SELECTED MOTHS FROM
ONTARIO, CANADA
photos taken by Bea Laporte and identified mostly by Butterflies and Moths of North America's website at BAMONA or with help from Peterson's Field Guide to Moths of Northeastern North America
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Family: Hepialidae - Ghost or Swift Moths
(Superfamily: Hepialoidea)
Adults are medium to very large.They are considered to be a primitive moth, have very short antennae, lack mouth parts and so do not feed.
Sthenopis thule
Sthenopis thule
Willow Ghost Moth
Korscheltellus gracilis also known as Conifer Swift Moth
Korscheltellus gracilis
Graceful Ghost Moth
Family: Gracillariidae - Leaf Blotch Miner Moths
(Superfamily: Gracillarioidea)
These are very tiny, streamlined moths that often rest propped up on their forelegs.
Caloptilia fraxinella
Caloptilia fraxinella
Ash Leaf Cone Roller
Caloptilia stigmatella
Caloptilia stigmatella
Poplar Caloptilia
Caloptilia umbratella
Caloptilia umbratella
Parornix species complex
Parornix species complex
Acrocercops pnosmodiella
Acrocercops pnosmodiella
Marbleseed Leafminer
Cameraria caryaefoliella
Cameraria caryaefoliella
Pecan Leafminer
Family: Yponomeutidae - Ermine Moths
(Superfamily: Yponomeutoidea)
The larvae of Ermine moths tend to form communal webs.
Argyresthia goedartella
Argyresthia goedartella
Bronze Alder Moth
Yponomeuta cagnagellus - introduced from Europe
Yponomeuta cagnagellus
Spindle Ermine
Yponomeuta cagnagellus - introduced from Europe
Yponomeuta cagnagellus
Spindle Ermine
Yponomeuta padella
Yponomeuta padella
Orchard Ermine
Wockia asperipunctella
Wockia asperipunctella
Shaggy-Spotted Wockia
Family: Elachistidae - Grass-miner Moths
(Superfamily: Gelechioidea)
Small to very small moths. Their caterpillars are typically leaf or stem miners.
Agonopterix pulvipennella
Agonopterix pulvipennella
Featherduster Agonopterix
Agonopterix atrodorsella
Agonopterix atrodorsella
Brown-collared Agonopterix
Machimia tentoriferella
Machimia tentoriferella
Gold-striped Leaftier
Psilocorsis quercicella
Psilocorsis quercicella
Oak Leaftier
Psilocorsis reflexella
Psilocorsis reflexella
Dotted Leaftier
Depressaria depressana
Depressaria depressana
Purple Carrot-seed Moth
Bibarrambla allenella
Bibarrambla allenella
Bog Bibarrambla
Semioscopis megamicrella
Semioscopis megamicrella
Semioscopis inornata
Semioscopis inornata
Plain Semioscopis
Semioscopis aurorella
Semioscopis aurorella
Aurora Semioscopis
Semioscopis packardell
Semioscopis packardella
Packard's Concealer Moth
Ethmia longimaculella
Ethmia longimaculella
Streaked Ethmia
Family: Cosmopterigidae - Cosmet Moths
(Superfamily: Gelechioidea)
Small moths with relatively narrow wings.
Cosmopterix fernaldella
Cosmopterix fernaldella
Fernald's Cosmopterix
Stagmatophora wyattella
Stagmatophora wyattella
Wyatt's Stagmatophora
Limnaecia phragmitella
Limnaecia phragmitella
Shy Cosmet
Family: Gelechiidae - Twirler Moths
(Superfamily: Gelechioidea)
One of the major families of micromoths. Generally very small moths with narrow, fringed wings.
Aristotelia roseosuffusella
Aristotelia roseosuffusella
Pink-washed Aristotelia
Agnippe prunifoliella
Agnippe prunifoliella
Metzneria lappella
Metzneria lappella
Burdock Seedhead Moth
Dichomeris flavocostella
Dichomeris flavocostella
Cream-bordered Dichomeris
Helcystogramma fernaldella
Helcystogramma fernaldella
Fernald's Helcystogramma
Athrips mouffetellaa
Athrips mouffetella
Ten-spotted Honeysuckle Moth
Family: Limacodidae - Slug Caterpillar Moths
(Superfamily: Zygaenoidea)
The moths in this family are medium to medium-small moths with stout, often hairy bodies, and broad, rounded wings. They are often called slug moths because their caterpillars bear a distinct resemblance to slugs and move with a slug-like gliding motion.
Packardia geminata
Packardia geminata
Jeweled Tailed Slug Moth
Packardia elegans
Packardia elegans
Elegant Tailed Slug Moth
Tortricidia testacea
Tortricidia testacea
Warm-chevroned Moth
Tortricidia pallida
Tortricidia pallida
Red-Crossed Button Slug Moth
Apoda y inversum
Apoda y inversum
Yellow-collared Slug Moth
Thorybes pylades
Thorybes pylades
Spiny Oak Slug Moth
Family: Tortricidae - Tortricid Moths, Leafroller Moths and Codling Moths
(Superfamily: Tortricinae)
Many moths of the Tortricidae family are regarded as pests of agriculture and forestry because their larvae are leaf-rollers or live in fruits or galls.The typical resting position is with the wings folded back, creating a rounded appearance.
Acleris nivisellana
Acleris nivisellana
Snowy-shouldered Acleris
Acleris forbesana
Acleris
forbesana

Forbes' Acleris
Acleris subnivana
Acleris
subnivana

Common Acleris
Acleris cornana
Acleris
cornana
Acleris nigrolinea
Acleris
nigrolinea

Black-lined Acleris
Acleris maximana
Acleris
maximana

Great Acleris
Acleris robinsoniana
Acleris robinsoniana
Robinson's Acleris Moth
Acleris inana
Acleris
inana

Dark-spotted Acleris
Acleris variegana
Acleris
variegana

Garden Rose Tortrix Moth
Acleris variana
Acleris variana
Eastern Black-headed Budworm Moth
Acleris youngana
Acleris
youngana

Young's Acleris
Acleris schalleriana
Acleris schalleriana
Schaller's Acleris
Cnephasia stephensiana
Cnephasia stephensiana
Gray Tortrix
Aethes argentilimitana
Aethes argentilimitana
Aethes argentilimitana
Aethes sexdentata
Aethes sexdentata
Six-toothed Aethes
Cochylis oenotherana
Cochylis oenotherana
Primrose Cochylid Moth
Syndemis afflictana
Syndemis afflictana
Gray Leafroller
Choristoneura fractivittana
Choristoneura fractivittana
Broken-banded Leafroller
Choristoneura rosaceana
Choristoneura rosaceana
Oblique-banded Leafroller
Choristoneura obsoletana
Choristoneura obsoletana
Argyrotaenia velutinana
Argyrotaenia velutinana
Red Banded Leafroller
Argyrotaenia mariana
Argyrotaenia mariana
Gray-banded Leafroller
Argyrotaenia quercifoliana
Argyrotaenia quercifoliana
Oak Leafroller
Argyrotaenia quadrifasciana
Argyrotaenia quadrifasciana
Lesser All-green Leafroller
Argyrotaenia juglandana
Argyrotaenia juglandana
Hickory Leafroller
Archips purpurana
Archips
purpurana

Omnivorous Leafroller
Archips cerasivorana
Archips cerasivorana
Ugly-nest Caterpillar Moth
Archips argyrospila
Archips argyrospila
Fruit-tree Leafroller
Archips grisea
Archips
grisea

Gray Archips
Archips strianus
Archips
strianus

Striated Tortrix
Archips dissitana
Archips
dissitana

Boldly-marked Archips
Clepsis clemensiana
Clepsis clemensiana
Clemens' Clepsis Moth
Clepsis peritana
Clepsis
peritana

Garden Tortrix
Clepsis melaleucana
Clepsis melaleucana
Black-patched Clepsis
Pandemis limitata
Pandemis limitata
Three-lined Leafroller Moth
Sparganothis sulfureana
Sparganothis sulfureana
Sparganothis Fruitworm Moth
Sparganothis reticulatana
Sparganothis reticulatana
Reticulated Fruitworm Moth
Sparganothis unifasciana
Sparganothis unifasciana
One-lined Sparganothis
Coelostathma discopunctana
Coelostathma discopunctana
The Batman Moth
Zomaria interruptolineana
Zomaria interruptolineana
Broken-lined Zomaria
Cenopis niveana
Cenopis
niveana

Aproned Cenopis
Cenopis pettitana
Cenopis pettitana
Maple-basswood Leafroller
Platynota exasperatana
Platynota exasperatana
Exasperating Platynota
Pseudosciaphila duplex
Pseudosciaphila duplex
Poplar Leafroller
Pseudexentera spoliana
Pseudexentera spoliana
Bare-patched Oak Leafroller
Olethreutes nigranum
Olethreutes nigranum
Variable Nigranum
Olethreutes tilianum
Olethreutes tilianum
Basswood Olethreutes
Olethreutes fasciatana
Olethreutes fasciatana
Banded Olethreutes
Olethreutes ferriferana
Olethreutes ferriferana
Hydrangea Leaftier
Olethreutes bipartitana
Olethreutes bipartitana
Divided Olethreutes
Hedya separatana
Hedya separatana
Pink-washed Leafroller
Phaneta awemeana
Phaneta awemeana
Phaneta awemeana
Phaneta umbrastriana
Phaneta umbrastriana
Shaded Phaneta
Phaneta striatana
Phaneta
striatana

Striated Phaneta
Phaneta radiatana
Phaneta radiatana
Phaneta radiatana
Phaneta tomonana
Phaneta tomonana
Aster-head Phaneta
Eucosma dorsisignatana
Eucosma
dorsisignatana

Triangle-backed Eucosma
Eucosma similiana
Eucosma
similiana

Similar Eucosma
Eucosma tocullionana
Eucosma tocullionana
White Pine Cone Borer
Celypha cespitana
Celypha cespitana
Celypha Moth
Epiblema scudderiana
Epiblema scudderiana
Goldenrod Gall Moth
Epiblema otiosana
Epiblema
otiosana

