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A List 
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

and some others, including: Tussock, Owlet, Nolid, Tiger, Wasp,
and Lichen Moths.

Photo at upper right: the HUMMINGBIRD CLEARWING
(photo by Howard Eskin)

LINKS to OTHER LISTS with some PHOTOS of: 








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). .    



M#:xxxx  MONA (Moths of North America) Numbers
These generally were Hodge's Numbers, from the "Check List of the Lepidoptera of America North of Mexico", by R.W. Hodges, et. al. 
That 1983 list (actually compiled thru 1978) is outdated, but those numbers have long been used (and continue to be in the MONA listing).     

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 (PNP:xxx) refer to pages with photographs in the book "Pollinators of Native Plants" by Heather Holm, 2014.  

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 1,754 species of moths in this two-part list.  

Links to Groupings in this 2-part List:

We begin this long 2-part of moths with those in the families SPHINGIDAE and SATURNIIDAE
as they are the most striking and spectacular in appearance and thus those that are most apt
to catch the attention of people who may become interested in moths. 

Sphinx & Hawk Moths  (Family Sphingidae)

Giant Silk Moths  (Family Saturniidae)

Lappet Moths & Tent Caterpillars  (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  (Subfamily Lymantriinae)

What was the family LYMANTRIIDAE is now said to be a subfamily,
LYMANTRIINAE, as part of the family EREBIDAE

Owlet Moths & Miller Moths
(what has been Family Noctuidae, including 
 Family Erebidae, Euteliidae & subfamilies noted below)

EREBIDAE was part of NOCTUIDAE. It is 1 of 7 North American families 
in the superfamily NOCTUOIDEA that includes 12 former noctuid subfamilies:

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  (Subfamily Arctiinae in the Family Erebidae)

What was the family ARCTIIDAE is now said to be a subfamily, 
ARCTIINAE, as part of the family EREBIDAE

Wasp Moths  (Subtribe Ctenuchini in Arctiinae in Erebidae)

Lichen Moths  (Subtribe Lithosiini in Arctiinae in Erebidae)

Plume Moths  (Family Pterophoridae)

Window-winged Moths  (Family Thyrididae)

Pyralid Moths  (Family Pyralidae)

Family CRAMBIDAE is included in this list in the family PYRALIDAE.

Flannel Moths  (Family Megalopygidae)

Leafroller or Tortricid Moths  (Family Tortricidae) 

Clear-winged Moths  (Family Sesiidae) 

Ermine Moths  (Family Yponomeutidae)  

Certain members of the unrelated Snout Moths (in PYRALIDAE)
are also known as "Ermine Moths"  

Needleminer Moths  (Family Lyonetiidae)
& Falcate-winged Moths  (Family Ypsotophidae)

Twirler Moths  (Family Gelechiidae)

Mompha Moths  (Family Momphidae)
& Acorn Moth  (Family Blastobasidae)

Leaf-blotch Miner Moths  (Family Gracillariidae)

Concealer Moths  (Family Oecophoridae) 

Fairy Moths  (Family Adelidae)

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

In the two-part list that follows, there are photographs of 162 species of moths and caterpillars. 
A big thank you to all who have contributed photos.


          Family SPHINGIDAE: 
Sphinx Moths
including Hawk Moths, or "Hummingbird Moths"

  1. Hummingbird Clearwing  (ph)  ______  M#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)  ______  M#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  ______  M#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)   ______  M#7775  MD  NC  NJ  PA  (NA:25,558) (PM:1) (PNE:257) (S:238) (W:248)  
    Manduca sexta  (in the subfamily SPHINGINAE)

    The larva of the Manduca sexta is known as the Tobacco Hornworm. 

    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)  ______  M#7778  MD  NC  (PM:3) (PNE:259) (W:249)
    Manduca rustica 
    (in the subfamily SPHINGINAE)

    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  ______  M#7783  MD  NC  PA  (PM:4) (PNE:259)
    Manduca jasminearum 
    (in the subfamily SPHINGINAE) 

    The Ash Sphinx Moth occurs from Connecticut and 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  ______  M#7776  MD  NC  NJ  PA  (NA:26) (PM:3) (PNE:257) (W:249)
    Manduca quinquemaculata 
    (in the subfamily SPHINGINAE)

    Manduca quinquemaculata
    is also called the Tomato Hornworm Moth. 

    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.    

    Manduca sp.  ______

    The following photo of a Manduca species was taken in Colorado, USA in July 2014.
    (photo by Janet Kenning) 

  8. Cerisy's Sphinx Moth  (ph)  ______  M#7822  PA  (NA:565) (NW:107) (PM:6) (PNE:263) (W:260)  
    Smerinthus cerysyi

    Smerinthus cerysyi
    is also called the One-eyed Sphinx Moth.

    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  ______  M#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)  ______  M#7893  MA  PA  (PNE:269) (W:274)   
    Hyles gallii intermedia  (in the subfamily MACROGLOSSINAE)

    Hyles gallii
    is also called the Bedstraw Sphinx Moth.

    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) ______  M#7894  MD  NC  NJ  PA  (NA:554) (NW:115) (PM:3) (PNE:269) (S:245) (W:275)
    Hyles lineata 
    (in the subfamily MACROGLOSSINAE)

    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)  ______  M#7771  MD  NC  NJ  PA  (PM:3) (PNE:257) (W:249) 
    Agrius cingulata 
    (in the subfamily SPHINGINAE)  

    Agrius cingulata
    is also called the Pink-spotted Hawkmoth.

    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)  ______  M#7827  NC  NJ  PA  (NW:110) (PM:6) (PNE:265) (W:264)
    Amorpha juglandis
    (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  ______  M#7786  MD  NC  NJ  PA  (PM:3) (PNE:259) (W:250) 
    Ceratomia amyntor 
    (in the subfamily MACROGLOSSINAE)

    Ceratomia amyntor is also called the Four-horned Sphinx Moth.

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

  15. Catalpa Sphinx Moth  ______  M#7789  MD  NJ  PA  (PM: 5) (PNE:259) (W:251)  
    Ceratomia catalpae 
    (in the subfamily MACROGLOSSINAE) 

    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)  ______  M#7787  MD  NC  NJ  PA  (NW:100) (PM:4) (PNE:259) (W:252)
    Ceratomia undulosa 
    (in the subfamily MACROGLOSSINAE)

    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  ______  M#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  ______  M#7791  MD(rare)  NC  (W:255)
    Isoparce cupressi

  19. Northern Pine Sphinx Moth  ______  M#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  ______  M#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 and Louisiana. It favors, especially, Loblolly and Longleaf Pines in the South. Adults fly late-Apr to Sep.   

  21. Modest Sphinx Moth  ______  M#7828  MD  NC  NJ  PA  (NA:548) (NW:111) (PM:3) (PNE:265) (W:265) 
    Pachysphinx modesta

    Pachysphinx modesta
    is also called the Big Poplar Sphinx Moth.

    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  ______  M#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 and Sep in Florida.    

  23. Blinded Sphinx Moth  (ph)  ______  M#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".

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

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

    A Blinded Sphinx Moth photographed in the Smoky Mountains in North Carolina in May 2015 
    Note in this photograph, all the fieldmarks: the violet shading in the median area, the thick black bars in the inner median area, the rosy pink on the hindwings, and the black-edged blue eyespots.  
    (photo by Amanda Hendricks)

    Below: another 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)  ______  M#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 and below: the Small-eyed Sphinx Moth; below with one of the "eyes"
    (photos by Marcie O' Connor) 

  25. Plebian Sphinx Moth  ______  M#7793  MD  NC  NJ  PA  (PM:5) (PNE:259) (W:253) 
    Paratraea plebeja

    Paratraea plebeja
    is also called the Trumpet Vine Sphinx Moth.

    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  ______  M#7807  (PM:5) (PNE:261)
    Lintneria canadensis 
    (formerly Sphinx canadensis)

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

    The genus Sphinx is now said to be only in the Old World. 

  27. Great Ash Sphinx Moth  ______  M#7802  MD  NC  NJ  PA  (PM:4) (PNE:261) (W:256)
    Lintneria chersis 
    (formerly 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  ______  M#7812  MD  NC  NJ  PA  (NA:523) (PM:4) (PNE:261) (W:260)  
    Lintneria drupiferarum
      (formerly 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)   ______  M#7796  MD  NC  PA  (NW:101) (PM:5) (PNE:259) (W:257)
    Lintneria eremitus  (formerly Sphinx eremitus)

    The Hermit Sphinx Moth occurs from Nova Scotia to North Carolina, and west to Manitoba and 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  ______  M#7808  MD(rare)   (PM:4)
    Lintneria franckii
    (formerly Sphinx franckii)

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

  31. Apple Sphinx Moth  ______  M#7810  MD  NC  NJ  PA  (PM:5) (W:258)
    Lintneria gordius
    (formerly 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  ______  M#7809  MD  NC  NJ  PA  (NW:102) (PM:4) (PNE:261) (W:259) 
    Lintneria kalmiae (formerly Sphinx kalmiae)

    Lintneria kalmiae
    is also called the Fawn Sphinx Moth.

    The Laurel Sphinx Moth occurs from Newfoundland to northern Florida, and west to Manitoba and Arkansas. It is more common northward. Adults fly May-Aug.  
    In NC: in low and high mountains

    Caterpillar food: often ash, also birches and lilac

  33. Clemen's Sphinx Moth  ______  M#7811  PA  (NW:104) (PM:4) (PNE:261) (W:260)
    Lintneria luscitiosa 
    (formerly 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  ______  M#7810.1  (NW:103) (PNE:261)
    Lintneria poecila 
    (formerly 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  (ph)  ______  M#7847
    Aellopos tantalus 
    (in the subfamily MACROGLOSSINAE)

    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  ______  M#7849  (PM:5)
    Aellopos titan 
    (in the subfamily MACROGLOSSINAE) 

    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  ______  M#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)   ______  M#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)  ______  M#7885  MD  NC  NJ  PA  (NA:549) (NW:116) (PM:6) (PNE:267) (W:273) Darapsa myron

    Darapsa myron
    is also called the Hog Sphinx Moth.

    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  ______  M#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)  ______  M#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.

    Above & below: Lettered Sphinx Moths
    In the lower picture, on chimes in a backyard in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    (upper photo by Stephen Kloiber)

  42. Mournful Sphinx Moth  (ph)  ______  M#7851  NC  PA  (PM:5)
    Enyo lugubris 
    (in the subfamily MACROGLOSSINAE)

    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  ______  M#7832  (PM:30 (W:278)
    Erinnyis alope 
    (in the subfamily MACROGLOSSINAE) 

    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  ______  M#7834  (PM:3) (W:266)
    Erinnyis ello 
    (in the subfamily MACROGLOSSINAE)

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

  45. Obscure Sphinx Moth  ______  M#7837  (PM:6)
    Erinnyis obscura 
    (in the subfamily MACROGLOSSINAE)

    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  ______  M#7861  MD  NC  NJ  PA  (PM:3) (PNE:267)
    Eumorpha achemon 
    (in the subfamily MACROGLOSSINAE)

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

  47. Banded Sphinx Moth  ______  M#7865  MD  NC  PA  (PM:3) (W:277)
    Eumorpha fasciatus 
    (in the subfamily MACROGLOSSINAE) 

    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  ______  M#7860  NC
    Eumorpha intermedia 
    (in the subfamily MACROGLOSSINAE)

    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)  ______  M#7866  (PM:3)  (species described by Linnaeus in 1758)
    Eumorpha labruscae 
    (in the subfamily MACROGLOSSINAE)

    Eumorpha labruscae
    is a 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 and 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)  ______  M#7859  MD  NC  NJ  PA  (NA:547) (PM:3) (PNE:265) (W:269) 
    Eumorpha pandorus 
    (in the subfamily MACROGLOSSINAE)

    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 and Texas. Adults fly Jun-Aug in the north, and May-Oct in the deep south.

    Pandorus Sphinx

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

    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  ______  M#7874  (PM:6) (W:277)
    Proserpinus gaurae

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

  53. Abbott's Sphinx Moth  ______  M#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, and 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  ______  M#7887  (PM:3) (W:276)
    Xylophanes pluto 
    (in the subfamily MACROGLOSSINAE)

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

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

    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.  

    Tersa Sphinx Moth
    (copyrighted photo by Lisa Johnson) 

    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)  ______  M#7706  MD  NC  NJ  PA  (NA:28,568) (PM:1,9) (PNE:251) (S:218) (W:231) 
    Citheronia regalis 
    (in the subfamily CERATOCAMPINAE)

    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  ______  M#7708  MD  NC  NJ  PA  (PM:9) (PNE:251) (W:230)
    Citheronia sepuloralis 
    (in the subfamily CERATOCAMPINAE)

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

    The caterpillars of Citheronia sepuloralis feed on pines.  

  58. Imperial Moth  (ph)  ______  M#7704  MD  NC  NJ  PA  (NA:19,550) (NW:91) (PNE:249) (S:219) (W:232)
    Eacles imperialis 
    (in the subfamily CERATOCAMPINAE) 
    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. 

    Above and below: the Imperial Moth    
    In the photo below, in Georgia in July 2014, a pen gives size reference.
    (lower photo courtesy of Heather Zimmer)

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

    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  (ph)  ______  M#7765  MD  NC  NJ  PA  (PM:2,10) (PNE:255) (W:244)
    Callosamia angulifera 
    (in the subfamily SATURNIINAE) 

    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. 

    A Tuliptree Silkmoth photographed in North Carolina in May 2015
    (photo by Amanda Hendricks)

  61. Sweetbay Silkmoth  ______  M#7766  MD  NC  (PM:2,10) (W:246)
    Callosamia securifera 
    (in the subfamily SATURNIINAE) 

    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)  ______  M#7746  MD  NC  NJ  PA  (NA:27,566) (NW:92) (PM:1,2,10) (PNE:253) (S:220) (W:238)
    Autormeris io 
    (in the subfamily HEMILEUCINAE)

    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.

    Above & below: Io Moths 
    In the upper picture, one photographed during a FONT tour
    in the lower picture, a female in North Carolina in June 2015
    (upper photo by Alan Brady, lower photo by Amanda Hendricks) 

    Followed here by another photograph of an Io Moth
    in North Carolina in June 2015 
    (again, photo by Amanda Hendricks)  

    Below: caterpillars and eggs of the Io Moth
    (photo, again, by Amanda Hendricks)

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

    Another name for Actias luna is the American Moon Moth. By whatever name, it 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 

    Above and below: Luna Moths
    (upper photo by Kenneth Herbert,
     lower photo by Amanda Hendricks, in North Carolina in May 2015)

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

    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

    Above & below: Polyphemus Moths,
    the lower photo in North Carolina in 2015
    (upper photo by Stephen Kloiber; lower photo by Amanda Hendricks) 

    Below: 2 photos of a female Polyphemus Moth in Manhattan, New York City,
    photographed in June 2015. 
    In the photo at right, it can be seen that she is laying eggs.
    (photos below by Fred Mogul)  

  65. Cecropia Moth  (ph)  ______  M#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 
    (in the subfamily SATURNIINAE) 

    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  ______  M#7768  (PM:10) (PNE:257) (W:246)
    Hyalophora columbia 
    (in the subfamily SATURNIINAE)

    The Columbia Silkmoth occurs from Nova Scotia to Maine and 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  ______  M#7732  PA  (PM:9) (W:240)
    Hemileuca lucina 
    (in the subfamily HEMILEUCINAE)

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

  68. Nevada Buck Moth complex  ______  M#7731  NJ  (W:240)
    Hemileuca nevadensis 
    (complex)   (in the subfamily HEMILEUCINAE)

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

    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  ______  M#7720  NC
    Anisota peigleri 
    (in the subfamily CERATOCAMPINAE)

    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  ______  M#7723.1  (said to be a subspecies of Anisota virginiensis)  
    Anisota pellucida 
    (in the subfamily CERATOCAMPINAE) 

    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  ______  M#7719  MD  NC  NJ  PA  (PM:8) (PNE:251) (W:235)
    Anisota senatoria 
    (in the subfamily CERATOCAMPINAE)

    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  ______  M#7716  MD  NC  NJ  PA  (PM:8) (PNE:251) (W:236)
    Anisota stigma 
    (in the subfamily CERATOCAMPINAE) 

    The Spiny Oakworm Moth occurs from southern Ontario and 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  ______  M#7723  MD  NC  NJ  PA  (NW:90) (PM:8) (PNE:253) (W:237)  
    Anisota virginiensis 
    (in the subfamily CERATOCAMPINAE)

    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)  ______  M#7715  MD  NC  NJ  PA  (NA:572) (NW:89) (PM:8) (PNE:251) (W:234) 
    Dryocampa rubicunda 
    (in the subfamily CERATOCAMPINAE)

    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 caterpillar of Dryocampa rubicunda is called the Green-striped Mapleworm. They 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  ______ M#7709  NC  (PM:8) (PNE:251) (W:233) 
    Syssphinx bicolor
    (formerly Sphingicampa bicolor)  (in the subfamily CERATOCAMPINAE)

    Syssphinx bicolor
    is also called simply the Honey Locust Moth.

    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  ______  M#7712  (PNE:251) (W:240)
    Syssphinx bisecta
    (formerly Sphingicampa bisecta (in the subfamily CERATOCAMPINAE)

  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  ______  M#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  ______  M#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)  ______  M#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. 

    Above: the Eastern Tent Caterpillar
    Below: the moth that it becomes
    (upper photo by Marie Gardner, lower photo by Stephen Kloiber)

  82. Western Tent Caterpillar Moth  ______  M#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  ______  M#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  ______  M#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  ______  M#7686
    Phyllodesma occidentalis
    (formerly carpinifolia)

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

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

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

  87. Southern Tolype  ______  M#7675
    Tolype minta

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

  88. Small Tolype  ______  M#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)  ______  M#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  ______  M#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  ______  M#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  ______  M#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  ______  M#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  ______  M#7653  PA  (NW:81) (PNE:179)
    Calledapteryx dryopterata

    Caterpillar food:

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

    Family DREPANIAE: Hooktip Moths

  96. Arched Hooktip  ______  M#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  ______  M#6252  (NW:26) (PNE:179)
    Drepana bilineata

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

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

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

    Caterpillar food:

  100. Glorious Harbrosyne (*)  ______  M#6236  PA  (PNE:177)
    Habrosyne gloriosa

    PA: 2015, Jul 25

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

    Caterpillar food:
    birches, blackberries, raspberries

  102. Rose Hooktip  (ph)  ______  M#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  ______  M#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  ______  M#7635  MD  (PNE:197)
    Acasis viridata

  105. Four-barred Gray Moth  ______  M#6570  MD  NC  (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  ______  M#6258  MD  (NW:29) (PNE:209)
    Alsophila pometaria

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

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

    Common Gray Moth
    (photo by Marcie O'Connor)

  108. Variable Antepione  ______  M#6987  NC  PA  (PNE:243) (W:195)   In NC: low mountains
    Antepione thisoaria

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

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

  111. The Infant  ______  M#6256  (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)
    (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 Moth  ______  M#6884  MD  NC  PA  (PNE:239)
    Besma endroplaria

    Caterpillar food:
    maple, notably Sugar Maple, also alder, birch, oak.   

  114. Oak Besma Moth  (ph)  ______  M#6885  MD  NC  NJ  PA  (NW:52) (PNE:239) (W:185)   In NC: low mountains
    Besma quercivoraria

    Oak Besma Moth
    (photo by Marcie O'Connor)

  115. Pepper and Salt Geometer  (ph)  ______  M#6640  MD  PA  (NW:35) (PNE:221) (W:161) 
    Biston betularia

    The caterpillar of Biston betularia is called the Cleft-headed Looper. The adult is also called the Peppered Moth.

    Caterpillar food: many plants but often Paper Birch and willows

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

  116. Yellow-dusted Cream Moth  ______  M#6677  PA  (NW:40) (PNE:225) (W:170)
    Cabera erythemaria

    Caterpillar food: often willows, also poplars

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

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

  119. Pale Beauty  (ph)  ______  M#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  ______  M#6867  MD  (PNE:239)
    Caripeta angustiorata

  121. Southern Pine Looper Moth  ______  M#6869  NC   In NC: low mountains
    Caripeta aretaria

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

    Caterpillar food:
    Eastern Hemlock, spruces, firs, tamarack

  123. Northern Pine Looper Moth  ______  M#6864  PA  (NW:51) (PNE:239) (W:184)
    Caripeta piniata

    Caterpillar food: especially pines

  124. Scallop Moth  ______  M#6835  (NW:49) (PNE:235)
    Cepphis armataria

  125. Dark Scallop Moth  ______  M#6834  (PNE:235)
    Cepphis decoloraria

  126. Blackberry Looper Moth  (ph)  ______  M#7071  MD  NJ  PA  (NW:63) (PNE:207) (W:197) 
    Chlorochlamys chloroleucaria

    Chlorochlamys chloroleucaria
    is an "Emerald".

    Caterpillar food: fruits and flowers of blackberries and raspberries

    Blackberry Looper Moth
    (photo by Marcie O'Connor)

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

    Chain-dotted Geometer Moth
    (photo by Stephen Kloiber)

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

    Caterpillar food:
    alders, Paper Birch, maples, willows 

  129. Mottled Gray Carpet  ______  M#7637  MD  PA  (PNE:197) (W:212)  
    Cladara limitaria

    The caterpillar of Cladara limitaria is called the Yellow-lined Conifer Looper.  

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

    Notice the black spots on this caterpillar of the Double-lined Gray Moth
    (photo by Marie Gardner)

  131. Barberry Geometer Moth  ______  M#7290  NJ  PA  (PNE:185) (W:208)   
    Coryphista meadii

    The caterpillar of Coryphista meadii is called the Barberry Looper.

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

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

  134. Cyclophora nanaria  ______  MD 

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

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

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

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

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

  139. Hollow-spotted Angle Moth  ______  M#6405  MD  (PNE:215)
    Digrammia gnophosaria

  140. Yellow-lined Angle Moth  ______  M#6397  (NW:33) (PNE:215)
    Digrammia mellistrigata

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

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

    Faint-spotted Angle Moth
    (photo by Stephen Kloiber)

  142. Somber Carpet  ______  M#7417  NJ  (PNE:191)
    Disclisioprocta stellata

  143. The Bad Wing  (ph)  ______  M#7648  MD  NC  PA  (PNE:199)   In NC: low mountains
    Dyspteris abortivaria

    The Bad Wing
    (photo by Marcie O'Connor)

  144. Dark Marbled Carpet  ______  M#7182  MD  (PNE:181)
    Dysstroma citrata

  145. Orange-barred Carpet  ______  M#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

  146. 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. 

  147. 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.

  148. Small Phoenix  ______  M#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. 

  149. 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. 

  150. Small Engrailed Moth (*)  ______  M#6597  MD  PA  (NW:34) (PNE:219) (W:156)  
    Ectropis crepuscularia

    The caterpillar of Ectropis crepuscularia is called the Saddleback Looper.

    PA: 2015, July 25

  151. Cranberry Spanworm Moth  ______  M#6436  (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.

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

    Maple Spanworm Moth
    (photo by Stephen Kloiber)

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

    Elm Spanworm Moth
    (photo by Stephen Kloiber)

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

  155. Tulip-tree Beauty  (ph)  ______  M#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.


    Tulip-tree Beauty
    (photo courtesy of Claudine Iannucci)

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

    White-banded Toothed Carpet Moth
    (photo by Stephen Kloiber)

  157. Autumnal Moth  ______  M#7433  (PNE:193)
    Epirrita autumnata

  158. Linden Looper  ______  M#6665  PA  (NW:39) (PNE:225) (W:168)   
    Erannis tiliaria

    Other names for Erannis tilaria are Basswood Looper and Winter Moth. 

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

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

    Caterpillar food: violets

  160. The Little Begger  ______  M#7441  (PNE:193)
    Eubaphe meridiana

  161. Deep Yellow Euchlaena Moth  ______  M#6733  MD  NC  NJ  PA  (PNE:227)
    Euchlaena amoenaria

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

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

  164. Muzaria Euchlaena Moth  ______  M#6725  MD  (PNE:227)
    Euchlaena muzaria

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

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

  167. Mottled Euchlaena Moth  ______  M#6737  MD  (PNE:227)
    Euchlaena tigrinaria

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

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

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

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

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

    Eulithis diversilineata
    is a "Carpet" moth.

    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) 

  172. White Eulithis  ______  M#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.

  173. Greater Grapevine Looper Moth  ______  M#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.

    of both specialize on grape and woodbine. 

  174. Dimorphic Eulithis  ______  M#7203  MD  (PNE:183)
    Eulithis molliculata

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

  175. Serrated Eulithis  ______  M#7208  (PNE:183)
    Eulithis serrataria

  176. Chevron Moth  ______  M#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.   

  177. Brown-bordered Geometer  ______  M#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)

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

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

  179. Wormwood Pug  ______  M#7586.1  (PNE:195)
    Eupithecia absinthiata

  180. Columbia Pug  ______  M#7459  MD  (PNE:195)
    Eupithecia columbiata

  181. Juniper Pug  ______  M#7551  (PNE:195)
    Eupithecia interruptofasciata

  182. Common Pug  ______  M#7474  MD  NJ  PA  (NW:78) (PNE:195) (W:211) 
    Eupithecia miserulata

    Another name for Eupithecia miserulata is Common Eupithecia.

