apr-Sep, with 2 broods. 

    Caterpillar food: touch-me-nots, willow herbs, meadow-rues 



    A White-striped Black Moth
    (photo by Harry McGarrity)

  350. Tissue Moth  ______  PA  (PNE:185) (W:215)
    Triphosa haesitata

  351. The Welsh Wave  ______  H#7425  (PNE:191)
    Venusia cambrica

  352. Brown-shaded Carpet  ______  H#7428  (PNE:193)
    Venusia comptaria

  353. Red Twin-Spot  (ph)  ______  H#7388  (NW:73) (PNE:189)
    Xanthorhoe ferrugata



    Red Twin-Spot
    (photo by Marcie O'Connor)

  354. Labrador Carpet  ______  H#7368  (PNE:189)
    Xanthorhoe labradorensis

  355. Toothed Brown Carpet  ______  H#7390  NJ  PA  (NW:73) (PNE:189)
    Xanthorhoe lacustrata  

  356. Crocus Geometer  ______  H#6743  MD  PA  (NW:42) (PNE:229) (W:173)
    Xanthotype sospeta

    Xanthotype sospeta
    is said to be a paler yellow and less marked with brown than Xanthotype urticaria. But the species can only be differentiated with certainty by internal reproductive anatomy. 

  357. False Crocus Geometer  ______  H#6740  MD  PA  (NW:42) (PNE:229)
    Xanthotype urticaria

    Caterpillar food: many broad-leaved plants, including Poison Ivy 


    Family NOTODONTIDAE:  Prominents

    The Prominents are common, medium-sized moths, from 1 to 2 and 3/8ths inches long (25-60mm), with varying shades of brown, gray, olive-green, or yellowish tan. They are often spotted or streaked with black. In some species, the fore-wings have a tooth-like projection at the middle of the inner margin, which shows prominently when the wings are folded roof-like over the body at rest. 
    Many members if this family somewhat resemble NOCTUIDS but can be distinguished by the venation of the forewings.

    The caterpillars are mottled or striped and many have lumpy tubercles on their backs. They feed on the foliage of many kinds of trees and shrubs. Most feed singly. A few do so in large groups. Some of the caterpillars are serious orchard and forest pests. If disturbed, the caterpillars often "freeze", raising the front and rear of the body and holding on to their support by 4 pairs of prolegs.  

  358. Double-toothed Prominent  ______  H#7929  NC  NJ  PA  (NW:127) (PNE:273) (S:248) (W:289)
    Nerice bidentata

    Caterpillar food: elms

  359. Plain Schizura  ______  NC  NJ  PA
    Schizura apicalis

  360. Chestnut Schizura  ______  H#8006  NC  NJ  PA  (NW:139) (PNE:283) (W:310)
    Schizura badia

    Caterpillar food: viburnums

  361. Red-humped Appleworm Moth  ______  H#8010  NJ  PA  (NA:8) (PNE:285) (W:311)  
    Schizura concinna

    Caterpillars of Schizura concinna feed on the foliage of apple, cherry, pear, rose, blackberry, and other members of the rose family, as well as many other trees. 
    They spin loose silken cocoons on the ground among litter, and overwinter and pupate in the late spring. There is one generation a year.

  362. Morning Glory Prominent  ______  H#8005  NC  NJ  PA  (PNE:283) (S:249) (W:316) (also called Checker-fringed Prominent)
    Schizura ipomoeae

  363. Black-blotched Schizura  ______  H#8011  NC  NJ  PA  (PNE:285) (W:312)
    Schizura leptinoides

  364. Unicorn Caterpillar Moth  ______  H#8007  NC  NJ  PA  (NW:138) PNE:283) (W:313)
    Schizura unicornis  

  365. Black-etched Prominent  ______  H#7942  NC  NJ  (NA:29) (NW:132) (PNE:277) (W:282)  ("Puss Moth")
    Cenura scitscripta

    The plump caterpillar of Cenura scitscripta can retract its head so far into its body that it seems to disappear. 
    When disturbed, it extends whiplike filaments from each of the two fleshy horn-like projections at the tip of the abdomen and waves them. It can eject an irritating fluid from glands on the thorax. 
    The caterpillar pupates in a tough, brown silken cocoon mixed with woodchips in a cavity in rotten wood or bark.  

    Caterpillar food: aspen and willow, also cherry   

  366. Sigmoid Prominent  ______  H#7895  NJ  PA  (NW:115) (PNE:271) (S:250) (W:280)
    Clostera albosigma

    Caterpillar food: aspens & willows, also alders, birches, maples, elms 

  367. Apical Prominent  ______  H#7901  PA  (PNE:271) (W:319)  (also called Toothed Clostera)
    Clostera apicalis

  368. Angle-lined Prominent  ______  H#7896  NC  NJ  PA  (PNE:271) (W:281)  (the caterpillar called the Poplar Tentmaker)
    Clostera inclusa 

  369. Striped Chocolate Tip  ______  H#7898  NJ  (PNE:271)
    Clostera strigosa  

  370. Black-spotted Prominent  ______  H#7957  NC  PA  (NW:134) (W:315)
    Dasylophia anguina

    Caterpillar food: many legumes such as clovers and bush clovers

  371. Gray-patched Prominent  ______  H#7958  NC  (PNE:287) (W:316)
    Dasylophia thyatiroides

  372. Angus' Datana Moth  (ph)  ______  H#7903  NC  NJ  PA  (PNE:277) (W:297)
    Datana angusii



    Above & below: Datana angusii
    Above: 2 caterpillars, below: the moth
    (photos by Stephen Kloiber)




  373. Contracted Datana  ______  H#7906  PA  (PNE:277) (W:294)
    Datana contracta

  374. Drexel's Datana  ______  H#7904  PA  (PNE:277) (W:297)
    Datana drexelii


  375. Yellow-necked Caterpillar Moth  ______  H#7902  NJ  PA  (NW:120) (PNE:277) (S:250)
    Datana ministra 

  376. Walnut Caterpillar Moth  (ph)  ______  H#7907  NC  PA  (PNE:277) (W:295)
    Datana integerrima 



    The caterpillar of the 
    Walnut Caterpillar Moth
    (photo by Stephen Kloiber)

  377. Major Datana  ______  (W:298)
    Datana major

  378. Yellow-necked Caterpillar  ______  PA  (W:296)
    Datana ministra


  379. Spotted Datana  ______  H#7908  NC  PA  (PNE:279) (W:297)
    Datana perspicua

  380. Post-burn Datana  ______  (W:297)
    Datana ranaeceps


  381. Silvered Prominent  ______  (W:319)
    Didugua argentilinea

  382. Linden Prominent  ______  H#7930  NC  NJ  PA  (NW:128) (PNE:279) (W:285)
    Ellida caniplaga

    Caterpillar food: basswood

  383. White Furcula  ______  H#7936  NC  NJ  PA  (NW:130) (PNE:275) (W:283)
    Furcula borealis

    Caterpillar food: cherries

  384. Gray Furcula  ______  H#7937  NC  PA  (NW:131) (PNE:275) (W:284)
    Furcula cinerea

  385. Modest Furcula  ______  H#7941  NJ  (NW:131) (PNE:275)
    Furcula modesta  

  386. Western Furcula  ______  H#7939  NJ  PA  (NW:131) (PNE:275) (W:319)  (also called Double-lined Furcula)
    Furcula occidentalis

  387. Hourglass Furcula  ______  PA  (W:319)  (also called Zigzag Furcula Moth)
    Furcula scolopendrina

  388. Four-spotted Gluphisia  ______  H#7933  NJ  (PNE:275)
    Gluphisia avimacula   

  389. Lintner's Gluphisia  ______  H#7934  (PNE:275) (W:320)
    Gluphisia lintneri

  390. Common Gluphisia  ______  H#7931  NJ  PA  (NW:129) (PNE:273) (W:286)
    Gluphisia septentrionis

    Caterpillar food: poplars

  391. Wavy-lined Heterocampa Moth  ______  H#7995  NC  NJ  PA  (PNE:281) (W:299)
    Heterocampa biundata

  392. Saddled Prominent  (ph)  ______  H#7994  NC  NJ  PA  (PNE:281) (W:300)  (also called Maple Prominent)
    Heterocampa guttivitta



    Saddled Prominent
    (photo by Stephen Kloiber)

  393. Oblique Heterocampa Moth  ______  H#7983  NC  NJ  PA  (NW:136) (PNE:281) (W:301)
    Heterocampa oblqua

    Caterpillar food: oaks 

  394. Small Heterocampa Moth  ______  H#7985  NJ  PA  (PNE:281) (W:320)
    Heterocampa subrotata

  395. White-blotched Heterocampa Moth  (ph)  ______  H#7990  NC  NJ  PA  (PNE:281) (W:302)
    Heterocampa umbrata

    The White-blotched Heterocampa Moth occurs commonly from Nova Scotia to Florida, and west to Manitoba & Arkansas. Adults fly Apr-Sep. It feeds in oaks.



    White-blotched Heterocampa Moth
    (photo by Stephen Kloiber)

  396. Heterocampa varia  ______  NJ

  397. Pink Prominent  ______  H#8022  NC  NJ  PA  (PNE:285) (W:305)
    Hyparpax aurora

  398. Georgian Prominent  ______  H#7917  NC  NJ  PA  (PNE:271) (W:287)
    Hyperaeschra georgica

  399. Double-lined Prominent  ______  H#7999  NC  NJ  PA  (NW:137) (PNE:283) (W:303)
    Lochmaeus bilineata

    Caterpillar food: elms and Basswood 

  400. Variable Oakleaf Caterpillar Moth  ______  H#7998  NC  NJ  PA  (PNE:283) (W:304)
    Lochmaeus manteo

    The defensive spray of the Variable Oakleaf Caterpillar  Moth can blister human skin, as it ahs formic acid contents of 20 to nearly 40 per cent by volume.
    Lochmaeus manteo has caused widespread defoliation of oak forests in the Midwest US.    

  401. Mottled Prominent  ______  H#7975  NC  NJ  PA  (NW:135) (PNE:281) (W:306)
    Macrurocampa marthesia

    Caterpillar food: mostly oaks

  402. Drab Prominent  ______  H#7974  NC  NJ  PA  (PNE:279) (W:307)
    Misogada unicolor

  403. White-dotted Prominent  ______  H#7915  NC  NJ  PA  (NW:121) (PNE:279) (W:288)
    Nardata gibbosa

    Caterpillar food: often oaks, also birches, alders, willows

  404. Finned-Willow Prominent  ______  H#7926  NJ   (PNE:273) 
    Notodonta scitipennis  

  405. Northern Finned Prominent  ______  H#7928  PA  (NW:126) (PNE:273) (W:290)
    Notodonta torva
    (or simplaria)

    Caterpillar food: poplars & willows

  406. Elegant Prominent  ______  H#7924  NJ  PA  (NW:125) (PNE:273) (W:291)
    Odontosia elegans  

    Caterpillar food: poplars

  407. White-streaked Prominent  ______  H#8017  NC  NJ  (NW:141) (PNE:285) (W:308)  (or Lace-capped Caterpillar)
    Oligocentria lignicolor

    Caterpillar food: oaks and other broad-leaved woody plants

  408. Red-washed Prominent  ______  H#8012  NC  NJ  (NW:140) (PNE:285) (W:309)
    Oligocentria semirufescens

    Caterpillar food: poplar and willow

  409. Angulose Prominent  (ph)  ______  H#7920  NC  NJ  PA  (PNE:279) (W:292)
    Peridea angulosa

    The Angulose Prominent occurs from Nova Scotia to Florida, and west to Manitoba & Texas. It is uncommon to common. Adults fly May-Oct. 



