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.
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 olivacea. Thank you, Tomas!
These images introduce selected examples of our local Thyatirid and Scoopwing Moths (Families Depranidae and Uraniidae). The four images shown here represent three genera and three different species of moths. These specimens were found and photographed in northeastern North Dakota. Once you know where to look in the field guide, these moths are not difficult to identify.
See if you can identify these moths by matching these images with those found on pages 176-179 of the Peterson Field Guide to Moths of Northeastern North America. Click on the two links below to find other living images of North American Depranidae and Uraniidae archived in the Moth Photographer’s Guide: