Carl’s 2014 Checklist for Local Moths…

      Last Update: 27 July 2014

2014 Moth Count:  28 Families, 259 Genera, 364 Species

Look for these moths in the Red River Valley April through July…

Below I list families, genera, and species of moths (as “Hodges Numbers” for locating species images found in the online Moth Photographer’s Guide).  Look for these moth taxa–as well as others!–in the Red River Valley of North Dakota and Minnesota during April, May, June, and July.

I’ll return to this page to periodically update the April-July Moth Tally for the 2014 Mothing season.  Click on 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 indicate the date and location of the first observation for 2014.

The format for the display of moths shown below corresponds to the format 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

 


FAMILY HEPIALIDAE*

moth 1

Sthenopis* (0019) Turtle River State Park, ND (07/18)


FAMILY TINEIDAE*

moth 1

Xylesthia* (0317) Grand Forks, ND (07/21)

moth 1

Tinea* (0392?) Turtle River State Park, ND (07/25)

moth 1

Monopis* (0418) Turtle River State Park, ND (06/06)


FAMILY PSYCHIDAE*

moth 7

Dahlica* (0436) Grand Forks, ND (04/26)


FAMILY GLYPHIDOCERIDAE*

moth 1moth 2

Glyphidocera* (1140?/1142) Erskine, MN (07/12)


FAMILY PLUTELLIDAE*

moth 43

Plutella* (2366) Turtle River State Park, ND (05/20)


FAMILY ARGYRESTHIIDAE*

moth 6

Argyresthia* (2435) Grand Forks, ND (05/25)


FAMILY ELACHISTIDAE*

moth 41 moth 27

Agonopterix* (0878/0889) Turtle River State Park, ND (05/09) (05/19)

moth 7moth 21moth 2

Semioscopis* (0912/0914/0916) Turtle River State Park, ND (5/28),(05/02), Erskine, MN (05/11)

moth 1

Antaeotricha* (1011) Turtle River State Park, ND (06/23)


FAMILY AUTOSTICHIDAE*

moth 2

Oegocona* (1134) Larimore, ND (07/24)


 

FAMILY COLEOPHORIDAE*

moth 1

Coleophora* (1388?) Emerado, ND (07/02)


COSMOPTERIGIDAE*

moth 2

Limnaecia* (1515)  Emerado, ND (07/21)

moth 28

Scythris* (1673) Fisher, MN (05/09)


FAMILY GELECHIIDAE*

moth 2

Filatima* (2169) Turtle River State Park, ND (06/06)

moth 6

Helcystogramma* (2267) Turtle River State Park, ND (05/26)

moth 9

Unknown Species* Turtle River State Park, ND (05/24)


FAMILY LIMACODIDAE*

moth 2

Lithacodes* (4665) Turtle River State Park, ND (07/06)


FAMILY COSSIDAE*

moth 1

Acossus* (2675) Turtle River State Park, ND (07/01)

moth 1

Prionoxystus* (2693) Grand Forks, ND (06/14)


FAMILY TORTRICIDAE*

moth 14

Acleris*(Unknown 3617) Grand Forks (06/17)

moth 1

Cochylis* (3777) Turtle River State Park, ND (07/17)

moth 3

Rolandylis* (3837?) Turtle River State Park, ND (07/21)

moth 21

Pandemis* (3595) Turtle River State Park, ND (07/19)

moth 40moth 2

Argyrotaenia* (3597/3623) Emerado, ND (05/19), Turtle River State Park, ND (06/23)

moth 1moth 2moth 1moth 1moth 3

Choristoneura* (3632/3635/3637/3638/3643) Grand Forks, ND (06/10), (06/21), Emerado, ND (06/17), (07/23)

moth 3moth 2moth 2

Archips* (3648/3658/3667) Emerado, ND (07/12), Turtle River State Park, ND (07/18), Grand Forks, ND (06/17)

moth 5

Syndemis* (3672) Turtle River State Park, ND (05/25)

moth 4moth 4

Clepsis* (3684/3688) Emerado, ND (07/23), Grand Forks, ND (07/21)

moth 1

Xenotemna* (3693) Turtle River State Park, ND (06/27)

moth 21

Sparganothis* (3706.1) Turtle River State Park, ND (06/28)

moth 5

Cenopis* (3722) Turtle River State Park, ND (07/21)

moth 2

Platynota* (3740) Turtle River State Park, ND (06/27)

moth 13

Amorbia* (3748) Emerado, ND (06/17)

moth 3

Bactra* (2707?) Fisher, MN (07/05)

moth 20

Endothenia* (2744?) Turtle River State Park, ND (05/30)

moth 1

Apotomis* (2765?) Turtle River State Park, ND (07/08)

moth 3

Pseudosciaphila* (2769) Grand Forks, ND (06/17)

