Local Pyralid Moths: Family Pyralidae…

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These images introduce selected examples of our local Pyralid Moths (Family Pyralidae).  The 35 images shown here probably represent at least 26 genera and 33-35 different species, all of which were found and photographed in northeastern North Dakota.  Candidly, I find genera and species in this family frustratingly difficult to identify!  Why don’t you try to identity a few of these moths by matching above images with those found on pages 132-147 of the Peterson Field Guide to Moths of Northeastern North America.  Good luck!  Moth Book Click on this link to the Moth Photographer’s Guide to find images of these and many, many other examples of North American Pyralid Moths:   http://mothphotographersgroup.msstate.edu/fast.php?plate=13.0&size=l&sort=h     

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