Bidens Borer Moth
Proteoteras aesculana
Proteoteras aesculana
Maple Twig Borer Moth
Catastega aceriella
Catastega aceriella
Maple Trumpet Skeletonizer Moth
Ancylis metamelana
Ancylis metamelana
Black-marked Ancylis
Family: Pyralidae - Snout Moths
(Superfamily: Pyraloidea)
Often called Snout Moths because of the long labial palpi of many of the species in this family. Many moths in this family are crop, granary and household pests that human activities have transported world-wide.
Pyralis farinalis
Pyralis
farinalis

Meal Moth
Aglossa costiferalis
Aglossa costiferalis
Calico Pyralid
Aglossa pinguinalis
Aglossa pinguinalis
Large Tabby
Hypsopygia olinalis
Hypsopygia olinalis
Yellow-fringed Dolichomia
Hypsopygia costalis
Hypsopygia costalis
Clover Hayworm Moth
Ortholepis pasadamia
Ortholepis pasadamia
Striped Birch Pyralid
Condylolomia participalis
Condylolomia participalis
Drab Condylolomia
Pococera asperatella
Pococera asperatella
Maple Webworm
Acrobasis angusella
Acrobasis angusella
Hickory Leafstem Borer
Acrobasis indigenella
Acrobasis indigenella
Leaf Crumpler Moth
Acrobasis demotella
Acrobasis demotella
Walnut Shoot Moth
Euzophera semifuneralis
Euzophera semifuneralis
American Plum Borer
Family: Crambidae - Crambid Snout Moths
(Superfamily: Pyraloidea)
The Crambidae are the grass moth family and Crambid larvae are typically stem borers in plants of the grass family.
Nymphula ekthlipsis
Nymphula ekthlipsis
Nymphula Moth
Cliniodes ostreonalis
Cliniodes ostreonalis
Oystershell Metrea
Eurrhypara hortulata
Eurrhypara hortulata
Small Magpie Moth
Anania funebris
Anania funebris
White-spotted Sable Moth
Desmia maculalis
Desmia maculalis
White-headed Grape Leafolder
Pyrausta bicoloralis
Pyrausta bicoloralis
Bicolored Pyrausta
Pyrausta acrionalis
Pyrausta acrionalis
Mint-loving Pyrausta Moth
Anania coronata
Anania coronata
Crowned Phlyctaenia
Parapoynx obscuralis
Parapoynx obscuralis
Obscure Pondweed Moth
Loxostege sticticalis
Loxostege sticticalis
Beet Webworm Moth
Palpita magniferalis
Palpita magniferalis
Splendid Palpita
Pantographa limata
Pantographa limata
Basswood Leafroller Moth
Diacme elealis
Diacme elealis
Paler Diacme Moth
Crocidophora serratissimalis
Crocidophora serratissimalis
Angelic Crocidiphora Moth
Elophila icciusalis
Elophila icciusalis
Pondside Pyralid Moth
Lygropia rivulalis
Lygropia rivulalis
Bog Lygropia Moth
Herpetogramma pertextalis
Herpetogramma pertextalis
Bold-feathered Grass Moth
Evergestis pallidata
Evergestis pallidata
Purple-backed Cabbageworm Moth
Diastictis ventralis
Diastictis ventralis
White-spotted Brown Moth
Ostrinia nubilalis
Ostrinia nubilalis
European Corn Borer Moth
Udea rubigalis
Udea rubigalis
Celery Leaftier Moth
Saucrobotys futilalis
Saucrobotys futilalis
Dogbane Saucrobotys Moth
Sitochroa palealis
Sitochroa palealis
Carrot Seed Moth
Nomophila nearctica
Nomophila nearctica
Lucerne Moth
Grass-veneer Moths:
Crambus saltuellus
Crambus saltuellus
Pasture Grass-veneer Moth
Crambus girardellus
Crambus girardellus
Girard's Grass-veneer Moth
Crambus turbatella
Crambus turbatella
Grass Veneer Moth
Crambus perlellus
Crambus perlellus
Immaculate Grass-veneer
Crambus agitatellus
Crambus agitatellus
Double-banded Grass-veneer Moth
Crambus laqueatellus
Crambus laqueatellus
Eastern Grass-veneer
Chrysoteuchia topiaria also known as Cranberry Girdler
Chrysoteuchia topiaria
Topiary Grass-veneer Moth
Neodactria luteolellus
Neodactria luteolellus
Mottled Grass-veneer Moth
Agriphila vulgivagella
Agriphila vulgivagella
Vagabond Crambus
Pediasia trisecta
Pediasia trisecta
Sod Webworm Moth
Microcrambus elegans
Microcrambus elegans
Elegant Grass-veneer Moth
Urola nivalis
Urola nivalis
Snowy Urola Moth
Family: Saturniidae
(Superfamily: Bombycoidea)
Includes the giant silkmoths, royal moths and emperor moths. Adults are characterized by large size, heavy bodies covered in hair-like scales, lobed wings, reduced mouthparts, and small heads.
Actias luna
Actias luna
Luna Moth
Hyalophora cecropia
Hyalophora cecropia
Cecropia Moth
Hyalophora cecropia
Hyalophora cecropia
Cecropia Moth
Antheraea polyphemus
Antheraea polyphemus
Polyphemus Moth
Automeris io
Automeris io
Io Moth
male
Dryocampa rubicunda
Dryocampa rubicunda
Rosy Maple Moth
Family: Sphingidae - Sphinx Moths
(Superfamily: Bombycoidea)
Commonly known as hawk moths, sphinx moths and hornworms. They are moderate to large in size and are distinguished among moths for their rapid, sustained flying ability. The narrow wings and streamlined abdomen are adaptations for rapid flight.
Hemaris diffinis
Hemaris diffinis
Snowberry Clearwing
Ceratomia undulosa
Ceratomia undulosa
Waved Sphinx
Pachysphinx modesta
Pachysphinx modesta
Modest Sphinx
Deidamia inscriptum
Deidamia inscriptum
Lettered sphinx
Amorpha juglandis
Amorpha juglandis
Walnut sphinx
Smerinthus cerisyi
Smerinthus cerisyi
One-eyed sphinx
Smerinthus jamaicensis
Smerinthus jamaicensis
Twin-spotted Sphinx
Paonias excaecatus
Paonias excaecatus
Blinded Sphinx
Paonias myops
Paonias myops
Small-eyed Sphinx
Paonias myops
Paonias myops
Small-eyed Sphinx
Family: Drepanidae - Hooktip & False Owlet Moths
(Superfamily: Drepanoidea)
These are medium-sized, broad-winged moths with short bodies. Larvae pupate in cocoons on the ground, sheltered by fallen leaves. Larvae lack rear legs.
Oreta rosea
Oreta
rosea

