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Moths of the Fletcher Wildlife Garden

Taxonomic order follows that of Peterson Field Guide to Moths of Northeastern North America, 2012.

260 species (November 2013)

* = non-native species
† = species found only during the BioBlitz in 1997


TineidaeClothes moths
Nemapogoninae
Nemapogon tylodes


Plutellidae
*Ypsolopha dentellaHoneysuckle Moth


OecophoridaeConcealer moths
Epicallima argenticinctella


ColeophoridaeCasebearer moths
Asaphocrita aphidiella


GelechiidaeTwirler moths
Dichomeris flavocostellaCream-bordered Dichomeris
Eido TrimaculellaConcealer moth


LimacodidaeSlug caterpillar moths
Isa textulaCrowned Slug Moth
Lithacodes fasciolaYellow-shouldered Slug


SesiidaeClearwing moths
Albuna fraxini Virginia creeper
Pennisetia marginataRaspberry crown borer moth


ChoreuitdaeMetalmark moths
Tebenna onustana


TortricidaeTortricid moths
?Acleris sp.Leaf Roller Moth
Archips strianaStriated Tortrix Moth
Choristoneura rosaceanaOblique-banded Leafroller Moth
Hedya chronosemaWhite-spotted Hedya
Olethreutes inornatanaInornate Olethreutes
Olethreutes valdanaOmnivorous Leafroller check
Pandemis limitataThree-lined Leafroller
Proteoteras crescentanaBlack-crescent Proteoteras
Pseudosciaphila duplex Poplar Leafroller
Sparganothis pettitanaMaple Basswood Leaf-roller


PterophoridaePlume moths
Pterophorid spp.Plume moth
Dejongia lobidactylusPlume Moth
Emmelina monodactylaMorning-glory Plume Moth
Geina bucksiBuck's Plume Moth
Geina tenuidactylaHimmelman's Plume Moth


PsychidaeBagworm moths
Cryptothela nigrita Nigrita Bagworm moth
*Psyche sp.Bagworm Moth


PyralidaePyralid moths
Aphomia sociellaBee Moth
Dioryctria sp.Coneworm Moth
Pococera asperatellaMaple Webworm
Sciota subcaesiellaLocust Leafroller moth
Sciota virgatellaBlack-spotted Leafroller Moth


CrambidaeCrambid snout moths
Crambid sp.
Anania coronata Crowned Phlyctaenia Moth
Anania funebris glomeralisWhite-spotted Sable Moth
Anania hortulataSmall Magpie Moth
Archips strianusStriated leafroller
Argyrotaenia quercifolianaGrass moth Oak Leafroller
Chalcoela iphitalisSooty-winged chalcoela
Chrysoteuchia topiariusCranberry Girdler
Clepsis persicanaWhite-Triangle Clepsis
Crambid sp.
Crambus agitatellus Double-Banded grass-Veneer
Crambus bidensForked Grass-veneer
Desmia funeralisGrape-Leaf-folder
Elophila icciusalisPondside Pyralid Moth
Elophila obliteralisWaterlily Leafcutter Moth
Eudonia strigalisStriped eudonia
Herpetogramma pertextalisBold-Feathered Grass moth
Herpetogramma thestealisZigzag Herpetogramma
Loxostege sticticalisBeet Webworm Moth
Olethreutes inornatanaInornate Olethreutes
Ostrinia nubilalisEuropean Corn Borer
Ostrinia obumbratalisSmartweed Borer Moth
Palpita magniferalisSplendid Palpita
Pandemis limitataThree-lined Lroller
Pantographa limataBasswood Leafroller
Petrophila canadensisCanadian Petrophila
Phlyctaenia coronata tertialisCrowned Phlyctaenia Moth
Pyrausta acrionalisMint-loving Pyrausta Moth
Pyrausta orphisalisOrange Mint Moth
Pyrausta signitalisRaspberry pyrausta
Sitochroa palealisGreenish-Yellow Sitochroa Moth
Sparganothis pettitanaSparganothis Moth
Urola nivalisSnowy Urola Moth


