These photographs introduce our local Snout Moths (Family Erebidae, Subfamily Hypeninae). Moths shown here represent four different species and one genus, all found and photographed in northeastern North Dakota or northwestern Minnesota.
See if you can identity these moths by matching images shown here with those found on pages 322-327 of the Peterson Field Guide to Moths of Northeastern North America.
Click on the link below to view examples of these and other species of Hypeninae archived in the Moth Photographer’s Guide: http://mothphotographersgroup.msstate.edu/fast.php?plate=24&page=6&size=s&sort=h
Thanks for posting these photos. I just saw one here in South Dakota and you helped me identify its subfamily.
Hi, David! Your moth is an example of Hypena scabra, if it helps to know that. 😉
It does help, yes. Thanks! I study fish, so I know a little about aquatic invertebrates and riparian entomology, but on dry land I rely on field guides – and on people like you who share what they know.
If you have not already done so, add http://www.bugguide.net to your ‘internet library’ of field guide resources, David. Best wishes!