Rose Hooktip
Oreta rosea
Oreta
rosea

Rose Hooktip
Drepana arcuata
Drepana arcuata
Arched Hooktip
Eudeilinia herminiata
Eudeilinia herminiata
Northern Eudeilinea
Euthyatira pudens
Euthyatira pudens
Dogwood Thyatirid
Habrosyne scripta
Habrosyne scripta
Lettered Habrosyne
Family: Geometridae - Geometrid Moths
(Superfamily: Geometroidea)
Many geometrids have slender abdomens and broad wings which are usually held flat with the hindwings visible so they appear butterfly-like, but in most respects they are typical moths: the majority fly at night. The antennae of the males are often feathered. They tend to blend in to the background, often with intricate, wavy patterns on their wings.
Carpets and Pugs:
Eulithis gracilineata
Eulithis gracilineata
Greater Grapevine Looper
Dysstroma hersiliata
Dysstroma hersiliata
Orange-barred Carpet
Ecliptopera silaceata
Ecliptopera silaceata
Small Phoenix
Hydriomena renunciata
Hydriomena renunciata
Renounced Hydriomena
Coryphista meadii
Coryphista meadii
Barberry Geometer
Acasis viridata
Acasis viridata
Olive-and-black Carpet
Anticlea multiferata
Anticlea multiferata
Many-lined Carpet
Anticlea vasiliata
Anticlea
vasiliata

Variable Carpet
Thera juniperata
Thera
juniperata

Juniper Carpet
Thera contractata
Thera
contractata

Early Juniper Carpet
Xanthorhoe labradorensis
Xanthorhoe labradorensis
Labrador Carpet
Xanthorhoe ferrugata
Xanthorhoe ferrugata
Red Twin-spot
Epirrhoe alternata
Epirrhoe alternata
White-banded Toothed Carpet
Euphyia intermediata
Euphyia intermediata
Sharp-angle Carpet
Costaconvexa centrostrigaria
Costaconvexa centrostrigaria
Bent-line Carpet
Orthonama obstipata
Orthonama obstipata
The Gem
Cladara limitaria
Cladara limitaria
Mottled Gray Carpet
Trichodezia albovittata
Trichodezia albovittata
White-striped Black
Venusia comptaria
Venusia comptaria
Brown-shaded Carpet
Epirrita autumnata
Epirrita
autumnata

Autumnal Moth
Eubaphe mendica
Eubaphe
mendica

The Beggar
Operophtera bruceata
Operophtera bruceata
The Bruce Spanworm
Horisme intestinata
Horisme intestinata
Brown Bark Carpet
Eupithecia mutata also known as Cloaked Pug
Eupithecia
mutata

Spruce Cone Looper
Eupithecia ravocastaliata
Eupithecia
ravocastaliata

Tawny Pug
Eupithecia vulgata
Eupithecia
vulgata

Common Pug
Eupithecia absinthiata
Eupithecia
absinthiata

Wormwood Pug
Eupithecia miserulata
Eupithecia miserulata
Common Eupithecia
Pasiphila rectangulata
Pasiphila rectangulata
Green Pug
Cladara atroliturata
Cladara
atroliturata

The Scribbler
Lobophora nivigerata
Lobophora nivigerata
Powdered Bigwig
Heterophleps triguttaria
Heterophleps triguttaria
Three-spotted Fillip
Dyspteris abortivaria
Dyspteris abortivaria
The Bad-wing
Waves:
Pleuroprucha insulsaria
Pleuroprucha insulsaria
Common Tan Wave
Lobocleta ossularia
Lobocleta ossularia
Drab Brown Wave
Idaea dimidiata
Idaea dimidiata
Single-dotted Wave
Cyclophora pendulinaria
Cyclophora pendulinaria
Sweetfern Geometer
Haematopis grataria
Haematopis grataria
Chickweed Geometer
Scopula cacuminaria
Scopula cacuminaria
Frosted Tan Wave
Scopula limboundata
Scopula limboundata
Large Lace-border
Scopula limboundata
Scopula limboundata
Large Lace-border
Scopula quadrilineata
Scopula quadrilineata
Four-lined Wave
Scopula inductata
Scopula
inductata

