Moths at the FWG 2019-02-27T02:03:46+00:00

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


Tineidae Clothes moths
Nemapogoninae
Nemapogon tylodes


Plutellidae
*Ypsolopha dentella Honeysuckle Moth


Oecophoridae Concealer moths
Epicallima argenticinctella


Coleophoridae Casebearer moths
Asaphocrita aphidiella


Gelechiidae Twirler moths
Dichomeris flavocostella Cream-bordered Dichomeris
Eido Trimaculella Concealer moth


Limacodidae Slug caterpillar moths
Isa textula Crowned Slug Moth
Lithacodes fasciola Yellow-shouldered Slug


Sesiidae Clearwing moths
Albuna fraxini Virginia creeper
Pennisetia marginata Raspberry crown borer moth


Choreuitdae Metalmark moths
Tebenna onustana


Tortricidae Tortricid moths
Acleris sp. Leaf Roller Moth
Archips striana Striated Tortrix Moth
Choristoneura rosaceana Oblique-banded Leafroller Moth
Hedya chronosema White-spotted Hedya
Olethreutes inornatana Inornate Olethreutes
Olethreutes valdana Omnivorous Leafroller check
Pandemis limitata Three-lined Leafroller
Proteoteras crescentana Black-crescent Proteoteras
Pseudosciaphila duplex Poplar Leafroller
Sparganothis pettitana Maple Basswood Leaf-roller


Pterophoridae Plume moths
Pterophorid spp. Plume moth
Dejongia lobidactylus Plume Moth
Emmelina monodactyla Morning-glory Plume Moth
Geina bucksi Buck’s Plume Moth
Geina tenuidactyla Himmelman’s Plume Moth


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


Pyralidae Pyralid moths
Aphomia sociella Bee Moth
Dioryctria sp. Coneworm Moth
Pococera asperatella Maple Webworm
Sciota subcaesiella Locust Leafroller moth
Sciota virgatella Black-spotted Leafroller Moth


Crambidae Crambid snout moths
Crambid sp.
Anania coronata Crowned Phlyctaenia Moth
Anania funebris glomeralis White-spotted Sable Moth
Anania hortulata Small Magpie Moth
Archips strianus Striated leafroller
Argyrotaenia quercifoliana Grass moth Oak Leafroller
Chalcoela iphitalis Sooty-winged chalcoela
Chrysoteuchia topiarius Cranberry Girdler
Clepsis persicana White-Triangle Clepsis
Crambid sp.
Crambus agitatellus Double-Banded grass-Veneer
Crambus bidens Forked Grass-veneer
Desmia funeralis Grape-Leaf-folder
Elophila icciusalis Pondside Pyralid Moth
Elophila obliteralis Waterlily Leafcutter Moth
Eudonia strigalis Striped eudonia
Herpetogramma pertextalis Bold-Feathered Grass moth
Herpetogramma thestealis Zigzag Herpetogramma
Loxostege sticticalis Beet Webworm Moth
Olethreutes inornatana Inornate Olethreutes
Ostrinia nubilalis European Corn Borer
Ostrinia obumbratalis Smartweed Borer Moth
Palpita magniferalis Splendid Palpita
Pandemis limitata Three-lined Lroller
Pantographa limata Basswood Leafroller
Petrophila canadensis Canadian Petrophila
Phlyctaenia coronata tertialis Crowned Phlyctaenia Moth
Pyrausta acrionalis Mint-loving Pyrausta Moth
Pyrausta orphisalis Orange Mint Moth
Pyrausta signitalis Raspberry pyrausta
Sitochroa palealis Greenish-Yellow Sitochroa Moth
Sparganothis pettitana Sparganothis Moth
Urola nivalis Snowy Urola Moth


