Moths

 

Here's the beginnings of a photographic moth list of the County. It's largely the work of field tech Dylan Cipkowski, who has been braving starlit skies and peaceful evenings to do some diligent photo sampling of moths.

(For historical value, here is an older blog documenting some of our early mothing attempts.)

 

Sphinx Moths: Family Sphingidae  This group contains some well-known and strikingly beautiful species, including the Hummingbird Clearwing and the Waved Sphinx. They range in size, from medium to large and are usually heavy bodied with wingspans to nearly six inches in some species. They are strong, fast flyers with many active at dusk and some species may be seen during the day nectaring at flowers.

Silkworm Moths: Family Saturniidae In general, this group represents the largest of the world's moths, the adults having long, hair-like scales and large bodies. Examples include the Cecropia Moth, the largest moth in North America and the Luna Moth, one of the most beautiful and popular of moth species.

Underwing Moths: Genus Catocala  These woodland moths, sized medium to large, are named for their often brightly colored hindwings, which are usually concealed when resting. Underwings will readily visit sugar baits and we have had a variety of Underwings visit our moth lights. 

Typical Geometer Moths: Family Geometridae  Also known as the Inchworm Moths, this group is defined by their broad wings that are typically layed flat at rest. Wing shape varies greatly between species. Many species will frequently visit porch lights at night.

Carpets and Pugs: Family Geometridae, Subfamily Larentiinae  A large group of delacite, broad-winged moths often resting with wings spread out. They are frequent visitors to night time lights that have nearby forests.

Tiger Moths: Family Erebidae, Subfamily Arctiinae, Tribe Arctiini  A variable and attractive group of moths with both night and day flying specimens. The well known Woolly Bear Caterpillar belongs to this group and are the larvae of the Isabella Tiger Moth.

Litter Moths: Family Eribidae, Subfamily Hermeniinae  Found in fields, woodlands, and gardens, these moths have delta-shaped wings that are held flat when at rest. In general, their larvae rely on dead leaves, other detritus, and fungus to feed on.

Snouts: Family Eribidae, Subfamily Hypeninae  Snouts are characterized by their long lobial palps giving them a "big-nosed" appearance. This group has notably patterned forwings and are generally found in woodlands.

Prominents: Family Notodontidae  Many species beautifully colored, stout, and with tufts of hairlike scales. Generally these moths are found in woodlands.

Slug Moths: Family Limacodidae  These small, stocky moths often rest their wings in a tent-like formation sometimes curling their abdomens upwards.

 

Internet Resources:

bugguide.net

mothphotographersgroup.msstate.edu

butterfliesandmoths.org

natureserve.org

 

Works Consulted

Peterson Field Guide to Moths of Northeastern North America

Beadle, David, and Seabrooke Leckie. 2012. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

Owlet Caterpillars of Eastern North America

Wagner, David L., et al. 2011. Princeton University Press.

 

 

 

 

 

Hemaris diffinis

Snowberry Clearwing    Photo taken in Harlemville, NY

Hodges#7855

Hosts: Snowberry, Dogbane and Honeysuckle.

Conservation Status: Common and widespread.

Wingspan: 35-50mm.

Note: The Snowberry Clearwing resembles the Hummingbird Clearwing, but is generally smaller, has black legs (opposed to the white legs of H. thysbe), and lacks a reddish color in its body and tail. Both this moth and the Hummingbird Clearwing are diurnal, will readily visit Monarda, Milkweed and other flowers, and are both sometimes refered to as the "flying lobster".

 

 

 

 

Hemaris thysbe

Hummingbird Clearwing  Photo taken in Harlemville, NY

Hodges#7853

Hosts: Viburnum, Honeysuckle, Snowberry, Cherry, Plum, and Hawthorn.

Conservation Status: Common and widespread, but serious threats to this species exist, including herbicides, invasive plants, and heavy deer browsing, reducing native Viburnums and other larval food plants.

Wingspan: 40-55mm.

Habitat: NatureServe notes that this moth is likely restricted to areas with native Viburnums present, as many Viburnum species found in its range are important food sources for H. thysbe larvae. 

 

 

 

 

 

Pachysphinx modesta

Modest Sphinx        Photo taken near Harlemville, NY

Hodges#7828

Hosts: Poplar, Aspen, Cottonwood, and Willow.

Conservation Status: Common and widespread.

Wingspan: 45-65mm.

 

 

 

 

Paonias myops

Small-eyed Sphinx        Photo taken in Harlemville, NY

Hodges#7825

Hosts: Deciduous trees including Black Cherry, Serviceberry, and Basswood.

Conservation Status: Common and widespread.

Wingspan:32-35mm.

 

 

 

 

 

Paonias excaecata

Blinded Sphinx         Photo taken in Austerlitz, NY

Hodges#7824

Hosts: Birch, Poplar, Basswood and other deciduous trees.

Conservation Status: Common and widespread.

Wingspan: 35-50mm.

 

 

 

 

Smerinthus jamaicensis

Twin-spotted Sphinx      Photo taken in Harlemville, NY

Hodges#7821

Hosts:Deciduous trees including Apple, Ash, Elm, Poplar, and Birch.

Conservation Status: Common and Widespread.

Wingspan: 38-45mm.

 

 

 

 

 

Dolba hyloeus

Pawpaw Sphinx   Photo taken in Austerlitz, NY

Hodges# 7784

Hosts: Pawpaw, Sweetfern, Holly, Possum Haw, and Inkberry.

Conservation Status: Uncommon and local in parts of its range, but overall common in eastern US. 

Wingspan: 50-68mm.

 

 

 

 

 

Ceratomia undulosa

Waved Sphinx        Photo taken in Harlemville, NY

Hodges#7787

Hosts: Ash, Privet, Oak, Hawthorn, and Fringe Tree.

Wingspan: 78-110mm.

Conservation Status: Common and widespread in forests as well as urban street trees, however significant decline expected due to spreading Emerald Ash Borer. In our Columbia County moth light surveys this species has been the most commonly seen moth from the Sphingidae family.

 

 

 

 

 

Sphinx kalmiae

Sphinx kalmiae

Laurel Sphinx           Photo taken in Ancram, NY

Hodges#7809

Hosts: Trees and shrubs, including Laurel, Ash, Lilac, and Poplars.

Conservation Status: Although currently not rare, the specie's population declined in the northeastern US during the mid 20th century. Furthur population decline is likely as Ash trees in our region are deminished due to the Emerald Ash Borer. An uncertain future lies ahead for the Laurel Sphinx in the northeast.

Wingspan: 75-103mm.