Soft-lined Wave
Leptostales ferruminaria
Leptostales ferruminaria
Light-ribboned Wave
Emeralds:
Nemoria bistriaria
Nemoria bistriaria
Red-fringed Emerald
Nemoria mimosaria
Nemoria mimosaria
White-fringed Emerald
Synchlora aerata
Synchlora aerata
Wavy-Lined Emerald
Dichorda iridaria
Dichorda
iridaria

Showy Emerald
Chlorochlamys chloroleucaria
Chlorochlamys chloroleucaria
Blackberry Looper
Hethemia pistasciaria
Hethemia pistasciaria
Pistachio Emerald
Typical Geometers:
Speranza coortaria
Speranza coortaria
Four-spotted Speranza
Macaria aemulataria
Macaria aemulataria
Common Angle
Macaria signaria
Macaria signaria
Pale-marked Angle
Macaria fissinotata
Macaria
fissinotata

Hemlock Angle
Aethalura intertexta
Aethalura
intertexta

Four-barred Gray
Iridopsis humaria
Iridopsis humaria
Small Purplish Gray
Iridopsis larvaria
Iridopsis
larvaria

Bent-Lined Gray
Digrammia continuata
Digrammia continuataa
Curve-lined Angle
Anavitrinella pampinaria
Anavitrinella pampinaria
Common Gray
Ectropis crepuscularia
Ectropis crepuscularia
Small Engrailed
Hypagyrtis piniata
Hypagyrtis piniata
Pine-measuring Moth
Melanolophia signataria
Melanolophia signataria
Signate Melanolophia
Eufidonia notataria
Eufidonia notataria
Powder Moth
Biston betularia
Biston betularia
Pepper-and-salt Geometer
Lycia ursaria
Lycia ursaria
Stout Spanworm
Phigalia titea also known as Spiney Looper
Phigalia titea
The Half-wing
male
Phigalia titea also known as Spiney Looper
Phigalia titea
The Half-wing
female
Phigalia strigataria
Phigalia
strigataria

Small Phigalia
Cabera erythemaria
Cabera erythemaria
Yellow-dusted Cream
Campaea perlata
Campaea
perlata

Pale Beauty
Protitame virginalis
Protitame virginalis
Virgin Moth
Lomographa vestaliat
Lomographa vestaliat
White Spring Moth
Lomographa glomeraria
Lomographa glomeraria
Gray Spring Moth
Lomographa semiclarata
Lomographa semiclarata
Bluish Spring Moth
Lytrosis unitaria
Lytrosis
unitaria

Common Lytrosis
Euchlaena serrata
Euchlaena
serrata

The Saw-wing
Euchlaena irraria
Euchlaena irraria
Least-marked Euchlaena
Xanthotype urticaria
Xanthotype urticaria
False Crocus Geometer
Xanthotype sospeta
Xanthotype sospeta
Crocus Geometer
Pero honestaria
Pero
honestaria

Honest Pero
Pero ancetaria
Pero
ancetaria

Hübner's Pero
Pero morrisonaria
Pero
morrisonaria

Morrison's Pero
Phaeoura quernaria
Phaeoura quernaria
Oak Beauty
Ennomos magnaria
Ennomos magnaria
Maple Spanworm
Ennomos subsignaria
Ennomos subsignaria
Elm Spanworm
Selenia alciphearia
Selenia alciphearia
Northern Selenia
Selenia kentaria
Selenia kentaria
Kent's Geometer
Metanema inatomaria
Metanema inatomaria
Pale Metanema
Metanema determinata
Metanema determinata
Dark Metanema
Cepphis decoloraria
Cepphis decoloraria
Dark Scallop Moth
Cepphis armataria
Cepphis
armataria

Scallop Moth
Probole alienaria
Probole
alienaria

Alien Probole
Probole amicaria
Probole
amicaria

Friendly probole
Plagodis pulveraria
Plagodis pulveraria
American Barred Umber
Plagodis serinaria
Plagodis
serinaria

Lemon Plagodis
Plagodis phlogosaria
Plagodis phlogosaria
Straight-lined plagodis
Plagodis alcoolaria
Plagodis alcoolaria
Hollow-spotted Plagodis
Caripeta divisata
Caripeta divisata
Gray Spruce Looper
Besma endropiaria
Besma
endropiaria