    Angulose Prominent
    (photo by Stephen Kloiber)

  410. Oval-based Prominent  ______  H#7919  NC  NJ  PA  (PNE:279) (W:320)
    Peridea basitriens

  411. Angulose Prominent  ______  H#7920  PA  (NW:122)
    Peridea angulosa

    Caterpillar food: mostly oaks 

  412. Chocolate Prominent  ______  H#7921  NC  NJ  PA  (NW:123) (PNE:279) (W:320)
    Peridea ferruginea

    Caterpillar food: mostly birches

  413. Black-rimmed Prominent  (ph)  ______  H#7922  NJ  PA  (NW:124) (PNE:273) (W:293)  (also called False Sphinx)
    Pheosia rimosa

    The Black-rimmed Prominent occurs from Newfoundland to North Carolina, and west to Manitoba and Nebraska. During some years, it is locally common. Adults fly Apr-Oct.

    Caterpillar food: poplars, willows 



    Black-rimmed Prominent
    (photo by Stephen Kloiber)

  414. White-headed Prominent  ______  H#7951  NC  NJ  PA  (PNE:287)
    Symmerista albifrons 

  415. Red-humped Oakworm Moth  ______  H#7952  (NW:133) (PNE:287) (W:317)
    Symmerista canicosta

    Caterpillar food: oaks

  416. Orange-humped Mapleworm Moth  ______  H#7953  PA  (PNE:287) (W:318)
    Symmerista leucitys




    Family LIMACODIDAE:  Slug Caterpillar Moths

    Moths in the family LIMACODIDAE are stout, and rather hairy, with stumpy rounded wings. Most are brownish with green, white, or silver markings, and with wingspans of three-eighths to one and one-eighths inches (10-30mm). 

    The caterpillars are short and stocky and do not have prolegs. they creep about on leaves in a slug-like manner. In some species, they have tufts of short, stinging bristles that protect them from predators. Those bristles are incorporated into a firm-walled cocoon, so that the pupa are similarly protected.

    Adults do not eat. The caterpillars feed on many plants.  

  417. Saddleback Caterpillar Moth  ______  H#4700  PA  (PNE:77)
    Acharia stimulea

  418. Purple-crested Slug Moth  ______  H#4685  PA  (PNE:75) (W:47)
    Adoneta spinuloides

  419. Shagreened Slug Moth  ______  H#4669  NJ  PA  (PNE:73) (W:41)
    Apoda biguttata

  420. Yellow-collared Slug Moth  (ph)  ______  H#4667  PA  (PNE:73)  (another name is Inverted Y Slug Moth)
    Apoda y-inversum



    Yellow-collared Slug Moth
    (photo by Stephen Kloiber) 

  421. Spiny Oak Slug Moth  ______  H#4697  NJ  PA  (NW:261) (PNE:75) (W:49)
    Euclea delphinii

  422. Red-eyed Button Slug Moth  ______  PA  (W:38)
    Heterogenea shurtleffi 

  423. Crowned Slug Moth  ______  H#4681  PA  (PNE:75) (W:46)
    Isa textula

  424. Spun Glass Slug Moth  ______  H#4675  (PNE:73) (W:43)
    Isochaetes beutenmuelleri

  425. Yellow-shouldered Slug Moth  (ph)  ______  H#4665  NJ  PA  (NW:261) (PNE:73) (W:40)
    Lithacodes fasciola



    Yellow-shouldered Slug Moth
    (photo by Stephen Kloiber)

  426. Lithacodes fiskeanus  ______  H#4663  NJ

  427. Pin-striped Vermilion Slug Moth  ______  (W:48)
    Monoleuca semifascia

  428. Nason's Slug Moth  ______  (W:45)
    Natada nasoni

  429. Elegant Tailed Slug Moth  ______  H#4661  PA  (PNE:73) (W:39)
    Packardia elegans

  430. Jewel Tailed Slug Moth  ______  H#4659  NJ  (PNE:73)
    Packardia geminata


  431. Smaller Parasa  ______  H#4698  NJ  PA  (PNE:75) (W:50)
    Parasa chloris

  432. Stinging Rose Caterpillar Moth  ______  H#4699  PA  (PNE:75) (W:51)
    Parasa indetermina

  433. Hag Moth  (or Monkey Slug ______  H#4677  PA  (PNE:75) (W:44)
    Phobetron pithecium

  434. Skiff Moth  ______  H#4671  NJ  PA  (PNE:73) (W:42)
    Prolimacodes badia

  435. Saddleback Moth  ______  (S:287) (W:52)
    Sibine stimulea

    The Saddleback caterpillars are easier to recognize than the adult moths. The spines on their sides are mildly poisonous, and, if touched, sting. 

  436. Abbreviated Button Slug Moth  ______  H#4654  NJ  (PNE:71)
    Tortricidia flexuosa

  437. Red-crossed Button Slug Moth  ______  H#4653  MA  PA  (W:36)
    Tortricidia pallida

  438. Early Button Slug Moth  ______  H#4652  NJ  PA  (PNE:71) (W:37)  (also called Warm-chevroned Moth)
    Tortricidia testacea



    Family ZYGAENIDAE:  Smoky Moths or Leaf Skeletonizers

    This family was formerly known as PYROMORPHIDAE. 

    Smoky Moths
    are small, black or brightly-colored, and have wingspans from five-eighths to one and one-eighths inches (16-30mm). 
    They have rounded wings with a thin covering of scales and a well-developed proboscis.
    Some species are nocturnal. Members of diurnal species visit flowers and strongly resemble CRENUCHIDS, but they can be distinguished by wing venation.
    Most caterpillars feed on the foliage of Virginia Creeper or grape. Several often eat side by side, devouring an entire leaf before moving on to another one. 

  439. Clemens' False Skeletonizer Moth  ______  PA
    Acoloithus falsarius 

  440. Grapeleaf Skeletonizer Moth  ______  H#4624  PA  (PNE:71) (S:290) (W:57)
    Harrisina americana

    Tiny caterpillars of Harrisina americana often line up side by side to feed on leaves. while young, they do not eat veins, but leave them as a skeleton, hence their common name.
    As they grow, the caterpillars eat small veins, leaving only the coarse ones.
    Fully grown caterpillars disperse over the vine, and then spin tough, flat white cocoons, emerging as adults about 2 weeks later. There are probably 2 generations a year.

    The Grapeleaf Skeletonizer Moth can be mistaken for a member of the Tiger Moth family, the Yellow-collared Scrape Moth.    

  441. Orange-patched Smoky Moth  ______  H#4639  NJ  PA  (PNE:71)
    Pyromorpha dimidiata

    The Orange-patched Smoky Moth can be mistaken for a member of the Tiger Moth family, the Black-and-yellow Lichen Moth.  


    Family CHOREUTIDAE:  Metalmark Moths

  442. Appleleaf Skeletonizer Moth  ______  H#2560  (PNE:81)
    Choreutis pariana  



    Family COSSIDAE:  Cossid & Carpenter Moths

  443. Poplar Carpenterworm Moth  ______  H#2675  (PNE:83)
    Acossus centerensis

  444. Little Carpenterworm Moth  ______  H#2694  MA  (PNE:83)
    Prionoxystus macmurtei

  445. Robin's Carpenterworm Moth  ______  H#2693  NC  NJ  PA  (NW:258) (PNE:83) (S:292)
    Prionoxystus robiniae

  446. Leopard Moth  (ph)  ______  H#2700  MA  NJ  PA  (PNE:83)
    Zeuzera pyrina

    The Leopard Moth was introduced into eastern North America from Europe in the mid 19th Century.



    Leopard Moth
    (photo by Stephen Kloiber)



    Family HEPIALIDAE:  Ghost Moths 

  447. Graceful Ghost Moth  ______  H#0031  PA  (PNE:29)  (another name is Conifer Swift Moth
    Korscheltellus gracilis

  448. Lupulina Ghost Moth  ______  H#0031.1  (PNE:29)
    Korscheltellus lupulina

  449. Silver-spotted Ghost Moth  ______  H#0018  (NW:255) (PNE:27) (S:297)
    Sthenopis argenteomaculatus 

  450. Gold-spotted Ghost Moth  ______  H#0022  PA  (PNE:29)
    Sthenopis auratus 

  451. Four-spotted Ghost Moth  (also called Purplish Ghost Moth ______  H#0019  (NW:255) (PNE:27)
    Sthenopis purpurascens

  452. Willow Ghost Moth  ______  H#0021  (NW:255) (PNE:27)
    Sthenopis thule  


    Family PTEROPHORIDAE:  Plume Moths

  453. Mountain Plume Moth  ______  H#6157  (PNE:129)
    Adaina montanus

  454. Geranium Plume Moth  ______  H#6118  (PNE:129)
    Amblyptilia pica

  455. Rose Plume Moth  ______  H#6105  (PNE:127)
    Cnaemidophorus rhododactyla

  456. Lobed Plume Moth  ______  H#6102  (PNE:127)
    Dejongia lobidactylus

  457. Morning Glory Plume Moth  ______  H#6234  NJ  PA  (PNE:131)
    Emmelina monodactyla

    The Morning Glory Plume Moth is common throughout eastern North America. Adults fly Mar-Sep. 