  183. Cloaked Pug  ______  M#7575  (PNE:195)
    Eupithecia mutata

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

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

  185. White-spotted Pug  ______  M#7488  (PNE:195)
    Eupithecia tripunctaria

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

  187. Black-banded Carpet  ______  M#7210  (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.

  188. Curved-toothed Geometer  ______  M#6966  NC  NJ  PA  (NW:60) (PNE:243) (W:191)  
    Eutrapela clemataria 

    The caterpillar of Eutrapela clemataria is called the Purplish-brown Looper.

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

    The Fine-lined Gray Moth 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.   

  190. Dotted Gray Moth  ______  M#6449  MD  NC  NJ  PA  (PM:52) (PNE:217) (W:151)   In NC: low mountains
    Glena cribrataria

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

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

    The Blueberry Gray Moth 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.   

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

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

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

  194. Chickweed Geometer (ph)  ______  M#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)

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

    The Common Spring Moth occurs commonly from Quebec and 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. 

  196. 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. 

  197. Sulphur Wave  ______  M#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. 

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

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

    Three-spotted Fillip Moth

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

  201. Pale Homochlodes  ______  M#6812  MD  (PNE:231)
    Homochlodes fritillaria

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

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

  203. Fragile White Carpet Moth  (ph)  ______  M#7423  PA  (PNE:191)
    Hydrelia albifera

    Fragile White Carpet Moth
    (photo by Stephen Kloiber)

  204. Unadorned Carpet Moth  ______  M#7422  NC  PA  (PNE:191) (W:215)   In NC: low mountains
    Hydrelia inornata

  205. Black-dashed Hydriomena  ______  M#7235  (PNE:185)
    Hydriomena divisaria

  206. Renounced Hydriomena  ______  M#7236  (PNE:185)
    Hydriomena renunciata

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

  208. Esther Moth  ______  M#6655  NJ  PA  (W:163)
    Hypagyrtis esther

  209. Pine Measuringworm Moth  ______  M#6656  (PNE:223)
    Hypagyrtis piniata

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

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

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

  212. Idaea bonifata  ______  M#7102  PA

  213. Red-bordered Wave  ______  M#7114  MD  NJ
    Idaea demissaria

  214. Single-dotted Wave  ______  M#7126  NJ
    Idaea dimidiata

  215. Straw Wave  ______  M#7115  MD  NJ  (W:205)
    Idaea eremiata

  216. Diminutive Wave Moth  ______  M#7105  MD  PA
    Idaea scintillularia 

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

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

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

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

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

    Pale-winged Gray Moth
    (photo by Stephen Kloiber) 

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

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

  221. Bent-line Gray Moth  ______  M#6588  MD  NC  NJ  PA  (PNE:219) (W:153)   In NC: low mountains
    Iridopsis larvaria

  222. Black-shouldered Gray Moth  ______  MD  (W:196) 
    Iridopsis pergracilis 

    The caterpillar of Iridopsis pergracilis is called the Cypress Looper.

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

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

  224. Mousy Itame  ______  
    Itame argillacearia

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

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

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

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

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

  227. 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. 

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

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

    Caterpillar food: currants and gooseberries

  229. Barred Itame  ______  (NW:32) (PM:50)
    Itame subcessaria
    (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   

  230. Sulphur Itame (or Sulphur Angle ______  (NW:33) (W:196) 
    Itame sulphurea (or Macaria sulphurea)

    The caterpillar of Itame sulphurea is called the Green Spanworm.

  231. 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.   

  232. Spring Hemlock Looper Moth  ______  NC   In NC: in mountains in ridgetop hardwoods and mesic stands of riparian or cove forest.   
    Lambdina athasaria 

    Lambdina athasaria
    has been a subspecies of Lambdina fervidaria (below).   

    Caterpillar food:
    hemlock, spruce, fir

  233. Lambdina canitiaria  ______  M#6893  NC   if a valid species, seemingly rare in NC

    Lambdina canitiaria
    is similar to Lambdina athasaria (above), but it is smaller and with no yellow on the head and much less on the thorax and abdomen.

    All NC records of Lambdina canitiara in NC have been in mesic montane forests  at relatively low elevations. 

  234. Curve-lined Looper Moth  ______  M#6894  MD  NC  PA  (NW:54) (PNE:241) (W:186)  In NC: in Piedmont upland dry hardwood forest
    Lambdina fervidaria

    Caterpillar food: maples, oaks, birches, American Hornbeam, Hop-hornbeam  

  235. Hemlock Looper Moth  ______  M#6888  MD  NC  (NW:53) (PNE:241)   In NC: mountains
    Lambdina fiscellaria

    Caterpillar food:
    conifers, sometimes defoliating northern forests.

  236. Yellow-headed Looper Moth  ______  M#6892  MD  NC  NJ   In NC: coastal plain
    Lambdina pellucidaria

    Caterpillar food:

  237. Light-ribboned Wave  ______  M#7180  (PNE:203)
    Leptostales ferruminaria

  238. Scarce Infant  ______  M#6257  (PNE:207)
    Leucobrephos brephoides

  239. Drab Brown Wave  ______  M#7094  MD  NJ
    Lobocleta ossularia

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

  241. Gray Spring Moth  ______  M#6668  NJ  (PNE:225)
    Lomographa glomerana

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

    Bluish Spring Moth
    (photo by Stephen Kloiber)

  243. White Spring Moth  ______  M#6667  NC  PA  (PNE:225) (W:169)   In NC: low mountains
    Lomographa vestaliata

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

  245. Woolly Gray  ______  M#6652  NJ  (W:162)
    Lycia ypsilon

  246. Lytrosis heitzmanorum  ______  M#6722  NC   In NC: western Piedmont

    Lytrosis heitzmanorum is one of three very similar species which have been confused. It is found in oak-hickory forest.
    It is said to have a short flight period, so without a new moon during that flight period, it could easily be missed.
    Lytrosis heitzmanorum is said to come to light. 

  247. Common Lytrosis  (ph)  ______  M#6720  NJ  PA  (NW:41) (PNE:227) (W:171)
    Lytrosis unitaria

    Caterpillar food: often Sugar Maple and hawthorns

    A Common Lytrosis in North Carolina in June 2015
    (photo by Amanda Hendricks)

    The following now in the genus MACARIA were in SEMIOTHISA.

  248. Common Angle Moth  ______  M#6326  MA  MD  NC  NJ  PA  (NW:33) (PNE:211)
    Macaria aemulataria

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

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

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

  250. Bicolored Angle Moth  ______  M#6341  MD  NJ  (PNE:213)
    Macaria bicolorata

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

  251. Red-headed Inchworm Moth  ______  M#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. 

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

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

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

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

  254. Hemlock Angle Moth  ______  M#6348  MD  (PM:50) (PNE:215)
    Macaria fissinotata

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

  255. Hollow-spotted Angle Moth  ______  M#6405  PA  (PM:50)
    Macaria gnophosaria 
    (or Digrammia gnophosaria)

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

  256. Granite Angle Moth  ______  M#6352  MD  NC  (PM:49)   In NC: low mountains
    Macaria granitata

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

  257. Minor Angle Moth  ______  M#6340  MD  NJ  PA  (PM:51) (PNE:213)
    Macaria minorata

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

  258. Many-lined Angle Moth  (ph)  ______  M#6353  MD  PA  (PM:51)
    Macaria multilineata

    The Many-lined Angle Moth 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) 

  259. Birch Angle Moth  ______  M#6330  MD  NC  NJ  PA  (PNE:213)
    Macaria notata

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

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

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

  262. Promiscuous Angle Moth  ______  M#6331  MD  NJ  PA  (PM:49)
    Macaria promiscuata

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

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

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

  264. Lesser Larch Angle Moth  ______  M#6343  MD  PA  (PNE:213) (W:196) 
    Macaria sexmaculata

    Another name for Macaria sexmaculata is the Six-spotted Angle Moth. The caterpillar is called the Green Larch Looper. 

  265. Pale-marked Angle Moth  ______  M#6344  MD  NJ  (PM:50) (PNE:213)
    Macaria signaria

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

  266. Blurry Chocolate Angle Moth  ______  M#6339  MD NJ  (PM:51) (PNE:213)
    Macaria transitaria

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

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

  268. Signate Melanolophia   ______  M#6621  MD  PA  (PNE:221)
    Melanolophia signataria

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

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

  270. White-ribboned Carpet Moth  (ph)  ______  M#7294  (NW:72) (PNE:187)
    Mesoleuca ruficillata

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

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

  271. Dark Metanema  ______  M#6820  MD  (NW:47) (PNE:233)
    Metanema determinata

    Caterpillar food: often willows, also aspens and ash

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

  273. Angled Metarranthis  ______  M#6823  MD  NJ  (NW:48) (PNE:235) 
    Metarranthis angularia

    Another name for Metarranthis angularia is Scalloped Metarranthis.

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

    Caterpillar food:
    favors blueberries and cherries

  275. Purplish Metarranthis  ______  M#6828  MD  PA
    Metarranthis homuraria

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

  277. Pale Metarranthis  ______  M#6825  MD  PA
    Metarranthis indeclinata

  278. Yellow-washed Metarranthis  ______  M#6832  (PNE:235)
    Metarranthis obfirmaria

  279. Wartner's Metarranthis  ______  M#6821  (PNE:233)
    Metarranthis warneri

  280. Filament Bearer  ______  M#7010  PA  (NW:62) (PNE:245) (W:194)   
    Nematocampa resistaria

    Nematocampa resistaria
    is also called the Horned Spanworm Moth.

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

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

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

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

  284. Red-bordered Emerald  (ph)  ______  M#7033  MD  NJ  (PNE:203) (W:201) 
    Nemoria lixaria

    Another name for Nemoria lixaria is the Ocellate Emerald.

    Red-bordered Emerald
    (photo by Stephen Kloiber) 

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

    White-fringed Emerald
    (photo by Stephen Kloiber)

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

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

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

    Caterpillar food:
    various conifers

    False Hemlock Looper Moth
    (photo by Stephen Kloiber)

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

  289. The Bruce Spanworm  ______  M#7437  PA  (PNE:193) (W:210)
    Operophtera bruceata 

  290. Yellow-veined Geometer  ______  M#6430  (PNE:215)
    Orthofidonia flavivenata

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

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

  292. The Gem  ______  M#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.

  293. White-spotted Cankerworm Moth  ______  M#6663  PA
    Paleacrita merriccata

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

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

    Green Pug
    (photo by Stephen Kloiber)

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

  297. Small Rivulet  ______  M#7320  (PNE:187)
    Perizoma alchemillata  

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

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

  300. Morrison's Pero  ______  M#6755  MD  NC  NJ  (PNE:229)   In NC: low mountains
    Pero morrisonaria

  301. Northern Petrophora  ______  M#6804  MD  (PNE:231)
    Petrophora subaequaria

  302. Oak Beauty Moth  ______  M#6763  MD  NC  PA  (PNE:229) (W:175)   In NC: low mountains
    Phaeoura quernaria

  303. Toothed Phigalia  ______  M#6659  NJ  (PNE:223)
    Phigalia denticulta

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

  305. The Half-Wing  ______  M#6658  PA  (NW:38) (PNE:223) (W:166) 
    Phigalia titea

    The caterpillar of Phigalia titea is called the Spiny Looper.

  306. Hollow-spotted Plagodis  ______  M#6844  MD  NC  NJ  PA  (NW:50) (PNE:239) (W:183)   In NC: low mountains
    Plagodis alcoolaria

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

  308. Purple Plagodis  ______  M#6841  MD  (NW:50) (PNE:237)
    Plagodis kuetzingi

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

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

  311. Lemon Plagodis  ______  M#6840  MD  NC  (PNE:237)   In NC: low mountains
    Plagodis serinaria

  312. George's Carpet  ______  M#7216  (PNE:183)
    Plemyria georgii

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

  314. Alien Probole  ______  M#6837  PA  (PNE:237) (W:182)
    Probole alienaria

  315. Friendly Probole  ______  M#6838  NC  (PNE:237)   In NC: low mountains
    Probole amicaria

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

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

    Large Maple Spanworm Moth
    (photo by Marie Gardner) 

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

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

  318. Porcelain Gray Moth  ______  M#6598  MA  MD  NJ  PA  (PNE:219) (W:157) 
    Protoboarmia porcelaria

    The caterpillar of Protoboarmia porcelaria is called the Dash-lined Looper.

  319. Spear-marked Black Moth  ______  M#7293  (PNE:187)
    Rheumaptera hastata

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

    Caterpillar food: cherries, especially Black Cherry 

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

    The Spear-marked Black Moth and 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 and the following species feed inside webbed leaf shelters.  