Straw Besma
Besma quercivoraria
Besma
quercivoraria

Oak Besma
Lambdina fiscellaria
Lambdina
fiscellaria

Hemlock Looper
Lambdina fervidaria
Lambdina fervidaria
Curve-lined Looper
Nepytia canosaria
Nepytia canosaria
False Hemlock Looper
Eusarca confusaria
Eusarca confusaria
Confused Eusarca
Tetracis crocallata
Tetracis crocallata
Yellow Slant-line Moth
Tetracis cachexiata
Tetracis cachexiata
White Slant-line Moth
Eutrapela clemataria
Eutrapela clemataria
Curved-Toothed Geometer
Prochoerodes transversata
Prochoerodes transversata
Large Maple Spanworm
Nematocampa resistaria
Nematocampa resistaria
Horned Spanworm
Family: Lasiocampidae - Tent Caterpillar and Lappet Moths
(Superfamily: Lasiocampoidea)
The moths in this family are large bodied with broad wings and may still have the characteristic elongated mouth parts, or have reduced mouthparts and not feed as adults. Caterpillars of this family feed on leaves of many different trees and shrubs and often use these same plants to camouflage their cocoons. Some species are called Tent caterpillars due to their habit of living together in nests spun of silk.
Tolype laricis
Tolype laricis
The Larch Moth
Tolype velleda
Tolype velleda
Large Tolype
Phyllodesma americana
Phyllodesma americana
Lappet Moth
Malacosoma americanum
Malacosoma americanum
Eastern Tent Caterpiller Moth
Malacosoma disstria
Malacosoma disstria
Forest Tent Caterpillar Moth
Family: Notodontidae - Prominents
(Superfamily: Noctuoidea)
These medium-sized moths have stout bodies and are typically drab--brown or grayish in color .
Clostera albosigma
Clostera albosigma
Sigmoid Prominent
Clostera inclusa
Clostera inclusa
Angle-Lined Prominent
Clostera apicalis
Clostera apicalis
Apical Prominent
Pheosia rimosa
Pheosia rimosa
Black-rimmed Prominent
Odontosia elegans
Odontosia
elegans

Elegant Prominent
Nerice bidentata
Nerice bidentata
Double-toothed Prominent
Furcula occidentalis
Furcula occidentalis
Western Furcula
Furcula cinerea
Furcula
cinerea

Gray Furcula
Furcula modesta
Furcula
modesta

Modest Furcula
Datana ministra
Datana ministra
Yellow-necked Caterpillar Moth
Datana angusii
Datana angusii
Angus's Datana
Nadata gibbosa
Nadata gibbosa
White-dotted Prominent
Peridea basitriens
Peridea basitriens
Oval-based Prominent
Gluphisia septentrionis
Gluphisia septentrioniss
Common Gluphisia
Peridea angulosa
Peridea angulosa
Angulose Prominent
Ellida caniplaga
Ellida caniplaga
Linden Prominent
Heterocampa biundata
Heterocampa biundata
Wavy-lined Heterocampa
Heterocampa guttivitta
Heterocampa guttivitta
Saddled Prominent
Oligocentria semirufescens
Oligocentria semirufescens
Red-washed Prominent
Lochmaeus bilineata
Lochmaeus bilineata
Double-lined Prominent
Schizura ipomoeae
Schizura ipomoeae
Morning-glory Prominent
Schizura unicornis
Schizura unicornis
Unicorn Caterpillar Moth
Family: Erebidae
(Superfamily: Noctuoidea)
Owlet Moths, Tiger Moths, Tussock Moths and allies.
Lichen Moths:
Lycomorpha pholus
Lycomorpha pholus
Black-and-yellow Lichen Moth
Hypoprepia fucosa
Hypoprepia fucosa
Painted Lichen Moth
Eilema bicolor
Eilema
bicolor

Bicolored Moth
Crambidia pallida
Crambidia pallida
Pale Lichen Moth
Clemensia albata
Clemensia albata
Little White Lichen Moth
Tiger or Tussock Moths (Arctiinae):
Grammia virgo
Grammia
virgo

Virgin Tiger Moth
Grammia virgo
Grammia
virgo

Virgin Tiger Moth
Grammia virguncula
Grammia virguncula
Little Tiger Moth
Grammia virguncula
Grammia virguncula
Little Tiger Moth
Grammia parthenice
Grammia parthenice
Parthenice Tiger Moth
Arctia caja
Arctia caja
Great Tiger Moth
Spilosoma congrua
Spilosoma
congrua

Agreeable Tiger Moth
Spilosoma virginica
Spilosoma virginica
Virginian Tiger Moth
Estigmene acrea
Estigmene
acrea

Salt Marsh Moth
Hypercompe scribonia
Hypercompe scribonia
Giant Leopard Moth
Cycnia tenera
Cycnia tenera
Delicate Cycnia
Phragmatobia fuliginosa
Phragmatobia fuliginosa
Ruby Tiger Moth
Phragmatobia assimilans
Phragmatobia assimilans
Large Ruby Tiger Moth
Pyrrharctia isabella
Pyrrharctia isabella
Isabella Tiger Moth
Haploa contigua
Haploa
contigua

The Neighbor
Haploa confusa
Haploa
confusa

Confused Haploa
Halysidota tessellaris or Pale Tiger Moth
Halysidota tessellaris
Banded Tussock Moth
Lophocampa caryae
Lophocampa caryae
Hickory Tussock Moth
Lophocampa maculata or Yellow-Spotted Tiger Moth
Lophocampa maculata
Spotted Tussock Moth
Euchaetes egle
Euchaetes egle
Milkweed Tussock Moth
Ctenucha virginica
Ctenucha
virginica