Note: Like many Sphingidae, this moth can sometimes be seen nectaring flowers at dusk.

 

 

 

 

Lapara bombycoides

 Northern Pine Sphinx  Photo taken in Harlemville, NY

Hodges#7817

Hosts: Pine and Tamerack.

Conservation Status: Common in northeastern US.

Wingspan: 45-60mm.

 

 

 

 

Sphecodina abbottii

Abbott's Sphinx     Photo taken in Greenport, NY

Hodges#7870

Hosts: Grape and Ampelopsis.

Conservation Status: Comm

Wingspan: 51-70mm.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amphion floridensis

Nessus Sphinx             Photo taken in Harlemville, NY

Hodges#7873

Hosts: Grape.

Conservation Status: Common in eastern US.

Wingspan: 37-55mm.

Note: This moth is feeding on salts and amino acids in this cow manure. Small amounts of exposed manure can be an effective way to attract moths and butterflies in your garden.

 

  

 

 

 

Hyles gallii

Hyles gallii

Hyles gallii

Bedstraw Hawkmoth and Caterpillar        

Photo taken in Harlemville, NY

Hodges#7893

Hosts: Bedstraw and other low plants.

Conservation Status: Uncommon, but not rare.

Wingspan: 65-90mm.

Note: Planting Monarda (aka Bee Balm) in your garden is a great way to attract day-flying moths, including the Hummingbird Clearwing, the Snowberry Clearwing, and the Bedstraw Hawkmoth.

 

 

 

 

 

Darapsa choerilus

Azalea Sphinx             Photo taken in Harlemville, NY

Hodges#7886

Hosts: Azalea, Blueberry, Sour Gum, and Viburnum.

Conservation Status: Common and widespread.

​Habitat: Forests containing Viburnum or Azalea.

Wingspan: 57-75mm.

 

 

 

 

Darapsa myron

Virginia Creeper Sphinx       Photo taken in Harlemville, NY

Hodges#7885

Hosts: Virginia Creeper, Grape, Ampelopsis, and Viburnum,

Conservation Status: Common and widespread.

Habitat: Wooded areas containing Grape or Virginia Creeper. Adults known to visit flowers for nectar.

Wingspan: 45-65mm.

 

 

 

Deidamia inscriptum

Spotted Apatelodes      Photo taken in Harlemville, NY

Hodges#7663

Hosts: Deciduous trees including Ash, Maple, and Oak.

Conservation Status: Common and widespread in eastern US, from southern Adirondacks region to southeastern US.

Wingspan: 32-46mm.

 

 

 

 

Actias luna

Luna Moth    Photo taken in Harlemville, NY

Hodges#7758

Hosts: A variety of trees and shrubs including Birch, Beech, Poplar, Shadbush, and Walnut.

Distribution. Found in every eastern US state and west to eastern Texas and eastern North Dakota.

Wingspan: 75-105mm.

Note: One of the most popular and beautiful moths. These short lived moths (about a week), have vestigial mouth parts and cannot feed; they emerge and fly only to reproduce.

 

 

 

 

Antheraea polyphemus

Polyphemus Moth         Photo taken in Harlemville, NY

Hodges#7757

Hosts: Deciduous trees, shrubs and vines including Ash, Birch, Grape, Hickory, Maple, Oak, and Pine.

Conservation Status: Common and widespread.

Wingspan: 100-150mm.

 

 

 

Hyalophora cecropia

Cecropia Moth    Photo taken in Harlemville, NY

Hodges#7767

Hosts: Deciduous trees and shrubs including Apple, Ash, Beech, Birch, Elm, Maple, Oak, and Willow.

Conservation Status: Common and widespread.

Wingspan: 110-150mm.

 

 

 

Automeris io

IO Moth           Photo taken in Harlemville, NY

Hodges#7746

Hosts: Deciduous trees and shrubs including Clover, Corn, Maple, Oak, and Willow.

Conservation Status: Common and Widespread.

Wingspan: 50-80mm.

 

 

 

 

Dryocampa rubicunda

Rosy Maple Moth        Photo taken in Harlemville, NY

Hodges#7715

Hosts: Maple and Oak.

Conservation Status: Common and widespread.

Wingspan: 32-55mm.

Note: This strawberry lemonade themed moth will readily visit porch lights in mid to late spring and early summer.

 

 

 

 

Tolype velleda

Large Tolype                  Photo taken in Harlemville, NY

Hodges#7670

Hosts: Apple, Ash, Birch and other deciduous trees.

Conservation Status:  Common in eastern US.

Wingspan: 32-58mm.

 

 

 

Phyllodesma americana

Lappet Moth   Photo taken in Austerlitz, NY

Hodges#7687

Hosts: Alder, Birch, Oak, Poplar and Rose.

Conservation Status: Common and widespread.

Total Length: 15-25mm.

 

 

 

 

 

Malacosoma americana

Eastern Tent Caterpillar Moth         Photo taken in Harlemville, NY

Hodges#7701

Hosts: Deciduous trees, mainly Apple, Cherry and Crab Apple.

Conservation Status: Common and widespead.

Wingspan: 22-44mm.

Note: Although these moth's caterpillars are considered a pest to Cherry and Apple trees, tree fatality only occurs in young trees when the caterpillars deplete a majority of the leaves. A young Apple or Cherry affected can be saved by removing the tent mass.

 

 

 

Catocala cerogama

Yellow-banded Underwing  Photo taken in Harlemville, NY

Hodges#8802

Hosts: Basswood.

Conservation status: Common and widespread.

Habitat: Forests or urban areas containing native or planted Basswood.

Wingspan: 64-81mm.

 

 

 

 

Catocala ultronia

Ultronia Underwing     Photo taken in Bebee State Forest, NY

Hodges#8857

Hosts: Primarily Cherry, Plum, Apple and Hawthorn.

Conservation Status: Common and widespread.

Habitat: Wooded areas with suitable host plant.

Wingspan: 46-63mm.

 

 

 

 

Catocala palaeogama

Oldwife Underwing    Photo taken in Harlemville, NY

Hodges#8795

Hosts: Hickory and Walnut.

Conservation Status: Common and widespread.

Wingspan: 60-70mm.

 

 

 

 

Catocala innubens

The Betrothed     Photo taken in Harlemville, NY

Hodges#8770

Hosts: Honey Locust.

Conservation Status: Common and widespread.

Wingspan: 55-72mm.

 

 

 

 

 

Catocala residua

Residua Underwing       Photo taken in Bebee State Forest, NY

Hodges#8785

Hosts: Hickory and Pecan.

