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Butterflies | Caterpillars

Below are some North Carolina moth photos along with a few moth photos from other locations. Thanks to many folks who have helped me ID some of the creatures on this page, including Pat Coin, Robert Dana, Rick Gillmore, Steve Hall, Ali Iyoob, Kevin Keating, Todd Redhead, Josh Rose, and Steve & Dean.


Moths (Phylum Arthropoda, Class Insecta, Order Lepidoptera)

Tiger Moths (Erebidae, Arctiidae)

Virgin Tiger Moth (Grammia virgo)
Banded Tiger Moth (Apantesis vittata)
Holomelina Moths (Holomelina spp.)
Virginia Ctenucha (Ctenucha virginiana), and Ctenucha moth (Ctenucha cressonana)
Haploa spp. Moths: Confused Haploa, The Neighbor
Salt Marsh Moth (Estigmene acrea)
Wild Forget-me-not Moth (Gnophaela latipennis) - California

Inchworm Moths, Geometer Moths (Geometridae)

Tulip-tree Beauty (Epimecis hortaria)
White Slantline (Tetracis cachexiata)
Common Spring Moth (Heliomata cycladata)
Emerald Moths (Nemoria spp.)
Curve-toothed Geometer (Eutrapela clemataria)
White-striped Black (Trichodezia albovittata) - Haywood Co., NC 9 June 2009
Common Lytrosis (Lytrosis unitaria) - Alleghany Co., NC 1 July 2006
Spear-marked Black (Rheumaptera hastata)
Bluish Spring Moth (Lomographa semiclarata ) -- looks remarkably like a Spring Azure butterfly! - Clay Co., NC 14 May 05
Tornos Moths, Dimorphic Gray

Tent Caterpillars, Lappet Moths (Lasiocampidae)

Eastern Tent Caterpillar Moth (Melacosoma americana)

Owlet Moths, Noctuid Moths (Noctuidae)

Flower Moths (Heliocheilus)
Forester Moths (Alypia)
Wood-Nymph moths (Eudryas grata, Eudryas unio)
Vetch Looper Moth (Caenurgia)
Locust Underwing (Euparthenos nubilis)
Underwing Moths (Catocala)
Bolomocha Moths (Hypena, Bolomocha)
Litter Moths (Zanclognatha)
Bog Deltote (Deltote allicula)
Black-bordered Lemon (Marimatha nigrofimbria)

Hooktip Moths (Depranidae)

Rose Hooktip

Pyralid Moths (Pyralidae)

Trumpet Vine Moth (Clydonopteron sacculana)
Crowned Phlyctaenia (Phlyctaenia coronata tertialis)
Proceras and Webworm Moths (Procera spp.)

Giant Silkworm Moths, Royal Moths (Saturniidae)

Luna Moth (Actias luna)
Spiny Oakworm Moth (Anisota stigma)
Polyphemus Moth (Antheraea polyphemus)
Io Moth (Automeris io)
Tuliptree Moth (Callosamia angulifera)
Pine Devil Moth (Citheronia sepulcralis)
Rosy Maple Moth (Dryacampa rubicunda)
Ceanothus Silk Moth (Hylophora euryalus)

Hawkmoths, Sphinx Moths (Sphingidae)

Virginia Creeper Sphinx (Darapsa myron)
Tersa Sphinx Moth (Xylophanes tersa)
Tantalus Sphinx Moth (Aellopos tantalus)
Snowberry Clearwing (Hemaris diffinis)
Hummingbird Moth (Hemaris thysbe)
Nessus Sphynx Moth (Amphion floridensis) - Orange Co., NC 28 May 04
Mournful Sphynx Moth (Enyo lugubris) - Brunswick Co., NC 28 May 04
Catalpa Sphinx (Ceratomia catalpae)
Waved Sphinx (Ceratomia undulosa)
Spurge Hawkmoth (Hyles euphorbiae)
White-lined Sphinx (Hyles lineata)
Ash Sphinx (Manduca jasminearum)
Blinded Sphinx, Blind-eyed Sphinx (Paonias excaecata)
Small-eyed Sphinx (Paonias myops)
Clark's Day Sphinx (Proserpinus clarkiae)

Window-winged Moths (Thyrididae)

Spotted Thyris (Thyris maculata) - Haywood Co., NC 13 May 05
Mournful Thyris (Thyris sepulchralis) 1 | Mournful Thyris (Thyris sepulchralis) 2 (Black moth with white spots) - Haywood Co., NC 13 May 05
Another Mournful Thyris (Thyris sepulchralis) (Window-winged Moth Family) - Pender Co., NC 23 Apr 06

Smoky Moths, Leaf Skeletonizer Moths (Zygaenidae)

Grapeleaf Skeletonizer (Harrisina americana)
Orange-patched Smoky Moth (Pyromorpha dimidiata)

Ermine Moths (Yponomeutidae)

Ailanthus Webworm Moth (Atteva punctella)

Unidentified Moth

unidentified moth from the NC moutains (perhaps a Scopulaor Semiothisa- Graham Co., NC 29 Apr 2006

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