  458. Buck's Plume Moth  ______  H#6093  (PNE:127)
    Geina bucksi

  459. Grape Plume Moth  ______  H#6091  PA  (PNE:127)
    Geina periscelidactylus

  460. Shepard's Plume Moth  ______  #H6091.1  PA
    Geina sheppardi

  461. Yarrow Plume Moth  ______  H#6107  (PNE:129)
    Gillmeria pallidactyla

  462. Plain Plume Moth  ______  H#6203  (PNE:131)
    Hellinsia homodactylus

  463. Black-marked Plume Moth  ______  H#6186  (PNE:129)
    Hellinsia inquinatus

  464. Eupatorium Plume Moth  ______  H#6168  (PNE:129)
    Oidaematophorus eupatorii


  465. Artichoke Plume Moth  (ph)  ______  H#6109  PA  (PNE:129)
    Platyptilia caduidactyla



    Artichoke Plume Moth
    (photo by Stephen Kloiber)


    Family  ALUCITIDAE:  Many-plumed Moths

  466. Six-plume Moth  (ph)  ______  H#2313  (PNE:125)
    Alucita montana




    Six-plume Moth



    Family THYRIDIDAE:  Window-winged Moths

  467. Spotted Thyris  ______  H#6076  PA  (PNE:175)
    Thyris maculata

  468. Mournful Thyris  ______  H#6077  NJ  (PNE:177)
    Pseudothyris sepulchralis



    Family PYRALIDAE:  Pyralid Moths  

    In this grouping, what has been the family CRAMBIDAE:  the Crambid Snout Moths 

  469. Garden Webworm Moth  ______  H#4975  NJ  PA  (PM:56) (PNE:167)  (a Crambid moth)
    Achyra rantalis

    The Garden Webworm Moth occurs commonly from southern Quebec & Maine to Florida, west to Kansas & Texas. Adults fly Apr-Nov, with 4 or more broods. 
    The larvae (Garden Webworm) feeds on: alfalfa, beans, clover, corn, peas, strawberries, and many other low plants.    

  470. Hickory Leafstem Borer Moth  (ph)  ______  H#5673  PA  (PNE:139)  (a Pyralid moth)
    Acrobasis angusella



    Hickory Leafstem Borer Moth
    (photo by Stephen Kloiber)

  471. Pigeon Acrobasis  ______  H#5670  (PNE:139)  (a Pyralid moth)
    Acrobasis auroella  

  472. Hickory Shoot Borer Moth  ______  H#5664  (PNE:139)  (a Pyralid moth)
    Acrobasis caryae 

  473. Walnut Shoot Moth  ______  H#5674  (PNE:139)  (a Pyralid moth)
    Acrobasis demotella  

  474. Leaf Crumpler Moth  ______  H#5651  (PNE:137)  (a Pyralid moth)
    Acrobasis indigenella

  475. Pecanleaf Casebearer Moth  ______  H#5661  (PNE:139)  (a Pyralid moth)
    Acrtobasis juglandis

  476. Mantled Acrobasis  ______  H#5659  (PNE:139)  (a Pyralid moth)
    Acrobasis palliolella

  477. Tricolored Acrobasis  ______  H#5655  (PNE:139)  (a Pyralid moth)
    Acrobasis tricolorela 

  478. Cranberry Fruitworm Moth  ______  H#5653  (PNE:139)  (a Pyralid moth)
    Acrobasis vaccinii

  479. Stored Grain Moth  ______  H#5517  (PNE:133)  (a Pyralid moth)
    Aglossa caprealis

  480. Calico Pyralid  ______  H#5511  (PNE:133)  (a Pyralid moth)
    Aglossa costiferalis

  481. Grease Moth  ______  H#5518  (PNE:133)  (a Pyralid moth)
    Aglossa cuprina

  482. Pink-masked Pyralid  ______  H#5512  NJ  (PNE:133)  (a Pyralid moth)
    Aglossa disciferalis

  483. Large Tabby Moth  ______  H#5516  NJ  PA  (PNE:133)  (a Pyralid moth)
    Aglossa pinguinalis 

  484. Lesser Vagabond Sod Webworm Moth  ______  H#5399  PA  (PNE:151)  (a Crambid moth)
    Agriphila ruricolellus

  485. Vagabond Crambus  ______  H#5403  (PNE:151)  (a Crambid moth)
    Agriphila vulgivagellus

  486. Yellow-spotted Webworm Moth  ______  H#5176  NJ  PA  (PNE:173)  (a Crambid moth) 
    Anageshna primordialis

  487. White-spotted Sable Moth  (ph)  ______  H#4958  PA  (NW:263) (PNE:167)  (a Crambid moth) 
    Anania funebris

    The White-spotted Sable Moth has a Holarctic distribution. In eastern North America, it occurs commonly from Newfoundland to southern North Carolina, and west to Minnesota. Adults fly May to earl-July. 
    It is found in fields during the day. Food includes goldenrod.



    White-spotted Sable Moth
    (photo by Stephen Kloiber)

  488. Bee Moth  ______  H#5629  (PNE:137)
    Aphomia sociella

  489. Checkered Apogeshna  ______  H#5177  NJ
    Apogeshna stenialis

  490. Two-striped Apomyelois  ______  H#5721  (PNE:141)  (a Pyralid moth)
    Apomyelois bistriatella

  491. Hollow-spotted Blepharomastix  ______  H#5182  NJ  PA  (PM:57) (PNE:173)  (a Crambid moth)
    Blepharomastix ranalis

    Blepharomastix ranalis
    occurs commonly from Ontario to Florida, and west to Missouri & Texas. Adults fly Apr-Oct.

  492. Three-spotted Crambus  ______  H#5408  (PNE:151)  (a Crambid moth)
    Catoptria latiradiellus

  493. Sooty-winged Chalcoela  ______  H#4895  NJ  PA  (PNE:163)  (a Crambid moth)
    Chacoela iphitalis

  494. Pegasus Chalcoela  ______  H#4896  (PNE:163)  (a Crambid moth)
    Chacoela pegasalis 

  495. Topiary Grass-veneer  (ph)  ______  H#5391  PA  (PNE:151)  (a Crambid moth)
    Chrysoteuchia topiaria



    Topiary Grass-veneer
    (photo by Stephen Kloiber)

  496. Drab Condylolomia  ______  H#5571  (PNE:135)  (a Pyralid moth) 
    Condylolomia participalis

  497. Small White Grass-veneer  ______  H#5361  NJ  PA  (PNE:149)  (a Crambid moth)
    Crambus albellus

  498. Double-banded Grass-veneer  ______  H#5362  NJ  PA  (PM:58) (PNE:149)  (a Crambid moth)
    Crambus agitatellus 

  499. Biden's Grass-venneer  ______  H#5342  (PNE:147)  (a Crambid moth)
    Crambus bidens

  500. Girard's Grass-veneer  ______  H#5365  (PNE:149)  (a Crambid moth)
    Crambus girardellus

  501. Eastern Grass-veneer  (ph)  ______  H#5378  PA  (PNE:151)  (a Crambid moth)
    Crambus laqueatellus 



    Eastern Grass-veneer
    (photo by Stephen Kloiber)

  502. Leach's Grass-veneer  ______  H#5357  (PNE:149)  (a Crambid moth)
    Crambus leachellus

  503. Immaculate Grass-veneer  ______  H#5343  (PNE:149)  (a Crambid moth)
    Crambus perlella

  504. Common Grass-veneer  ______  H#5355  NJ  (PNE:149)  (a Crambid moth)
    Crambus praefectellus

  505. Large-striped Grass-veneer  ______  H#5369  NJ  (a Crambid moth)
    Crambus quinquareatus

  506. Pasture Grass-veneer  ______  H#5363  PA  (PNE:149)  (a Crambid moth)
    Crambus saltuellus

  507. Wide-striped Grass-veneer  ______  H#5344  (PNE:149)  (a Crambid moth)
    Crambus unistriatellus

  508. Pale-winged Crocidophora  ______  H#4945  PA  (PNE:165)  (a Crambid moth)
    Crocidophora tuberculalis

  509. Grape Leaffolder Moth  ______  H#5159  NJ  PA  (PM:56) (PNE:171)  (a Crambid moth)
    Desmia funeralis

    The Grape Leaffolder Moth is common throughout eastern North America. It is often seen in the daytime, but also comes to lights at night. Adults fly Apr-Sep, with 2 or 3 broods.

  510. White-headed Grape Leaffolder Moth  ______  H#5160  NJ  PA  (PM:56)  (a Crambid moth)
    Desmia maculalis

    Desmia maculalis
    is said to be less common than Desmia funeralis. It occurs from Virginia to Florida, and west to Kentucky, but probably more widely as records confused. Adults fly May-Sep.

  511. Dark Diacme Moth  ______  H#5143  (PNE:171)  (a Crambid moth)
    Diacme adipaloides

  512. Paler Diacme Moth  (ph)  ______  H#5142  NJ  (PM:57) (PNE:171)  (a Crambid moth)
    Diacme elealis

    The Paler Diacme Moth occurs from New Jersey to Florida, and west to Kentucky & Texas. It is more common southward. Adults fly Apr-Sep.



    Paler Diacme Moth
    (photo by Stephen Kloiber)

  513. Melonworm Moth  (ph)  ______  H#5204  (PNE:173)  (a Crambid Moth)
    Diaphania hyalinata



    Melonworm Moth

  514. White-spotted Brown Moth  ______  H#5255  PA  (PNE:175)  (a Crambid moth)
    Diastictis ventralis

  515. Harlequin Webworm Moth  ______  H#5175  (PNE:173)  (a Crambid moth)
    Diathrausta harlequinalis

  516. Julia's Dicymolomia  ______  H#4889  PA  (PNE:163)  (a Crambid moth)
    Dicymolomia julianalis

  517. Evergreen Coneworm Moth  ______  H#5841  (PNE:143)  (a Pyralid moth)
    Dioryctria abietivorella

  518. Webbing Coneworm Moth  ______  H#5847  (PNE:143)  (a Pyralid moth)
    Dioryctria disclusa

  519. Spruce Coneworm Moth  ______  H#5843  (PNE:143)  (a Pyralid moth)
    Dioryctria reniculelloides

  520. Zimmerman Pine Moth  ______  H#5852  (PNE:143)  (a Pyralid moth)
    Dioryctria zimmermani

  521. Yellow-fringed Dolichomia  ______  H#5533  MA  PA  (PNE:135)  (a Pyralid moth)
    Dolichomia olinalis

  522. Long-beaked Donacaula  ______  H#5319  (PNE:155)  (a Crambid moth)
    Donacaula longirostrallus

  523. Delightful Donacaula  ______  H#5316  (PNE:155)  (a Crambid moth)
    Donacaula melinellus

  524. Brown Donacaula  ______  H#5321  NJ  (PNE:155)  (a Crambid moth)
    Donacaula roscidellus

  525. Donacaula sordidella  ______  H#5313  NJ  PA  (a Crambid moth)

  526. Lesser Cornstalk Borer Moth  ______  H#5896  (PNE:145)  (a Pyralid moth)
    Elasmopalpus lignosellus

  527. Water Lily Borer Moth  ______  H#4751  PA  (PNE:157)  (a Crambid moth)
    Elophila gyralis

  528. Pondside Crambid  ______  H#4748  (PNE:157)  (a Crambid moth)
    Elophila icciusalis

  529. Plevie's Aquatic Moth  ______  H#4787  (PNE:159)  (a Crambid moth)
    Eoparargyractis plevie

  530. Dimorphic Epipaschia  ______  H#5577  (PNE:135)  (a Pyralid moth)
    Epipaschia superatalis

  531. Gold-banded Etiella  ______  H#5744  (PNE:141)  (a Pyralid moth)
    Etiella zinckenella

  532. Belted Grass-veneer  ______  H#5454  (PNE:153)  (a Crambid moth)
    Euchromius ocelleus

  533. Eudonia heterosalis  ______  H#4739  NJ

  534. Striped Eudonia  ______  H#4738  NJ  (PNE:147)
    Eudonia strigalis

  535. Broad-banded Eulogia  ______  H#5999  PA  (PNE:145)  (a Pyralid moth)
    Eulogia ochrifrontella 

  536. Small Magpie  ______  H#4952  (PNE:167)  (a Crambid moth)
    Eurrhypaa hortulata

  537. Spotted Peppergrass Moth  (ph)  ______  H#4794  NJ  PA  (PM:48) (PNE:161)  (a Crambid moth)
    Eustixia pupula

    The Spotted Peppergrass Moth occurs commonly from southern Ontario to Florida, and west to Missouri & Texas. Adults fly May-Aug, with 2 broods. Foods include peppergrass, cabbage, 