Conservation Status: Common and widespread in most eastern US states, critically imperilled in Delaware. 

Wingspan: 60-73

 

 

 

 

Catocala Habilis

Habilis Underwing    Photo taken in Bebee State Forest, NY

Hodges#8778

Hosts: Walnut and Hickory.

Conservation: Common and widespread, but asbent from Atlantic coastal region and piedmont.

Wingspan: 55-67mm.

 

 

 

 

Catocala grynea

Woody Underwing     Photo taken in Harlemville, NY

Hodges#8864

Hosts: Apple, Plum, Hawthorn, Oak, and WIllow.

Conservation Status: Common in eastern US.

Wingspan: 39-50mm.

 

 

 

 

 

Catocala lineela

Little Lined Underwing        Photo taken in Harlemville, NY

Hodges#8878.1

Hosts: Oak.

Conservation Status: Common and widespread.

Wingspan: 35-40mm.

 

 

 

 

Catocala marmorata

White Underwing        Photo taken near Philmont, NY

Hodges#8803

Hosts: Poplar and Willow.

Conservation Status: Common and widespread.

Wingspan: 70-80mm.

 

 

 

 

Caenurgina crassiuscula

Forage Looper  Photo taken in Harlemville, NY

Hosts: Alfalfa, Grasses, Clover, and Ragweed.

Conservation Status: Common and widespread.

Note: These moths are very common in fields, often flushed when approched as they rest in the low vegetation.

 

 

 

 

Parallelia bistrialis

Maple Looper Moth           Photo taken near Harlemville, NY

Hosts: Maple, Brich and, Walnut.

Conservation Status: Common in eastern US.

 

 

 

 

Zale lunata

Lunate Zale   Photo taken in Greenport, NY

Hodges#8689

Hosts: Various:

Conservation Status: Common and widespread.

Wingspan: 40-55mm.

 

 

 

 

Zale duplicata

False Pine Looper Zale  Photo taken in Austerlitz, NY

Hosts: Eastern White Pine.

Conservation Status: Common in northeastern US and southeastern Canada.

Habitat: Pine forests.

Wingspan: 38mm.

 

 

 

 

Zale horrida

Horrid Zale       Photo taken in Harlemville, NY

Hosts: Viburnum.

Conservation Status: Common and widespread.

 

 

 

Euparthenos nubilis

Locust Underwing  Photo taken in Copake Falls, NY

Hodges#8719

Hosts: Black Locust.

Conservation Status: Common in eastern US.

Wingspan:60-70mm.

Note: hindwing is bright orange with four wavy black lines.

 

 

 

 

Phoberia atomaris

Common Oak Moth Photo taken in Harlemville, NY

Hodges#8591

Hosts: Oak.

Conservation Status: Common in eastern US.

Total Length: 18-23mm.

 

 

 

 

Red-lined Panopoda

Red-lined Panopoda  Photo taken in Harlemville, NY

Hodges#8587

Hosts: Beech and Oak.

Conservation Status: Common and widespread.

Wingspan: about 40mm.

 

 

 

Panopoda carneicosta

Brown Panopoda   Photo taken in Harlemville, NY

Hodges#8588

Hosts: Basswood, Hickory, Oak, and Willow.

Conservation Status: Common and widespread.

Wingspan: 38-46mm.

 

 

 

 

 

Habrosyne scripta

Lettered Habrosyne  Photo taken in Bebee State Forest, NY

Hodges#6235

Hosts: Birch, Black Raspberry, and Purple Flowering Raspberry.

Conservation Status: Common and widespread.

Wingspan: 30-39mm.

 

 

Habrosyne gloriosa

Glorious Habrosyne  Photo taken in Austerlitz, NY

Hodges#6236

Hosts: Unknown, but presumably Rubus species.

Conservation Status: Uncommon; range includes some states in eastern US.

Wingspan: About 37mm.

 

 

 

 

Pseudothyatira cymatophoroides

Tufted Thyatrid  Photo taken in Austerlitz, NY

Hodges#6237

Hosts: Alder, Birch, Maple, Poplar, Oak and Willow..

Conservation Status: Common and widespead

Wingspan: 41-43mm.

 

 

 

 

Deprana arcuata

Arched Hooktip       Photo taken in Harlemville, NY

Hodges#6251

Hosts: Alder and Birch.

Conservation Status: Common and widespread.

Wingspan: 27-40mm.

Note: Lavae build and live within silk shelters attached to leaves of Alder or Birch.

 

 

 

 

Baileya ophthalmica

Eyed Baileya            Photo taken in Austerlitz, NY

Hodges#8970

Hosts: Maple, Birch, Beech and other deciduous trees.

Conservation Status: Common and widespread.

Wingspan: 23-32mm.

 

 

 

 

Baileya doubledayi

Doubleday's Baileya   Photo taken in Harlemville, NY

Hodges#8969

Hosts: Alder.

Conservation Status: Uncommon.

Wingspan: 24-28mm.

 

 

 

 

 

Allagrapha aerea

Unspotted Looper   Photo taken in Copake Falls, NY

Hodges#8898

Hosts: Aster and other forbs.

Conservation Status: Common in eastern US.

Habitat: fields and haitats having host plants.

Total Length: 16-22mm.

 

 

 

Diachrysia balluca

Hologram Moth   Photo taken in Harlemville, NY

Hodges#8897

Hosts: Trembling Aspen, Wood Nettle, Hops, and Raspberry.

Conservation Status: Uncommon.

Total Length: 24-28mm.

Note: Also commonly called the Green-patched Looper.

 

 

 

 

 

Plusia contexta

Connected Looper       Photo taken in Ghent, NY

Hodges#8952

Hosts: Grasses.

Conservation Status: Uncommon.

Habitat: Fields and meadows.

Total Length: 18-19mm.

 

 

 

 

Autographa precationis

Common Looper     Photo taken in Austerlitz, NY

Hodges#8908

Hosts: Bean, Cabbage, Dandelion, Plantain and other low plants.

Conservation Status: Common and widespread.

Total Length: 18-20mm.

Note: This moth, as well as other loopers, can be sometimes seen nectaring flowers during day and dusk.

 

 

 

 

Plusia putnami

Putnam's Looper   Photo taken in Harlemville, NY

Hodges#8908

Hosts: Bur Reed, Grasses, and Sedges.

Conservation Status: Uncommon.

Habitat: Damp woodlands.

Total length: 18-20mm.

 

 

 

 

Anagrapha falcifera

Celery Looper  Photo taken in Harlemville, NY

Hodges#8924

Hosts: Low plants, including Beet, Celery, Clover, Corn, Dandelion.

