These five images introduce our common local Lichen Moths (Family Erebidae, Subfamily Arctiinae, Tribe Lithosiini). Shown here are examples of three genera and five species, all of which were found and photographed in northeastern North Dakota.
Spend a few minutes learning the names of these small moths by matching these photographs with images shown on pages 292-295 of the Peterson Field Guide to Moths of Northeastern North America.
Browse this link to examine other examples of North American Lichen Moths displayed on the Moth Photographer’s Guide: http://mothphotographersgroup.msstate.edu/slow.php?plate=51.0&page=2
This collage of images introduces our common local Dart Moths (Family Noctuidae, Subfamily Noctuinae, Tribe Noctuini). I reckon this batch of photos may include examples of 14 genera and 26-27 species, all found and photographed in northeastern North Dakota. But I could be ‘way wrong’ about the identity of a couple of these specimens, so I’m hoping you’ll help me.
See if you can identify a few of these Darts by matching them with images found on pages 506-527 of the Peterson Field Guide to Moths of Northeastern North America. But remember, suicide is not an option if you find yourself getting frustrated. Try doing what I do: take a break, brew-up a pot-o-tea, pour yourself a cup, chant ‘Om‘ for a half-hour, and then return to the task. If after three iterations this does not work well for you, then substitute a good bottle of cabernet sauvignon for the pot-o-tea and resume the task tomorrow.
So you say that you’re the sort of moth’er who has masochistic inclinations? Well, then, this link to Moth Photographer’s Guide’s North American Noctuinae may offer the Sisyphean challenge you’re seeking: http://mothphotographersgroup.msstate.edu/pinned.php?plate=33&size=m&sort=h
These photographs introduce our local Flower Moths (Family Noctuidae, Subfamily Heliothinae). Shown here are examples of 4 common genera and 7 different species I’ve found and photographed in northeastern North Dakota.
Try to identify a few of these moths by matching them with images found on pages 422-427 of the Peterson Field Guide to Moths of Northeastern North America? (Individuals in this group may be a little easier to identify than some others I’ve posted recently.)
There are some very colorful moths in the Subfamily Heliothinae. Click on this link to find many more splendid examples of North American Flower Moths archived in the Moth Photographers Guide: http://mothphotographersgroup.msstate.edu/pinned.php?plate=34&size=m&sort=h