Carl’s Moth Tally: 2015

Last Update: 30 June 2015

Moth Taxon Tally:  26 Families, 211 Genera, 288 Species

Look for these moths in the Red River Valley, March through July. Below I list families, genera and species of moths (including “Hodges Numbers” for finding other moth images archived online in the MPG or Moth Photographer’s Guide).  Scroll through the images below.

Click on underlined or Boldface Hodges Numbers (e.g. 0436) to view living images (and maps) for moth species archived on the MPG.  Dates (e.g., 05/27) and locations (e.g., TRSP, ND = Turtle River State Park, ND.) indicate the date and location of the first species observation for 2015.

The format shown below follows that found in the Peterson Field Guide to Moths of Northeastern North America, by David Beadle and Seabrooke Leckie  (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2012 – ISBN 978-0-547-23848-7).  This is a highly recommended book for  North Dakota and Minnesota moth-watchers. Moth Book PS:  If you are on Facebook, check out the group ‘Moths and Moth-watching’.


2015 Moths


TINEIDAE

Moth 29

Monopis (0418)

 Monopis* (0418) TRSP, ND (0418)

PSYCHIDAE

Psychidae: Dahlica triquetrella?

Siederia? (0435)

Siederia?* (0435) Grand Forks, ND (03/15)

GRACILLARIIDAE

Moth 8

Caloptilia (0639)

Caloptilia* (0639) Grand Forks, ND (05/22)

PLUTELLIDAE

Moth 10

Plutella (2366)

Plutella* (2366) TRSP, ND (04/11)

ELACHISTIDAE

Moth 31

Agonopterix (0867)

Agonopterix* (0867) TRSP, ND (04/29)

Moth 9

Semioscopis (0914)

Semioscopis* (0914) TRSP, ND (04/11)

moth 10

Ethmia (0992)

Ethmia* (0992) Emerado, ND (06/25)

Moth 22

Antaeotricha (1011)

Antaeotricha* (1011) Erskine, MN (06/06)

Moth 26

Scythris? ( )

Scythris? (         ) TRSP, ND (04/25)

COLEOPHORIDAE

moth 9

Coleophora (1365?)

Moth 5

Coleophora (1388?)

Coleophora* (1365?/1388?) TRSP, ND (06/25); Erskine, MN (06/19)

COSMOPTERIGIDAE

moth 7

Unidentified Walshia 1 ( )

Walshia* (         ) TRSP, ND (06/28)

GELECHIIDAE

Moth 1

Arogalea (1851)

Arogalea*? (1851) Erskine, MN (05/26)

Moth 1

Helcystogramma (2267)

Helcystogramma* (2267) Erskine, MN (06/10)

Moth 1

Xenolechia velatella?

Xenolechia* (         ) TRSP, ND (05/10)

Moth 11

Unknown Gelechiid 1

Moth 15

Dichomeris (2281?)

Dichomeris* (2281?) Grand Forks, ND (05/23); (05/24)

LIMACODIDAE

moth 10

Tortricidia (4652)

Tortricidia* (4652) Mentor, MN (06/22)

COSSIDAE

Moth 27

Acossus (2675)

Acossus* (2675) TRSP, ND (06/11)

Moth 7

Prionoxystus (2693)

Prionoxystus* (2693) Grand Forks, ND (06/05)

TORTRICIDAE

Moth 13

Pseudexentera (?)

Moth 20

Pseudexentera (?)

Pseudexentera* sp.? (         /        )Erskine, MN (04/15); Grand Forks, ND (04/21)

moth 3

Apotomis (2767)

Apotomis* (2767) TRSP, ND (06/15)

Moth 7

Pseudosciaphila (2769)

Pseudosciaphila* (2769), TRSP, ND (06/08)

moth 8

Olethreutes (2794)

Moth 2

Olethreutes (2823)

moth 10

Olethreutes (2845?)

Moth 21

Olethreutes (2847?)

Olethreutes* (2794/2823/2845/2847?) Erskine, MN (06/22); TRSP, ND (06/14); (06/24); (06/09)

moth 7

Celypha (2859)

Celypha* (2859) Mentor, MN (06/22)

Moth 17

Retinia (2894?)

Retinia* (2894?) Grand Forks, ND (05/24)

Moth 21

Phaneta (2908?)