Conservation Status: Common and widespread.

Total Length: 18-22mm.

 

 

 

 

Maliattha synochitis

Black-dotted Glyph    Photo taken in Greenport, NY

Hodges#9049

Hosts: Smartweed.

Conservation Status: Common in eastern US.

Total Length: 9-10mm.

 

 

 

 

Speranza subcessaria

Barred Granite        Photo taken in Ancram, NY

Hodges#6303

Hosts: Currant and Gooseberry

Conservation Status: Although common in parts of northeastern US and southeastern Canada, this moth is not regularly seen in Columbia County. Their larval food plant, Ribes (the genus of Gooseberry and Currant), were deliberately removed from the County between 1920 and 1940 in an effort to control the White Pine Blister Rust, which used Ribes as an intermediate host. Other Lepidoptera affected by this was the Green Comma butterfly (Polygonia faunus), their larvae also needing Ribes as a food source.

Wingspan:20-28mm.

 

 

 

 

Macaria minorata

Minor Angle    Photo taken in Bebee State Forest, NY

Hodges#6340

Hosts: Red Pine and White Pine.

Conservation Status: Common in northeastern US and southeastern Canada.

Wingspan:17-21mm.

 

 

 

Macaria bisignata

Red-headed Inchworm   Photo taken in Bebee State Forest, NY

Hodges#6342

Hosts: Pine.

Conservation Status: Common and widespread.

Wingspan:25-30mm.

 

 

 

Macaria bicolorata

Bicolored Angle  Photo taken in Harlemville, NY

Hodges#6341

Hosts: Pine.

Conservation Status: Uncommon.

Wingspan:27-32mm.

 

 

 

 

Macaria pinistrobata

White Pine Angle   Photo taken in Bebee State Forest, NY

Hodges#6347

Hosts: White Pine.

Conservation Status: Common in northeastern US and southeastern Canada.

Wingspan:24-28mm.

 

 

 

Digrammia ocellinata

Faint-spotted Angle   Photo taken in Copake Falls, NY

Hodges#6386

Hosts: Locust.

Conservation Status: Common in eastern US and southeastern Canada.

Wingspan: 24-27mm.

 

 

 

 

Orthofidonia flavivenata

Yellow-veined Geometer  Photos taken in Austerlitz, NY

Hodges#6430

Hosts: Blueberry.

Conservation Status: Common in northeastern US and southeastern Canada.

Wingspan: 26mm.

 

 

 

 

Hypagyrtis piniata

Pine Measuringworm Moth 

Photo taken in Harlemville, NY

Hodges#6656

Hosts: Conifers and deciduous trees including Birch, Fir, Hemlock, Pine, and Tamarack.

Conservation Status: Common in northeastern US and Canada.

Note: Resembles One-spotted variant, but usually smaller and more gray in color.

Wingspan:28-32mm.

 

 

 

Hypagyrtis unipunctata

One-spotted Variant  Photo taken in Harlemville, NY

Hodges# 6654

Hosts: Conifers and deciduous trees including Birch, Hickory, Oak, Pine, Fir, and Willow.

Conservation Status: Common and widespread.

Wingspan:20-47mm.

 

 

 

 

Phigalia titea

Phigalia titea

The Half-wing   Photos taken in Austerlitz, NY

Hodges#6658

Hosts: Various deciduous trees, including Blueberry, Elm and Hickory.

Conservation Status: Common and widespread.

Wingspan: 30-40mm.

 

 

 

 

 

Phigalia denticulata

Small Phigalia           Photo taken in Harlemville, NY

Hodges#6660

Hosts: Elm and other deciduous trees.

Conservation Status: Common in eastern US.

Wingspan: 30-38mm.

 

 

 

 

 

Homochlodes fritillaria

Pale Homochlodes     Photo taken in Bebee State Forest, NY

Hodges#6812

Hosts: Ferns.

Conservation Status: Common and widespread.

Wingspan: 28-30mm.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prochoerodes lineola

Large Maple Spanworm     Photo taken in Harlemville, NY

Hodges#6982

Hosts: Deciduous trees and low plants including Apple, Birch, Blueberry, Cherry, Oak, Poplar, and grasses.

Conservation Status: Common and widespread.

Wingspan: 35-50mm.

 

 

 

 

 

Ennomos magnaria

Maple Spanworm            Photo taken in Austerlitz, NY

Hodges#6797

Hosts: Maple, Oak, Alder, Basswood, and Poplar.

Conservation Status: Common and widespread.

Wingspan: 43-60mm.

 

 

 

 

Eutrapela clemataria

Curve-toothed Geometer Photo taken in Harlemville, NY

Hodges#6966

Hosts: Ash, Basswood, Birch, Elm, Poplar and other deciduous trees.

Conservation Status: Common and widespread.

Wingspan: 38-56mm.

 

 

 

 

Patalene olyzonaria

Juniper-twig Geometer  Photo taken in Harlemville, NY

Hodges#6974

Hosts: Juniper, White Cedar, and Pine.

Conservation Status: Common and widespread from south-central New York to Florida and west to eastern Texas.

Wingspan: 32-39mm.

 

 

 

 

Euchlaena serrata

The Saw-Wing        Photo taken in Harlemville, NY

Hodges#6724

Hosts: Apple, Blueberry, and Maple.

Conservation Status: Common and widespread.

Wingspan: 27-48mm.

 

 

 

Lambdina fiscellaria

Hemlock Looper        Photo taken in Harlemville, NY

Hosts: Hemlock, Balsom Fir, White Spruce, and Oak.

Conservation Status: Common and widespread.

 

 

 

 

Antepione thisoaria

Variable Antepione  Photo taken in Copake Falls, NY

Hodges#6987

Hosts: Maple, Apple, Sumac and other plants.

Conservation Status: Common.

Wingspan: 27-40mm.

 

 

 

 

Tetracis crocallata

Yellow Slant-line   Photo taken in Austerlitz, NY

Hodges#6963

Hosts: Alder, Sumac, Willow, and Chestnut.

Conservation Status: Common.

Wingspan: 25-45mm.

 

 

 

 

 

Sicya macularia

Sharp-lined Yellow    

Photo taken in Harvey Mtn State Forest, NY

Hodges#6912

Hosts: Blueberry, Alder and other trees and shrubs.

Conservation Status: Common in northeastern US and southeastern Canada.

Wingspan: 24-35mm.

 

 

 

 

Sicya macularia

False Hemlock Looper  Photo taken in Austerlitz, NY

Hodges#6906

Hosts: Various conifers.