DepranidaeHooktip and false owlet moths
Deprana arcuataArched Hooktip


UraniidaeSwallowtail moths
Calledapteryx dryopterataBrown Scoopwing Moth


GeometridaeGeometrid moths
Anavitrinella pampinariaCommon Gray
Biston betulariaPepper-and-salt Geometer
Cabera erythemariaYellow-dusted Cream Moth
Campaea perlataPale Beauty moth
Chlorochlamys chloroleucariaBlackberry Looper Moth
Ecliptopera silaceata albolineataSmall Phoenix
Ectropis crepusculariaSmall Engrailed moth
Ennomos magnariaMaple Spanworm
Ennomos subsignariaElm Spanworm moth
Eugonobapta nivosariaSnow Geometer Moth
Eulithis diversilineataLesser Grapevine Looper Moth
Eulithis gracilineataGreater Grapevine Looper Moth
Eulithis serratariaSerrated Eulithis
Eupithecia absinthiataWormwood Pug
Eutrapela clematariaCurve-toothed Geometer
Haematopis gratariaChickweed Geometer
Heliomata cycladataCommon Spring Moth
Herpetogramma pertextalisBold-Feathered Grass Moth
Heterophleps triguttariaThree-spotted Fillip
Horisme intestinataBrown Bark Carpet
Hydrelia albifera
Idaea dimidiataSingle-dotted Wave
Itame coortaria Four-spotted Itame
Lytrosis unitariaCommon Lytrosis moth
Macaria abruptata
Macaria aemulatariaCommon Angle
Macaria bicolorataBicolored Angle Moth
Macaria notataBirch Angle
Macaria promiscuataPromiscuous Angle Moth
Macaria transitariaBlurry Chocolate Angle
Nematocampa limbata
Nematocampa resistariaHorned Spanworm
Nemoria rubrifrontariaRed-Fronted Emerald
Operophtera bruceataBruce Spanworm
Orthonama obstipataThe Gem Moth
Ostrinia nubilalisEuropean Corn Borer
Pasiphila rectangulateGreen Pug Moth
Pero honestariaHonest Pero
Pleuroprucha insulsariaCommon Tan Wave
Protoboarmia porcelariaPorcelain Gray
?Rheumaptera hastataSpear-marked Black
Scopula cacuminariaFrosted Tan Wave
Scopula inductataSoft-Lined Wave
Scopula limboundataLarge Lace-border
Sicya maculariaSharp-lined yellow
Speranza coortariaFour-spotted Granite
Stenoporpia excelsaria
Synchlora aerata albolineataWavy-lined Emerald
Tetracis cachexiataWhite Slant-line
Tetracis crocallataYellow Slant-line
Thera juniperataJuniper Carpet
Trichodezia albovittataWhite Striped Black
Xanthorhoe ferrugataDark-barred Twin-spot Carpet
Xanthorhoe lacustrata Toothed Brown Carpet
Xanthotype urticariaFalse Crocus Moth


LasiocampidaeTent caterpiklar and lappet moths
Malacosoma disstriaForest Caterpillar Moth
Phyllodesma americanaLappet Moth
Tolype laricisLarch Lappet Moth


SaturnidaeGiant silkworm and royal moths
Hylalophora cecropiaCecropia Moth


SphingidaeSphinx moths
Cetomia undulosaWaved Sphinx
Hemaris affinisSnowberry Clearwing
Hemaris thysbeHummingbird Moth
Paonias excaecatusBlinded Sphinx
Sphecodina abbottiiAbbott's Sphinx


NotodontidaeProminent moths
Gluphisia septentrionisCommon Gluphisia
Schizura concinnaRed-Humped Caterpillar
Schizura unicornisUnicorn Caterpillar Moth
Symmerista canicostaRed-humped Oakworm Moth


Erebidae
Lymantriinae
Dasychira basiflavaYellow-based Tussock Moth
Halysidota tessellarisBanded Tussock Moth
Lophocampa maculataSpotted Tussock Moth
Lymantria disparGypsy Moth
Orygia leucostigmaWhite-marked Tussock Moth
Arctiinae
?Cycnia oregonensisOregon Cycnia
Cisseps fulvicollisYellow-collared Scape Moth
Ctenucha virginicaCtenucha Moth
Grammia virgoVirgin Tiger Moth
Haploa confusaConfused Haploa
Haploa leconteiLeconte's Haploa
Hypoprepia fucosa tricolorPainted Lichen Moth
Pyrrharctia isabellaIsabella Tiger Moth (Woolly Bear)
Spilosoma virginicaVirginian Tiger Moth
Other subfamilies
Amolita fessaFeeble Grass
Catocala amatrixSweetheart Underwing
Catocala iliaIlia Underwing
Catocala meskeiMeskei's Underwing
Catocala neogamaThe Bride Underwing
Catocala partaMother Underwing
Catocala relicta
Catocala subnataYouthful Underwing
Euclidea cuspideaToothed Sombre-wing
Hypena bijugalisDimorphic Bomolocha Moth
Hypena palpariaMottled Bomolocha
Hypena scabraGreen Cloverworm Moth
Idia aemulaCommon Idia
Idia americalisAmerican Idia
Idia lubricalisGlossy Black Idia
Lascoria ambigualisAmbiguous Moth
Leucania ursulaUrsula Wainscot
Metalectra discalisCommon Fungus Moth
Metalectra quadrisignataeFour-spotted Fungus
Palthis angulalisDark-spotted Palthis
Rivula propinqualisSpotted Grass Moth
Zale duplicataPine False Looper Zale
Zale galbanataMaple Zale
Zanclognatha cruralisEarly Zanclognatha
Zanclognatha laevigata
Zanclognatha obscuripennis Dark Zanclognatha Moth
Zanclognatha pedipilalisGrayish Zanclognatha Moth
Zanclognatha protumnusalisComplex Zanclognatha


NolidaeNolid moths
Baileya ophthalmicaEyed Baileya Moth
Marathyssa sp.