 

moth 15moth 4moth 3moth 8moth 7moth 3moth 4

Phaneta*/Eucosma (2908/2968/3009/3038?/3091?/3132.1/3142) Turtle River State Park, ND (06/05), (07/18), (07/25), Emerado, ND (06/17), (07/17), (07/17), (07/24)

moth 5

Celypha* (2859) Emerado, ND (07/23)

moth 1

Suleima* (3212) Turtle River State Park, ND (06/16)

moth 8moth 4

Proteoteras* (3230/3233) Grand Forks, ND (05/24)

moth 6

Pseudexentera* (3254.1) Grand Forks, ND (04/11)

moth 2

Pammene* (3419?) Turtle River State Park, ND (06/04)

moth 2

Cydia* (3463) Turtle River State Park, ND (07/08)

moth 4

Ecdytolopha* (3497) Turtle River State Park, ND (07/06)

moth 1

Unknown Tortricid* (Retinia?) Grand Forks, ND (06/04)

moth 22

Unknown Tortricid* Emerado, ND (07/17)


FAMILY ALUCITIDAE*

moth 12

Alucita* (2313) Turtle River State Park, ND (03/29)


FAMILY PTEROPHORIDAE*

moth 23

Amblyptilia* (6118), Turtle River State Park, ND (05/04)

moth 12

Emmelina* (6234) Grand Forks, ND (06/08)


FAMILY PYRALIDAE*

moth 9

Pyralis* (5510) Larimore, ND (07/24)

moth 10

Galasa* (5552) Emerado, ND (07/23)

moth 5moth 5

Pococera* (5606/5608) Turtle River State Park, ND (06/23), (07/06)

moth 4

Acrobasis* (5688) Erskine, MN (07/12)

moth 1

Pima* (5748?) Turtle River State Park, ND (05/26)

moth 3

Interjectio* (5758) Emerado, ND (06/11)

moth 3

Meroptera* (5787) Turtle River State Park, ND (06/26)

moth 32Moth 2

Sciota* (5792/5799) Turtle River State Park, ND (06/10)

moth 11

Telethusia* (5812?) Emerado, ND (07/23)

moth 14

Zophodia* (5968?) Emerado, ND (05/29)

moth 6

Vitula* (6011) Emerado, ND (07/21)

moth 3

Unknown Pyralid* Turtle River State Park, ND (06/06)


FAMILY CRAMBIDAE*

moth 21

Scoparia* (4716) Turtle River State Park, ND (06/18)

moth 7moth 6moth 17moth 13moth 24moth 16moth 5

Crambus* (5339/5343/5345/5355/5361/5362/5378) Turtle River State Park, ND (06/11), (07/06), Grand Forks, ND (06/11), (06/11), (07/04), Emerado, ND (7/16)

moth 6

Chrysoteuchia* (5391) Emerado, ND (06/17)

moth 1

Platytes* (5394) Turtle River State Park, ND (06/30)

moth 4

Pediasia (5413) Grand Forks, ND (06/10)

moth 7

Microcrambus* (5420) Turtle River State Park, ND (07/17)

moth 12

Euchromius* (5455) Emerado, ND (07/23)

moth 22

Urola* (5464) Turtle River State Park, ND (06/29)

moth 23

Eoreuma* (5492?) Turtle River State Park, ND (06/28)

moth 6

Donacaula* (5316) Emerado, ND (06/22)

moth 3

Parapoynx* (4761) Erskine, MN (07/07)

moth 8moth 6

Ostrinia* (4946/4949) Turtle River State Park, ND (06/15), Erskine, MN (07/12)

moth 23

Fumibotys* (4950) Turtle River State Park, ND (07/18)

moth 22

Peripasta* (4951) Turtle River State Park, ND (06/18)

moth 3

Anania/Phlyctaenia* (4953) Grand Forks, ND (06/14)