Conservation Status: Common in northeastern US and southeastern Canada.

Wingspan: 23-30mm.

 

 

 

 

Besma endropiaria

Straw Besma   Photo taken in Austerlitz, NY

Hodges# 6884

Hosts: Various deciduous trees.

Conservation Status: Common and widespread.

Wingspan: 30-36mm.

 

 

 

 

Eusarca confusaria

Confused Eusarca  Photo taken in Harlemville, NY

Hodges# 6941

Hosts: Aster, Dandelion, Goldenrod, and other Composites.

Conservation Status: Common and widespread.

Wingspan: 30-40mm.

 

 

 

 

Caripeta angustiorata

Brown Pine Looper  Photo taken in Austerlitz, NY

Hodges#6867

Hosts: Pine, Fir, Spruce and Tamerack.

Conservation Status: Common in northeastern US and southeastern Canada.

Wingspan: 28-31mm.

 

 

 

 

Caripeta piniata

Northern Pine Looper  Photo taken in Ancram, NY

Hodges# 6864

Hosts: Pine.

Conservation Status: Common in northeastern US.

Wingspan: 27-38mm.

 

 

 

 

Caripeta divisata

Gray Spruce Looper   Photo taken in Bebee State Forest, NY

Hodges#6863

Hosts: Coniferous trees including Hemlock, Spruce, and White Pine.

Conservation Status: Common in northeastern US, southern Appalachians, and eastern Canada.

Wingspan: 27-38mm.

 

 

 

 

Xanthotype sospeta

Crocus Geometer            Photo taken in Harlemville, NY

Hodges#6743

Hosts: Deciduous trees and shrubs including Basswood, Blueberry, Cherry, Currant, Elm, Maple, Rose, and Viburnum.

Conservation Status: Common and widespread.

Wingspan: 35-48mm.

 

 

 

 

 

Pero morrisonaria

Morrison's Pero     Photo taken in Harlemville, NY

Hodges#6755

Hosts: Conifers including Fir, Pine, Spruce, and Tamarack.

Conservation Status: Common in northeastern US, southern Appalachians, and Canada.

Wingspan: 34-40mm.

 

 

 

Pero honestaria

Honest Pero  Photo taken in Harlemville, NY

Hodges#6753

Hosts: Blackberry, Black Locust, and Tamarack.

Conservation Status: Common and widespread.

Wingspan: 34-36mm.

 

 

 

 

Lomographa glomeraria

Gray Spring Moth   Photo taken in Austerlitz, NY

Hodges#6668

Hosts: Cherry.

Conservation Status: Common and widespread.

Wingspan: 22-25

 

 

 

 

Lytrosis unitaria

Common Lytrosis              Photo taken in Harlemville, NY

Hodges#6720

Hosts: Hawthorn, Pin Oak, and Sugar Maple.

Conservation Status: Common and widespread.

Wingspan: 45-57mm.

 

 

 

 

Euchlaena amoenaria

Deep Yellow Euchlaena   Photo taken in Harlemville, NY

Hodges#6733

Hosts: Unknown.

Conservation Status: Common from south-central New York through southeastern US. Absent in much of New England.

Wingspan: 30-49mm.

 

 

 

 

 

Campaea perlata

Pale Beauty      Photo taken in Bebee State Forest, NY

Hodges#6796

Hosts: Deciduous trees including Aler, Birch, Elm, Oak, and Willow.

Conservation Status: Common and widespread.

Wingspan: 28-51mm.

 

 

 

Phaeoura quernaria

Phaeoura quernaria

Oak Beauty    Photo taken in Harlemville, NY

Hodges#6763

Hosts: Deciduous trees including Basswood, Birch, Elm, Oak, and Poplar.

Conservation Status: Common and widespread.

Wingspan: 37-56mm.

 

 

 

 

Speranza pustularia

Lesser Maple Spanworm 

Photo taken in Bebee State Forest, NY

Hosts: Mainly Maple, also Birch, Cherry, Poplar, and Conifers.

Conservation Status: Common and widespread.

 

 

 

 

Metanema inatomaria

Pale Metanema   Photo taken in Austerlitz, NY

Hodges#6819

Hosts: Poplar and Willow.

Conservation Status: Common in eastern US.

Wingspan: 26-36mm.

 

 

 

 

 

Metanema determinata

Dark Metanema   Photo taken in Harlemville, NY

Hosts: Aspen, Ash, and Willow.

Conservation Status: Common in northeastern US.

 

 

 

 

 

Iridopsis larvaria

Bent-line Gray           Photo taken in Bebee State Forest, NY

Hosts: Deciduous trees including Alder, Birch, Black Cherry, Maple, and Willow.

Conservation Status: Common and widespread.

 

 

 

Iridopsis vellivolata

Large Purplish Gray       Photo taken in Bebee State Forest, NY

Hosts: Fir, Pine, Spruce, and Tamarack.

Conservation Status: Common and widespread.

 

 

Protoboarmia porcelaria

Porcelain Gray   Photo taken in Harlemville, NY

Hosts: Deciduous and coniferous trees including Cedar, Balsom Fir, Hemlock, Pine, Birch, Elm, and Oak.

Conservation Status: Common and widespread.

 

 

Anavitrinella pampinaria

Common Gray   Photo taken in Harlemville, NY

Hosts: Deciduous trees including Apple, Ash, Clover, Cotton, and Poplar.

Conservation Status: Common and widespread.

 

 

 

Ectropis crepuscularia

Small Engrailed  Photo taken in Harlemville, NY

Hosts: Various trees including Apple, Birch, Elm, Hemlock, Oak, Poplar, Spruce, Tamarack, and Willow.

Conservation Status: Common and widespread.

 

 

 

Eufidonia notataria

Power Moth      Photo taken in Harlemville, NY

Hosts: Conifers.

Conservation Status: Common in northeastern US and southern appalachians.

 

 

 

 

Biston betularia

Pepper-and-Salt Geometer  

Photo taken in Harlemville, NY

Hosts: Various trees and shrubs inluding Alder, Birch, Cherry Dogwood, Elm, Tamarack, and Willow.

Conservation Status: Common and widespread; Holarctic.

Habitat. Forests, Woodlots, Parks.

Note: In England, this species had rapidly changed in appearance (in about 100 years) from a relatively light color to a much darker form in order to adapt to a changing environment. Toxic gasses and soot darkened the color of tree trunks during the industrialization of England in the 19th and 20th century.  This species quickly evolved a darker color, allowing them to be camoflaged and not eaten by birds when at rest on the darkened tree bark.