  322. Ferguson's Scallop Shell Moth  ______  M#7292  NC   In NC: low mountains
    Rheumaptera prunivorata

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

  324. Frosted Tan Wave  ______  M#7157  MD  (PNE:201)
    Scopula cacuminaria

  325. Frigid Wave  ______  M#7166  (PNE:203)
    Scopula frigidaria

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

  327. Simple Wave  ______  M#7164  MD  (PNE:203)
    Scopula junctaria

  328. Large Lace Border Moth  (ph)  ______  M#7159  MD  NC  NJ  PA  (NW:67) (PNE:201) (W:204)   In NC: low mountains
    Scopula limboundata

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

  329. Four-lined Wave  ______  M#7165  (PNE:203)
    Scopula quadrilineata

  330. Northern Thorn Moth  ______  M#6817  (NW:46) (PNE:233) 
    Selenia alciphearia

    Another name for Selenia alciphearia is Northern Selenia.

    Caterpillar food:
    willows and other broad-leaved woody plants

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

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

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

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

  334. Split-lined Granite  ______  M#6304  (PNE:211)
    Speranza bitactata

  335. Rannoch Looper  ______  M#6286  (PNE:211)
    Speranza brunneata

  336. Four-spotted Granite  ______  M#6299  (PNE:211)
    Speranza coortaria

  337. Speckled Granite  ______  M#6292  (PNE:211)
    Speranza exauspicata 

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

  339. Currant Spanworm  ______  M#6274  MD  (PNE:209)
    Speranza ribearia

  340. Barred Granite  ______  M#6303  MD  (PNE:211)
    Speranza subcessaria

  341. Sulphur Granite  ______  M#6283  (PNE:211)
    Speranza sulphurea

  342. Shiny Gray Carpet  ______  M#7333  (PNE:189)
    Stamnodes gibbicostata

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

    The caterpillar of Synchlora aerata is called the Camouflaged Looper.

    Caterpillar food:
    often flowers of aster family plants

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

  344. Southern Emerald  ______  M#7059  MD  (PNE:205)
    Synchllora frondaria

  345. Northern Pale Alder Moth  ______  M#6806  (PNE:231)
    Tacparia atropunctata

  346. Pale Alder Moth  ______  M#6807  MD  (PNE:231)
    Tacparia detersata

  347. White Slant-line Moth  ______  M#6964  NC  PA  (PNE:243) (W:190)   In NC: low mountains
    Tetracis cachexiata

  348. Yellow Slant-line Moth  ______  M#6963  NC  PA  (NW:57) (PNE:241)   In NC: low mountains
    Tetracis crocallata 

    Caterpillar food: willows, alders, sumacs, Red Elderberry 

  349. Early Juniper Carpet  ______  M#7218  (PNE:185) (W:215) 
    Thera contractata

    The caterpillar of Thera contractata is called the Contracted Spanworm. 

  350. Juniper Carpet  _____  M#7217  (PNE:183)
    Thera juniperata

  351. Black-dotted Ruddy  ______  (W:196) 
    Thysanopyga intracrata

    The caterpillar of Thysanopyga intracrata is called the Holly Looper.

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

  353. 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.  

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

    The White-striped Black Moth 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)

  355. Tissue Moth  ______  M#7285  PA  (PNE:185) (W:215)
    Triphosa haesitata

  356. The Welsh Wave  ______  M#7425  (PNE:191)
    Venusia cambrica

  357. Brown-shaded Carpet  ______  M#7428  (PNE:193)
    Venusia comptaria

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

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

  359. Labrador Carpet  ______  M#7368  (PNE:189)
    Xanthorhoe labradorensis

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

  361. Crocus Geometer  ______  M#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. 

  362. False Crocus Geometer  ______  M#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.  

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

    Caterpillar food:

  364. Plain Schizura  ______  NC  NJ  PA
    Schizura apicalis

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

    Caterpillar food: viburnums

  366. Red-humped Appleworm Moth  ______  M#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.

  367. Morning Glory Prominent  ______  M#8005  NC  NJ  PA  (PNE:283) (S:249) (W:316) 
    Schizura ipomoeae

    Another name for Schizura ipomoeae is Checker-fringed Prominent.

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

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

  370. Black-etched Prominent  ______  M#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   

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

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

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

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

  374. Striped Chocolate Tip  ______  M#7898  NJ  (PNE:271)
    Clostera strigosa  

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

    Caterpillar food:
    many legumes such as clovers and bush clovers

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

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

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

  378. Contracted Datana  ______  M#7906  PA  (PNE:277) (W:294)
    Datana contracta

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Caterpillar food: basswood

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

    Caterpillar food: cherries

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

  390. Modest Furcula  ______  M#7941  NJ  (NW:131) (PNE:275)
    Furcula modesta  

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

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

  393. Four-spotted Gluphisia  ______  M#7933  NJ  (PNE:275)
    Gluphisia avimacula   

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

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

    Caterpillar food: poplars

  396. Wavy-lined Heterocampa Moth  ______  M#7995  NC  NJ  PA  (PNE:281) (W:299)   In NC: low mountains
    Heterocampa biundata

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

    Saddled Prominent
    (photo by Stephen Kloiber)

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

    Caterpillar food: oaks 

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

  400. White-blotched Heterocampa Moth  (ph)  ______  M#7990  NC  NJ  PA  (PNE:281) (W:302)   In NC: low mountains
    Heterocampa umbrata

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

    White-blotched Heterocampa Moth
    (photo by Stephen Kloiber)

  401. Heterocampa varia  ______  NJ

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

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

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

    Caterpillar food: elms and Basswood 

  405. Variable Oakleaf Caterpillar Moth  ______  M#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.    

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

    Caterpillar food: mostly oaks

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

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

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

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

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

    Caterpillar food: poplars and willows

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

    Caterpillar food: poplars

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

    Caterpillar food: oaks and other broad-leaved woody plants

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

    Caterpillar food: poplars and willows

  414. Angulose Prominent  (ph)  ______  M#7920  NC  NJ  PA  (NW:122) (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. 

    Caterpillar food: mostly oaks

    Angulose Prominent
    (photo by Stephen Kloiber)

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

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

    Caterpillar food: mostly birches

  417. Black-rimmed Prominent  (ph)  ______  M#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)

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

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

    Caterpillar food: oaks

  420. Orange-humped Mapleworm Moth  ______  M#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.  

  421. Saddleback Caterpillar Moth  ______  M#4700  PA  (PNE:77)
    Acharia stimulea

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

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

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

    Yellow-collared Slug Moth
    (photo by Stephen Kloiber) 

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

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

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

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

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

    Yellow-shouldered Slug Moth
    (photo by Stephen Kloiber)

  430. Lithacodes fiskeanus  ______  M#4663  NJ

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

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

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

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

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

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

  437. Hag Moth  ______  M#4677  PA  (PNE:75) (W:44)
    Phobetron pithecium

    The caterpillar of Phobetron pithecium is called Monkey Slug.

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

  439. 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. 

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

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

  442. Early Button Slug Moth  ______  M#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. 

  443. Clemens' False Skeletonizer Moth  ______  PA
    Acoloithus falsarius 

  444. Grapeleaf Skeletonizer Moth  ______  M#4624  MD  PA  (PNE:71) (PNP:103 moth & caterpillar) (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.

    Among other plants, the Grapeleaf Skeletonizer Moth visits Wild Quinine for nectar in the late spring. 
    Adults are all-black with an orange or red collar.
    The range of the species is in the eastern US from central Minnesota south to Texas and east.

    The caterpillars of Harrisina americana feed on grape leaves, Vitis spp., and on Virginia Creeper and woodbine, Parthenocissus spp.
    Their long hairs and bright yellow and black coloration help protect them from predation.
    If the caterpillar is handled, the hairs can cause a skin rash.  

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

  445. Orange-patched Smoky Moth  ______  M#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

  446. Appleleaf Skeletonizer Moth  ______  M#2560  (PNE:81)
    Choreutis pariana  

    Family COSSIDAE:  Cossid & Carpenter Moths

  447. Poplar Carpenterworm Moth  ______  M#2675  (PNE:83)
    Acossus centerensis

  448. Little Carpenterworm Moth  ______  M#2694  MA  (PNE:83)
    Prionoxystus macmurtei

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

  450. Leopard Moth  (ph)  ______  M#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 

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

  452. Lupulina Ghost Moth  ______  M#0031.1  (PNE:29)
    Korscheltellus lupulina

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

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

  455. Four-spotted Ghost Moth  ______  M#0019  (NW:255) (PNE:27)
    Sthenopis purpurascens

    Another name for Sthenopis purpurascens is Purplish Ghost Moth.

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

    Family PTEROPHORIDAE:  Plume Moths

  457. Mountain Plume Moth  ______  M#6157  (PNE:129)
    Adaina montanus

  458. Geranium Plume Moth  ______  M#6118  (PNE:129)
    Amblyptilia pica

  459. Rose Plume Moth  ______  M#6105  (PNE:127)
    Cnaemidophorus rhododactyla

  460. Lobed Plume Moth  ______  M#6102  (PNE:127)
    Dejongia lobidactylus

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

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

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

  463. Grape Plume Moth  ______  M#6091  PA  (PNE:127)
    Geina periscelidactylus

  464. Shepard's Plume Moth  ______  M#6091.1  PA
    Geina sheppardi

  465. Yarrow Plume Moth  ______  M#6107  (PNE:129)
    Gillmeria pallidactyla

  466. Plain Plume Moth  ______  M#6203  (PNE:131)
    Hellinsia homodactylus

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

  468. Eupatorium Plume Moth  ______  M#6168  (PNE:129)
    Oidaematophorus eupatorii

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

    Artichoke Plume Moth
    (photo by Stephen Kloiber)

    Family  ALUCITIDAE:  Many-plumed Moths

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

    Six-plume Moth

    Family THYRIDIDAE:  Window-winged Moths

  471. Spotted Thyris  ______  M#6076  PA  (PNE:175)
    Thyris maculata

  472. Mournful Thyris  ______  M#6077  NC  NJ  (PNE:177)  In NC: coastal plain 
    Pseudothyris sepulchralis

    Family PYRALIDAE:  Pyralid Moths  

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

  473. Garden Webworm Moth  ______  M#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.    

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

    Hickory Leafstem Borer Moth
    (photo by Stephen Kloiber)

  475. Pigeon Acrobasis  ______  M#5670  (PNE:139)  (a Pyralid moth)
    Acrobasis auroella  

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

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

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

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

  480. Mantled Acrobasis  ______  M#5659  (PNE:139)  (a Pyralid moth)
    Acrobasis palliolella

  481. Tricolored Acrobasis  ______  M#5655  (PNE:139)  (a Pyralid moth)
    Acrobasis tricolorela 

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

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

  484. Calico Pyralid  ______  M#5511  (PNE:133)  (a Pyralid moth)
    Aglossa costiferalis

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

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

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

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

  489. Vagabond Crambus Moth  ______  M#5403  NC  (PNE:151)  (a Crambid moth)   In NC: Piedmont
    Agriphila vulgivagellus

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

  491. White-spotted Sable Moth  (ph)  ______  M#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)

  492. Bee Moth  ______  M#5629  (PNE:137)
    Aphomia sociella

  493. Checkered Apogeshna  ______  M#5177  NJ
    Apogeshna stenialis

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

  495. Hollow-spotted Blepharomastix  ______  M#5182  NC  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.
    In NC: in low mountains

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

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

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

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

    Topiary Grass-veneer
    (photo by Stephen Kloiber)

  500. Trumpet Vine Moth  ______  M#5563  NC   In NC: Piedmont
    Clydonopteron sacculana

  501. Drab Condylolomia  ______  M#5571  (PNE:135)  (a Pyralid moth) 
    Condylolomia participalis

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

  503. Double-banded Grass-veneer  ______  M#5362  NC  NJ  PA  (PM:58) (PNE:149)  (a Crambid moth)   In NC: Piedmont
    Crambus agitatellus 

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

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

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

    Eastern Grass-veneer
    (photo by Stephen Kloiber)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  514. Grape Leaffolder Moth (*)  ______  M#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.

    PA: 2015, Jul 25

  515. White-headed Grape Leaffolder Moth  ______  M#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.

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

  517. Paler Diacme Moth  (ph)  ______  M#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)

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

    Melonworm Moth

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  526. Yellow-fringed Dolichomia (*)  ______  M#5533  MA  PA  (PNE:135)  (a Pyralid moth)
    Dolichomia olinalis

    PA: 2015, Jul 25

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

  528. Delightful Donacaula  ______  M#5316  (PNE:155)  (a Crambid moth)
    Donacaula melinellus

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

  530. Donacaula sordidella  ______  M#5313  NJ  PA  (a Crambid moth)

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

  532. Water Lily Borer Moth  ______  M#4751  PA  (PNE:157)  (a Crambid moth)
    Elophila gyralis

  533. Pondside Crambid  ______  M#4748  (PNE:157)  (a Crambid moth)
    Elophila icciusalis

  534. Plevie's Aquatic Moth  ______  M#4787  (PNE:159)  (a Crambid moth)
    Eoparargyractis plevie

  535. Dimorphic Epipaschia  ______  M#5577  (PNE:135)  (a Pyralid moth)
    Epipaschia superatalis

  536. Gold-banded Etiella  ______  M#5744  (PNE:141)  (a Pyralid moth)
    Etiella zinckenella

  537. Belted Grass-veneer  ______  M#5454  (PNE:153)  (a Crambid moth)
    Euchromius ocelleus

  538. Eudonia heterosalis  ______  M#4739  NJ

  539. Striped Eudonia  ______  M#4738  NJ  (PNE:147)
    Eudonia strigalis

  540. Broad-banded Eulogia  ______  M#5999  PA  (PNE:145)  (a Pyralid moth)
    Eulogia ochrifrontella 

  541. Small Magpie  ______  M#4952  (PNE:167)  (a Crambid moth)
    Eurrhypaa hortulata

  542. Spotted Peppergrass Moth  (ph)  ______  M#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)

  543. Root Collar Borer Moth  ______  M#5997  NC  (PNE:145)  (a Pyralid moth)   In NC: Piedmont
    Euzophera ostricolorella

    Euzophera ostricolorella
    is also known as the Tuliptree Borer. 