moth 2

Sitochroa* (4987) Fisher, MN (05/14)

moth 6moth 4

Loxostege* (5004/5017) Emerado, ND (06/11), Turtle River State Park, ND (5/24)

moth 8moth 9

Pyrausta* (5032?/5034) Turtle River State Park, ND (07/17), (07/06)

moth 7

Loxostegopsis* (5117) Turtle River State Park, ND (07/12)

moth 5

Mecyna* (5135?) Erskine, MN (07/07)

moth 8  

Diacme* (5143), Turtle River State Park, ND (05/28)

moth 10

Nomophila* (5156) Turtle River State Park, ND (07/06)

moth 4

Desmia* (5160) Turtle River State Park, ND (06/27)

moth 24

Palpita* (5226) Turtle River State Park, ND (06/01)

moth 6

Lygropia* (5250) Erskine, MN (07/07)

moth 4

Herpetogramma* (5276) Turtle River State Park, ND (07/18)


FAMILY DEPRANIDAE

moth 9 

Habrosyne* (6235) Turtle River State Park, ND 07/15


FAMILY URANIIDAE*

moth 7

Callizzia* (7650) Turtle River State Park, ND


FAMILY GEOMETRIDAE*

moth 10

Lobocleta* (7097) Turtle River State Park, ND (07/18)

moth 13

Idaea* (7114) Turtle River State Park, ND (07/26)

moth 13

Haematopis* (7146) Turtle River State Park, ND (05/29)

moth 23

Eulithis* (7196) Turtle River State Park, ND (07/19)

moth 9

Hydriomena* (7237) Turtle River State Park, ND (05/28)

Moth 6

Triphosa* (7285) Turtle River State Park, ND (05/16)

moth 4

Anticlea* (7329/7330) Turtle River State Park, ND (06/04)

moth 3moth 24

Xanthorhoe* (7388/7390) Turtle River State Park, ND (06/04), Grand Forks, ND (06/28)

moth 25

Costaconvexa* (7416) Turtle River State Park, ND (05/31)

moth 7

Eubaphe* (7440) Turtle River State Park, ND (07/08)

moth 23

Horisme* (7445) Turtle River State Park, ND (06/01)

moth 2moth 1

Eupithecia* (7474/7605) Erskine, MN (05/11)

moth 10

Lobophora* (7640) Turtle River State Park (05/28)

moth 8moth 11moth 5

Scopula* (7159/7164/7169) Emerado, ND (07/07), (06/11)

moth 19

Leptostales* (7180) Turtle River State Park, ND (05/31)

moth 10

Nemoria* (7048), Rydell NWR, MN (06/08)

moth 16

Chlorochlamys* (7071) Turtle River State Park, ND (05/29)

moth 8moth 9moth 5moth 7

Speranza* (6273/6274/6284/6303) Erskine, Mn (07/12), Fisher, MN (07/11), (07/21), Turtle River State Park, ND (06/27)

moth 30

Macaria* (6326) Turtle River State Park, ND (06/02)

moth 12moth 5moth 8

Digrammia* (6373/6397/6399) Turtle River State Park, ND (06/04), Fisher, MN (07/21)

moth 24

Iridopsis* (6583) Turtle River State Park, ND (07/19)

moth 21

Anavitrinella* (6590) Turtle River State Park, ND (06/01)

moth 2

Alsophila* (6258) Turtle River State Park, ND (04/26)

moth 7

Melanolophia* (6620) Turtle River State Park, ND (05/26)

moth 6

Biston* (6640) Turtle River State Park, ND (06/05)

moth 2

Hypagyrtis* (6654) Turtle River State Park, ND (06/16)

moth 19moth 20

Phigalia* (6658/6660) Turtle River State Park, ND (05/02)

moth 10

Paleacrita* (6662) Grand Forks, ND (04/11)

moth 7

Lomographa* (6667) Turtle River State Park, ND (06/11)

moth 6moth 25

Cabera* (6677/6678) Turtle River State Park, ND (06/27), (06/28)

moth 10

Euchlaena* (6729) Rurtle River State Park, ND (07/15)

moth 13

Xanthotype* (6740/6743) Turtle River State Park, ND 07/06

moth 7moth 4

Pero* (6753/6755), Emerado, ND (6/26), Turtle River State Park, ND (06/15)

moth 11

Ennomos* (6798) Turtle River State Park, ND (07/15)

