MOTHS

Updated 6 NOVEMBER 2004

Many of the IDs are listed as "may be" a certain species. Unlike the dragonflies, where difficult species were often captured and keyed out to family and species, these moth identifications are essentially guesses, based mostly on color pattern of the wings. Since photos of all possible species are not available, there are bound to be errors at the species level, and perhaps even at the family level. The species numbers and arrangement of  species are from the Check List of the Lepidoptera of North America North of Mexico, by Hodges et al., 1983. In a few cases I have changed  names to reflect more recent taxonomic decisions, but I have not had time keep up to date with all such changes.

Family SATURNIIDAE

Giant Silk Moths

 

Family SPHINGIDAE

Sphinx Moths

 

Family ARCTIIDAE

Tiger Moths

 

Family NOTODONTIDAE

Prominents

 

Family LASIOCAMPIDAE

Lappet Moths

 

Family BOMBYCIDAE

 

Family DREPANIDAE

Hooktip Moths

 

Family GEOMETRIDAE

Geometer Moths

 

Family NOCTUIDAE

Owlet Moths

 

Family MIMALLONIDAE

Sack-Bearers

 

Family LYMANTRIIDAE

Tussock Moths

 

Family EPIPLEMIDAE

 

Family OECOPHORIDAE

 

Family MEGALOPYGIDAE

 

Family LIMACODIDAE

 

Family ZYGAENIDAE

 

Family COSSIDAE

Carpenterworm Moths

 

Family TORTRICIDAE

Family PTEROPHORIDAE

 

Family PYRALIDAE

 

 

Links

The Moth Photographers Group (a tremendous new site)

Moths of North America

Imagelist: Moths of North America

Bill Oehlke's Catocala site

Bill Oehlke's Sphingidae site

The Moths of Southeastern Arizona

UKmoths Home Page

MOTHS OF EASTERN CANADA

More Links:

Great Photos by Larry Line, mostly MD

Bob  Patterson's MD Moths

Bob Nuelle's World Wide Leps

Lynn Scott's Moth Web Site

Moths of Georgia and the SE, by James Adams

Palomillas de Mexico

Moths of Northern MX, USGS Site

Moth photos by Hugh McGuinness

 

Photos and video grabs by Dave Czaplak

e-mail me at dma3@aol.com

 

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