    Spotted Peppergrass Moth
    (photo by Stephen Kloiber)

  538. Root Collar Borer Moth  ______  H#5997  (PNE:145)  (a Pyralid moth)
    Euzophera ostricolorella

  539. American Plum Borer Moth  ______  H#5995  (PNE:145)  (a Pyralid moth)
    Euzophera semifuneralis 

  540. Purple-backed Cabbageworm Moth  ______  H#4897  PA  (PM:57) (PNE:163)  (a Crambid moth)
    Evergestis pallidata 

  541. Cross-striped Cabbageworm Moth  ______  H#4898  NJ
    Evergestis rimosalis

  542. Large-spotted Evergestis  ______  H#4901  (PNE:165)  (a Crambid moth)
    Evergestis unimacula  

    Evergestis unimacula
    occurs uncommonly from southern Ontario to North Carolina, and west to Arkansas. Adults fly May-Aug.    

  543. Changeable Grass-veneer  ______  H#5435  (PNE:153)  (a Crambid moth)
    Fissicrambus mutabilis

  544. Mint Root Borer Moth  ______  H#4950  (PNE:167)
    Fumibotys fumalis

  545. Boxwood Leaftier  ______  H#5552  PA  (PNE:135)  (a Pyralid moth)
    Galasa nigrinodis

  546. Greater Wax Moth  ______  H#5622  (PNE:137)  (a Pyralid moth)
    Galleria mellonella

  547. Black-patched Glaphyria  ______  H#4873  NJ  (PNE:163)  (a Crambid moth)
    Glaphyria fulminalis

  548. Common Glaphyria Moth  ______  H#4869  NJ
    Glaphyria glaphyralis 

  549. White-roped Glaphyria  ______  H#4870  PA  (PNE:161)  (a Crambid moth)
    Glaphyria sequistrialis

  550. Silvered Haimbachia  ______  H#5488  (PNE:155)  (a Crambid moth)
    Haimbachia albescens 

  551. Cabbage Webworm Moth  ______  H#4846  (PNE:161)  (a Crambid moth)
    Hellula rogatalis

  552. Helvibotys helvialis  ______  H#4980  PA  (a Crambid moth)

  553. Herpetogramma abdominalis  ______  H#5276  PA  (a Crambid moth)

  554. Serpentine Webworm Moth  ______  H#5280  PA  (a Crambid moth)
    Herpetogramma aeglealis

  555. Bold Feathered Grsss Moth  ______  H#5275  PA  (PNE:175)  (a Crambid moth)
    Herpetogramma pertextalis

  556. Zigzag Herpetogramma  ______  H#5277  PA  (PNE:175)  (a Crambid moth)
    Herpetogramma thestealis

  557. Spotted Beet Webworm Moth  ______  H#5169  PA  (PNE:171)  (a Crambid moth)
    Hymenia perspectalis

  558. Clover Hayworm Moth  ______  H#5524  PA   (PNE:133) (a Pyralid moth)
    Hypsopygia costalis 

  559. Black-banded Immyrla  ______  H#5766  (PNE:141)  (a Pyralid moth)
    Immyrla nigrovittella

  560. Sooty Lipocosmodes  ______  H#4888  (PNE:163)  (a Crambid moth)
    Lipocosmodes fuliginosalis

  561. Alfalfa Webworm Moth  ______  H#5017  (PNE:169)  (a Crambid moth)
    Loxostege cereralis

  562. Beet Webworm Moth  ______  H#5017  (PNE:169)  (a Crambid moth)
    Loxostege sticticalis

  563. Merrick's Crambid  ______  H#5117  (PNE:169)  (a Crambid moth)
    Loxostegopsis merrickalis

  564. Bog Lygropia  ______  H#5250  (PNE:175)  (a Crambid moth)
    Lygropia rivulalis

  565. Zeller's Macalla  ______  H#5579  (PNE:135)  (a Pyralid moth)
    Macalla zelleri

  566. Oystershell Metrea  ______  H#4789  (PNE:161)  (a Crambid moth)
    Metrea ostreonalis

  567. Gold-striped Grass-veneer  ______  H#5419  PA  (PNE:151)  (a Crambid moth)
    Microcrambus biguttellus 

  568. Elegant Grass-veneer  (ph)  ______  H#5420  PA  (PNE:153)  (a Crambid moth)
    Microcrambus elegans



    Elegant Grass-veneer 
    (photo by Marcie O'Connor)

  569. Yellow-veined Moth  ______  H#4796  (PNE:161)  (a Crambid moth)
    Microtheoris ophionalis

  570. Rufous-banded Crambid  ______  H#4826  (PNE:161)  (a Crambid moth)
    Mimoschinia rufofascialis

  571. Darker Moodna  ______  H#6005  (PNE:145)  (a Pyralid moth)
    Moodna ostrinella

  572. Streaked Orange Moth  ______  H#4937  (PNE:165)  (a Crambid moth)
    Nascia acutella

  573. Scrollwork Pyralid Moth  ______  H#4743  NJ
    Neocataclysta magnificalis

  574. Mottled Grass Veneer ______  H#5379  PA  (PNE:151)  (a Crambid moth)
    Neodactria luteolellus 

  575. Lucerne Moth  ______  H#5156  NJ  PA  (PM:50) (PNE:171)  (a Crambid moth)
    Nomophila nearctica

    The Lucerne Moth is common to abundant throughout eastern North America. Sometimes it migrates to the far north. Adults fly Apr-Oct.  

  576. Nymphula Moth  ______  H#4747  (PNE:157)  (a Crambid moth)
    Nymphula ekthlipsis

  577. Orange-tufted Oneida ______  H#5588  PA  (PNE:135)  (a Pyralid moth)
    Oneida lunulalis

  578. Striped Birch Pyralid  ______  H#5783  (PNE:141)  (a Pyralid moth)
    Ortholepis pasadamia

  579. European Corn Borer Moth  (ph)  ______  H#4949  NJ  PA  (PM:57) (PNE:165)  (a Crambid moth)  (introduced in North America around 1908 from Europe)
    Ostrinia nubilalis 

    The European Corn Borer Moth was introduced into North America around 1908 from Europe. It occurs throughout eastern North America, north of southern Florida. Adults fly Apr-Oct. 1 brood in the north.



    European Corn Borer Moth
    (photo by Marcie O'Connor)

  580. Kimball's Palpita  ______  H#5219  (PNE:173)  (a Crambid moth)
    Palpita kimballi

  581. Splendid Palpita  ______  H#5226  PA  (PNE:173)  (a Crambid moth)
    Palpita magniferalis

  582. Basswood Leafroller Moth  ______  H#5241  (PNE:173)  (a Crambid moth)
    Pantographa limata

  583. Bluegrass Webworm Moth  ______  H#5451  PA  (PNE:153)  (a Crambid moth)
    Parapediasia teterrella 

  584. Watermilfoil Leafcutter Moth  ______  H#4764  NJ  (PNE:159)  (a Crambid moth)
    Parapoynx allinonealis

  585. Chestnut-marked Pondweed Moth  (ph)  ______  H#4761  NJ  (PNE:159)  (a Crambid moth)
    Parapoynx badiusalis



    Chestnut-marked Pondweed Moth
    (photo by Marcie O'Connor)

  586. Polymorphic Pondweed Moth  ______  H#4759  NJ  (PNE:157)  (a Crambid moth)
    Parapoynx maculalis

  587. Obscure Pondweed Moth  (ph)  ______  H#4760  NJ  PA  (PM:57) (PNE:159)  (a Crambid moth)
    Parapoynx obscuralis

    The Obscure Pondweed Moth occurs from Nova Scotia to Florida, and west to Wisconsin & Texas. It is locally common. Adults fly Jun-Aug. Foods include eelgrass, pondweed, yellow waterlily, and other aquatic plants.  



    Obscure Pondweed Moth
    (photo by Stephen Kloiber)

  588. Sod Webworm Moth  ______  H#5413  PA  (PNE:151)  (a Crambid moth)
    Pediasia trissecta

  589. Carmine Snout Moth  ______  H#6053  (PNE:147)  (a Pyralid moth)
    Peoria approximella 

  590. Titian Peale's Pyralid Moth  ______  H#4951  PA  (PNE:167)  (a Crambid moth)
    Perispasta caeculalis 

  591. Two-banded Petrophila  ______  H#4774  (PNE:159)  (a Crambid moth)
    Petrophila bifascialis

  592. Crowned Phlyctaenia  (ph)  ______  H#4953  PA  (PNE:167)  (a Crambid moth)
    Phlyctaenia coronata



    Crowned Phlyctaenia
    (photo by Marcie O'Connor)

  593. Scraped Pilocrocis  ______  H#5281  (PNE:175)  (a Crambid moth)
    Pilocrocis ramentalis

  594. White-edged Pima Moth  ______  H#5747  PA  (a Pyralid moth)
    Pima albiplagiatella 

  595. Maple Webworm Moth  ______  H#5606  (PNE:137)
    Pococera asperatella

  596. Striped Oak Webworm Moth  ______  H#5608  PA  (PNE:137)  (a Pyralid moth)  (another name has Double-humped Pococera)
    Pococera expandens

  597. Sycamore Webworm Moth  ______  H#5604  (PNE:137)  (a Pyralid moth)
    Pococera militella

  598. Ironweed Root Moth  ______  H#5228  (PNE:173)  (a Crambid moth)
    Polygrammodes flavidalis  

  599. Prionapteryx achatina  ______  H#5334  NJ

  600. Obscure Psara  ______  H#5268  NJ
    Psara obscuralis

  601. Red-shawled Moth  ______  H#5526  (PNE:135)  (a Pyralid moth)
    Pseudasopia intermedialis

  602. Speckled Black Pyla  ______  H#5829  (PNE:143)  (a Pyralid moth)
    Pyla fusca

  603. Meal Moth  ______  H#5510  PA  (NW:263) (PNE:133)  (a Pyralid moth)
    Pyralis farinalis

  604. Mint-loving Pyrausta  ______  H#5071  PA  (PM:57) (PNE:169)  (a Crambid moth)
    Pyrausta acrionalis  

    Pyrausta acrionalis
    occurs commonly from Nova Scotia to Florida, and west to Manitoba, Missouri, Texas. Adults fly Apr-Oct. Favored foods are mints. 