moth 11moth 22

Metanema* (6819/6820) Turtle River State Park, ND (05/28), Fisher, MN (06/01)

moth 8

Probole* (6838) Turtle River State Park, ND (06/24)

moth 7

Plagodis* (6842) Turtle River State Park, ND (05/24)

moth 7

Besma* (6885) Turtle River State Park, ND (06/05)

moth 25

Eusarca* (6941) Turtle River State Park, ND (07/19)

moth 23moth 4

Tetracis* (6963/6964) Mentor, MN (06/18), Turtle River State Park, ND (06/06)

moth 24

Eugonobapta* (6965) Turtle River State Park, ND (07/18)

moth 3

Eutrapela* (6966) Turtle River State Park, ND (05/26)

moth 14

Nematocampa* (7010) Turtle River State Park, ND (07/06)


FAMILY LASIOCAMPIDAE*

moth 4

Phyllodesma* (7687) Turtle River State Park, ND (05/28)

moth 15moth 9

Malacosoma* (7698/7701) Turtle River State Park, ND (07/06)


FAMILY SATURNIIDAE*

moth 8

Antheraea* (7757) Emerado, ND (06/05)

moth 24

Hyalophora* (7767) Turtle River State Park, ND (06/18)


FAMILY SPHINGIDAE*

moth 14moth 3

Ceratomia* (7786/7787) Larmore, ND (07/23), Turtle River State Park, ND (06/16)

moth 31

Sphinx* (7803) Turtle River State Park, ND (06/02)

moth 9

Smerinthus* (7821) Turtle River State Park, ND (06/11)

moth 15moth 8

Paonias* (7824/7825) Turtle River State Park, ND (06/12), (06/10)

moth 45

Deidamia* (7871) Turtle River State Park, ND (05/22)

moth 25

Darapsa* (7885) Turtle River State Park, ND (06/18)

moth 14moth 5

Hyles* (7892/7893) Emerado, ND (06/12)


FAMILY NOTODONTIDAE*

moth 15

Pheosia* (7922) Larimore, ND (07/24)

moth 7

Nerice* (7929) Emerado, ND (06/22)

moth 1

Gluphisia* (7931) Turtle River State Park, ND (05/24)

moth 12

Furcula* (7937) Turtle River State Park, ND (05/29)

moth 3

Clostera* (7895) Erskine, MN (05/11)

moth 9

Nadata* (7915) Turtle River State Park, ND (06/24)

moth 8

Hyperaeschra* (7917) Turtle River State Park, ND (06/17)

moth 10

Heterocampa* (7994) Turtle River State Park, ND (06/11)

moth 11

Lochmaeus* (7999) Turtle River State Park, ND (07/09)

moth 10

Schizura* (8007) Turtle River State Park, ND (06/27)

moth 10

Oligocentria* (8012) Erskine, MN (07/07)


FAMILY EREBIDAE*

moth 12moth 16

Crambidia* (8045.1/8051) Turtle River State Park, ND (07/17), Larimore, ND (07/25)

moth 25moth 26

Hypoprepia* (8089/8090) Turtle River State Park, ND (07/18)

moth 9

Clemensia* (8098) Turtle River State Park, ND (07/21)

moth 13moth 17

Virbia* (8114/8125) Erskine, MN (07/07), Turtle River State Park, ND (07/25)

moth 4moth 8moth 12moth 10

Grammia* (8175/8186/8194/8197) Turtle River State Park, ND (06/16), (07/07), (07/12)

moth 5

Apantesis* (8171) Turtle River State Park, ND (06/06)

moth 6moth 10

Spilosoma* (8134/8137) Turtle River State Park, ND (06/06),Emerado, ND (06/04)

moth 9

Estigmene* (8131) Emerado, ND (06/05)

moth 11

Hyphantria* (8140) Turtle River State Park, ND (06/25)

moth 18

Phragmatobia* (8156) Emerado, ND (07/24)

moth 11

Pyrrharctia* (8129) Emerado, ND (06/20)

moth 16

Haploa* (8111) Turtle River State Park, ND (07/04)

moth 5

Halysidota* (8203) Turtle River State Park, ND (07/18)

moth 9

Lophocampa* (8214), Emerado, ND (06/17)

moth 9moth 9moth 11

Cycnia* (8228/8230/8231) Emerado, ND (06/15), (06/05)