Moth 28

Phaneta (2911*)

moth 6

Phaneta (2937)

moth 17

Phaneta (2968)

moth 8

Unidentified Phaneta 1 ( )

Phaneta* (2908?/2911?/2937/2968/         ) Mentor, MN (06/01); TRSP, ND (06/02); Mentor, MN (06/22); Emerado, ND (06/26); Mentor, MN (06/27)

Moth 4

Eucosma (3037)

moth 18

Eucosma (3091)

moth 16

Eucosma (3100)

moth 5

Eucosoma (3112?)

moth 15

Eucosma (3132.6?)

moth 6

Eucosma (3142)

Eucosma* (3037/3091/3100/3112?/3132.6?/3142) Mentor, MN (06/06); Emerado, ND (06/29); (06/29); TRSP, ND (06/15); Emerado, ND (06/29); (06/28)

moth 8

Epiblema (3185?)

Moth 20

Epiblema (3186)

Moth 3

Epiblema?

Epiblema* (3185?/3186/           ) TRSP, ND (06/23); Mentor, MN (06/06); TRSP, ND (06/13)

Moth 16

Gypsonoma (3229)

Gypsonoma* (3229) TRSP, ND (06/11)

Moth 33

Proteoteras (3230)

Moth 7

Proteoteras (3233)

Proteoteras* (3230/3233)  TRSP, ND (04/29); Erskine, MN (06/19)

Epinotia (3294?)

Epinotia* (3294) Grand Forks, ND (03/15)

moth 9

Larisa (3423)

Larisa* (3423) Mentor, MN (06/27)

Moth 14

Acleris (3526)

Moth 8

Acleris (3556?)

Acleris* (3526/3556?) Erskine, MN (04/15); TRSP, ND (04/11)

Moth 21

Choristoneura (3632)

Moth 6

Choristoneura (3635)

Moth 28

Choristoneura (3637)

moth 20

Choristoneura (3638)

Choristoneura* (3632/3635/3637/3638) Erskine, MN (06/06); Grand Forks, ND (06/09); (06/12); TRSP, ND (06/29)

moth 19

Archips (3653)

moth 1

Archips (3667)

Archips* (3653/3667) TRSP, ND (06/29); Grand Forks, ND (06/23)

Moth 50

Syndemis (3672)

Syndemis* (3672) Erskine, MN (05/05)

Moth 32

Argyrotaenia (3597)

moth 9

Argyrotaenia (3623)

Moth 16

Argyrotaenia (3625)

 Argyrotaenia* (3597/3623/3625?) TRSP, ND (04/29); (06/24);(05/24)

Moth 15

Clepsis (3682)

Moth 8

Clepsis (3684)

moth 2

Clepsis (3686)

moth 11

Clepsis (3688)

Clepsis* (3682/3684/3686/3688) TRSP, ND (06/11); Fisher, MN (06/14); TRSP, ND (06/15); (06/21)

moth 7

Adoxophyes (3691)

Adoxophyes* (3691) TRSP, ND (06/23)

moth 8

Sparganothis (3695)

Sparganothis* (3695) Erskine, MN (06/30)

moth 17

Cenopis (3725)

Cenopis* (3725) TRSP, ND (06/29)

Moth 6

Agapeta (3762)

Agapeta* (3762) Mentor, MN (06/19)

Moth 9

Cydia (3463)

Moth 15

Cydia (3464)

Moth 1

Cydia (3486)

Cydia* (3463/3464 /3486) Mentor, MN (06/14); TRSP, ND (05/27); Larimore, ND (06/13)

moth 8

Ecdytolopha (3497)

Ecdytolopha* (3497) TRSP, ND (06/25)

Moth 17

Olethreutine 2

Unidentified Olethreutine 2 (           ) TRSP, ND (05/27)

ALUCITIDAE

Moth 25

Alucita (2313?)

Alucita* (2313?) TRSP, ND (04/25)

PTEROPHORIDAE

moth 2

Amblyptilia (6118)

Amblyptilia* (6118) Grand Forks, ND (06/23)

Moth 6

Hellinsia (6213)

Hellinsia* (6213) TRSP, ND (06/05)

Moth 5

Emmelina (6234?)