  605. Bicolored Pyrausta  ______  H#5040  NJ  (PM:57) (PNE:169)  (a Crambid moth)
    Pyrausta bicoloralis

  606. Pyrausta niveicilialis  ______  (PM:58)

    Pyrausta niveicilialis
    occurs from southern Ontario to Florida. It is local, and usually uncommon.

  607. Orange-spotted Pyrausta  ______  H#5058  PA  (PNE:169)  (has also been called the Orange Mint Moth)  (a Crambid moth)  
    Pyrausta orphisalis 

  608. Variable Reddish Pyrausta  ______  H#5051  PA  (a Crambid moth)
    Pyrausta rubricalis

  609. Raspberry Pyrausta  (ph)  ______  H#5034  NJ  PA  (NW:263) (PM:57) (PNE:169)  (a Crambid moth)
    Pyrausta signatalis



    Raspberry Pyrausta
    (photo by Stephen Kloiber)

  610. Pyrausta subsequalis  ______  (PM:57)

    Pyrausta subsequalis
    occurs throughout eastern North America. Adults fly May-Aug.

  611. Pyrausta tyralis  ______  (PM:57)

    Pyrausta tyralis
    occurs from New York to Florida, and west to Illinois & Texas. It is common southward. Adults fly Jun-Oct. A favored food is wild coffee.    

  612. Engel's Salebriaria  ______  H#5773  (PNE:141)  (a Pyralid moth)
    Salebriaria engeli

  613. Dogbane Saucrobotys  ______  H#4936  PA  (PNE:165)  (a Crambid moth)
    Saucrobotys futilalis

  614. Yellow-shouldered Leafroller Moth  ______  H#5799  (PNE:143)  (a Pyralid moth)
    Sciota basilaris

  615. Locust Leafroller Moth  ______  H#5796  PA  (PNE:141)  (a Pyralid moth)
    Sciota subcaesiella

  616. Belted Leafroller Moth  ______  H#5794  (PNE:141)  (a Pyralid Moth)
    Sciota vetustella

  617. Black-spotted Leafroller Moth  ______  H#5797  PA  (PNE:141)  (a Pyralid moth)
    Sciota virgatella

  618. Hawaiian Beet Webworm Moth  ______  H#5170  NJ  (PM:56)
    Spoladea recurvalis

    The Hawaiian Beet Webworm Moth occurs from New York to Florida, and west to Illinois & Texas. It is common southward and in the tropics. Adults fly Aug-Oct, with 2 broods.

  619. Many-spotted Scoparia Moth  ______  H#4719  PA  (PNE:147)  (a Crambid moth)
    Scoparia basalis

  620. Double-striped Scoparia Moth  ______  H#4716  PA  (PNE:147)  (a Crambid moth)
    Scoparia biplagialis

  621. Carrot Seed Moth  (ph)  ______  H#4986.1  (PNE:167)  (a Crambid moth)
    Sitochroa palealis

    The Carrot Seed Moth was introduced from Europe. The caterpillars eat Queen Anne's Lace, also called Wild Carrot, and other plants in the same family. 



    Carrot Seed Moth
    (photo by Marcie O'Connor) 

  622. Hawaiian Beet Webworm Moth  ______  H#5170  (PNE:171)  (a Crambid moth)
    Spoladea recurvalis

  623. Waterlily Leafcutter Moth  ______  H#4755  NJ  (PM:57) (PNE:157)
    Synclita obliteralis

  624. Black Duckweed Moth  ______  H#4754  (PNE:157)  (a Crambid moth)
    Synclita tinealis

  625. Oval Telethusia  ______  H#5812  (PNE:143)  (a Pyralid moth)
    Telethusia ovalis 

  626. Tlascala Moth  ______  H#5808  (PNE:143)  (a Pyralid moth)
    Tlascala reductella

  627. Woolly Grass-veneer  ______  H#5439  (PNE:153)  (a Crambid moth)
    Thaumatopsis pexellus

  628. Dimorphic Tosale  ______  H#5556  (PNE:135)  (a Pyralid moth)
    Tosale oviplagalis

  629. Celery Leaftier Moth  (ph)  ______  H#5079  NJ  PA  (PM:56) (PNE:169)  (a Crambid moth)
    Udea rubigalis



    Above & below: the Celery Leaftier Moth
    Below, next to a dime.
    (above photo by Marcie O'Connor)




  630. Snowy Urola  (ph)  ______  H#5464   PA  (PNE:153)  (a Crambid moth)
    Urola nivalis



    Snowy Urola
    (photo by Stephen Kloiber)

  631. Curve-lined Argyria  ______  H#5465  (PNE:153)  (a Crambid moth)
    Vaxi auratella 

  632. Straight-lined Argyria  ______  H#5466  (PNE:155)  (a Crambid moth)
    Vaxi critica

  633. Brower's Vitula  ______  H#6011  (PNE:145)  (a Pyralid moth)
    Vitula broweri

  634. Dried Fruit Moth  ______  H#6007  (PNE:145)  (a Pyralid moth)
    Vitula edmandsii

  635. Xanthophysa Moth  ______  H#4879  (PNE:163)  (a Crambid moth)
    Xanthophysa psychialis



    Family MEGALORYGIDAE:  Flannel Moths

    MEGALORYGIDAE is a largely Neotropical family. More than 40 species occur in Costa Rica. 

    Although members of this family appear soft and harmless, Flannel Moth caterpillars are among the most well-defended insects. Beneath their soft, outer hair are warts that are fortified with hollow, poison-filled stinging spines that are capable of giving painful stings.

    A caterpillar of one particularly large Amazonian species is about 8 centimeters in length. Its sting has purportedly resulted in human deaths. Thus, the common name for that caterpillar is "el raton", "the rat".

    4 species in this family extend into eastern North America.       

  636. Black-waved Flannel Caterpillar  ______  MD  PA  (W:54)
    Megalopyge
    (or Lagoa) crispata

  637. Southern Flannel Moth  ______  (W:55)  ("Puss Caterpillar")
    Megalopyge opercularis 

  638. White Flannel Moth  ______  (W:56)
    Norape ovina 



    Family TORTRICIDAE:  Leafroller or Tortricid Moths

  639. Brittania Moth  ______  H#3537  PA
    Acleris britannia

  640. Celiana's Acleris  ______  H#3533  (PNE:87)
    Acleris celiana

  641. Acleris cervinana  ______  H#3514  PA

  642. Lesser Maple Leafroller Moth  ______  H#3539  (PNE:87)
    Acleris chalybeana

  643. Multiform Leafroller Moth  ______  H#3542  NJ  PA  (PNE:89)  (has also been called Masked Leafroller Moth)
    Acleris flavivittana

  644. Hairnet Acleris  ______  H#3501  (PNE:85)
    Acleris forskaleana

  645. Strawberry Acleris  ______  H#3532  (PNE:87)
    Acleris fragariana

  646. Small Aspen Leaftier Moth  ______  H#3520  (PNE:85)
    Acleris fuscana

  647. Hasty Acleris   ______  H#3531  PA  (PNE:87)
    Acleris hastiana

  648. Black-spotted Acleris  ______  H#3551  (PNE:89)
    Acleris inana

  649. Black-headed Birch Leafroller Moth  ______  H#3540  (PNE:87)
    Acleris logiana

  650. MacDunnough's Acleris  ______  H#3506  (PNE:85)
    Acleris macdunnoughi

  651. Great Acleris  ______  H#3557  (PNE:89)
    Acleris maximana

  652. Speckled Acleris  ______  H#3526  (PNE:87)
    Acleris negundana

  653. Black-lined Acleris  ______  H#3556  (PNE:89)
    Acleris nigrolinea

  654. Snowy-shouldered Acleris  ______  H#3510  (PNE:85)  
    Acleris nivisellana

  655. Schaller's Acleris Moth  ______  H#3527  PA
    Acleris schallereana

  656. Half-ringed Acleris  ______  H#3521  (PNE:87)
    Acleris semiannula

  657. Oak Leafshredder  ______  H#3503  NJ  (PNE:85)  (has also been called Oak Leaftier Moth)
    Acleris semipurpurana  

  658. Common Acleris  ______  H#3517  (PNE:85)
    Acleris subnivana

  659. Eastern Black-headed Budworm Moth  ______  H#3548  (PNE:89)
    Acleris variana

  660. Young's Acleris  ______  H#3550  (PNE:89)
    Acleris youngana

  661. Shimmering Adoxophyes  (ph)  ______  H#3691  PA  (PNE:103)
    Adoxophyes negundana



    Shimmering Adoxophyes
    (photo by Stephen Kloiber)