moth 5

Euchaetes* (8238) Turtle River State Park, ND (06/16)

moth 4

Ctenucha* (8262) Turtle River State Park, ND (06/20)

moth 5

Cisseps* (8267) Turtle River State Park, ND (06/21)

moth 5moth 11moth 17moth 6moth 15

Idia* (8322/8323/8323.1/8326/8334) Turtle River State Park, ND (05/26), (07/18), Erskine, MN (07/12), (07/10)

moth 10

Phalaenophana* (8338) Grand Forks, ND (06/17)

moth 16moth 7

Zanclognatha* (8345?/8348) Erskine, MN (07/07), Turtle River State Park, ND (07/18)

moth 12

Chytolita* (8355) Fisher, MN (06/24)

moth 26moth 18

Macrochilo* (8358/8360) Turtle River State Park, ND (07/19),(07/06)

moth 27moth 19

Phalaenostola* (8363/8364) Turtle River State Park, ND (07/19), (07/26)

moth 13

Bleptina* (8370) Turtle River State Park, ND (07/15)

moth 20

Renia* (8384.1) Turtle River State Park, ND (07/26)

moth 26

Palthis* (8397) Erskine, MN (06/18)

moth 17moth 18

Hypena* (8444/8446) Turtle River State Park, ND (07/08), Erskine, MN (07/07)

moth 13

Rivula* (8404) Turtle River State Park, ND (06/24)

moth 28

Scoliopteryx* (8555) Turtle River State Park, ND (07/19)

moth 14

Spargaloma* (8479) Turtle River State Park, ND 06/24)

moth 5

Phoberia* (8591) Fisher, MN (05/11)

moth 3moth 6

Caenurgina* (8738/8739) Turtle River State Park, ND (05/25)

moth 21moth 22moth 29

Catocala* (8805/8865/8867) Emerado, ND (07/25), Larimore, ND (07/24), Turtle River State Park, ND (07/19)


FAMILY NOLIDAE*

moth 6

Meganola* (8983/8983.2) Turtle River State Park, ND (05/24)

moth 23

Nola* (8990) Turtle River State Park, ND (07/23)

moth 24

Garella* (8974) Turtle River State Park, ND (07/23)


FAMILY NOCTUIDAE*

moth 2

Abrostola* (8881) Turtle River State Park, ND (07/01)

moth 19moth 10

Diachrysia* (8896/8897) Turtle River State Park, ND (07/08), Larimore, ND (07/21)

moth 11

Autographa* (8908) Turtle River State Park, ND (06/17)

Moth 42

Anagrapha* (8924) Turtle River State Park, ND (05/20)

moth 6

Protodeltote* (9048) Turtle River State Park, ND (06/21)

moth 19

Maliattha* (9049) Turtle River State Park, ND (07/05)

moth 26

Ponometia* (9090), Turtle River State Park, ND (06/29)

moth 27

Charadra* (9189) Turtle River State Park, ND (06/18)

moth 12

Raphia* (9193) Turtle River State Park, ND (06/05)

moth 20moth 11moth 32moth 20moth 28moth 18

Acronicta* (9200/9205/9236/9243/9249/9258) Turtle River State Park, ND (06/22),(06/02) (06/25), (07/06) (07/08), Fisher, MN (06/18)

moth 15

Simyra* (9280) Turtle River State Park, ND (05/30)

moth 12

Cerma* (9062) Turtle River State Park, ND (06/23)

moth 5

Psaphida* (10014) Fisher, MN (04/22)

moth 15

Copivaleria* (10021) Turtle River State Park, ND (04/30)

moth 27

Plagiomimicus* (9752) Emerado, ND (07/27)

moth 11

Stiria* (9785) Larimore, ND (07/21)

moth 21

Sympistis* (10066.1) Turtle River State Park, ND (07/06)

moth 27

Condica* (9690) Turtle River State Park, ND (06/29)

moth 6

Pyrrhia* (11064) Turtle River State Park, ND (06/15)

moth 30moth 13moth 12

Schinia* (11128/11147/11174) Turtle River State Park, ND (07/19), Emerado, ND (07/21), (07/22)

moth 22

Callopistria* (9631) Erskine, MN (07/07)

moth 13

Pseudeustrotia* (9053) Turtle River State Park, ND (06/04)

moth 3

Anterastria* (9284) Turtle River State Park, ND (07/01)

moth 7

Elaphria* (9681.1) Grand Forks, ND (06/20)

moth 2

Galgula* (9688) Grand Forks, ND (05/28)

moth 13

Caradrina* (9656) Turtle River State Park, ND (06/22)

moth 8moth 5

Proxenus* (9647/9649) Turtle River State Park, ND (06/06), (05/24)

moth 15

Phlogophora* (9546) Emerado, ND (06/25)

