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Jeff's Moth Photos

by Jeffrey S. Pippen | Back to Jeff's Nature Pages

Butterflies | Caterpillars

Below are some North Carolina moth photos along with a few moth photos from other locations. Thanks to many folks who have helped me ID some of the creatures on this page, including Pat Coin, Robert Dana, Rick Gillmore, Steve Hall, Ali Iyoob, Kevin Keating, Todd Redhead, Josh Rose, and Steve & Dean.

Moths (Phylum Arthropoda, Class Insecta, Order Lepidoptera)

Clothes Moths and Tubeworm Moths (Tineidae)

Grass Tubeworm Moth (Acrolophus sp.)

Leafroller Moths (Tortricidae)

Leafroller Moths: Platynoda sp.

Scooping Moths, Swallowtail Moths (Uraniidae > Epipleminae)

Scoopwing Moths (Epipleminae)

Inchworm Moths, Geometer Moths (Geometridae)

Tulip-tree Beauty (Epimecis hortaria)
White Slantline (Tetracis cachexiata)
Common Spring Moth (Heliomata cycladata)
Emerald Moths (Nemoria spp.)
Curve-toothed Geometer (Eutrapela clemataria)
White-striped Black (Trichodezia albovittata) - Haywood Co., NC 9 June 2009
Common Lytrosis (Lytrosis unitaria) - Alleghany Co., NC 1 July 2006
Spear-marked Black (Rheumaptera hastata)
Bluish Spring Moth (Lomographa semiclarata ) -- looks remarkably like a Spring Azure butterfly! - Clay Co., NC 14 May 05
Tornos Moths, Dimorphic Gray

Tent Caterpillars, Lappet Moths (Lasiocampidae)

Eastern Tent Caterpillar Moth (Melacosoma americana)

Tiger Moths (Erebidae > Arctiinae): Click here to browse all my Tiger Moth species on one page

Virgin Tiger Moth (Grammia virgo)
Ranchman's Tiger Moth (Platyprepia virginalis)
Ornate Bella Moth (Utetheisa ornatrix)
Banded Tiger Moth (Apantesis vittata)
Holomelina Moths (Holomelina spp.)
Yellow-collared Scape Moth (Cisseps fulvicollis)
Virginia Ctenucha (Ctenucha virginiana), and Ctenucha moth (Ctenucha cressonana)
Virginia Tiger Moth, Yellow Woolly Bear (Spilosoma virginica)
Haploa spp. Moths: Confused Haploa, The Neighbor
Salt Marsh Moth (Estigmene acrea)
Wild Forget-me-not Moth (Gnophaela latipennis) - California
Polka-dot Wasp Moth, Oleander Caterpillar (Syntomeida epilais) - Florida

Underwings, Loopers, and Kin (Erebidae > Erebinae)

Underwing Moths (Catocala): Epione Underwing (Catocala epione), Ilia Underwing (Catocala Ilia), Widow Underwing (Catocala vidua)
Locust Underwing (Euparthenos nubilis)
Various Loopers: Vetch Looper Moth (Caenurgia), Maple Looper Moth (Parallelia bistriaris)
Bolomocha Moths (Hypena, Bolomocha)
Litter Moths (Herminiinae: Phalaenophana, Zanclognatha)

Owlet Moths, Noctuid Moths (Noctuidae)

Flower Moths (Heliocheilus)
Forester Moths (Alypia)
Wood-Nymph moths (Eudryas grata, Eudryas unio)
Goldenrod Stowaway (Cirrhophanus triangulifer)
Bog Deltote (Deltote allicula)
Black-bordered Lemon (Marimatha nigrofimbria)
Cutworm Moths and Dart Moths (Noctuinae): Green Cutworm Moth (Anicla infecta)

Hooktip Moths (Depranidae)

Rose Hooktip

Pyralid Moths (Pyralidae)

Posturing Arta Moth (Arta statalis)
Trumpet Vine Moth (Clydonopteron sacculana)
Crowned Phlyctaenia (Phlyctaenia coronata tertialis)
Proceras and Webworm Moths (Procera spp.)
Dimorphic Tosale Moth (Tosale oviplagalis)

Crambid Snout Moths (Crambidae)

Grape Leafroller (Desmia maculalis)

Giant Silkworm Moths, Royal Moths (Saturniidae): Click here to browse all my Giant Silkworm Moth species on one page

Luna Moth (Actias luna)
Oakworm Moths: Spiny Oakworm Moth (Anisota stigma), Pink-striped Oakworm Moth (Anisota virginiensis)
Polyphemus Moth (Antheraea polyphemus)
Regal Moth (Citheronia regalis)
Io Moth (Automeris io)
Tuliptree Moth (Callosamia angulifera)
Pine Devil Moth (Citheronia sepulcralis)
Buck Moths (Hemileuca spp.)
Rosy Maple Moth (Dryocampa rubicunda)
Imperial Moth (Eacles imperialis)
Ceanothus Silk Moth (Hylophora euryalus)

Hawkmoths, Sphinx Moths (Sphingidae): Click here to browse all my Sphinx Moth and Hawk Moth species on one page

Carolina Sphinx Moth, Tobacco Hawk Moth (Manduca sexta)
Virginia Creeper Sphinx (Darapsa myron)
Tersa Sphinx Moth (Xylophanes tersa)
Tantalus Sphinx Moth (Aellopos tantalus)
Snowberry Clearwing (Hemaris diffinis)
Hummingbird Moth (Hemaris thysbe)
Nessus Sphynx Moth> (Amphion floridensis)
Mournful Sphynx Moth (Enyo lugubris)
Catalpa Sphinx (Ceratomia catalpae)
Waved Sphinx (Ceratomia undulosa)
Spurge Hawkmoth (Hyles euphorbiae)
White-lined Sphinx (Hyles lineata)
Ash Sphinx (Manduca jasminearum)
Blinded Sphinx, Blind-eyed Sphinx (Paonias excaecata)
Small-eyed Sphinx (Paonias myops)
Clark's Day Sphinx (Proserpinus clarkiae)
Pandora Sphinx (Eumorpha pandorus)
Abbott's Sphinx (Sphecodina abbottii)

Window-winged Moths (Thyrididae)

Spotted Thyris (Thyris maculata) - Haywood Co., NC 13 May 05
Mournful Thyris (Thyris sepulchralis) 1 | Mournful Thyris (Thyris sepulchralis) 2 (Black moth with white spots) - Haywood Co., NC 13 May 05
Another Mournful Thyris (Thyris sepulchralis) (Window-winged Moth Family) - Pender Co., NC 23 Apr 06

Smoky Moths, Leaf Skeletonizer Moths (Zygaenidae)

Grapeleaf Skeletonizer (Harrisina americana)
Orange-patched Smoky Moth (Pyromorpha dimidiata)

Ermine Moths (Yponomeutidae)

Ailanthus Webworm Moth (Atteva punctella)

Unidentified Moth

unidentified moth from the NC moutains (perhaps a Scopulaor Semiothisa- Graham Co., NC 29 Apr 2006

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