 

 

 

 

Probole alienaria

Alien Probole   Photo taken in New Lebanon, NY

Hosts: Ash, Beech, Birch, Dogwood, Maple, and other deciduous trees and shrubs.

Conservation Status: Common and widespread.

 

 

 

Plagodis kuetzingi

Purple Plagodis     Photo taken in Austerlitz, NY

Hosts: Ash.

Consercation Status: Range includes much of northeastern US; Uncommon.

Note: With the decline of Ash trees from the Emerald Ash Borer, the future for this species is uncertain.

 

 

 

 

Plagodis serinaria

Lemon Plagodis    Photo taken in Austerlitz, NY

Hosts: Deciduous trees including Aspen, Basswood, Blackcherry, and Oak.

Conervation Status: Common in northeastern US and southern Appalachians.

 

 

 

Plagodis phlogosaria

Straight-lined Plagodis   Photo taken in Harlemville, NY

Hosts: Deciduous trees including Alder, Basswood, Birch, Black Cherry, and Choke Cherry.

Conservation Status: Common and widespread.

 

 

 

 

Cyclophora pendulinaria

Sweetfern Geometer   Photo taken in Austerlitz, NY

Hosts: Beech, sweetfern, blueberry, alder and snakeroot.

Consevation Status: Common and widespread.

Size: 17-26mm.

 

 

 

 

Scopula limboundata

Large Lace-border   Photo taken near Harlemville, NY

Hodges#7159

Hosts: Trees and low plants including Apple, Bedstraw, Blueberry, Dandelion, and Meadowsweet.

Conservation Status: Common and widespread.

Wingspan: 20-31mm.

 

 

 

Scopula inductata

Soft-lined Wave    Photo taken in Ancram, NY

Hodges#7169

Hosts: Aster, Ragweed, and other low plants.

Conservation Status: Common and widespread.

Wingspan: 17-24mm.

 

 

 

 

Haematopis grataria

Chickweed Geometer      Photo taken in Harlemville, NY

Hodges#7146

Hosts: Low plants including Chickweed, Clover, Knotweed, and Smartweed.

Conservation Status: Common and widespread.

Wingspan:18-26mm.

 

 

 

 

Synchlora aerata

Wavy-lined Emerald   Photo taken in Harlemville, NY

Hosts: Aster, Coneflower, Goldenrod, Ragweed, and other low plants.

Conservation Status: Common and widespread.

 

 

 

Rheumaptera prunivorata

Cherry Scallop Shell       Photo taken in Bebee State Forest, NY

Hodges#7292

Hosts: Azalea, Meadowsweet, and Willow.

Conservation Status: Common in North East and Appalachian mountains.

 

 

 

 

Eulithis diversilineata

Lesser Grapevine Looper  Photo taken in Harlemville, NY

Hodges#7196

Hosts: Grape and Virginia Creeper.

Conservation Status: Common and widespread.

 

 

 

Ecliptopera silaceata

Small Phoenix  Photo taken in Austerlitz, NY

Hodges#7213

Hosts: Willowherb,Fuchsia and Impatiens.

Conservation Status: Uncommon.

Size: about 30mm.

 

 

 

Xanthorhoe ferrugata

Red Twin-spot       Photo taken in Austerlitz, NY

Hodges#7388

Hosts: Chickweed, ground ivy and other low plants.

Conservation Status: Common in northeastern US and southeastern Canada.

 

 

 

Xanthorhoe lacustrata

Toothed Brown Carpet  Photo taken in Austerlitz, NY

Hodges#7390

Hosts: Birch, Blackberry, Hawthorn, Impatiens and Willow.

Conservation Status: Common and widespread.

 

 

 

 

 

Euphyia intermediata

Sharp-angled Carpet   Photo taken in Harlemville, NY

Hodges#7399

Hosts: Chickweed, Elm, Impatiens, and Mustard.

Conservation Status: Common in northeastern US, Canada, and southern Appalachians.

 

 

 

 

Orthonama obstipata

The Gem             Photo taken in Austerlitz, NY

Hodges#7414

Hosts: Dock, Ragwort and others.

Conservation Status: Common and widespread.

 

 

 

 

Costaconvexa centrostrigaria

Bent-line Carpet       Photo taken in Austerlitz, NY

Hodges#7416

Hosts: Knotweed, Smartweed and others.

Conservation Status: Common and widespread.

 

 

 

 

Anticlea multiferata

Many-lined Carpet

Hodges#7330

Hosts: Willow Herb.

Conservation Status: Common and widespread.

Wingspan:19-25mm.

 

 

 

Xanthorhoe labradorensis

Labrador Carpet  Photo taken in Austerlitz, NY

Hodges#7368

Hosts: A variety of plants including Cabbage, Hemlock, Raddish, and Peppergrass.

Conservation Status: Common and widespread.

 

 

 

 

Euphyia alternata

White-banded Toothed Carpet  

Photo taken in Harlemville, NY

Hodges#7394

Hosts: Bedstraw.

Conservation Status: Common in northeastern US, Canada, and southern Appalachians.

 

 

 

Mesoleuca ruficillata

White-ribboned Carpet  Photo taken in Harlemville, NY

Hodges#7307

Hosts: Birch and Blackberry.

Conservation Status: Common in northeastern US, Canada, and southern Appalachians.

 

 

 

 

Spargania magnoliata

Double-banded Carpet Photo taken in Austerlitz, NY

Hodges#7312

Hosts: Evening Primrose and Willow Herb, especially Fireweed.

Conservation Status: Common in eastern US and southeastern Canada.

Habitat: Forest clearings, meadows, recently burned areas, and roadsides.

Wingspan: 19-27mm.

 

 

 

 

Coryphista meadii

Barberry Geometer  Photo taken in Harlemville, NY

Hodges#7290

Hosts: Barberry.

Conservation Status: Common and widespread.

 

 

 

 

Hydriomena renunciata

Renounced Hydriomena        Photo taken in Harlemville, NY

Hodges#7236

Hosts: Alder.

Conservation Status: Uncommon.

 

 

 

 

Anticlea vasiliata

Variable Carpet   Photo taken in Austerlitz, NY

Hodges#7329

Hosts: Raspberry and Carolina Rose.

Conservation Status: Common and widespread.

Wingspan: 30mm.

 

 

 

 

Operophtera bruceata

Bruce Spanworm          Photo taken in Harlemville, NY

Hodges#7437

Hosts: Various deciduous trees, including Aspen and Maple.

Conservation Status: Common in northeastern US.

 

 

 

 

Venusia comptaria

Brown-shaded Carpet   Photo taken in Austerlitz, NY

Hodges#7428

Hosts: Alder, Beech and Birch.