Moth 14moth 8moth 14moth 33moth 14

Apamea* (9333/9348/9362.2/9364/9374) Grand Forks, ND (06/20), Fisher, MN (06/04), Turtle River State Park, ND (06/02), (07/14), Emerado, ND (07/22)

moth 28

Lateroligia* (9385.1) Turtle River State Park, ND (06/29)

moth 23

Resapamea* (9391) Emerado, ND (07/07)

moth 8moth 22

Neoligia* (9408/9412) Turtle River State Park, ND (07/18), (07/06)

moth 25

Oligia* (9417) Emerado, ND (07/23)

moth 9

Xylomoia* (9433) Turtle River State Park, ND (07/18)

moth 15

Amphipoea* (9457) Turtle River State Park, ND (07/15)

moth 11

Bellura* (9525), Fisher, MN (06/11)

Moth 1moth 24moth 17

Xylena* (9873/9874/9876) Emerado, ND (04/26) (04/30)

Lithophane Bmoth 14moth 25moth 18moth 47moth 13

Lithophane* (9885/9887/9888/9889/9892/9893/9891/9922/9928/9917/9910), Turtle River State Park, ND (04/28) (05/03), Emerado, ND (04/30)

moth 8moth 16moth 4

Eupsilia* (9933/9935/9936)  Grand Forks, ND (04/13), Emerado, ND (04/23), Turtle River State Park, ND (04/30)

moth 8

Hyppa* (9578) Turtle River State Park, ND (05/26)

moth 26

Ipimorpha* (9555) Larimore, ND (07/24)

moth 23

Chytonix* (9556) Turtle River State Park, ND (07/03)

moth 3moth 3

Orthosia* (10493, 10495) Turtle River State Park, ND (05/24), (04/26)

egira

Egira* (10513) Grand Forks, ND (05/19)

moth 4

Achatia* (10518) Turtle River State Park, ND (05/24)

moth 1

Morrisonia* (10520) Grand Forks, ND (05/25)

moth 9moth 16

Anarta* (10223/10231?) Emerado, ND (06/07), Turtle River State Park (07/15)

moth 24

Polia* (10275), Erskine, MN (07/07)

moth 20

Melanchra* (10292) Turtle River State Park, ND (05/31)

moth 16moth 18moth 7moth 31

Leucania* (10444/10447/10449/10462) Emerado, ND (06/25), Turtle River State Park, ND (06/16), (07/16)

moth 2moth 29

Lacanobia* (10297/10300) Turtle River State Park, ND (06/30),(06/19)

moth 12

Trichordestra* (10307) Erskine, MN (07/12)

moth 14moth 17

Lacinipolia* (10370/10397) Turtle River State Park, ND (06/22), Emerado, ND (06/25)

moth 2

Dargida* (10431) Turtle River State Park, ND (05/24)

moth 17moth 46

Mythimna* (10436/10438) Emerado, ND (07/15), Turtle River State Park, ND (05/23)

moth 12

Protorthodes* (10563) Turtle River State Park, ND (06/11)

Moth 9

Orthodes* (10587) Turtle River State Park, ND (06/20)

moth 44

Peridroma* (10915)  Emerado, ND (05/22)

moth 7moth 19

Euxoa* (10702/10805) Turtle River State Park, ND (06/15), (07/17)

moth 11

Agrotis* (10658/10663) Mentor, MN (06/08)

moth 20

Feltia* (10676) Emerado, ND (07/14)

moth 21

Graphiphora* (10928) Turtle River State Park, ND ((07/15)

moth 10

Paradiarsia* (10992) Emerado, ND (06/21)

moth 4

Cerastis* (10994) Erskine, MN (05/11)

moth 8

Spaelotis* (10926) Turtle River State Park, ND (06/16)

moth 12

Xestia* (10942) Grand Forks, ND (06/17) 


 

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