Emmelina* (6234) Grand Forks, ND (06/05)

CARPOSINIDAE

Moth 34

Bondia (2319)

Bondia* (2319?) TRSP, ND (04/29)

PYRALIDAE

moth 14

Pyralis (5510)

Pyralis* (5510) Emerado, ND (06/29)

Moth 1

Pococera (5606)

Moth 2

Pococera (5608)

Pococera* (5606/5608) TRSP, ND (06/20); Erskine, MN (06/10)

Moth 35

Pima (5748?)

Pima* (5748?) TRSP, ND (04/29)

Moth 4

Interjectio (5758)

Interjectio* (5758) Emerado, ND (06/05)

Moth 9

Meroptera (5787)

Meroptera* (5787) TRSP, ND (06/09)

Moth 19

Sciota (5799)

Sciota* (5799) Erskine, MN (06/06)

moth 5

Hulstia (5918?)

Hulstia* (5918?) Emerado, MN (06/28)

Moth 2

Vitula? (6011)

Vitula*? (6011) Erskine, MN (05/26)

moth 7

Tampa (6028)

Tampa* (6028) Emerado, ND (06/25)

Moth 3

Unidentified Phycitine 1

Unidentified Phycitine 1 (         ) Erskine, MN (06/10)

Moth 4

Unidentified Phycitine 2

Unidentified Phycitine 2 (         ) Erskine, MN (06/10)

CRAMBIDAE

moth 5

Scoparia (4716)

Scoparia* (4716) Mentor, MN (06/22)

Moth 10

Crambus (5355)

Moth 4

Crambus (5362)

moth 3

Crambus (5363)

Moth 5

Crambus (5378)

Crambus* (5355/5362/5363/5378) TRSP, ND (06/09); (06/13); (06/23); Erskine, MN (06/10)

moth 4

Neodactria (5379)

Neodactria* (5379) Emerado, ND (06/28)

Moth 10

Chrysoteuchia (5391)

Chrysoteuchia* (5391) Erskine, MN (06/14)

moth 7

Platytes (5394)

Platytes* (5394) Mentor, MN (06/30)

Moth 6

Pediasia (5413)

Pediasia* (5413) Erskine, MN (06/10)

Moth 1

Microcrambus (5420)

Microcrambus* (5420) Grand Forks, ND (06/29)

moth 12

Urola (5464)

Urola* (5464) TRSP, ND (06/29)

Moth 11

Donacaula (5316)

moth 11

Unidentified Donacaula 1 ( )

Donacaula* (5316/        ) Fisher, MN (06/14); Emerado (06/29)

moth 6

Chilo (5470)

Chilo* (5470) TRSP, ND (06/15)

moth 6

Occidentalia (5474)

Occidentalia* (5474) Erskine, MN (06/30)

moth 4

Elophila (4748)

Elophila* (4748) Mentor, MN (06/22)

Moth 8

Parapoynx (4761)

Parapoynx* (4761) Erskine, MN (06/19)

moth 2

Saucrobotys (4936)

Saucrobotys* (4936) TRSP, ND (06/29)

Moth 3

Ostrinia (4946)

Ostrinia* (4946) Fisher, MN (05/26)

moth 5

Perispasta* (4951)

Perispasta* (4951) Erskine, MN (06/30)

Moth 12

Anania (4957)

Anania* (4957) Emerado, ND (05/23)

Moth 23

Sitochroa (4987)

Sitochroa* (4987) Erskine, MN (06/06)

Moth 18

Loxostege (5004)

Loxostege* (5004) Mentor, MN (06/06)

Moth 5

Udea (5079)

Udea* (5079) Emerado, ND (05/21)

moth 10

Loxostegopsis (5117)

Loxostegopsis* (5117) TRSP, ND (5117)

Moth 15

Nomophila (5156)

Nomophila* (5156) Grand Forks, ND (04/16)

Moth 12

Desmia (5159)

moth 16

Desmia (6160)

Desmia* (5159/5160) Erskine, MN (06/14): TRSP, ND (06/26)

Moth 17

Anageshna (5176)

Anageshna* (5176) TRSP, ND (06/11)

Moth 17

Palpita (5226)

Palpita* (5226) Erskine, MN (06/06)

DEPRANIDAE

Moth 5

Deprana (6251)

Deprana* (6251) Erskine, MN (05/26)

URANIIDAE

Moth 4

Callizzia (7650)

Callizzia* (7650) Larimore, ND (06/18)

GEOMETRIDAE

Moth 3

Hydriomena (7236?)