  544. American Plum Borer Moth  ______  M#5995  (PNE:145)  (a Pyralid moth)
    Euzophera semifuneralis 

  545. Purple-backed Cabbageworm Moth  ______  M#4897  PA  (PM:57) (PNE:163)  (a Crambid moth)
    Evergestis pallidata 

  546. Cross-striped Cabbageworm Moth  ______  M#4898  NJ
    Evergestis rimosalis

  547. Large-spotted Evergestis  ______  M#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.    

  548. Changeable Grass-veneer  ______  M#5435  (PNE:153)  (a Crambid moth)
    Fissicrambus mutabilis

  549. Mint Root Borer Moth  ______  M#4950  (PNE:167)
    Fumibotys fumalis

  550. Boxwood Leaftier  ______  M#5552  PA  (PNE:135)  (a Pyralid moth)
    Galasa nigrinodis

  551. Greater Wax Moth  ______  M#5622  (PNE:137)  (a Pyralid moth)
    Galleria mellonella

  552. Black-patched Glaphyria  ______  M#4873  NJ  (PNE:163)  (a Crambid moth)
    Glaphyria fulminalis

  553. Common Glaphyria Moth  ______  M#4869  NJ
    Glaphyria glaphyralis 

  554. White-roped Glaphyria  ______  M#4870  PA  (PNE:161)  (a Crambid moth)
    Glaphyria sequistrialis

  555. Silvered Haimbachia  ______  M#5488  (PNE:155)  (a Crambid moth)
    Haimbachia albescens 

  556. Cabbage Webworm Moth  ______  M#4846  (PNE:161)  (a Crambid moth)
    Hellula rogatalis

  557. Helvibotys helvialis  ______  M#4980  PA  (a Crambid moth)

  558. Herpetogramma abdominalis  ______  M#5276  PA  (a Crambid moth)

  559. Serpentine Webworm Moth  ______  M#5280  PA  (a Crambid moth)
    Herpetogramma aeglealis

  560. Bold Feathered Grsss Moth  ______  M#5275  PA  (PNE:175)  (a Crambid moth)
    Herpetogramma pertextalis

  561. Zigzag Herpetogramma  ______  M#5277  PA  (PNE:175)  (a Crambid moth)
    Herpetogramma thestealis

  562. Spotted Beet Webworm Moth  ______  M#5169  PA  (PNE:171)  (a Crambid moth)
    Hymenia perspectalis

  563. Clover Hayworm Moth  ______  M#5524  PA   (PNE:133) (a Pyralid moth)
    Hypsopygia costalis 

  564. Black-banded Immyrla  ______  M#5766  (PNE:141)  (a Pyralid moth)
    Immyrla nigrovittella

  565. Sooty Lipocosmodes  ______  M#4888  (PNE:163)  (a Crambid moth)
    Lipocosmodes fuliginosalis

  566. Alfalfa Webworm Moth  ______  M#5017  (PNE:169)  (a Crambid moth)
    Loxostege cereralis

  567. Beet Webworm Moth  ______  M#5017  (PNE:169)  (a Crambid moth)
    Loxostege sticticalis

  568. Merrick's Crambid  ______  M#5117  (PNE:169)  (a Crambid moth)
    Loxostegopsis merrickalis

  569. Bog Lygropia  ______  M#5250  (PNE:175)  (a Crambid moth)
    Lygropia rivulalis

  570. Zeller's Macalla  ______  M#5579  (PNE:135)  (a Pyralid moth)
    Macalla zelleri

  571. Oystershell Metrea  ______  M#4789  (PNE:161)  (a Crambid moth)
    Metrea ostreonalis

  572. Gold-striped Grass-veneer (*)  ______  M#5419  PA  (PNE:151)  (a Crambid moth)
    Microcrambus biguttellus 

    PA: 2015, Jul 25

  573. Elegant Grass-veneer  (ph)  ______  M#5420  NC  PA  (PNE:153)  (a Crambid moth)   In NC: Piedmont
    Microcrambus elegans

    Elegant Grass-veneer 
    (photo by Marcie O'Connor)

  574. Yellow-veined Moth  ______  M#4796  (PNE:161)  (a Crambid moth)
    Microtheoris ophionalis

  575. Rufous-banded Crambid  ______  M#4826  (PNE:161)  (a Crambid moth)
    Mimoschinia rufofascialis

  576. Darker Moodna Moth  ______  M#6005  NC  (PNE:145)  (a Pyralid moth)   In NC: Piedmont
    Moodna ostrinella

  577. Streaked Orange Moth  ______  M#4937  (PNE:165)  (a Crambid moth)
    Nascia acutella

  578. Scrollwork Pyralid Moth  ______  M#4743  NJ
    Neocataclysta magnificalis

  579. Mottled Grass Veneer ______  M#5379  PA  (PNE:151)  (a Crambid moth)
    Neodactria luteolellus 

  580. Lucerne Moth  ______  M#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.  

  581. Nymphula Moth  ______  M#4747  (PNE:157)  (a Crambid moth)
    Nymphula ekthlipsis

  582. Orange-tufted Oneida ______  M#5588  NC  PA  (PNE:135)  (a Pyralid moth)   in NC: in Piedmont
    Oneida lunulalis

  583. Striped Birch Pyralid  ______  M#5783  (PNE:141)  (a Pyralid moth)
    Ortholepis pasadamia

  584. European Corn Borer Moth  (ph)  ______  M#4949  NJ  PA  (PM:57) (PNE:165)  (a Crambid moth) 
    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)

  585. Kimball's Palpita  ______  M#5219  (PNE:173)  (a Crambid moth)
    Palpita kimballi

  586. Splendid Palpita (*)  ______  M#5226  PA  (PNE:173)  (a Crambid moth)
    Palpita magniferalis

    PA: 2015, Jul 25

  587. Basswood Leafroller Moth  ______  M#5241  (PNE:173)  (a Crambid moth)
    Pantographa limata

  588. Graceful Grass-veneer Moth  ______  M#5450  NC   In NC: Piedmont
    Parapediasia decorellus

  589. Bluegrass Webworm Moth  ______  M#5451  PA  (PNE:153)  (a Crambid moth)
    Parapediasia teterrella 

  590. Watermilfoil Leafcutter Moth  ______  M#4764  NJ  (PNE:159)  (a Crambid moth)
    Parapoynx allinonealis

  591. Chestnut-marked Pondweed Moth  (ph)  ______  M#4761  NJ  (PNE:159)  (a Crambid moth)
    Parapoynx badiusalis

    Chestnut-marked Pondweed Moth
    (photo by Marcie O'Connor)

  592. Polymorphic Pondweed Moth  ______  M#4759  NJ  (PNE:157)  (a Crambid moth)
    Parapoynx maculalis

  593. Obscure Pondweed Moth  (ph)  ______  M#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)

  594. Sod Webworm Moth  ______  M#5413  PA  (PNE:151)  (a Crambid moth)
    Pediasia trissecta

  595. Carmine Snout Moth  ______  M#6053  (PNE:147)  (a Pyralid moth)
    Peoria approximella 

  596. Titian Peale's Pyralid Moth  ______  M#4951  PA  (PNE:167)  (a Crambid moth)
    Perispasta caeculalis 

  597. Two-banded Petrophila (*)  ______  M#4774  PA  (PNE:159)  (a Crambid moth)
    Petrophila bifascialis

    PA: 2015, Jul 25

  598. Crowned Phlyctaenia  (ph)  ______  M#4953  PA  (PNE:167)  (a Crambid moth)
    Phlyctaenia coronata

    Crowned Phlyctaenia
    (photo by Marcie O'Connor)

  599. Scraped Pilocrocis  ______  M#5281  (PNE:175)  (a Crambid moth)
    Pilocrocis ramentalis

  600. White-edged Pima Moth  ______  M#5747  PA  (a Pyralid moth)
    Pima albiplagiatella 

  601. Maple Webworm Moth  ______  M#5606  (PNE:137)
    Pococera asperatella

  602. Striped Oak Webworm Moth  ______  M#5608  PA  (PNE:137)  (a Pyralid moth)  (another name has Double-humped Pococera)
    Pococera expandens

  603. Sycamore Webworm Moth  ______  M#5604  (PNE:137)  (a Pyralid moth)
    Pococera militella

  604. Ironweed Root Moth  ______  M#5228  (PNE:173)  (a Crambid moth)
    Polygrammodes flavidalis  

  605. Prionapteryx achatina  ______  M#5334  NJ

  606. Obscure Psara  ______  M#5268  NJ
    Psara obscuralis

  607. Red-shawled Moth  ______  M#5526  (PNE:135)  (a Pyralid moth)
    Pseudasopia intermedialis

  608. Speckled Black Pyla  ______  M#5829  (PNE:143)  (a Pyralid moth)
    Pyla fusca

  609. Meal Moth  ______  M#5510  PA  (NW:263) (PNE:133)  (a Pyralid moth)
    Pyralis farinalis

  610. Mint-loving Pyrausta  ______  M#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. 

  611. Bicolored Pyrausta  ______  M#5040  NJ  (PM:57) (PNE:169)  (a Crambid moth)
    Pyrausta bicoloralis

  612. Pyrausta niveicilialis  ______  (PM:58)

    Pyrausta niveicilialis
    occurs from southern Ontario to Florida. It is local, and usually uncommon.

  613. Orange-spotted Pyrausta  ______  M#5058  PA  (PNE:169)  (has also been called the Orange Mint Moth)  (a Crambid moth)  
    Pyrausta orphisalis 

  614. Variable Reddish Pyrausta  ______  M#5051  PA  (a Crambid moth)
    Pyrausta rubricalis

  615. Raspberry Pyrausta  (ph)  ______  M#5034  NJ  PA  (NW:263) (PM:57) (PNE:169)  (a Crambid moth)
    Pyrausta signatalis

    Raspberry Pyrausta
    (photo by Stephen Kloiber)

  616. Pyrausta subsequalis  ______  (PM:57)

    Pyrausta subsequalis
    occurs throughout eastern North America. Adults fly May-Aug.

  617. 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.    

  618. Engel's Salebriaria  ______  M#5773  (PNE:141)  (a Pyralid moth)
    Salebriaria engeli

  619. Dogbane Saucrobotys  ______  M#4936  PA  (PNE:165)  (a Crambid moth)
    Saucrobotys futilalis

  620. Yellow-shouldered Leafroller Moth  ______  M#5799  (PNE:143)  (a Pyralid moth)
    Sciota basilaris

  621. Locust Leafroller Moth  ______  M#5796  PA  (PNE:141)  (a Pyralid moth)
    Sciota subcaesiella

  622. Belted Leafroller Moth  ______  M#5794  (PNE:141)  (a Pyralid Moth)
    Sciota vetustella

  623. Black-spotted Leafroller Moth  ______  M#5797  PA  (PNE:141)  (a Pyralid moth)
    Sciota virgatella

  624. Many-spotted Scoparia Moth  ______  M#4719  PA  (PNE:147)  (a Crambid moth)
    Scoparia basalis

  625. Double-striped Scoparia Moth  ______  M#4716  PA  (PNE:147)  (a Crambid moth)
    Scoparia biplagialis

  626. Carrot Seed Moth  (ph)  ______  M#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) 

  627. Hawaiian Beet Webworm Moth  ______  M#5170  NJ  (PM:56) (PNE:171)  (a Crambid moth)
    Spoladea recurvalis

    The Hawaiian Beet Webworm Moth occurs from New York to Florida, and west to Illinois and Texas. it is common southward and in the tropics. Adults fly Aug-Oct, with 2 broods.