Depranidae Hooktip and false owlet moths
Deprana arcuata Arched Hooktip


Uraniidae Swallowtail moths
Calledapteryx dryopterata Brown Scoopwing Moth


Geometridae Geometrid moths
Anavitrinella pampinaria Common Gray
Biston betularia Pepper-and-salt Geometer
Cabera erythemaria Yellow-dusted Cream Moth
Campaea perlata Pale Beauty moth
Chlorochlamys chloroleucaria Blackberry Looper Moth
Ecliptopera silaceata albolineata Small Phoenix
Ectropis crepuscularia Small Engrailed moth
Ennomos magnaria Maple Spanworm
Ennomos subsignaria Elm Spanworm moth
Eugonobapta nivosaria Snow Geometer Moth
Eulithis diversilineata Lesser Grapevine Looper Moth
Eulithis gracilineata Greater Grapevine Looper Moth
Eulithis serrataria Serrated Eulithis
Eupithecia absinthiata Wormwood Pug
Eutrapela clemataria Curve-toothed Geometer
Haematopis grataria Chickweed Geometer
Heliomata cycladata Common Spring Moth
Herpetogramma pertextalis Bold-Feathered Grass Moth
Heterophleps triguttaria Three-spotted Fillip
Horisme intestinata Brown Bark Carpet
Hydrelia albifera
Idaea dimidiata Single-dotted Wave
Itame coortaria Four-spotted Itame
Lytrosis unitaria Common Lytrosis moth
Macaria abruptata
Macaria aemulataria Common Angle
Macaria bicolorata Bicolored Angle Moth
Macaria notata Birch Angle
Macaria promiscuata Promiscuous Angle Moth
Macaria transitaria Blurry Chocolate Angle
Nematocampa limbata
Nematocampa resistaria Horned Spanworm
Nemoria rubrifrontaria Red-Fronted Emerald
Operophtera bruceata Bruce Spanworm
Orthonama obstipata The Gem Moth
Ostrinia nubilalis European Corn Borer
Pasiphila rectangulate Green Pug Moth
Pero honestaria Honest Pero
Pleuroprucha insulsaria Common Tan Wave
Protoboarmia porcelaria Porcelain Gray
Rheumaptera hastata Spear-marked Black
Scopula cacuminaria Frosted Tan Wave
Scopula inductata Soft-Lined Wave
Scopula limboundata Large Lace-border
Sicya macularia Sharp-lined yellow
Speranza coortaria Four-spotted Granite
Stenoporpia excelsaria
Synchlora aerata albolineata Wavy-lined Emerald
Tetracis cachexiata White Slant-line
Tetracis crocallata Yellow Slant-line
Thera juniperata Juniper Carpet
Trichodezia albovittata White Striped Black
Xanthorhoe ferrugata Dark-barred Twin-spot Carpet
Xanthorhoe lacustrata Toothed Brown Carpet
Xanthotype urticaria False Crocus Moth


Lasiocampidae Tent caterpiklar and lappet moths
Malacosoma disstria Forest Caterpillar Moth
Phyllodesma americana Lappet Moth
Tolype laricis Larch Lappet Moth


Saturnidae Giant silkworm and royal moths
Hylalophora cecropia Cecropia Moth


Sphingidae Sphinx moths
Cetomia undulosa Waved Sphinx
Hemaris affinis Snowberry Clearwing
Hemaris thysbe Hummingbird Moth
Paonias excaecatus Blinded Sphinx
Sphecodina abbottii Abbott’s Sphinx


Notodontidae Prominent moths
Gluphisia septentrionis Common Gluphisia
Schizura concinna Red-Humped Caterpillar
Schizura unicornis Unicorn Caterpillar Moth
Symmerista canicosta Red-humped Oakworm Moth


Erebidae
Lymantriinae
Dasychira basiflava Yellow-based Tussock Moth
Halysidota tessellaris Banded Tussock Moth
Lophocampa maculata Spotted Tussock Moth
Lymantria dispar Gypsy Moth
Orygia leucostigma White-marked Tussock Moth
Arctiinae
Cycnia oregonensis Oregon Cycnia
Cisseps fulvicollis Yellow-collared Scape Moth
Ctenucha virginica Ctenucha Moth
Grammia virgo Virgin Tiger Moth
Haploa confusa Confused Haploa
Haploa lecontei Leconte’s Haploa
Hypoprepia fucosa tricolor Painted Lichen Moth
Pyrrharctia isabella Isabella Tiger Moth (Woolly Bear)
Spilosoma virginica Virginian Tiger Moth
Other subfamilies
Amolita fessa Feeble Grass
Catocala amatrix Sweetheart Underwing
Catocala ilia Ilia Underwing
Catocala meskei Meskei’s Underwing
Catocala neogama The Bride Underwing
Catocala parta Mother Underwing
Catocala relicta
Catocala subnata Youthful Underwing
Euclidea cuspidea Toothed Sombre-wing
Hypena bijugalis Dimorphic Bomolocha Moth
Hypena palparia Mottled Bomolocha
Hypena scabra Green Cloverworm Moth
Idia aemula Common Idia
Idia americalis American Idia
Idia lubricalis Glossy Black Idia
Lascoria ambigualis Ambiguous Moth
Leucania ursula Ursula Wainscot
Metalectra discalis Common Fungus Moth
Metalectra quadrisignatae Four-spotted Fungus
Palthis angulalis Dark-spotted Palthis
Rivula propinqualis Spotted Grass Moth
Zale duplicata Pine False Looper Zale
Zale galbanata Maple Zale
Zanclognatha cruralis Early Zanclognatha
Zanclognatha laevigata
Zanclognatha obscuripennis Dark Zanclognatha Moth
Zanclognatha pedipilalis Grayish Zanclognatha Moth
Zanclognatha protumnusalis Complex Zanclognatha


Nolidae Nolid moths
Baileya ophthalmica Eyed Baileya Moth
Marathyssa sp.