  662. Angular Aethes Moth  ______  H#3807  PA
    Aethes angulatana

  663. Silver-bordered Aethes  ______  H#3754.2  (PNE:91)  (a Cochylid moth)
    Aethes argentilimitana

  664. Two-spotted Aethes  ______  H#3754.3  (PNE:91)  (a Cochylid moth)
    Aethes atomosana

  665. Reddish Aethes  ______  H#3755.1  (PNE:91)  (a Cochylid moth)
    Aethes biscana 

  666. Dark-spotted Aethes  ______  H#3758.2  (PNE:91)  (a Cochylid moth)
    Aethes mymara

  667. Patricia's Aethes  ______  H#3759  (PNE:91)  (a Cochylid moth)
    Aethes patricia    

  668. Razowski's Aethes  ______  H#3759.3  NJ  
    Aethes razowskii

  669. Seriated Aethes  ______  H#3760.1  NJ
    Aethes seriatana

  670. Six-toothed Aethes  ______  H#3760.2  (PNE:93)  (a Cochylid moth)
    Aethes sexdentata

  671. White-lined Leafroller Moth  ______  H#3748  PA  (PNE:107)
    Amorbia humerosana

  672. Strawberry Leafroller Moth  ______  H#3374  NJ
    Ancylis comptana

  673. Ancylis Platanana Moth  ______  H#3370  PA
    Ancylis platanana

  674. Deceptive Apotomis  ______  H#2765  (PNE:109)  (an Olethreutine moth)
    Apotomis deceptana

  675. Fruit Tree Leafroller Moth  ______  H#3648  NJ  (PNE:99)
    Archips argyrospila  

  676. Ugly-nest Caterpillar Moth  ______  H#3661  (PNE:101)
    Archips cerasivorana

  677. Boldly-marked Archips  ______  H#3666  (PNE:101)
    Archips dissitana

  678. Oak Webworm Moth  ______  H#3655  (PNE:101)
    Archips fervidana

  679. Spring Spruce Needle Moth  ______  H#3667  (PNE:101)
    Archips pachardiana

  680. Omnivorous Leafroller Moth  ______  H#3658  PA  (NW:259) (PNE:101)
    Archips purpurana

  681. White-spotted Oak Leafroller Moth  ______  H#3653  NJ  (PNE:101)
    Archips semiferana

  682. Striated Tortrix  ______  H#3664  (PNE:101)
    Archips strianus

  683. White-spotted Leafroller Moth  ______  H#3624  (PNE:97)
    Argyrotaenia alisellana

  684. Gray-banded Leafroller Moth  ______  H#3625  (PNE:99)
    Argyrotaenia mariana 

  685. Pine Tube Moth  ______  H#3602  NJ  PA
    Argyrotaenia pinatubana

  686. Four-lined Leafroller Moth  ______  H#3621  (PNE:97)
    Argyrotaenia quadrifasciana

  687. Lined Oak Leafroller Moth  ______  H#3623  NJ  PA  (PNE:97)
    Argyrotaenia quercifoliana

  688. Red-banded Leafroller Moth  ______  H#3597  NJ  PA  (PNE:97)
    Argyrotaenia velutinana

  689. Primrose Cochylid  ______  H#3848  (PNE:95)  (a Cochylid moth)
    Atroposia oenotherana

  690. Javelin Moth  ______  H#2707  MD  (PNE:107)  (an Olethreutine moth)
    Bactra verutana

  691. Celypha Moth  ______  H#2859  MD  NJ
    Celypha cesputana

  692. Oak Cenopis  ______  H#3716  (PNE:105)
    Cenopis diluticostana

  693. Aproned Cenopis  ______  H#3727  (PNE:105)
    Cenopis niveana

  694. Maple-Basswood Leafroller  ______  H#3275  (PNE:105)
    Cenopis pettitana

  695. Reticulated Fruitworm Moth  ______  H#3720  NJ  (PNE:105)
    Cenopis reticulatana

  696. Filigreed Chimoptesis  _____  H#3273  NJ
    Chimoptesis pennsylvaniana


  697. Large Aspen Tortrix  ______  H#3637  (PNE:99)
    Choristoneura conflictana

  698. Broken-banded Leafroller Moth  ______  H#3632  NJ  PA  (PNE:99)
    Choristoneura fractivittana

  699. Spruce Budworm Moth  ______  H#3638  (PNE:99)
    Choristoneura fumiferana

  700. Choristoneura obsoletana  ______  H#3631  NJ

  701. Spotted Fireworm Moth  ______  H#3633  NJ
    Choristoneura paralleta

  702. Jack-pine Budworm Moth  ______  H#3643  (PNE:99)
    Choristoneura pinus

  703. Oblique-banded Leafroller Moth  ______  H#3635  NJ  PA  (PNE:99)
    Choristoneura rosaceana

  704. Clemens' Clepsis Moth  ______  H#3684  PA  (PNE:103)
    Clepsis clemensiana

  705. Clepsis consimilana  ______  H#3683  NJ

  706. Black-patched Clepsis  ______  H#3686  (PNE:103)
    Clepsis melaleucanus

  707. Garden Tortrix  ______  H#3688  NJ  PA  (PNE:103)
    Clepsis peritana

  708. White-triangle Clepsis  ______  H#3682  (PNE:103)
    Clepsis persicana   

  709. Pink-mottled Cochylid  ______  H#3767  (PNE:93)  (a Cochylid moth)
    Cochylis aurorana

  710. Horned Cochylid  ______  H#3769  (PNE:93)  (a Cochylid moth)
    Cochylis bucera

  711. Banded Sunflower Moth  ______  H#3777  (PNE:93)  (a Cochylid moth)
    Cochylis hospes

  712. Broad-patch Cochylid  ______  H#3778  (PNE:93)  (a Cochylid moth)
    Cochylis nana

  713. Rings' Cochylid  ______  H#3780  (PNE:93)  (a Cochylid moth)
    Cochylis ringsi

  714. The Batman Moth  ______  H#3747  PA
    Coelostathma discopunctana

  715. Filbertworm Moth  ______  H#3494  NJ  PA  (PM:60)
    Cydia
    (formerly Melissopus) latiferreanus 

  716. Codling Moth  ______  (PM:60)
    Cydia pomonella

  717. Gray-marked Tortricid  ______  H#3573  (PNE:91)
    Decodes basiplagana

  718. Locust Twig Borer Moth  ______  H#3497  NJ  PA  (PM:60)
    Ecdytolopha insiticiana

  719. Dotted Ecdytolopha Moth  ______  H#3495  NJ  PA  (PM:60)
    Ecdytolopha punctidicana  

  720. Dull-barred Endothenia  ______  H#2738  (PNE:107)  (an Olethreutine moth)
    Endothenia hebesana

  721. Bidens Borer Moth  ______  H#3202  PA  NJ  (PM:60)
    Epiblema otiosana

  722. Maple Tip Borer Moth  ______  H#2703  MD  NJ
    Episimus tyrius

  723. Solidago Eucosma Moth  ______  H#3142  PA
    Eucosma cataclystiana

  724. Shortleaf Pinecone Borer Moth  ______  H#3072  NJ
    Eucosma cocana

  725. Derelict Eucosma Moth  ______  H#3120  PA
    Eucosma derelicta

  726. Triangle-backed Eucosma  ______  H#3116  (PNE:115)  (an Olethreutine moth)
    Eucosma dorsisignatana

  727. Robinson's Eucosma  ______  H#3009  (PNE:115)  (an Olethreutine moth)
    Eucosma robinsonana

  728. Similar Eucosma  ______  H#3116.1  PA  (PNE:115)  (an Olethreutine Moth)
    Eucosma similiana

  729. White Pine Cone Borer Moth  ______  H#3074  NJ  (PNE:115)  (an Olethreutine moth)
    Eucosma tocullionana  

  730. Ferruginous Eulia  ______  H#3565  (PNE:89)
    Eulia ministrana

  731. Sculptured Moth  ______  H#2749  PA  NJ  (PNE:109)  (an Olethreutine moth)
    Eumarozia malachitana

  732. Grapholita Eclipsana Moth  ______  H#3438  PA
    Grapholita eclipsana

  733. Green Budworm Moth  ______  H#2862  MD  (PNE:113)  (an Olethreutine moth)
    Hedyra nubiferana

  734. Impudent Hulda  ______  H#2747  MD  (PNE:109)  (an Olethreutine moth)
    Hulda impudens

  735. Larisa subsolana  ______  H#3423  NJ 

  736. Pink-washed Leafroller  ______  H#2860  MD  (PNE:113)  (an Olethreutine moth)
    Metendothenia separatana

  737. Doubleday's Notocelia Moth  ______  H#3208  PA  NJ
    Notocelia rosaecolana

  738. Divided Olethreutes  ______  H#2848  MD  (PNE:113)  (an Olethreutine moth)
    Olethreutes bipartitana

  739. Wretched Olethreutes  ______  H#2791  MD  (PNE:111)  (an Olethreutine moth)
    Olethreutes exoletum

  740. Banded Olethreutes  ______  H#2823  NJ  (PNE:111)  (an Olethreutine moth)
    Olethreutes fasciatana

  741. Hydrangea Leaftier Moth  ______  H#2827  MD  (PNE:111)  (an Olethreutine moth)
    Olethreutes ferriferana

  742. Iron-lined Olethreutes  ______  H#2838.1  (PNE:111)  (an Olethreutine moth)
    Olethreutes ferrolineana

  743. Woolley-backed Moth  ______  H#2776  MD  PA  (an Olethreutine moth)
    Olethreutes furfuranum

  744. Frosty Olethreutes  ______  H#2847  (PNE:113)  (an Olethreutine moth)
    Olethreutes glaciana

  745. Inornate Olethreutes  ______  H#2788  MD  (PNE:111)  (an Olethreutine moth)
    Olethreutes inornatana

  746. Malana Leafroller Moth  ______  H#2820  MD  (PNE:111)  (an Olethreutine moth)
    Olethreutes malana

  747. Dark Olethreutes  ______  H#2800  MD  (PNE:111)  (another name is Variable Nigranum) (an Olethreutine moth)
    Olethreutes nigranum