Virginia Ctenucha
Cisseps fulvicollis
Cisseps fulvicollis
Yellow-collar Scape Moth
Litter Moths (Herminiinae):
Zanclognatha laevigata
Zanclognatha laevigata
Variable Zanclognatha
Zanclognatha pedipilalis
Zanclognatha pedipilalis
Grayish Zanclognatha
Zanclognatha marcidilinea
Zanclognatha marcidilinea
Yellowish Zanclognatha
Zanclognatha protumnusalis
Zanclognatha protumnusalis
The Conifer Zanclognatha
Idia aemula
Idia aemula
Common Idia
Idia americalis
Idia americalis
American Idia
Chytolita morbidalis
Chytolita morbidalis
Morbid Owlet
Phalaenostola larentioides
Phalaenostola larentioides
Black-banded Owlet
Renia sobrialis
Renia
sobrialis

Sober Renia
Palthis asopialis
Palthis asopialis
Faint-spotted Palthis
Snout Moths:
Hypena manalis
Hypena manalis
Flowing-line Bomolocha
Hypena baltimoralis
Hypena baltimoralis
Baltimore Bomolocha
Hypena deceptalis
Hypena deceptalis
Deceptive Bomolocha
Hypena humuli
Hypena humulis
Hop Vine Moth
Owlet, Underwing and Zale Moths:
Caenurgina crassiuscula
Caenurgina crassiuscula
Clover Looper
Caenurgina erechtea
Caenurgina erechtea
Forage Looper
Catocala neogama
Catocala neogama
The Bride Underwing
Catocala palaeogama
Catocala palaeogama
Oldwife Underwing
Catocala subnata
Catocala
subnata

Youthful Underwing
Catocala habilis
Catocala habilis
Habilis Underwing
Catocala concumbens
Catocala concumbens
Pink or Sleepy Underwing
Catocala cara
Catocala
cara

Darling
Underwing
Catocala habilis
Catocala piatrix
The Penitent Underwing
Catocala amatrix
Catocala amatrix
Sweetheart Underwing
Catocala blandula
Catocala blandula
Charming Underwing
Catocala ultronia
Catocala ultronia
Ultronia Underwing
Catocala unijuga
Catocala unijuga
Once-Married Underwing
Catocala relicta
Catocala relicta
White
Underwing
Zale lunata
Zale
lunata

Lunate Zale
Zale submediana
Zale
submediana

Gray Spring Zale
Zale galbanata
Zale
galbanata

Maple Zale
Zale horrida
Zale
horrida

Horrid Zale
Panopoda carneicosta
Panopoda carneicosta
Brown Panopoda
Family: Noctuidae - Owlet Moths
(Superfamily: Noctuoidea)
Species of this family tend to be heavy-bodied and long-winged, the wings held folded across the back of the body at rest. They rarely display any bright colours, usually being mainly grey or brown.
Pseudeva purpurigera
Pseudeva purpurigera
Straight-lined Looper
Allagrapha aerea
Allagrapha aerea
Unspotted Looper
Plusia putnami
Plusia putnami
Putnam's Looper
Anagrapha falcifera
Anagrapha falcifera
Celery Looper
Autographa precationis
Autographa precationis
Common Looper
Autographa ampla
Autographa ampla
Large Looper
Deltote bellicula
Deltote
bellicula

Bog Deltote
Deltote albidula
Deltote
albidula

Pale Lithacodia
Maliattha synochitis
Maliattha synochitis
Black-dotted Glyph
Pseudeustrotia carneola
Pseudeustrotia carneola
Pink-barred Lithacodia
Ponometia candefacta
Ponometia candefacta
Olive-shaded Bird-dropping Moth
Ponometia erastrioides
Ponometia erastrioides
Small Bird-dropping Moth
Panthea furcilla
Panthea furcilla
Eastern Panthea
Colocasia flavicornis
Colocasia flavicornis
Saddled Yellowhorn
Raphia frater
Raphia
frater

The Brother
Balsa tristrigella
Balsa tristrigella
Three-lined Balsa
Amphipyra pyramidoides
Amphipyra pyramidoides
Copper Underwing
Calophasia lunula
Calophasia lunula
Toadflax Brocade
Condica videns
Condica videns
White-dotted Groundling
Homophberia apicosa
Homophberia apicosa
Black Wedge-spot
Leuconycta diphteroides
Leuconycta diphteroides
Green Leuconycta
Leuconycta lepidula
Leuconycta lepidula
Marbled-green Leuconycta
Schinia florida
Schinia
florida

Primrose Moth
Elaphria versicolor
Elaphria versicolor
Variegated Midget
Galgula partita
Galgula
partita

The Wedgling
Phlogophora iris
Phlogophora iris
Olive Angle Shades
Phlogophora periculosa
Phlogophora periculosa
Brown Angle Shades
Oligia modica
Oligia modica
Black-banded Brocade
Apamea sordens finitima
Apamea sordens finitima
Bordered Apamea
Hyppa xylinoides
Hyppa xylinoides
Common Hyppa
Morrisonia evicta
Morrisonia evicta
Bicolored Woodgrain
Morrisonia confusa
Morrisonia confusa
Confused Woodgrain
Feralia comstocki
Feralia comstocki
Comstock's Sallow
Feralia major
Feralia major
Major Sallow
Pyreferra hesperidago
Pyreferra hesperidago
Mustard Sallow
Pyreferra citrombra
Pyreferra citrombra
Citrine Sallow
Anathix ralla
Anathix
ralla

Dotted Sallow
Eupsilia vinulenta
Eupsilia vinulenta
Straight-Toothed Sallow
Sunira bicolorago
Sunira
bicolorago