NoctuidaeOwlet moths
Acronicta americanaAmerican Dagger Moth
Acronicta haesitataHesitant Dagger Moth
Acronicta hastaCherry Dagger Moth
Acronicta innotataUnmarked Dagger Moth
Acronicta morulaOchre Dagger Moth
Agrotis ipsilonBlack Cutworm Moth
Agrotis stigmosaSpotted Dart Moth
Alypia octomaculataEight-spotted Forester
Amphipoea interoceanicaEar Moth
Amphipyra pyramidoidesCopper Underwing
Anaplectoides prasinaGreen Arches
Anaplectoides pressusDappled Dart Moth
Apamea amputatrixYellow-Headed Cutworm
Apamea ophiogrammaDouble-lobed Apamea
?Autographa amplaLarge Looper Moth
Autographa precationisCommon Looper Moth
Balsa tristrigellaThree-Lined Balsa
Caenurgina crassiusculaClover Looper Moth
*Calophasia lunulaToadflax Brocade
Chrysodeixis includensSoybean Looper Moth
?Crocigrapha normaniDusky Hooded Owlet
Cucullia asteroidesThe Asteroid Moth
Cucullia convexipennisBrown-hooded Owlet
?Cucullia intermediaOwlet Moth
Dichomeris flavocostellaCream-bordered Dichomeris
Enargia decolorPale Enargia
Eudryas unioPearly Wood Nymph
Euparthenos nublisLocust Underwing
Euxoa obeliscoidesObelisk Dart
Faronta diffusaWheat Head armyworm
Feltia americalisAmerican Dart
Feltia herillisMasters Dart
Feltia mollisSoft Dart
Feltia tricosaTricose Dart
Halysidota tessellarisBanded Tussock Moth
Hyperstrotia sectaBlack-patched Graylet Moth
?Hyppa sp.Owlet, or Underwing Moth
Lacinipolia renigeraBristly Cutworm Moth
?Lacanobia atlanticaOwlet, or Underwing Moth
Leucania phragmitidicolaPhragmites Wainscot
Leucania pseudargyria False Wainscot
Leucania ursulaUrsula Wainscot
Leuconycta diphteroidesGreen Leuconycta
Lithacodia albidulaPale Lithacodia
Lithacodia muscosulaLarge Mossy Lithacodia
Loscopia velataVeiled Ear Moth
Maliattha concinnimaculaRed-spotted Lithacodia
Maliattha synochitisBlack-dotted Glyph
Megalographa bilobaBilobed Looper
Mythimna unipuntaThe White-speck
Neoligia subjunctaCutworm moth
Nephelodes miniansBronzed Cutworm Moth
*Noctua pronubaLarge Yellow Underwing
Ochropleura implectaFlameshouldered Dart
Oligia modicaBlack-banded Brocade Moth
Orgyia definiteDefinite Tussock Moth
Orygia leucostigmaWhite-marked Tussock
Orthosia hibisciSpeckled Green Fruitworm Moth
?Orthosia rubescens Ruby Quaker
Orthonama obstipataThe Gem
Papaipema arctivorensNorthern Burdock Borer
Papaipema birdiUmbellifer Borer
Pero morrisonariaMorrison's Pero Moth
Phlogophora periculosaBrown Angle Shades
Plathypena scabraGreen Cloverworm Moth
Plusia putnamPutnam's Looper Moth
Polia purpurissataPurple Arches
Protodeltote muscosula Large Mossy Glyph
?Pseudaletia unipunctaArmyworm Moth
Pseudeustrotia carneolaPink-barred Lithacodia moth
Pseudohermonassa teniculaMorrison's Sooty Dart
Pseudoplusia includesSoybean Looper Moth
Raphia abruptAbrupt Brother
Raphia fraterThe Brother
Schinia floridaPrimrose Moth
Tarachidia candefactaOlive-shaded Bird-dropping Moth
Tarachidia erastrioidesSmall Bird-dropping Moth
Tricholita signataSignate Quaker
Xestia dolosaGreater Black -Letter Dart
Xestia praevia Praevia Dart Moth


This page was revised 6 November 2013
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Inventory and photos by Christine Hanrahan
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