  748. Shining Olethreutes  ______  H#2775  MD  (PNE:109)  (an Olethreutine moth)
    Oleuthreutes nitidana

  749. Raspberry Leafroller Moth  ______  H#2817  MD  PA
    Olethreutes permundana

  750. Punctuated Olethreutes  ______  H#2786  (PNE:109)  (an Olethreutine moth)
    Oleuthreutes punctanum

  751. Quartered Olethreutes  ______  H#2794  NJ  (an Olethreutine moth)
    Olethreutes quadrifidum

  752. Dusky Leafroller Moth  ______  H#2770  PA  (PNE:109)  (an Olethreutine moth)
    Orthotaenia undulana

  753. Three-lined Leafroller Moth  ______  H#3594  NJ  PA  (PM:59) (PNE:97)
    Pandemis limitata

  754. Tulip-tree Leaftier Moth  ______  H#2711  PA  (an Olethreutine moth)
    Paralobesia liriodendrana

  755. Grape Berry Moth  ______  H#2712  (PNE:107)  (an Olethreutine moth)
    Paralobesia viteana

  756. Macrame Moth  ______  H#2771  PA
    Phaecasiophora confixana

  757. Labyrinth Moth  ______  H#2772  NJ  PA
    Phaecasiophora nivelguttana

  758. Brown-patched Phalonidia  ______  H#3807  (PNE:93)  (a Cochylid moth)
    Phalonidia lepidana

  759. Pale-headed Phaneta  ______  H#2927  (PNE:115)  (an Olethreutine moth)
    Phaneta ochrodephala

  760. Buff-tipped Phaneta  ______  H#2929  MD  (PNE:115)  (an Olethreutine moth)
    Phaneta ochroteerminana

  761. Reddish Phaneta  ______  H#2928  MD  (PNE:115)  (an Olethreutine moth)
    Phaneta raracana

  762. Aster-head Phaneta  ______  H#2936  MD  (PNE:115)  (an Olethreutine moth)
    Phaneta tomonana

  763. Shaded Phaneta  ______  H#2913  (PNE:113)  (an Olethreutine moth)
    Phaneta umbrastriana

  764. Bird's Cochylid  ______  H#3813  (PNE:93)  (a Cochylid moth)
    Phtheochroa birdana

  765. Marbled Cochylid  ______  H#3822  (PNE:95)  (a Cochylid moth)
    Phtheochroa riscana

  766. Silver-lined Cochylid  ______  H#3825  (PNE:95)  (a Cochylid moth)
    Phtheochroa vitellinana

  767. Exasperating Platynota  ______  H#3743  PA  (PNE:107)
    Platynota exasperatana

  768. Black-shaded Platynota  ______  H#3732  NJ  PA
    Platynota flavedana

  769. Tufted Apple Budworm Moth  ______  H#3740  NJ  PA  (PNE:105)
    Platynota idaeusalis

  770. Singed Platynota  ______  H#3741  (PNE:107)
    Platynota semiustana

  771. Maple Twig Borer Moth  ______  H#3230  NJ
    Proteoteras aesculana 

  772. Pseudexentera costomaculana  ______  H#3257  NJ

  773. Poplar Leafroller Moth  ______  H#2769  (PNE:109)  (an Olethreutine moth)
    Pseudosciaphia duplex

  774. Northern Pitch Twig Moth  ______  H#2892  (PNE:113)  (an Olethreutine moth)
    Retinia albicapitana

  775. Pitch Twig Moth  ______  H#2889  MD  NJ  (an Olethreutine moth)
    Retinia comstockiana

  776. Gray Retinia  ______  H#2898  (PNE:113)  (an Olethreutine moth)
    Retinia gemistrigulana

  777. Kearfott's Rolandylis  ______  H#3837  (PNE:95)  (a Cochylid moth)
    Rolandylis maiana

  778. Adana Tip Moth  ______  H#2877  MD  NJ
    Rhyacionia adana

  779. European Pine Shoot Moth  ______  H#2867  MD  (PNE:113)  (an Olethreutine moth)
    Rhyacionia buoliana

    Rhyacionia buoliana
    is introduced in eastern North America from Europe.

  780. Speckled Sereda  ______  H#3425  NJ
    Sereda tautana

  781. Sparganothis caryae  ______  H#3700  NJ  

  782. Distinct Sparganothis Moth  ______  H#3704  NJ
    Sparganothis distincta

  783. Spring Deadleaf Roller Moth  ______  H#3716  PA
    Sparganothis diluticostana

  784. Sparganothis Fruitworm Moth  (ph)  ______  H#3695  NJ  PA  (PNE:103)
    Sparganothis sulfureana



    Sparganothis Fruitworm Moth
    (photo by Stephen Kloiber)

  785. Three-streaked Sparganothis Moth  ______  H#3699  NJ  (PNE:105)
    Sparganothis tristriata

  786. One-lined Sparganothis Moth  (ph)  ______  H#3711  PA  (PNE:105)
    Sparganothis unifasciana



    One-lined Sparganothis Moth
    (photo by Stephen Kloiber)

  787. Black-and-gray Banded Leafroller Moth  ______  H#3672  PA  (PNE:101)
    Syndemis afflictana

  788. Psychedelic Jones Moth  ______  H#3751  NJ
    Thaumatographa jonesi

  789. Dark-banded Cochylid  ______  H#3843  (PNE:95)  (a Cochylid moth)
    Thyraylia bana

  790. Holland's Cochylid  ______  H#3847  (PNE:95)  (a Cochylid moth)
    Thyraylia hollandana

  791. Xenotemna pallorana  ______  H#3693  NJ



    Family SESIIDAE:  Clear-winged Moths

  792. Virginia Creeper Clearwing Moth  ______  H#2532  (NW:257) (PNE:77)
    Albuna fraxini

  793. Clematis Clearwing Moth  ______  MD
    Alcathose caudata

  794. Eupatorium Borer Moth  ______  H#2596  MD  (PM:61) (PNE:81)
    Carmenta bassiformis

  795. The Boneset Borer  ______  MD
    Carmenta pyramidiformis

  796. Squash Vine Borer  ______  H#2536  MD  (PM:61) (PNE:77)
    Melittia cucurbitae

  797. Hornet Clearwing  ______  MD  (PM:61)
    Parathrene simulans

  798. Raspberry Crown Borer Moth  ______  H#2513  MD  (PM:61) (PNE:77)
    Pennisetia marginata

  799. Banded Ash Clearwing  ______  MD
    Podosesia aureocinta

  800. Ash Borer Moth  ______  MD  (PM:60)  (another name is Lilac Borer Moth)
    Podosesia syringae

  801. Lesser Grape Root Borer Moth  ______  MD
    Sciapteron scepsiformis

  802. Lilac Borer Moth  ______  H#2589  (PNE:81)
    Podosesia syringae

  803. European Hornet Moth  ______  H#2542  (PNE:77)
    Sesia apiformis

    Sesia apiformis
    is introduced in northeastern North America from Europe.   

  804. American Hornet Moth  ______  H#2543  (PNE:79)
    Sesia tibiale

  805. Maple Callus Borer Moth  ______  H#2554  (NW:256) (PNE:81)
    Synanthedon acerni

  806. Red Maple Borer Moth  ______  H#2546  MD  (PNE:79)
    Synanthedon acerrubri

  807. Maple Callus Borer Moth  ______  MD  (PM:61)
    Synanthedon acerni

  808. Peachtree Borer Moth  ______  H#2583  MD  PA  (PM:60) (PNE:81)
    Synanthedon exitiosa

  809. Birch Borer Moth  ______  (NW:257)
    Synanthedon fulvipes

  810. Holly Borer Moth  ______  MD
    Synanthedon kathyae

  811. Lesser Peachtree Borer Moth  ______  H#2550  MD  (PM:60) (PNE:79)
    Synanthedon pictipes

  812. Apple Bark Borer Moth  ______  H#2565  PA
    Synanthedon pyri

  813. Riley's Clearwing Moth  ______  H#2552  PA  (PNE:79)
    Synanthedon rileyana

  814. Rhododendron Borer Moth  ______  MD
    Synanthedon rhododendri

  815. Synanthedon richardsi  ______  MD

  816. Riley's Clearwing Moth  ______  MD  (PM:61)
    Synanthedon rileyana

  817. Dogwood Borer Moth  ______  H#2549  MD  (NW:257) (PM:60) (PNE:79)
    Synanthedon scitula

  818. Currant Clearwing Moth  ______  H#2553  (PNE:79)
    Synanthedon tipuliformis 


    Family YPONOMEUTIDAE:  Ermine Moths  

    including here ACROLEPIIDAE, GLYPHIPTERIGIDAE, and PLUTELLIDAE


    Certain members of the unrelated SNOUT MOTHS (in PYRALIDAE) are also known as "Ermine Moths".

  819. Carrionflower Moth  ______  H#2490  (PNE:47)
    Acrolepiopsis incertella

  820. Honey-comb Micro Moth  ______  H#2435  (PNE:43)
    Argyresthia alternatella

  821. Bronze Alder Moth  ______  H#2457  (PNE:43)
    Argyresthia goedartella

  822. Cherry Shoot Borer Moth  ______  H#2467  NJ  (PNE:43)
    Argyresthia oreasella

  823. Ailanthus Webworm Moth  ______  H#2401  PA  NJ  (PNE:41)
    Atteva aurea

  824. Yellow Nutsedge Moth  ______  H#2346  (PNE:45)
    Diploschizia impigritella

  825. Dame's Rocket Moth  ______  H#2363  (PNE:45)
    Plutella porrectella 

  826. Diamondback Moth  (ph)  ______  H#2366  NJ  (PNE:47)
    Plutella xylostella

    The Diamondback Moth was introduced into the New World from Europe before the 1850s.  



    Diamondback Moth
    (photo by Stephen Kloiber)

  827. Gray-blue Swammerdamia  ______  H#2413  (PNE:41)
    Swammerdamia caesiella

  828. Spindle Ermine Moth  ______  H#2423.1  (PNE:43)
    Yponomeuta cagnagella

  829. American Ermine Moth  ______  H#2420  PA  (PNE:43)
    Yponomeuta multipunctella

  830. Orchard Ermine Moth  ______  H#2421  (PNE:43)
    Yponomeuta padella

  831. Pine Needle Sheathminer Moth  ______  H#2427  (PNE:43)
    Zelleria haimbachi  


    Family LYONETIIDAE:  Needleminer Moths

  832. Clemens' Philonome  ______  H#0462  (PNE:41)
    Philonome clemensella


    Family YPSOTOPHIDAE:  Falcate-winged Moths

  833. Canary Ypsolopha  ______  H#2371  (PNE:45)
    Ypsolopha canariella

  834. European Honysuckle Moth  ______  H#2373  (PNE:45)
    Ypsolopha dentella

    The European Honeysuckle Moth is introduced in eastern North America from Europe.

  835. Scythed Ypsolopha  ______  H#2380  (PNE:45)
    Ypsolopha falciferella 


    Family GELECHIIDAE:  Twirler Moths

  836. Dark-headed Aspen Leafroller Moth  ______  H#2237  (PNE:65)
    Anacampsis innocuella

  837. Unstriped Anacampis  ______  H#2244  (PNE:65)
    Anacampsis nonstrigella

  838. Peach Twig Borer Moth  ______  H#2257  (PNE:65)
    Anarsia lineatella  

  839. Pink-washed Aristotelia  ______  H#1761  (PNE:61)
    Aristotelia roseosuffususella

  840. White Stripe-backed Moth  ______  H#1851  (PNE:63)
    Arogalea mouffetella 

  841. Music-loving Moth  ______  H#2225  (PNE:65)
    Battaristis concinusella

  842. Orange Stripe-backed Moth  ______  H#2229  (PNE:69)
    Battaristis vittella

  843. Elm-leaf Sewer Moth  ______  H#1874.2  (PNE63)
    Carpatolechia fugitivella 

  844. Spring Oak Leafroller Moth  ______  H#2007  (PNE:65)
    Chionodes formosella

  845. Black-smudged Chionodes  ______  H#2093  (PNE:65)
    Chionodes mediofuscella

  846. Silver-banded Moth  ______  H#1718  (PNE:61)
    Chrysoesthia lingulacella

  847. Conifer Needleminer  ______  H#1803  (PNE:61)
    Coleotechnites coniferella

  848. Dichomeris aleatrix  ______  H#2291.1  PA

  849. Bilobed Dichomeris Moth  ______  H#2291  (PNE:67)
    Dichomeris bilobella

  850. Copa Dichomeris Moth  ______  H#2291,2  (PNE:67)
    Dichomeris copa

  851. Cream-edged Dichomeris Moth  (ph)  ______  H#2295  (PNE:69)
    Dichomeris flavocostella



    Cream-edged Dichomeris Moth
    (photo by Stephen Kloiber)