Conservation Status: Common and widespread.

Wingspan: about 20mm.

 

 

 

 

Venusia comptaria

Brown-shaded Carpet  Photo taken in Austerlitz, NY

Hodges#7428

Hosts: Alder, Beech and Birch.

Conservation Status: Common in eastern US.

Wingspan:17-22mm.

 

 

 

 

 

Eubaphe mendica

The Beggar    Photo taken in Harlemville, NY

Hodges#7440

Hosts: Blueberry, Maple, and Violet.

Conservation Status: Common and widespread.

 

 

 

 

Horisme intestinata

Brown Bark Carpet   Photo taken in Austerlitz, NY

Hodges#7445

Hosts: Clematis

Conservation Status: Common and widespread.

Size: 21-33mm.

 

 

 

 

Heterophleps triguttaria

Three-spotted Fillip      Photo taken in Harlemville, NY

Hodges#7647

Hosts: Maple.

Conservation Status: Common in eastern US.

 

 

 

 

 

Eupithecia columbiata

Columbia Pug  Photo taken in Austerlitz, NY

Hodges#7459

Hosts: Various deciduous trees and plants.

Conservation Status: Common and widespread.

Wingspan: 12-20mm.

 

 

 

 

 

Eupithecia miserulata

Common Pug   Photo taken in Austerlitz, NY

Hosts: Aster, Clover, Juniper, Oak and others.

Common and widespread.

 

 

 

Pasiphila rectangulata

Green Pug   Photo taken in Harlemville, NY

Hosts: Apple, Buckthorn, Cherry, Pear and others.

Conservation Status: Common in south eastern Canada and northeastern US.

 

 

 

Eupithecia absinthiata

Wormwood Pug Photo taken in Harlemville, NY

Hosts: A variety of low plants including Aster, Goldenrod, and Wormwood.

Conservation Status: Common in southeastern Canada and northeastern US.

 

 

 

 

Cladara limitaria

Mottled Gray Carpet Photo taken in Austerlitz, NY

Hodges#7637

Hosts: Sheep Laurel and Conifers.

Conservation Status: Common in northeastern US and southeastern Canada.

Wingspan:21-28mm.

 

 

 

 

Cladara atroliturata

The Scribbler    Photo taken in Austerlitz, NY

Hodges#7639

Hosts: Alder, Birch, Maple, and Willow.

Conservation Status: Common in northeastern US and southeastern Canada.

Wingspan: 23-30mm.

Note: Both the gray and more typical green form are shown above.

 

 

 

 

 

Lacosoma chiridota

Scalloped Sack-bearer  Photo taken in Greenport, NY

Hodges# 7659

Hosts: Oak.

Conservation Status: Uncommon.

Wingspan: 20-32mm.

 

 

 

 

Lymantria dispar

Gypsy Moth          Photo taken in Harlemville, NY

Hosts: Oak and other deciduous trees and shrubs.

Conervation Status: Common and widespread.

Note: Inentionally introduced from Europe in the 1860's, they are now a major pest to hardwood trees in North America.

 

 

 

 

Dasychira basiflava

Yellow-based Tussock Moth                Photo taken in Harlemville, NY

Hosts: Oak.

Conservation Status: Common in eastern US.

 

 

 

Hypoprepia fucosa

Painted Lichen Moth      Photo taken in Bebee State Forest, NY

Hosts: Lichen and moss.

Conservation Status: Common and widespread.

 

 

Apantesis nais

Nais Tiger Moth         Photo taken in Ghent, NY

Hosts: Low plants including Clover, Grasses, Plantain, and Violet.

Conservation Status: Common and widespread.

 

 

Grammia virgo

Virgin Tiger Moth       Photo taken in Ancram, NY

Hosts: Various low plants, such as Plantain and Clover.

Conservation Status: Common and widespread.

 

 

 

Grammia virguncula

Little Virgin Tiger Moth     Photo taken in Ghent, NY

Hosts: Low plants including Dandelion, Knotweed, and Plantain.

Conservation Status: Common in northeastern US, Canada, and Southern Appalachians.

 

 

 

 

Phragmatobia fuliginosa

Phragmatobia fuliginosa

Ruby Tiger Moth    Photo taken in Austerlitz, NY

Hosts: Goldenrod, Plantain, Sunflower and other low plants.

Conservation Status: Common in northeastern US and southern Canada.

 

 

 

Spilosoma virginica

Virginian Tiger Moth    Photo taken in Austerlitz, NY

Hosts: Various deciduous trees and low plants, including Birch, Cabbage, Maple and Tobacco.

Conservation Status: Common and widespread.

 

 

 

 

Spilosoma congrua

Agreeable Tiger Moth        Photo taken in Ghent, NY

Hosts: Low plants including Plantain and Pigweed.

Conservation Status: Common and widespread.

 

 

 

Pyrrharctia isabella

Isabella Tiger Moth     Photo taken in Harlemville, NY

Hosts: Deciduous trees and low plants including Aster, Birch, Elm, Maple, and Sunflower.

Conservation Status: Common and widespread.

Note: This is the adult form of the famous Wooly Bear Caterpillar.

 

 

 

 

Estigmene acrea

Salt Marsh Moth      Photo taken in Harlemville, NY

Hosts: Various trees and plants, including Apple, Cabbage and Corn.

Conservation Status: Common and widespread.

 

 

 

 

Virbia aurantiaca

Orange Virbia           Photo taken near Philmont NY

Hosts: Various low plants, including dandelion and plantain.

Conservation Status: Common in eastern US.

 

 

 

 

Hypercompe scribonia

Giant Leopard Moth  Photo taken near Philmont, NY

Hosts: Deciduous trees and low plants including Cabbage, Cherry, Maple, Sunflower, and Willow.

Consertation Status: Common and widespread.

 

 

 

Lophocampa caryae

Hickory Tussock Moth    Photo taken in Harlemville, NY

Hosts: Deciduous trees including Ash, Elm, Hickory, Maple, and Oak.

Conservation Status: Common and widespread.

 
 
 
 
Halysidota tessellaris

Banded Tussock Moth   Photo taken in Harlemville, NY

Hosts: Deciduous trees and shrubs including Alder, Ash, Birch, Elm, Oak, and Willow.

Conservation status: Common and widespread.

 
 
 
 
 
Cycnia tenera

Delicate Cycnia            Photo taken in New Lebanon, NY

Hosts: Indian Hemp and Milkweed.

Conservation Status: Common in eastern US.