  628. Waterlily Leafcutter Moth  ______  M#4755  NJ  (PM:57) (PNE:157)
    Synclita obliteralis

  629. Black Duckweed Moth  ______  M#4754  (PNE:157)  (a Crambid moth)
    Synclita tinealis

  630. Oval Telethusia  ______  M#5812  (PNE:143)  (a Pyralid moth)
    Telethusia ovalis 

  631. Tlascala Moth  ______  M#5808  (PNE:143)  (a Pyralid moth)
    Tlascala reductella

  632. Woolly Grass-veneer  ______  M#5439  (PNE:153)  (a Crambid moth)
    Thaumatopsis pexellus

  633. Dimorphic Tosale  ______  M#5556  (PNE:135)  (a Pyralid moth)
    Tosale oviplagalis

  634. Celery Leaftier Moth  (ph)  ______  M#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)

  635. Genista Broom Moth  ______  M#4992  (PNP:63 caterpillar (a Crambid moth)
    Uresiphita reversalis

    Caterpillars of Uresiphita reversalis hatch in early August and feed during the day on foliage of Baptisia species (such as White Wild Indigo) and on other host plants in the genera Acacia, Genista, and Sophora.
    Their long hairs help protect them from predation.      

  636. Snowy Urola  (ph)  ______  M#5464   PA  (PNE:153)  (a Crambid moth)
    Urola nivalis

    Snowy Urola
    (photo by Stephen Kloiber)

  637. Curve-lined Argyria  ______  M#5465  (PNE:153)  (a Crambid moth)
    Vaxi auratella 

  638. Straight-lined Argyria  ______  M#5466  (PNE:155)  (a Crambid moth)
    Vaxi critica

  639. Brower's Vitula  ______  M#6011  (PNE:145)  (a Pyralid moth)
    Vitula broweri

  640. Dried Fruit Moth  ______  M#6007  (PNE:145)  (a Pyralid moth)
    Vitula edmandsii

  641. Xanthophysa Moth  ______  M#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.       

  642. Black-waved Flannel Caterpillar  ______  MD  PA  (W:54)
    (or Lagoa) crispata

  643. Southern Flannel Moth  ______  (W:55)  ("Puss Caterpillar")
    Megalopyge opercularis 

  644. White Flannel Moth  ______  (W:56)
    Norape ovina 

    Family TORTRICIDAE:  Leafroller or Tortricid Moths

  645. Brittania Moth  ______  M#3537  PA
    Acleris britannia

  646. Celiana's Acleris  ______  M#3533  (PNE:87)
    Acleris celiana

  647. Acleris cervinana  ______  M#3514  PA

  648. Lesser Maple Leafroller Moth  ______  M#3539  (PNE:87)
    Acleris chalybeana

  649. Multiform Leafroller Moth  ______  M#3542  NJ  PA  (PNE:89) 
    Acleris flavivittana

    Acieris flavivittana
    has also been called Masked Leaftier Moth.

  650. Hairnet Acleris  ______  M#3501  (PNE:85)
    Acleris forskaleana

  651. Strawberry Acleris  ______  M#3532  (PNE:87)
    Acleris fragariana

  652. Small Aspen Leaftier Moth  ______  M#3520  (PNE:85)
    Acleris fuscana

  653. Hasty Acleris   ______  M#3531  PA  (PNE:87)
    Acleris hastiana

  654. Black-spotted Acleris  ______  M#3551  (PNE:89)
    Acleris inana

  655. Black-headed Birch Leafroller Moth  ______  M#3540  (PNE:87)
    Acleris logiana

  656. MacDunnough's Acleris  ______  M#3506  (PNE:85)
    Acleris macdunnoughi

  657. Great Acleris  ______  M#3557  (PNE:89)
    Acleris maximana

  658. Speckled Acleris  ______  M#3526  (PNE:87)
    Acleris negundana

  659. Black-lined Acleris  ______  M#3556  (PNE:89)
    Acleris nigrolinea

  660. Snowy-shouldered Acleris  ______  M#3510  (PNE:85)  
    Acleris nivisellana

  661. Schaller's Acleris Moth  ______  M#3527  PA
    Acleris schallereana

  662. Half-ringed Acleris  ______  M#3521  (PNE:87)
    Acleris semiannula

  663. Oak Leafshredder  ______  M#3503  NJ  (PNE:85)   
    Acleris semipurpurana  

    Aclerris semipurpurana
    has also been called Oak Leaftier Moth.

  664. Common Acleris  ______  M#3517  (PNE:85)
    Acleris subnivana

  665. Eastern Black-headed Budworm Moth  ______  M#3548  (PNE:89)
    Acleris variana

  666. Young's Acleris  ______  M#3550  (PNE:89)
    Acleris youngana

  667. Shimmering Adoxophyes  (ph)  ______  M#3691  PA  (PNE:103)
    Adoxophyes negundana

    Shimmering Adoxophyes
    (photo by Stephen Kloiber)

  668. Angular Aethes Moth  ______  M#3807  PA
    Aethes angulatana

  669. Silver-bordered Aethes  ______  M#3754.2  (PNE:91)  (a Cochylid moth)
    Aethes argentilimitana

  670. Two-spotted Aethes  ______  M#3754.3  (PNE:91)  (a Cochylid moth)
    Aethes atomosana

  671. Reddish Aethes  ______  M#3755.1  (PNE:91)  (a Cochylid moth)
    Aethes biscana 

  672. Dark-spotted Aethes  ______  M#3758.2  (PNE:91)  (a Cochylid moth)
    Aethes mymara

  673. Patricia's Aethes  ______  M#3759  (PNE:91)  (a Cochylid moth)
    Aethes patricia    

  674. Razowski's Aethes  ______  M#3759.3  NJ  
    Aethes razowskii

  675. Seriated Aethes  ______  M#3760.1  NJ
    Aethes seriatana

  676. Six-toothed Aethes  ______  M#3760.2  (PNE:93)  (a Cochylid moth)
    Aethes sexdentata

  677. White-lined Leafroller Moth  ______  M#3748  NC  PA  (PNE:107)   
    Amorbia humerosana

  678. Strawberry Leafroller Moth  ______  M#3374  NJ
    Ancylis comptana

  679. Ancylis Platanana Moth  ______  M#3370  PA
    Ancylis platanana

  680. Deceptive Apotomis  ______  M#2765  (PNE:109)  (an Olethreutine moth)
    Apotomis deceptana

  681. Fruit Tree Leafroller Moth  ______  M#3648  NJ  (PNE:99)
    Archips argyrospila  

  682. Ugly-nest Caterpillar Moth  ______  M#3661  (PNE:101)
    Archips cerasivorana

  683. Boldly-marked Archips  ______  M#3666  (PNE:101)
    Archips dissitana

  684. Oak Webworm Moth  ______  M#3655  (PNE:101)
    Archips fervidana

  685. Spring Spruce Needle Moth  ______  M#3667  (PNE:101)
    Archips pachardiana

  686. Omnivorous Leafroller Moth  ______  M#3658  PA  (NW:259) (PNE:101)
    Archips purpurana

  687. White-spotted Oak Leafroller Moth  ______  M#3653  NJ  (PNE:101)
    Archips semiferana

  688. Striated Tortrix  ______  M#3664  (PNE:101)
    Archips strianus

  689. White-spotted Leafroller Moth  ______  M#3624  (PNE:97)
    Argyrotaenia alisellana

  690. Gray-banded Leafroller Moth  ______  M#3625  (PNE:99)
    Argyrotaenia mariana 

  691. Pine Tube Moth  ______  M#3602  NJ  PA
    Argyrotaenia pinatubana

  692. Four-lined Leafroller Moth  ______  M#3621  (PNE:97)
    Argyrotaenia quadrifasciana

  693. Lined Oak Leafroller Moth  ______  M#3623  NJ  PA  (PNE:97)
    Argyrotaenia quercifoliana

  694. Red-banded Leafroller Moth  ______  M#3597  NJ  PA  (PNE:97)
    Argyrotaenia velutinana

  695. Primrose Cochylid  ______  M#3848  (PNE:95)  (a Cochylid moth)
    Atroposia oenotherana

  696. Javelin Moth  ______  M#2707  MD  (PNE:107)  (an Olethreutine moth)
    Bactra verutana

  697. Celypha Moth  ______  M#2859  MD  NJ
    Celypha cesputana

  698. Oak Cenopis  ______  M#3716  (PNE:105)
    Cenopis diluticostana

  699. Aproned Cenopis  ______  M#3727  (PNE:105)
    Cenopis niveana

  700. Maple-Basswood Leafroller  ______  M#3275  (PNE:105)
    Cenopis pettitana

  701. Reticulated Fruitworm Moth  ______  M#3720  NJ  (PNE:105)
    Cenopis reticulatana

  702. Filigreed Chimoptesis  _____  M#3273  NJ
    Chimoptesis pennsylvaniana

  703. Large Aspen Tortrix  ______  M#3637  (PNE:99)
    Choristoneura conflictana

  704. Broken-banded Leafroller Moth  ______  M#3632  NJ  PA  (PNE:99)
    Choristoneura fractivittana

  705. Spruce Budworm Moth  ______  M#3638  (PNE:99)
    Choristoneura fumiferana

  706. Choristoneura obsoletana  ______  M#3631  NJ

  707. Spotted Fireworm Moth  ______  M#3633  NJ
    Choristoneura paralleta

  708. Jack-pine Budworm Moth  ______  M#3643  (PNE:99)
    Choristoneura pinus

  709. Oblique-banded Leafroller Moth  ______  M#3635  NJ  PA  (PNE:99)
    Choristoneura rosaceana

  710. Clemens' Clepsis Moth  ______  M#3684  PA  (PNE:103)
    Clepsis clemensiana

  711. Clepsis consimilana  ______  M#3683  NJ

  712. Black-patched Clepsis  ______  M#3686  (PNE:103)
    Clepsis melaleucanus

  713. Garden Tortrix  ______  M#3688  NJ  PA  (PNE:103)
    Clepsis peritana

  714. White-triangle Clepsis  ______  M#3682  (PNE:103)
    Clepsis persicana   

  715. Pink-mottled Cochylid  ______  M#3767  (PNE:93)  (a Cochylid moth)
    Cochylis aurorana

  716. Horned Cochylid  ______  M#3769  (PNE:93)  (a Cochylid moth)
    Cochylis bucera

  717. Banded Sunflower Moth  ______  M#3777  (PNE:93)  (a Cochylid moth)
    Cochylis hospes

  718. Broad-patch Cochylid  ______  M#3778  (PNE:93)  (a Cochylid moth)
    Cochylis nana

  719. Rings' Cochylid  ______  M#3780  (PNE:93)  (a Cochylid moth)
    Cochylis ringsi

  720. The Batman Moth  ______  M#3747  PA
    Coelostathma discopunctana

  721. Filbertworm Moth  ______  M#3494  NJ  PA  (PM:60)
    (formerly Melissopus) latiferreanus 

  722. Codling Moth  ______  (PM:60)
    Cydia pomonella

  723. Gray-marked Tortricid  ______  M#3573  (PNE:91)
    Decodes basiplagana

  724. Locust Twig Borer Moth  ______  M#3497  NJ  PA  (PM:60)
    Ecdytolopha insiticiana

  725. Dotted Ecdytolopha Moth  ______  M#3495  NJ  PA  (PM:60)
    Ecdytolopha punctidicana  

  726. Dull-barred Endothenia  ______  M#2738  (PNE:107)  (an Olethreutine moth)
    Endothenia hebesana

  727. Bidens Borer Moth  ______  M#3202  PA  NJ  (PM:60)
    Epiblema otiosana

  728. Maple Tip Borer Moth  ______  M#2703  MD  NJ
    Episimus tyrius

  729. Solidago Eucosma Moth  ______  M#3142  PA
    Eucosma cataclystiana

  730. Shortleaf Pinecone Borer Moth  ______  M#3072  NJ
    Eucosma cocana

  731. Derelict Eucosma Moth  ______  M#3120  PA
    Eucosma derelicta

  732. Triangle-backed Eucosma  ______  M#3116  (PNE:115)  (an Olethreutine moth)
    Eucosma dorsisignatana

  733. Robinson's Eucosma  ______  M#3009  (PNE:115)  (an Olethreutine moth)
    Eucosma robinsonana

  734. Similar Eucosma  ______  M#3116.1  PA  (PNE:115)  (an Olethreutine Moth)
    Eucosma similiana

  735. White Pine Cone Borer Moth  ______  M#3074  NJ  (PNE:115)  (an Olethreutine moth)
    Eucosma tocullionana  

  736. Ferruginous Eulia  ______  M#3565  (PNE:89)
    Eulia ministrana

  737. Sculptured Moth  ______  M#2749  PA  NJ  (PNE:109)  (an Olethreutine moth)
    Eumarozia malachitana

  738. Grapholita Eclipsana Moth  ______  M#3438  PA
    Grapholita eclipsana

  739. Green Budworm Moth  ______  M#2862  MD  (PNE:113)  (an Olethreutine moth)
    Hedyra nubiferana

  740. Impudent Hulda  ______  M#2747  MD  (PNE:109)  (an Olethreutine moth)
    Hulda impudens

  741. Larisa subsolana  ______  M#3423  NC  NJ   In NC: Piedmont 

  742. Pink-washed Leafroller  ______  M#2860  MD  (PNE:113)  (an Olethreutine moth)
    Metendothenia separatana

  743. Doubleday's Notocelia Moth  ______  M#3208  PA  NJ
    Notocelia rosaecolana

  744. Divided Olethreutes  ______  M#2848  MD  (PNE:113)  (an Olethreutine moth)
    Olethreutes bipartitana

  745. Wretched Olethreutes  ______  M#2791  MD  (PNE:111)  (an Olethreutine moth)
    Olethreutes exoletum

  746. Banded Olethreutes  ______  M#2823  NJ  (PNE:111)  (an Olethreutine moth)
    Olethreutes fasciatana

  747. Hydrangea Leaftier Moth  ______  M#2827  MD  (PNE:111)  (an Olethreutine moth)
    Olethreutes ferriferana

  748. Iron-lined Olethreutes  ______  M#2838.1  (PNE:111)  (an Olethreutine moth)
    Olethreutes ferrolineana

  749. Woolley-backed Moth  ______  M#2776  MD  PA  (an Olethreutine moth)
    Olethreutes furfuranum

  750. Frosty Olethreutes  ______  M#2847  (PNE:113)  (an Olethreutine moth)
    Olethreutes glaciana

  751. Inornate Olethreutes  ______  M#2788  MD  (PNE:111)  (an Olethreutine moth)
    Olethreutes inornatana

  752. Malana Leafroller Moth  ______  M#2820  MD  (PNE:111)  (an Olethreutine moth)
    Olethreutes malana

  753. Dark Olethreutes  ______  M#2800  MD  (PNE:111)  (another name is Variable Nigranum) (an Olethreutine moth)
    Olethreutes nigranum