  852. Indented Dichomeris Moth  ______  H#2297  (PNE:69)
    Dichomeris inserrata

  853. Inversed Dichomeris Moth  ______  H#2310.1  NJ
    Dichomeris inversella  

  854. Dichomeris kimballi  ______  H#2310.1  NJ

  855. Two-spotted Dichomeris Moth  ______  H#2299  (PNE:69)
    Dichomeris leuconotella

  856. Palmerworm Moth  ______  H#2281  NJ  (PNE:67)
    Dichomeris ligulella

  857. Juniper Webworm Moth  ______  H#2282  (PNE:67)
    Dichomeris marginella

  858. Little Devil  ______  H#2307  (PNE:69)
    Dichomeris nonstrigella

  859. Shining Dichomeris Moth  ______  H#2289  (PNE:67)
    Dichomeris ochripalpella

  860. Black-edged Dichomeris Moth  ______  H#2309  NJ  (PNE:69)
    Dichomeris picrocarpa

  861. Spotted Dichomeris Moth  ______  H#2283  NJ  (PNE:67)
    Dichomeris punctidiscella

  862. Many-spotted Dichomeris Moth  ______  H#2288  NJ
    Dichomeris punctipennells

  863. Toothed Dichomeris Moth  ______  H#2301  (PNE:69)
    Dichomeris serrativittella

  864. Orange-crescent Moth  ______  H#1721  (PNE:61)
    Enchrysa dissectella

  865. Goldenrod Gall Moth  ______  H#1986  (PNE:63)
    Gnorimoschema gallaesolidaginis

  866. Fernald's Helcystogramma  ______  H#2267  (PNE:67)
    Helcystogramma fernaldella

  867. Lanceolate Moth  ______  H#2268  (PNE:67)
    Helcystogramma hystricella

  868. Burdock Seedhead Moth  ______  H#1685  PA  (PNE:61)
    Metzneria lappella

  869. Crespuscular Rock Rose Moth  ______  H#1881  (PNE:63)
    Neotelphusa sequax

  870. Polyhymno Moth  ______  H#2211  NJ
    Polyhymno luteostrigella 

  871. Walsingham's Moth  ______  H#1864  (PNE:63)
    Pseudochelaria walsinghami

  872. Lesser Bud Moth  ______  H#1783  (PNE:61)
    Recurvaria nanella

  873. Red-necked Peanutworm Moth  ______  H#2209  (PNE:65)
    Stegasta bosqueella

  874. White-banded Telphusa  ______  H#1857  (PNE:63)
    Telphusa latifasciella

  875. Y-backed Telphusa  ______  H#1858  (PNE:63)
    Telphusa longifasciella


    Family MOMPHIDAE:  Mompha Moths

  876. Mompha stellella  ______  H#1455  PA


    Family BLASTOBASIDAE

  877. Acorn Moth  ______  H#1162  NJ
    Blastobasis glandulella 


    Family GRACILLARIIDAE: 
    Leaf-blotch Miner Moths

  878. Alder Leafminer  Moth  ______  MD
    Caloptilia alnivorella

  879. Azalea Leafminer Moth  ______  MD
    Caloptilia azaleella

  880. Dogwood Caloptilia Moth  ______  H#0594  (PNE:35)
    Caloptilia belragella

  881. Maple Caloptilia Moth  ______  H#0595  MD  (PNE:35)
    Caloptilia bimaculatella

  882. Walnut Caloptilia Moth  (ph)  ______  H#0596  MD  PA  (PNE:35)
    Caloptilia blandella



    Walnut Caloptilia Moth
    (photo by Stephen Kloiber)

  883. Ash Leaf Cone Roller Moth  ______  H#0606  MD  (PNE:35)
    Caloptilia fraxinella

  884. Box-elder Leafroller Moth  ______  H#0615  MD  (PNE:37)
    Caloptilia negundella

  885. Caloptilia ostryaeella  ______  MD

  886. Packard's Caloptilia Moth  ______  H#0620  MD  (PNE:37)
    Caloptilia packardella

  887. Sumac Leafblotch Moth  ______  H#0630  MD  PA
    Caloptilia rhoifoliella

  888. Sassafras Caloptilia Moth  ______  MD
    Caloptilia sassafrasella

  889. Cherry Leaf Cone Roller Moth  ______  H#0637  MD  (PNE:37)
    Caloptilia serotinella

  890. Poplar Caloptilia Moth  ______  H#0639  MD  (PNE:37)
    Caloptilia stigmatella

  891. Witch-hazel Caloptilia Moth  ______  H#0641  MD  (PNE:37)
    Caloptilia superbifrontella

  892. Tick-trefoil Caloptilia Moth  ______  H#0644  MD  (PNE:37)
    Caloptilia violacella

  893. Lilac Leafminer Moth  ______  H#0645  (PNE:37)
    Caloptilia syringella

  894. Hornbeam Leafminer Moth  ______  H#0832  (PNE:41)
    Cameraria ostryarella

  895. Goldenrod Leafminer Moth  ______  H#0723  MD  (PNE:39)
    Cremastobombycia solidaginis

  896. Snakeroot Leafminer Moth  ______  H#0698  MD  (PNE:39)
    Leucospilapteryx venustella

  897. Willow Leaf Blotch Miner Moth  ______  H#0647  (PNE:37)
    Micrurapteryx salictfoliella

  898. Finite-channeled Leafminer Moth  ______  H#0663  MD  (PNE:39)
    Neurobathra strigifinitella

  899. Locust Digitate Leafminer Moth  ______  H#0657  MD  (PNE:39)
    Parectopa robiniella

  900. Parornix species complex  ______  (PNE:39)
    Parornix spp.

  901. Phyllonorycter fitchella  ______  H#0752  MD  NJ

  902. Lesser Maple Leaf Blotch Miner Moth  ______  H#0765  (PNE:39)
    Phyllonorycter lucidicostella

  903. Cherry Blotch Miner Moth  ______  H#0784  MD  (PNE:39)
    Phyllonorycter propinquinella

  904. Black Locust Leafminer Moth  ______  H#0790  (PNE:41)
    Phyllonorycter robiniella 



    Family OECOPHORIDAE:  Concealer Moths

    The following species in the genus Agonopterix are sometimes placed in the family ELACHISTIDAE, or DEPRESSARIIDAE 
    Also here: AUTOSTICHIDAE, XYLORYCTIDAE, including the Scavenger Moths

  905. Poison Hemlock Moth  ______  H#0874.1  PA  (PNE:49)
    Agonopterix alstroemeriana

  906. Brown-collared Agonopterix  ______  H#0864  (PNE:47)
    Agonopterix atrodorsella

  907. Canadian Agonopterix  ______  H#0878  (PNE:49)
    Agonopterix canadensis

  908. Clemens'  Agonopterix  ______  H#0862  (PNE:47)
    Agonopterix clemensella

  909. Curve-lined Agonopterix  ______  H#0859  (PNE:47)
    Agonopterix curvilineella

  910. Red Agonopterix  ______  H#0857  (PNE:47)
    Agonopterix lythrella

  911. Featherduster Agonopterix  ______  H#0867  (PNE:49)
    Agonopterix pulvipennella

  912. Four-dotted Agonopterix  ______  H#0882  (PNE:49)
    Agonopterix robiniella

  913. Thelma's Agonopterix Moth  ______  H#0884  PA
    Agonopterix thelmae


  914. Pale-gray Bird-dropping Moth  ______  H#1014  NJ
    Antaeotricha leucillana

  915. Schlaeger's Fruitworm Moth  ______  H#1011  NJ  PA  (PNE:53)
    Antaeotricha schlaegeri

  916. Bog Bibarrambla  ______  H#0911  (PNE:49)
    Bibarrambla alenella 

  917. Linden Bark-borer Moth  ______  H#1463  (PNE:53)
    Chrysoclista linneella

  918. Reticulated Decantha  ______  H#1042  (PNE;53)
    Decantha boreaxella

  919. Beautiful Dafa  ______  H#1048  (PNE:53)
    Dafa formsella

  920. Yarrow Webworm Moth  ______  H#0926  (PNE:51)
    Depressaria alienella 

  921. Parsnip Webworm Moth  ______  H#0922  (PNE:51)
    Depressaria pastinacella 

  922. Eido trimaculella  ______  H#1068  NJ

  923. Orange-headed Epicallima Moth  ______  H#1046  NJ  PA (PNE:53)
    Epicallima argenticinctella

  924. Viper's Bugloss Moth  ______  H#0986  (PNE:51)
    Ethmia bipunctella

  925. Streaked Ethmia  ______  H#0999  (PNE:51)
    Ethmia longimaculella

  926. Zeller's Ethmia  ______  H#0992  (PNE:51)
    Ethmia zelleriella

  927. Gerdana Moth  ______  H#1144  NJ
    Gerdana caritella

  928. Black-marked Inga  ______  H#1034  NJ
    Inga sparsiciliella

  929. Gold-striped Leaftier Moth  ______  H#0951  PA  (PNE:51)
    Machimia tentoriferella

  930. Four-spotted Yellowneck  ______  H#1134  NJ
    Oegoconia quadripuncta 

  931. The Skunk  ______  H#1058  (PNE:53)
    Polix coloradella

  932. Suzuki's Promolactis Moth  ______  H#1047.1  NJ  PA
    Promalactis suzukiella

    Promalactis suzukiella is probably a recent introduction in North America of an Asian species.

  933. Black-fringed Psilocorsis Moth  ______  H#0956  PA
    Psilocorsis cryptolechiella

  934. Oak Leaf-tying Psilocorsis Moth  ______  H#0955  PA
    Psilocorsis quercicella

  935. Dotted Leaftier Moth  ______  H#0957  (PNE:51)
    Psilocorsis reflexella

  936. Aurora Semioscopus  ______  H#0916  (PNE:51)
    Aemioscopus aurorella

  937. Plain Semioscopus  ______  H#0914  (PNE:49)
    Semioscopus inornata

  938. Packard's Semioscopus  ______  H#0912  (PNE:49)
    Semioscopus packardella


    Family TINEIDAE:   Tineid, or Fungus Moths

  939. Eastern Grass Tubeworm Moth  ______  H#0372  NJ
    Acrolophus plumifrontella 

  940. Clemen's Grass Tubeworm Moth  ______  H#0373  NJ  PA
    Acrolophus popeanella

  941. Burrowing Webworm Moth  ______  H#0334  NJ
    Amydria effrentella

  942. Old Gold Isocorypha Moth  (ph)  ______  H#0299  PA
    Isocorypha mediostriatella 

    Another name for Isocorypha mediostriatella is the White-shawled Isocorypha Moth.



    Old Gold Isocorypha Moth
    (photo by Stephen Kloiber)

  943. Bird Nest Moth  ______  H#0415  NJ
    Monopis crocicapitella

  944. Yellow-headed Monopis Moth  ______  H#0418.1  NJ  PA
    Monopis pavlovskii

  945. Speckled Xylesthia Moth  ______  H#0317  NJ  PA
    Xylesthia pruniramiella


    Family GALACTICIDAE  

    A recently-described family of moths previously assigned to other families

  946. Mimosa Webworm Moth  ______  H#2353  PA
    Homadaula anisocentra

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