Hydriomena* (7236?) Mentor, MN (06/06)

Moth 1

Anticlea (7330)

Anticlea* (7330) TRSP, ND (06/17)

Moth 4

Xanthorhoe (7388)

Moth 4

Xanthorhoe (7390)

Xanthorhoe* (7388/7390) Erskine, MN (05/26); (05/20)

Moth 16

Orthonama (7414)

Orthonama* (7414) Erskine, MN (06/06)

Moth 18

Costaconvexa (7416)

Costaconvexa* (7416) TRSP, ND (05/24)

Moth 11

Hydrelia (7423)

Hydrelia* (7423) TRSP, ND (06/09)

moth 12

Eubaphe (7440)

Eubaphe* (7440) TRSP, ND (06/21)

Moth 19

Horisme (7445)

Horisme* (7445) TRSP (05/24)

Moth 6

Eupithecia (7586.1)

Moth 39

Eupithecia (7605)

Eupithecia* (7586.1/7605) Erskine, MN (05/26); TRSP, ND (05/02)

Moth 7

Lobophora (7640)

Lobophora* (7640) Erskine, MN (05/26)

moth 4

Heterophleps (7647)

Heterophleps* (7647) Erskine, MN (06/30)

Moth 9

Tacparia (6807)

Tacparia* (6807) Erskine, MN (06/19)

Moth 20

Metanema (6819)

Metanema* (6819) TRSP, ND (05/25)

Moth 9

Probole (6838)

Probole* (6838) Erskine, MN (05/26)

Moth 8

Besma (6885)

Besma* (6885) Erskine, MN (05/26)

Moth 5

Haematopis (7146)

Haematopis* (7146) TRSP, ND (06/13)

Moth 12

Scopula (7164)

moth 6

Scopula (7165?)

Scopula* (7164/7165?) TRSP, ND (06/09); (06/25)

Moth 13

Leptostales (7180)

Leptostales* (7180) TRSP, ND (06/09)

Moth 15

Nemoria (7048)

Nemoria* (7048) Erskine, MN (06/06)

Moth 13

Chlorochlamys (7071)

Chlorochlamys* (7071) Erskine, MN (06/14)

Moth 7

Alsophila (6258)

Alsophila* (6258) TRSP, ND (04/11)

moth 3

Speranza (6273)

moth 9

Speranza (6274)

Speranza* (6273/6274) Erskine, MN (06/30); TRSP, ND (06/29)

Moth 18

Macaria 6326)

Macaria* (6326) TRSP, ND (06/11)

Moth 14

Digrammia (6397)

Digrammia* (6397) Erskine, MN (06/14)

Moth 16

Anavitrinella (6590)

 Anavitrinella* (6590) TRSP, ND (05/27)

Moth 48

Ectropis (6597)

Ectropis* (6597) Erskine, MN (05/05)

moth 4

Biston (6640)

Biston* (6640) TRSP, ND (06/23)

Moth 7

Hypagyrtis (6654)

Hypagyrtis* (6654) Erskine, MN (06/10)

Moth 6

Phigalia (6658)

Moth 5

Phigalia (6660)

Phigalia* (6658/6660) TRSP, ND (04/11)

Moth 4

Paleacrita (6662)

Paleacrita* (6662) TRSP, ND (04/11)

moth 2

Cabera (6678)

Cabera* (6678) Erskine, MN (06/30)

moth 3

Euchlaena (6725)

Euchlaena* (6725) Erskine, MN (06/22)

Moth 19

Pero (6755)

Pero* (6755) TRSP, ND (06/11)

moth 2

Phaeoura (6763)

Phaeoura* (6763) Erskine, MN (06/22)

Moth 20

Cepphis (6835)

Cepphis* (6835) TRSP, ND (06/11)

Moth 40

Plagodis (6842)

Plagodis* (6842) TRSP, ND (05/02)

Moth 8

Lomographa (6667)

Lomographa* (6667) Erskine, MN (06/10)

moth 8

Sicya (6912)

Sicya* (6912) TRSP, ND (06/29)

Moth 3

Tetracis (6964)