  754. Shining Olethreutes  ______  M#2775  MD  (PNE:109)  (an Olethreutine moth)
    Oleuthreutes nitidana

  755. Raspberry Leafroller Moth  ______  M#2817  MD  PA
    Olethreutes permundana

  756. Punctuated Olethreutes  ______  M#2786  (PNE:109)  (an Olethreutine moth)
    Oleuthreutes punctanum

  757. Quartered Olethreutes  ______  M#2794  NJ  (an Olethreutine moth)
    Olethreutes quadrifidum

  758. Dusky Leafroller Moth  ______  M#2770  PA  (PNE:109)  (an Olethreutine moth)
    Orthotaenia undulana

  759. Three-lined Leafroller Moth  ______  M#3594  NC  NJ  PA  (PM:59) (PNE:97)   In NC: Piedmont
    Pandemis limitata

  760. Tulip-tree Leaftier Moth  ______  M#2711  PA  (an Olethreutine moth)
    Paralobesia liriodendrana

  761. Grape Berry Moth  ______  M#2712  (PNE:107)  (an Olethreutine moth)
    Paralobesia viteana

  762. Macrame Moth  ______  M#2771  PA
    Phaecasiophora confixana

  763. Labyrinth Moth  ______  M#2772  NJ  PA
    Phaecasiophora nivelguttana

  764. Brown-patched Phalonidia  ______  M#3807  (PNE:93)  (a Cochylid moth)
    Phalonidia lepidana

  765. Pale-headed Phaneta  ______  M#2927  (PNE:115)  (an Olethreutine moth)
    Phaneta ochrodephala

  766. Buff-tipped Phaneta  ______  M#2929  MD  (PNE:115)  (an Olethreutine moth)
    Phaneta ochroteerminana

  767. Reddish Phaneta  ______  M#2928  MD  (PNE:115)  (an Olethreutine moth)
    Phaneta raracana

  768. Aster-head Phaneta  ______  M#2936  MD  (PNE:115)  (an Olethreutine moth)
    Phaneta tomonana

  769. Shaded Phaneta  ______  M#2913  (PNE:113)  (an Olethreutine moth)
    Phaneta umbrastriana

  770. Bird's Cochylid  ______  M#3813  (PNE:93)  (a Cochylid moth)
    Phtheochroa birdana

  771. Marbled Cochylid  ______  M#3822  (PNE:95)  (a Cochylid moth)
    Phtheochroa riscana

  772. Silver-lined Cochylid  ______  M#3825  (PNE:95)  (a Cochylid moth)
    Phtheochroa vitellinana

  773. Exasperating Platynota  ______  M#3743  PA  (PNE:107)
    Platynota exasperatana

  774. Black-shaded Platynota  ______  M#3732  NJ  PA
    Platynota flavedana

  775. Tufted Apple Budworm Moth  ______  M#3740  NJ  PA  (PNE:105)
    Platynota idaeusalis

  776. Singed Platynota  ______  M#3741  (PNE:107)
    Platynota semiustana

  777. Maple Twig Borer Moth  ______  M#3230  NJ
    Proteoteras aesculana 

  778. Pseudexentera costomaculana  ______  M#3257  NJ

  779. Poplar Leafroller Moth  ______  M#2769  (PNE:109)  (an Olethreutine moth)
    Pseudosciaphia duplex

  780. Northern Pitch Twig Moth  ______  M#2892  (PNE:113)  (an Olethreutine moth)
    Retinia albicapitana

  781. Pitch Twig Moth  ______  M#2889  MD  NJ  (an Olethreutine moth)
    Retinia comstockiana

  782. Gray Retinia  ______  M#2898  (PNE:113)  (an Olethreutine moth)
    Retinia gemistrigulana

  783. Kearfott's Rolandylis  ______  M#3837  (PNE:95)  (a Cochylid moth)
    Rolandylis maiana

  784. Adana Tip Moth  ______  M#2877  MD  NJ
    Rhyacionia adana

  785. European Pine Shoot Moth  ______  M#2867  MD  (PNE:113)  (an Olethreutine moth)
    Rhyacionia buoliana

    Rhyacionia buoliana
    is introduced in eastern North America from Europe.

  786. Speckled Sereda  ______  M#3425  NJ
    Sereda tautana

  787. Sparganothis caryae  ______  M#3700  NJ  

  788. Distinct Sparganothis Moth  ______  M#3704  NJ
    Sparganothis distincta

  789. Spring Deadleaf Roller Moth  ______  M#3716  PA
    Sparganothis diluticostana

  790. Sparganothis Fruitworm Moth  (ph)  ______  M#3695  NJ  PA  (PNE:103)
    Sparganothis sulfureana

    Sparganothis Fruitworm Moth
    (photo by Stephen Kloiber)

  791. Three-streaked Sparganothis Moth  ______  M#3699  NJ  (PNE:105)
    Sparganothis tristriata

  792. One-lined Sparganothis Moth  (ph)  ______  M#3711  PA  (PNE:105)
    Sparganothis unifasciana

    One-lined Sparganothis Moth
    (photo by Stephen Kloiber)

  793. Black-and-gray Banded Leafroller Moth  ______  M#3672  PA  (PNE:101)
    Syndemis afflictana

  794. Psychedelic Jones Moth  ______  M#3751  NJ
    Thaumatographa jonesi

  795. Dark-banded Cochylid  ______  M#3843  (PNE:95)  (a Cochylid moth)
    Thyraylia bana

  796. Holland's Cochylid  ______  M#3847  (PNE:95)  (a Cochylid moth)
    Thyraylia hollandana

  797. Xenotemna pallorana  ______  M#3693  NJ

    Family SESIIDAE:  Clear-winged Moths

  798. Virginia Creeper Clearwing Moth  ______  M#2532  (NW:257) (PNE:77)
    Albuna fraxini

  799. Clematis Clearwing Moth  ______  MD
    Alcathose caudata

  800. Eupatorium Borer Moth  ______  M#2596  MD  (PM:61) (PNE:81)
    Carmenta bassiformis

  801. The Boneset Borer  ______  MD
    Carmenta pyramidiformis

  802. Squash Vine Borer  ______  M#2536  MD  (PM:61) (PNE:77)
    Melittia cucurbitae

  803. Hornet Clearwing  ______  MD  (PM:61)
    Parathrene simulans

  804. Raspberry Crown Borer Moth  ______  M#2513  MD  (PM:61) (PNE:77)
    Pennisetia marginata

  805. Banded Ash Clearwing  ______  MD
    Podosesia aureocinta

  806. Ash Borer Moth  ______  MD  (PM:60) 
    Podosesia syringae

    Another name for Podosesia syringae is Lilac Borer Moth.

  807. Lesser Grape Root Borer Moth  ______  MD
    Sciapteron scepsiformis

  808. Lilac Borer Moth  ______  M#2589  (PNE:81)
    Podosesia syringae

  809. European Hornet Moth  ______  M#2542  (PNE:77)
    Sesia apiformis

    Sesia apiformis
    is introduced in northeastern North America from Europe.   

  810. American Hornet Moth  ______  M#2543  (PNE:79)
    Sesia tibiale

  811. Maple Callus Borer Moth  ______  M#2554  (NW:256) (PNE:81)
    Synanthedon acerni

  812. Red Maple Borer Moth  ______  M#2546  MD  (PNE:79)
    Synanthedon acerrubri

  813. Maple Callus Borer Moth  ______  M#2554  MD  NC  (PM:61)
    Synanthedon acerni

  814. Peachtree Borer Moth  ______  M#2583  MD  PA  (PM:60) (PNE:81)
    Synanthedon exitiosa

  815. Birch Borer Moth  ______  (NW:257)
    Synanthedon fulvipes

  816. Holly Borer Moth  ______  MD
    Synanthedon kathyae

  817. Lesser Peachtree Borer Moth  ______  M#2550  MD  (PM:60) (PNE:79)
    Synanthedon pictipes

  818. Apple Bark Borer Moth  ______  M#2565  PA
    Synanthedon pyri

  819. Riley's Clearwing Moth  ______  M#2552  PA  (PNE:79)
    Synanthedon rileyana

  820. Rhododendron Borer Moth  ______  MD
    Synanthedon rhododendri

  821. Synanthedon richardsi  ______  MD

  822. Riley's Clearwing Moth  ______  MD  (PM:61)
    Synanthedon rileyana

  823. Dogwood Borer Moth  ______  M#2549  MD  (NW:257) (PM:60) (PNE:79)
    Synanthedon scitula

  824. Currant Clearwing Moth  ______  M#2553  (PNE:79)
    Synanthedon tipuliformis 

    Family YPONOMEUTIDAE:  Ermine Moths  


    Certain members of the unrelated SNOUT MOTHS (in PYRALIDAE) are also known as "Ermine Moths".

  825. Carrionflower Moth  ______  M#2490  (PNE:47)
    Acrolepiopsis incertella

  826. Honey-comb Micro Moth  ______  M#2435  (PNE:43)
    Argyresthia alternatella

  827. Bronze Alder Moth  ______  M#2457  (PNE:43)
    Argyresthia goedartella

  828. Cherry Shoot Borer Moth  ______  M#2467  NJ  (PNE:43)
    Argyresthia oreasella

  829. Ailanthus Webworm Moth  ______  M#2401  PA  NC  NJ  (PNE:41)
    Atteva aurea 
    (was Atteva punctella)

  830. Yellow Nutsedge Moth  ______  M#2346  (PNE:45)
    Diploschizia impigritella

  831. Dame's Rocket Moth  ______  M#2363  (PNE:45)
    Plutella porrectella 

  832. Diamondback Moth  (ph)  ______  M#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)

  833. Gray-blue Swammerdamia  ______  M#2413  (PNE:41)
    Swammerdamia caesiella

  834. Spindle Ermine Moth  ______  M#2423.1  (PNE:43)
    Yponomeuta cagnagella

  835. American Ermine Moth  ______  M#2420  PA  (PNE:43)
    Yponomeuta multipunctella

  836. Orchard Ermine Moth  ______  M#2421  (PNE:43)
    Yponomeuta padella

  837. Pine Needle Sheathminer Moth  ______  M#2427  (PNE:43)
    Zelleria haimbachi  

    Family LYONETIIDAE:  Needleminer Moths

  838. Clemens' Philonome  ______  M#0462  (PNE:41)
    Philonome clemensella

    Family YPSOTOPHIDAE:  Falcate-winged Moths

  839. Canary Ypsolopha  ______  H#2371  (PNE:45)
    Ypsolopha canariella

  840. European Honysuckle Moth  ______  H#2373  (PNE:45)
    Ypsolopha dentella

    The European Honeysuckle Moth is introduced in eastern North America from Europe.