Noctuidae Owlet moths
Acronicta americana American Dagger Moth
Acronicta haesitata Hesitant Dagger Moth
Acronicta hasta Cherry Dagger Moth
Acronicta innotata Unmarked Dagger Moth
Acronicta morula Ochre Dagger Moth
Agrotis ipsilon Black Cutworm Moth
Agrotis stigmosa Spotted Dart Moth
Alypia octomaculata Eight-spotted Forester
Amphipoea interoceanica Ear Moth
Amphipyra pyramidoides Copper Underwing
Anaplectoides prasina Green Arches
Anaplectoides pressus Dappled Dart Moth
Apamea amputatrix Yellow-Headed Cutworm
Apamea ophiogramma Double-lobed Apamea
Autographa ampla Large Looper Moth
Autographa precationis Common Looper Moth
Balsa tristrigella Three-Lined Balsa
Caenurgina crassiuscula Clover Looper Moth
*Calophasia lunula Toadflax Brocade
Chrysodeixis includens Soybean Looper Moth
Crocigrapha normani Dusky Hooded Owlet
Cucullia asteroides The Asteroid Moth
Cucullia convexipennis Brown-hooded Owlet
Cucullia intermedia Owlet Moth
Dichomeris flavocostella Cream-bordered Dichomeris
Enargia decolor Pale Enargia
Eudryas unio Pearly Wood Nymph
Euparthenos nublis Locust Underwing
Euxoa obeliscoides Obelisk Dart
Faronta diffusa Wheat Head armyworm
Feltia americalis American Dart
Feltia herillis Masters Dart
Feltia mollis Soft Dart
Feltia tricosa Tricose Dart
Halysidota tessellaris Banded Tussock Moth
Hyperstrotia secta Black-patched Graylet Moth
Hyppa sp. Owlet, or Underwing Moth
Lacinipolia renigera Bristly Cutworm Moth
Lacanobia atlantica Owlet, or Underwing Moth
Leucania phragmitidicola Phragmites Wainscot
Leucania pseudargyria False Wainscot
Leucania ursula Ursula Wainscot
Leuconycta diphteroides Green Leuconycta
Lithacodia albidula Pale Lithacodia
Lithacodia muscosula Large Mossy Lithacodia
Loscopia velata Veiled Ear Moth
Maliattha concinnimacula Red-spotted Lithacodia
Maliattha synochitis Black-dotted Glyph
Megalographa biloba Bilobed Looper
Mythimna unipunta The White-speck
Neoligia subjuncta Cutworm moth
Nephelodes minians Bronzed Cutworm Moth
*Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing
Ochropleura implecta Flameshouldered Dart
Oligia modica Black-banded Brocade Moth
Orgyia definite Definite Tussock Moth
Orygia leucostigma White-marked Tussock
Orthosia hibisci Speckled Green Fruitworm Moth
Orthosia rubescens Ruby Quaker
Orthonama obstipata The Gem
Papaipema arctivorens Northern Burdock Borer
Papaipema birdi Umbellifer Borer
Pero morrisonaria Morrison’s Pero Moth
Phlogophora periculosa Brown Angle Shades
Plathypena scabra Green Cloverworm Moth
Plusia putnam Putnam’s Looper Moth
Polia purpurissata Purple Arches
Protodeltote muscosula Large Mossy Glyph
Pseudaletia unipuncta Armyworm Moth
Pseudeustrotia carneola Pink-barred Lithacodia moth
Pseudohermonassa tenicula Morrison’s Sooty Dart
Pseudoplusia includes Soybean Looper Moth
Raphia abrupt Abrupt Brother
Raphia frater The Brother
Schinia florida Primrose Moth
Tarachidia candefacta Olive-shaded Bird-dropping Moth
Tarachidia erastrioides Small Bird-dropping Moth
Tricholita signata Signate Quaker
Xestia dolosa Greater Black -Letter Dart
Xestia praevia Praevia Dart Moth

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