Tetracis* (6964) TRSP, ND (06/05)

moth 3

Nematocampa (7010)

Nematocampa* (7010)  TRSP, ND (06/28)

LASIOCAMPIDAE

Moth 29

Phyllodesma (7687)

Phyllodesma (7687) Erskine, MN (04/29)

moth 2

Malacosoma (7698)

moth 14

Malacosma ((7701)

Malacosoma* (7698/7701) TRSP, ND (06/29); (06/26)

SATURNIIDAE

Moth 14

Antheraea (7757)

Antheraea (7757) Erskine, MN (06/06)

SPHINGIDAE

moth 13

Ceratomia (7787)

Ceratomia* (7787) TRSP, ND (06/21)

Moth 21

Sphinx (7803)

Sphinx* (7803) Larimore, ND (05/25)

Moth 10

Smerinthus (7821)

Moth 20

Smerinthus (7822)

Smerinthus* (7821/7822) Mentor, MN (05/26); (06/01)

Moth 21

Paonias (7824)

Moth 27

Paonias (7825)

 Paonias* (7824/7825) TRSP, ND (06/11); (06/02)

moth 1

Pachysphinx (7828)

Pachysphinx (7828) Erskine, MN (06/22)

moth 7

Hyles (7894)

Hyles* (7894) TRSP, ND (06/29)

NOTODONTIDAE

Moth 46

Clostera (7895)

Clostera* (7895) Erskine, MN (05/03)

Moth 9

Nadata (7915)

Nadata* (7915) Erskine, MN (06/10)

Moth 45

Gluphisia (7931)

Gluphisia* (7931) Erskine, MN (05/03)

Moth 6

Furcula (7937)

Moth 49

Furcula (7939)

Moth 30

Furcula (7941)

Furcula* (7937/7939/7941) Emerado, ND (05/21); Larimore, ND (05/15); Erskine, MN (04/29)

Moth 3

Symmerista (7952)

Symmerista* (7952) TRSP, ND (06/20)

Moth 2

Heterocampa (7994)

Heterocampa* (7994) Erskine, MN (06/06)

Moth 15

Lochmaeus? (7998)

Moth 14

Lochmaeus (7999)

Lochmaeus* (7998?/7999) TRSP, ND (06/09)

Moth 2

Schizura (8005)

Moth 22

Schizura (8007)

Schizura* (8005/8007) TRSP, ND (06/20); (06/11)

Moth 15

Oligocentria (8012)

Oligocentria* (8012) Erskine, MN (06/14)

EREBIDAE

moth 1

Virbia (8114)

Virbia* (8114) Erskine, MN (06/30)

moth 5

Pyrrharctia (8129)

Pyrrharctia* (8129) Emerado, ND (06/29)

Moth 7

Estigmene (8131)

Estigmene* (8131) Emerado, ND (05/21)

Moth 23

Spilosoma (8134)

Moth 2

Spilosoma (8137)

Spilosoma* (8134/8137) TRSP, ND (06/11); Emerado, ND (06/05)

Moth 13

Phragmatobia (8156)

Phragmatobia* (8156) Grand Forks, ND (05/23)

Moth 6

Grammia (8175)

moth 6

Grammia (8197)

Grammia* (8175/8197) Larimore, ND (06/13); TRSP, ND (06/29)

Moth 13

Lophocampa (8214)

Lophocampa* (8214) Erskine, MN (06/06)

moth 14

Cycnia (8228)

moth 11

Cycnia (8231)

Cycnia* (8228/8231) Emerado, ND (06/21); (06/24)

moth 1

Euchaetes (8238)

Euchaetes* (8238) TRSP, ND (06/28)

Moth 4

Ctenucha (8262)

Ctenucha* (8262) TRSP, ND (06/20)

Moth 10

Idia (8322)

Moth 5

Idia (8323)

Moth 12

Idia (8323.1)

Idia* (8322/8323/8323.1) Fisher, MN; Larimore, ND (06/20); Erskine, MN (06/06)

moth 5

Zanclognatha (8351)

Zanclognatha* (8351) TRSP, ND (06/25)

moth 4

Macrochilo (8361)

Macrochilo* (8361) TRSP, ND (06/29)

moth 13

Bleptina (8370)

Bleptina* (8370) TRSP, ND (06/26)

Moth 11

Palthis (8397)