Bicolored Sallow
Enargia infumata
Enargia
infumata

Smoked Sallow
Eudryas grata
Eudryas grata
Beautiful Wood-nymph
Eudryas unio
Eudryas unio
Pearly Wood-nymph
Simyra insularis or Cattail Caterpillar Moth
Simyra insularis
Henry's Marsh Moth
Dargida diffusa
Dargida diffusa
Wheat Head Armyworm Moth
Leucania multilinea
Leucania multilinea
Many-lined Wainscot
Leucania pseudargyria
Leucania pseudargyria
False Wainscot
Leucania adjuta
Leucania adjuta
Adjutant Wainscot
Orthosia hibisci
Orthosia hibisci
Speckeled Green Fruitworm Moth
Lacinipolia renigera
Lacinipolia renigera
Bristly Cutworm Moth
Lacinipolia meditata
Lacinipolia meditata
The Thinker
Lacinipolia olivacea
Lacinipolia olivacea
Olive Arches
Polia nimbosa
Polia nimbosa
Stormy Arches
Polia purpurissata
Polia purpurissata
Purple Arches
Melanchra adjuncta
Melanchra adjuncta
Hitched Arches
Melanchra assimilis
Melanchra assimilis
Black Arches
Lacanobia grandis
Lacanobia grandis
Grand Arches
Anaplectoides prasina
Anaplectoides prasina
Green Arches
Egira dolosa
Egira dolosa
Grieving Woodling
Achatia distincta
Achatia distincta
Distinct Quaker
Orthosia revicta
Orthodes revicta
Subdued Quaker
Orthodes cynica
Orthodes cynica
Cynical Quaker
Cerastis tenebrifera
Cerastis tenebrifera
Reddish Speckled Dart
Ochropleura implecta
Ochropleura implecta
American Flame-shouldered Dart
Feltia jaculifera
Feltia jaculifera
Dingy Cutworm Moth
Agrotis volubilis
Agrotis volubilis
Voluble Dart
Agrotis gladiaria
Agrotis gladiaria
Swordsman Dart
Xestia dolosa
Xestia dolosa
Greater Black-letter Dart
Xestia c nigrum
Xestia c nigrum
Setaceous Hebrew character
Pseudohermonassa bicamea
Pseudohermonassa bicamea
Pink-spotted Dart
Agriopodes fallax
Agriopodes fallax
Green Marvel
Acronicta grisea
Acronicta
grisea

Gray Dagger
Acronicta interrupta
Acronicta interrupta
Interrupted Dagger
Acronicta impressa
Acronicta impressa
Impressed Dagger
Lithophane fagina
Lithophane
fagina

Hoary Pinion
Lithophane grotei
Lithophane
grotei

Grote's Pinion
Ogdoconta cinereola
Ogdoconta cinereola
Common Pinkband
Papaipema inquaesita
Papaipema inquaesita
Sensitive Fern Borer
Papaipema arctivorens
Papaipema arctivorens
Northern Burdock Borer
Papaipema furcata
Papaipema furcata
Ash Tip Borer
Macronoctua onusta
Macronoctua onusta
Iris Borer
Amphipoea americana
Amphipoea americana
American Ear Moth
Family: Pterphoridae - Plume Moths
(Superfamily: Pterophoroidea)
Adults have long, slender bodies and long, deeply lobed wings resembling feathers and at rest have a T-shaped appearance.
Geina tenuidactyla
Geina tenuidactyla
Himmelman's Plume Moth
Geina periscelidactylus
Geina periscelidactylus
Grape Plume Moth
Geina sheppardi
Geina sheppardi
Sheppard's Plume Moth
Amblyptilia pica
Amblyptilia pica
Geranium Plume Moth
Adaina montanus
Adaina montanus
Adaina montanus
Adaina ambrosiae
Adaina ambrosiae
Ragweed Plume Moth
Emmelina monodactyla
Emmelina monodactyla
Morning-glory Plume Moth
Hellinsia pectodactylus
Hellinsia pectodactylus
Oidaematophorus eupatorii
Oidaematophorus eupatorii
Eupatorium Plume Moth
Other Moth Families
Olceclostera angelica
Family: Apatelodidae
Olceclostera angelica
The Angel
Acossus centerensis
Family: Cossidae
Acossus centerensis
Poplar Carpenterworm
Carposina fernaldana
Family: Carposinidae
Carposina fernaldana
Currant Fruitworm Moth
Marathyssa basalis
Family: Euteliidae
Marathyssa basalis
Light Marathyssa
Philonome clemensella
Family: Lyonetiidae
Philonome clemensella
Clemens' Philonome
Epicallima argenticinctella
Family: Oecophoridae
Epicallima argenticinctella
Orange-headed Epicallima
Mompha eloisella
Family: Momphidae
Mompha eloisella
Red-streaked Mompha
Synanthedon scitula
Family: Sesiidae
Synanthedon scitula
Dogwood Borer
Synanthedon tipuliformis
Family: Sesiidae
Synanthedon tipuliformis
Currant Borer
Calledapteryx dryopterata
Family: Uraniidae
Calledapteryx dryopterata
Brown Scoopwing
Callizzia amorata
Family: Uraniidae
Callizzia amorata
Gray
Scoopwing