  841. Scythed Ypsolopha  ______  H#2380  (PNE:45)
    Ypsolopha falciferella 

    Family GELECHIIDAE:  Twirler Moths

  842. Dark-headed Aspen Leafroller Moth  ______  M#2237  (PNE:65)
    Anacampsis innocuella

  843. Unstriped Anacampis  ______  M#2244  (PNE:65)
    Anacampsis nonstrigella

  844. Peach Twig Borer Moth  ______  M#2257  (PNE:65)
    Anarsia lineatella  

  845. Pink-washed Aristotelia  ______  M#1761  (PNE:61)
    Aristotelia roseosuffususella

  846. White Stripe-backed Moth  ______  M#1851  (PNE:63)
    Arogalea mouffetella 

  847. Music-loving Moth  ______  M#2225  (PNE:65)
    Battaristis concinusella

  848. Orange Stripe-backed Moth  ______  M#2229  (PNE:69)
    Battaristis vittella

  849. Elm-leaf Sewer Moth  ______  M#1874.2  (PNE63)
    Carpatolechia fugitivella 

  850. Spring Oak Leafroller Moth  ______  M#2007  (PNE:65)
    Chionodes formosella

  851. Black-smudged Chionodes  ______  M#2093  (PNE:65)
    Chionodes mediofuscella

  852. Silver-banded Moth  ______  M#1718  (PNE:61)
    Chrysoesthia lingulacella

  853. Conifer Needleminer  ______  M#1803  (PNE:61)
    Coleotechnites coniferella

  854. Dichomeris aleatrix  ______  M#2291.1  PA

  855. Bilobed Dichomeris Moth  ______  M#2291  (PNE:67)
    Dichomeris bilobella

  856. Copa Dichomeris Moth  ______  M#2291,2  (PNE:67)
    Dichomeris copa

  857. Cream-edged Dichomeris Moth  (ph)  ______  M#2295  (PNE:69)
    Dichomeris flavocostella

    Cream-edged Dichomeris Moth
    (photo by Stephen Kloiber)

  858. Indented Dichomeris Moth  ______  M#2297  (PNE:69)
    Dichomeris inserrata

  859. Inversed Dichomeris Moth  ______  M#2310.1  NJ
    Dichomeris inversella  

  860. Dichomeris kimballi  ______  M#2310.1  NJ

  861. Two-spotted Dichomeris Moth  ______  M#2299  (PNE:69)
    Dichomeris leuconotella

  862. Palmerworm Moth  ______  M#2281  NJ  (PNE:67)
    Dichomeris ligulella

  863. Juniper Webworm Moth  ______  M#2282  (PNE:67)
    Dichomeris marginella

  864. Little Devil  ______  M#2307  (PNE:69)
    Dichomeris nonstrigella

  865. Shining Dichomeris Moth  ______  M#2289  (PNE:67)
    Dichomeris ochripalpella

  866. Black-edged Dichomeris Moth  ______  M#2309  NJ  (PNE:69)
    Dichomeris picrocarpa

  867. Spotted Dichomeris Moth  ______  M#2283  NJ  (PNE:67)
    Dichomeris punctidiscella

  868. Many-spotted Dichomeris Moth  ______  M#2288  NJ
    Dichomeris punctipennells

  869. Toothed Dichomeris Moth  ______  M#2301  (PNE:69)
    Dichomeris serrativittella

  870. Orange-crescent Moth  ______  M#1721  (PNE:61)
    Enchrysa dissectella

  871. Goldenrod Gall Moth  ______  M#1986  (PNE:63)
    Gnorimoschema gallaesolidaginis

  872. Fernald's Helcystogramma  ______  M#2267  (PNE:67)
    Helcystogramma fernaldella

  873. Lanceolate Moth  ______  M#2268  (PNE:67)
    Helcystogramma hystricella

  874. Burdock Seedhead Moth  ______  M#1685  PA  (PNE:61)
    Metzneria lappella

  875. Crespuscular Rock Rose Moth  ______  M#1881  (PNE:63)
    Neotelphusa sequax

  876. Polyhymno Moth  ______  M#2211  NJ
    Polyhymno luteostrigella 

  877. Walsingham's Moth  ______  M#1864  (PNE:63)
    Pseudochelaria walsinghami

  878. Lesser Bud Moth  ______  M#1783  (PNE:61)
    Recurvaria nanella

  879. Red-necked Peanutworm Moth  ______  M#2209  NC  (PNE:65)
    Stegasta bosqueella

  880. White-banded Telphusa  ______  M#1857  (PNE:63)
    Telphusa latifasciella

  881. Y-backed Telphusa  ______  M#1858  (PNE:63)
    Telphusa longifasciella

    Family MOMPHIDAE:  Mompha Moths

  882. Mompha stellella  ______  M#1455  PA


  883. Acorn Moth  ______  M#1162  NJ
    Blastobasis glandulella 

    Leaf-blotch Miner Moths

  884. Alder Leafminer  Moth  ______  MD
    Caloptilia alnivorella

  885. Azalea Leafminer Moth  ______  MD
    Caloptilia azaleella

  886. Dogwood Caloptilia Moth  ______  M#0594  (PNE:35)
    Caloptilia belragella

  887. Maple Caloptilia Moth  ______  M#0595  MD  (PNE:35)
    Caloptilia bimaculatella

  888. Walnut Caloptilia Moth  (ph)  ______  M#0596  MD  PA  (PNE:35)
    Caloptilia blandella

    Walnut Caloptilia Moth
    (photo by Stephen Kloiber)

  889. Ash Leaf Cone Roller Moth  ______  M#0606  MD  (PNE:35)
    Caloptilia fraxinella

  890. Box-elder Leafroller Moth  ______  M#0615  MD  (PNE:37)
    Caloptilia negundella

  891. Caloptilia ostryaeella  ______  MD

  892. Packard's Caloptilia Moth  ______  M#0620  MD  (PNE:37)
    Caloptilia packardella

  893. Sumac Leafblotch Moth  ______  M#0630  MD  PA
    Caloptilia rhoifoliella

  894. Sassafras Caloptilia Moth  ______  MD
    Caloptilia sassafrasella

  895. Cherry Leaf Cone Roller Moth  ______  M#0637  MD  (PNE:37)
    Caloptilia serotinella

  896. Poplar Caloptilia Moth  ______  M#0639  MD  (PNE:37)
    Caloptilia stigmatella

  897. Witch-hazel Caloptilia Moth  ______  M#0641  MD  (PNE:37)
    Caloptilia superbifrontella

  898. Tick-trefoil Caloptilia Moth  ______  M#0644  MD  (PNE:37)
    Caloptilia violacella

  899. Lilac Leafminer Moth  ______  M#0645  (PNE:37)
    Caloptilia syringella

  900. Hornbeam Leafminer Moth  ______  M#0832  (PNE:41)
    Cameraria ostryarella

  901. Goldenrod Leafminer Moth  ______  M#0723  MD  (PNE:39)
    Cremastobombycia solidaginis

  902. Snakeroot Leafminer Moth  ______  M#0698  MD  (PNE:39)
    Leucospilapteryx venustella

  903. Willow Leaf Blotch Miner Moth  ______  M#0647  (PNE:37)
    Micrurapteryx salictfoliella

  904. Finite-channeled Leafminer Moth  ______  M#0663  MD  (PNE:39)
    Neurobathra strigifinitella

  905. Locust Digitate Leafminer Moth  ______  M#0657  MD  (PNE:39)
    Parectopa robiniella

  906. Parornix species complex  ______  (PNE:39)
    Parornix spp.

  907. Phyllonorycter fitchella  ______  M#0752  MD  NJ

  908. Lesser Maple Leaf Blotch Miner Moth  ______  M#0765  (PNE:39)
    Phyllonorycter lucidicostella

  909. Cherry Blotch Miner Moth  ______  M#0784  MD  (PNE:39)
    Phyllonorycter propinquinella

  910. Black Locust Leafminer Moth  ______  M#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

  911. Poison Hemlock Moth  ______  M#0874.1  PA  (PNE:49)
    Agonopterix alstroemeriana

  912. Brown-collared Agonopterix  ______  M#0864  (PNE:47)
    Agonopterix atrodorsella

  913. Canadian Agonopterix  ______  M#0878  (PNE:49)
    Agonopterix canadensis

  914. Clemens'  Agonopterix  ______  M#0862  (PNE:47)
    Agonopterix clemensella

  915. Curve-lined Agonopterix  ______  M#0859  (PNE:47)
    Agonopterix curvilineella

  916. Red Agonopterix  ______  M#0857  (PNE:47)
    Agonopterix lythrella

  917. Featherduster Agonopterix  ______  M#0867  (PNE:49)
    Agonopterix pulvipennella

  918. Four-dotted Agonopterix  ______  M#0882  (PNE:49)
    Agonopterix robiniella

  919. Thelma's Agonopterix Moth  ______  M#0884  PA
    Agonopterix thelmae

  920. Pale-gray Bird-dropping Moth  ______  M#1014  NJ
    Antaeotricha leucillana

  921. Schlaeger's Fruitworm Moth  ______  M#1011  NJ  PA  (PNE:53)
    Antaeotricha schlaegeri

  922. Bog Bibarrambla  ______  M#0911  (PNE:49)
    Bibarrambla alenella 

  923. Linden Bark-borer Moth  ______  M#1463  (PNE:53)
    Chrysoclista linneella

  924. Reticulated Decantha  ______  M#1042  (PNE;53)
    Decantha boreaxella

  925. Beautiful Dafa  ______  M#1048  (PNE:53)
    Dafa formsella

  926. Yarrow Webworm Moth  ______  M#0926  (PNE:51)
    Depressaria alienella 

  927. Parsnip Webworm Moth  ______  M#0922  (PNE:51)
    Depressaria pastinacella 

  928. Eido trimaculella  ______  M#1068  NJ

  929. Orange-headed Epicallima Moth  ______  M#1046  NJ  PA (PNE:53)
    Epicallima argenticinctella

  930. Viper's Bugloss Moth  ______  M#0986  (PNE:51)
    Ethmia bipunctella

  931. Streaked Ethmia  ______  M#0999  (PNE:51)
    Ethmia longimaculella

  932. Zeller's Ethmia  ______  M#0992  (PNE:51)
    Ethmia zelleriella

  933. Gerdana Moth  ______  M#1144  NJ
    Gerdana caritella

  934. Chalky Inga Moth  ______  M#1035  NC
    Inga cretacea

  935. Black-marked Inga  ______  M#1034  NC  NJ
    Inga sparsiciliella

  936. Gold-striped Leaftier Moth  ______  M#0951  PA  (PNE:51)
    Machimia tentoriferella

  937. Newman's Mathidana Moth  ______  M#1059  NC   In NC: Piedmont
    Mathidana newmanella

  938. Four-spotted Yellowneck  ______  M#1134  NJ
    Oegoconia quadripuncta 

  939. The Skunk  ______  M#1058  (PNE:53)
    Polix coloradella

  940. Suzuki's Promolactis Moth  ______  M#1047.1  NC  NJ  PA  In NC: Piedmont
    Promalactis suzukiella

    Promalactis suzukiella is a recent introduction in North America of an Asian species.

  941. Black-fringed Psilocorsis Moth  ______  M#0956  PA
    Psilocorsis cryptolechiella

  942. Oak Leaf-tying Psilocorsis Moth  ______  M#0955  PA
    Psilocorsis quercicella

  943. Dotted Leaftier Moth  ______  M#0957  (PNE:51)
    Psilocorsis reflexella

  944. Yellow-vested Moth  ______  M#1026  NC
    Rectiostoma xanthobasis

  945. Aurora Semioscopus  ______  M#0916  (PNE:51)
    Aemioscopus aurorella

  946. Plain Semioscopus  ______  M#0914  (PNE:49)
    Semioscopus inornata

  947. Packard's Semioscopus  ______  M#0912  (PNE:49)
    Semioscopus packardella

    Family ADELIDAE:  Fairy Moths

  948. Southern Longhorn Moth  ______  M#0227  NC  In NC: low mountains
    Adela caeruleella  

  949. Purple Fairy Moth  ______  M#0229  (PNE:31)
    Adela purpurea

  950. Riding's Fairy Moth  ______  M#0228  (PNE:31)
    Adela ridingsella

    Family TINEIDAE:   Tineid, or Fungus Moths

  951. Eastern Grass Tubeworm Moth  ______  M#0372  NJ
    Acrolophus plumifrontella 

  952. Clemen's Grass Tubeworm Moth  ______  M#0373  NJ  PA
    Acrolophus popeanella

  953. Burrowing Webworm Moth  ______  M#0334  NJ
    Amydria effrentella

  954. Old Gold Isocorypha Moth  (ph)  ______  M#0299  PA
    Isocorypha mediostriatella 

    Another name for Isocorypha mediostriatella is the White-shawled Isocorypha Moth.

    Old Gold Isocorypha Moth
    (photo by Stephen Kloiber)

  955. Bird Nest Moth  ______  M#0415  NJ
    Monopis crocicapitella

  956. Yellow-headed Monopis Moth  ______  M#0418.1  NJ  PA
    Monopis pavlovskii

  957. Speckled Xylesthia Moth  ______  M#0317  NJ  PA
    Xylesthia pruniramiella


    A recently-described family of moths previously assigned to other families

  958. Mimosa Webworm Moth  ______  M#2353  PA
    Homadaula anisocentra

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