Palthis* (8397) Erskine, MN (06/06)

moth 3

Rivula (8404)

Rivula* (8404) TRSP, ND (06/25)

Moth 22

Hypena (8446)

Moth 9

Hypena (8465)

Hypena* (8446/8465) Fisher, MN (05/25); Grand Forks, ND (05/22)

Moth 24

Scoliopteryx (8555)

Scoliopteryx* (8555) Larimore, ND (04/25)

Moth 41

Phoberia (8591)

Phoberia* (8591) Emerado, ND (05/02)

Moth 10

Zale (8697)

Zale* (8697) Erskine, MN (06/06)

Moth 16

Caenurgina (8738)

Moth 2

Caenurgina (8739)

Caenurgina* (8738/8739) TRSP, ND (04/11 and 04/16)

NOLIDAE

Moth 44

Meganola (8983?)

Meganola* (8983?) Erskine, MN (05/03)

NOCTUIDAE

Moth 26

Autographa (8908)

 Autographa* (8908) TRSP, ND (06/02)

Moth 18

Anagrapha (8924)

Anagrapha* (8924) Grand Forks, ND (04/19)

moth 4

Plusia (8953)

Plusia* (8953) TRSP, ND (06/25)

moth 7

Protodeltote (9048)

Protodeltote* (9048) TRSP, ND (06/15)

Moth 24

Maliattha (9049)

Maliattha* (9049) TRSP, ND (06/11)

Moth 6

Pseudeustrotia (9053)

Pseudeustrotia* (9053) Erskine, MN (06/06)

moth 5

Anterastria (9284)

Anterastria* (9284) TRSP, ND (06/23)

Moth 26

Homophoberia (9057)

Homophoberia* (9057) TRSP, ND (06/11)

Moth 18

Leuconycta (9065)

moth 8

Leuconycta (9066)

Leuconycta* (9065/9066) TRSP, ND (06/09); (06/15)

Moth 9

Ponometia (9090)

Ponometia* (9090) Mentor, MN (06/06)

Moth 8

Charadra (9189)

Charadra* (9189) Erskine, MN (06/06)

Moth 19

Raphia (9193)

Raphia* (9193) Erskine, MN (06/01)

Moth 2

Acronicta (9205)

Moth 25

Acronicta (9219)

moth 3

Acronicta (9226)

Moth 7

Acronicta (9227)

Moth 12

Acronicta (9236)

Moth 17

Acronicta (9238)

Moth 13

Acronicta (9249)

Moth 14

Acronicta (9251)

Moth 43

Acronicta (9259?)

Moth 1

Acronicta (9272)

Acronicta* (9205/9219/9227?/9236/9238/9249/9259?/9272?) Larimore, ND (06/06); TRSP, ND (06/11); (06/29); Erskine, MN (06/06); (06/10); TRSP, ND (06/09); Erskine, MN (06/10); (06/10); Mentor, MN (05/03); Erskine, MN (06/06)

Moth 36

Simyra (9280)

Simyra* (9280) Emerado, ND (04/30)

Moth 10

Cerma (9062)

Cerma* (9062) Erskine, MN (06/19)

Moth 20

Apamea (9362.2)

Moth 1

Apamea (9364)

Apamea* (9362.2/9364) TRSP, ND (06/09); (06/05)

moth 2

Neoligia (9412)

Neoligia* (9412) TRSP, ND (06/25)

moth 11

Phlogophora (9546)

Phlogophora* (9546) TRSP, ND (06/26)

Moth 16

Chytonix (9556)

Chytonix* (9556) Erskine, MN (06/14)

Moth 3

Dypterygia (9560)

Dypterygia* (9560) Larimore, ND (06/08)

Moth 14

Hyppa (9578)

Hyppa* (9578) Grand Forks, ND (05/23)

moth 12

Proxenus (9647)

Moth 37

Proxenus (9649)

Proxenus* (9647/9649) TRSP, ND (06/26); (05/01)

moth 6

Caradrina (9657)

Caradrina* (9656) Emerado, ND

Moth 5

Elaphria (9681.1)

Elaphria* (9681.1) Erskine, MN (9681.1)

Moth 25

Galgula (9688)

 Galgula* (9688) TRSP, ND (06/02)

Moth 18

Bellura (9525)

Bellura* (9525) Erskine, MN (06/01)

Moth 21

Xylena (9873)

Xylena (9874)

Xylena (9874)

Xylena* (9873/9874) TRSP, ND (04/23); Grand Forks, ND (03/15)

Moth 23

Homoglaea (9881)

Homoglaea* (9881) Mentor, MN (04/24) 

Moth 22

Lithophane (9885)

Lithophane

Lithophane (9887)

Moth 28

Lithophane (9891)

Moth 12

Lithophane (9910)

Moth 27

Lithophane (9917)

Lithophane* (9885/9887/9891/9910/9917) TRSP, ND (04/23); Fisher, MN (04/02); Mentor, MN (04/29); Erskine, MN (04/15); Grand Forks, ND (04/27)

moth 8

Eupsilia (9933)

moth 4

Eupsilia (9936)

Eupsilia* (9933/9936)  TRSP, ND (03/12; and 03/12)

Moth 11

Psaphida (10014)

Psaphida* (10014) Fisher, MN (04/11)

moth 17

Copivaleria (10021)

 Copivaleria* (10021) Larimore, ND (04/16)

Moth 11

Anarta (10223)

Anarta* (10223) Erskine, MN (05/26)

Moth 3

Egira (10513)

 Egira* (10513) TRSP, ND (05/06)

Moth 24

Melanchra (10292)

 Melanchra* (10292) TRSP, ND (06/02)

Moth 42

Achatia (10518)

Achatia* (10518) Erskine, MN (05/03)

Moth 19

Dargida (10431)

Dargida* (10431) Emerado, ND (04/19)

Moth 38

Mythimna (10438)

Mythimna* (10438) Emerado, ND (05/01)

Moth 23

Leucania (10444?)

Leucania* (10444?) Emerado, ND (06/02)

Moth 2

Lacinipolia (10393?)

Lacinipolia* (10393?) TRSP, ND (06/17)

Moth 2

Orthosia (10493)

Moth 1

Orthosia (10495)

Orthosia* (10493/10495) TRSP, ND (05/06); (04/11)

Moth 22

Protorthodes (10563)

 Protorthodes* (10563) TRSP, ND (06/02)

moth 10

Agrotis (10658)

Agrotis* (10658) TRSP, ND (05/22)

moth 1

Euxoa (10702)

Euxoa* (10702) Emerado, ND (06/25)

Moth 2

Peridroma (10915)

Peridroma* (10915) Emerado, ND (05/15)

Moth 3

Spaelotis (10926)

Spaelotis* (10926) TRSP, ND (06/17)

Moth 19

Xestia (10942-10942.1)

Xestia* (1094210942.1) TRSP, ND (06/09)

Moth 7

Paradiarsia (10992)

Paradiarsia* (10992) Larimore, ND (06/13)

Moth 47

To be identified.

Unidentified Noctuid (              ) Emerado, ND (05/05)

 

Local Small Arches and Summer Quaker Moths…

Erio 1Erio 2 Erio 3Erio 4 Erio 5Erio 6 Erio 7Erio 8

These images introduce selected local Small Arches and Summer Quaker Moths (Family Noctuidae, Subfamilies Noctuinae, Tribe Eriopygini).  The eight images of shown here represent three genera and six moth species, all of which were found and photographed in northeastern North Dakota or northwestern Minnesota. 

See if you can to identity a few of these moths by matching them with images found on pages 498-507 of the Peterson Field Guide to Moths of Northeastern North America.Moth Book Click on the link below to find many other images of North American Small Arches and Summer Quaker Moths found in the Moth Photographer’s Guide http://mothphotographersgroup.msstate.edu/fast.php?plate=64.0&size=l&sort=p

Local Glyphs, Bird-Dropping Moths, Pantheas and Brothers…

Glyph 1Glyph 2 Glyph 7Glyph 3 Glyph 4Glyph 5 Glyph 6

These images introduce a our local Glyphs, Bird-dropping, Zigzag, and Brother Moths (Family Noctuidae, Subfamilies Eustrotiinae, Acontiidae, Pantheinae, and Dilobinae). The seven moths shown here represent five genera and seven species, all of which were found and photographed in northeastern North Dakota or northwestern Minnesota. 

See if you can to identity a few of these moths by matching them with images found on pages 384-393 of the Peterson Field Guide to Moths of Northeastern North America.Moth Book Click on the link below to find many, many other images of North American noctuid moths archived in the Moth Photographer’s Guide http://mothphotographersgroup.msstate.edu/WalkThrough05.shtml

Twelve Unidentified Noctuids from Previous Years…

Carl’s Excedrin Headache No. 37: The Dirty Dozen…

Click on images to enlarge.   Bugguide.net numbers for specimens are found below.  Please send me a note if you think you may recognize any of these moths.  Thanks for looking.

BG 569304 BG 631839 BG 656746 BG 681607 BG 688472 BG 693408 BG 693413 BG 782263 BG 793260 BG 796887 BG 816783 BG 835384

Tomas Mustelin suggested identities for these specimens: Moth 1 – BG# 569304, Apamea cogitata; Moth 2– BG# 631839, Orthosia hibisci; Moth 3– BG# 656746, Orthodes cynica; Moth 4 – 681607, Lacinipolia mediata; Moth 5 – BG# 693408, Lacinipolia mediata; Moth 6 – BG# 693413, Lacinipolia mediata; Moth 7 – BG# 688472, Lacinipolia mediata; Moth 8 – BG# 782263, Melanchra adjuncta; Moth 9 – BG# 793260, Apamea sordens; Moth 10 – BG# 796887, Lacinipolia teligera; Moth 11 – BG# 816783, Mesapamea fractiliea; and Moth 12 – BG#835384, Lacinipolia olivaceaThank you, Tomas!

Local Plume and Many-Plumed Moths…

Ptero 8Ptero 3 Ptero 5Ptero 4 Ptero 6Ptero 1Ptero 9Ptero 10 These images introduce a few of our local Plume and Many-Plumed Moths (Families Pterophoridae and Alucitidae). The eight moths shown here represent eight genera and eight different species, I think, all of which were found and photographed in northeastern North Dakota or northwestern Minnesota.  These are very difficult moths to identity to the species level! 

See if you can to identity a few of these moths by matching them with images found on pages 124-131 of the Peterson Field Guide to Moths of Northeastern North America.Moth Book Click on the link below to find other swell images of North American Plume Moths archived in the Moth Photographer’s Guide   http://mothphotographersgroup.msstate.edu/fast.php?plate=15.0&size=l&sort=h  

Local Sparganothid Leafroller Moths…

Spar 1Spar 2Spar 4Spar 3BSpar 3Spar 3C These images introduce a few of our local Sparganothid Leafrollers(Family Tortricidae, Subfamilies Torticinae, Tribe Sparganothidini). The six moths shown here represent three genera and four different species, all of which were found and photographed in northeastern North Dakota.

Try to identity a couple of these moths by matching these photographs with images found on pages 102-107 of the Peterson Field Guide to Moths of Northeastern North America.Moth Book Click on the link below to to view images of these and many other species of Sparganothid Leafroller Moths catalogued in the Moth Photographer’s Guide: http://mothphotographersgroup.msstate.edu/fast.php?plate=09.2&size=l&sort=h

Local Crambid Moths: Family Crambidae…

Cram 1Cram 3B Cram 14Cram 20Cram 4Cram 12B Cram 13BCram 16 Cram 24Cram 17 Cram 7Cram 18 Cram 19Cram 9Cram 19BCram 19CCram 23Cram 22Cram 5Cram 26Cram 27Cram 21

These images introduce some of our local Crambid Moths (Family Crambidae, Subfamilies Scoparinae, Crambinae [excluding the genus Crambus, which was introduced here on 07 March 2014], Schoenobiinae, Acentropinae, and Glaphyriinae).  Note: The subfamily Pyraustinae is excluded here because it was introduced earlier, on 21 March 2014.  The collage of 22 images of moths shown here represent 16 genera and 19-21 different species, all of which were found and photographed in either northeastern North Dakota or northwestern Minnesota.

Try to identity some of these moths by matching these images with photographs found on pages 146-147 and 150-165 of the Peterson Field Guide to Moths of Northeastern North America.Moth Book Click on this link to to view images of these as well many, many other species of Crambid Moths found online in the Moth Photographer’s Guide: http://mothphotographersgroup.msstate.edu/fast.php?plate=12.0&size=l&sort=h