 

 

 

Cisseps fulvicollis

Yellow-collared Scape Moth   

Photo taken in Harlemville, NY

Hosts: Grasses, Lichen, and spikerush.

Conservation Status: Common and widespread.

 

 

 

 

Ctenucha virginica

Virginia Ctenucha    Photo taken near Harlemville, NY

Hosts: Grass, Lichen and Spikerush.

Conservation Status: Common and widespread

 
 
 
 
 
Haploa confusa

Confused Haploa  Photo taken in Ancram, NY

Hodges#8112

Hosts: Hound's Tongue.

Conservation Status: Common in northeastern US.

Total Length: 20-22mm.

 
 
 
 
 
 
Haploa clymene

Clymene Moth  Photo taken in Harlemville, NY

Hosts: Eupatorium species, also Oak, Peach, and Willow.

Conservation Status: Common and widespread.

 

 
 

Renia discoloralis

Discolored Renia      Photo taken in Bebee State Forest, NY

Hosts: Dead leaves and other detritus.

Conservation Status: Common and widespread.

Habitat: Mesic and dry forests.

 

 

 

Renia flavipunctalis

Yellow-spotted Renia  Photo taken in Austerlitz, NY

Hosts: Dead leaves of deciduous trees.

Conservation Status: Common and widespread.

Habitat: Deciduous forests.

Wingspan: about 28mm

 

 

 

 

Zanclognatha jacchusalis

Wavy-lined Fan-foot     Photo taken in Bebee State Forest, NY

Hosts: Dead leaves.

Conservation Status: Common and Widespread

Habitat: Barens and Oak woodlands.

 

 

 

Chytolita morbidalis

Morbid Owlet       Photo taken in Austerlitz, NY

Hosts: Hazel, Dandelion and dead leaves of deciduous trees.

Conservation Status: Common and widespread.

 

 

 

 

Zanclognatha laevigata

Variable Fan-foot    Photo taken in Bebee State Forest, NY

Hosts: Dead leaves and other detritus.

Conservation Status: Common and widespread, but largely absent from Atlantic coastal regions.

 

 

 

 

 

Spargaloma sexpunctata

Six-spotted Gray     Photo taken in Harlemville, NY

Hodges#8479

Hosts: Dogbane.

Conservation Status: Common and widespread.

Total Length: 15-18mm.

 

 

 

 

 

Melanomma auricinctaria

Gold-lined Melanomma  Photo taken in Harlemville, NY

Hosts: Huckleberry.

Conservation Status: Uncommon.

 

 

 

 

 

Rivula propinqualis

Spotted Grass Moth      Photo taken in Harlemville, NY

Hosts: Grasses.

Conservation Status: Common and widespread.

 

 

 

 

Phalaenostola metonalis

Pale Phalaenostola     Photo taken in Harlemville, NY

Hosts: Dead leaves and some herbaceous plants.

Conservation Status: Common in eastern US.

 

 

 

 

Macrochilo absorptalis

Slant-lined Owlet      Photo taken near Harlemville, NY

Hosts: Sedges

Conservation Status: Common and widespread.

Habitat: Wetlands abundant with upright sedge (Carex stricta).

 

 

 

 

Palthis angulalis

Dark-spotted Palthis  Photo taken in Harlemville, NY

Hosts: Various trees including Ash, Alder, Maple, Spruce, and Willow.

Conservation Status: Common and widespread.

 

 

 

 

Palthis asopialis

Faint-spotted Palthis   Photo taken in Harlemville, NY

Hosts: Bean, Coralberry, Corn, Oak, and Spanish Needles.

Conservation Status: Common and widespread.

 

 

 

Idia americalis

American Idia      Photo taken in Harlemville, NY

Hodges#8322

Hosts: Dead leaves and other detritus; lichen.

Conservation Status: Common and widespread.

Total Length: 13-14mm.

 

 

 

 

 

Idia aemula

Common Idia     Photo taken in Harlemville, NY

Hodges#8323

Hosts: Various forms of organic matter.

Conservation Status: Common and widespread.

Total Length:11-16mm.

 

 

 

 

Idia scobialis

Smoky Idia        Photo taken in Bebee State Forest, NY

Hodges#8330

Hosts: Unknown.

Conservation Status: Locally common in eastern US.

Total Length:10-14mm.

 

 

 

 

Idia lubricalis

Glossy Black Idia        Photo taken in Bebee State Forest, NY

Hodges#8334

Hosts: Fungi, grasses, lichen and rotten wood.

Conservation Status: Common and Widespread.

Total Length:18-21mm.

 

 

 

 

Idia rotundalis

Rotund Idia            Photo taken in Bebee State Forest, NY

Hodges#8326

Hosts: Fungi, dead leaves and other detritus.

Conservation Status: Common and widespread.

Total Length: 11-13mm.

 

 

 

Hypena baltimoralis

Baltimore Snout       Photo taken in Bebee State Forest, NY

Hodges#8442

Hosts: Red and Silver Maples; possibly Sugar Maple.

Conservation: In the eastern US, this is one of the most common and widespead of the Snouts, especially in swamplands.

Habitat: Swamps and woodlands.

Total Length:16-18mm.

 

 

 

 

Hypena palparia

Mottled Snout    Photo taken in Austerlitz, NY

Hodges#8444

Hosts: Eastern Hornbeam, Ironwood, and Hazel.

Conservation Status: Common in eastern US.

Total Length: 15-19mm.

 

 

 

 

Hypena bijugalis

Dimorphic Snout     Photo taken in Harlemville, NY

Hodges#8443

Hosts: Dogwood.

Conservation Status: Common and widespread.

Total Length: 14-17mm.

 

 

 

 

Hypena decepalis

Deceptive Snout   Photo taken in Harlemville, NY

Hodges#8446

Hosts: Basswood.

Conservation Status: Common and widespread.

Total Length: 16-20mm.

 

 

 

 

 

Hypena abalienalis

White-lined Snout       Photo taken in Harlemville, NY

Hodges#8445

Hosts: Elm.

Conservation Status: Common and widespread.

Total Length: 14-18mm.

 

 

 

 

Hypena edictalis

Large Snout     Photo taken in Harlemville, NY

Hodges#8452

Hosts: Woodnettle and other nettles.

Conservation Status: Locally common and widespread.

Habitat: Mesic woodlands and floodplain forests.

Total Length: 18-20mm.

 

 

 

 

Hypena humuli

Hop Vine Moth  Photo taken in Austerlitz, NY

Hodges#8461

Hosts: Hop and Stinging Nettle.

Conservation Status: Common and widespread.

Total Length:14-20mm.

 

 

 

 

Hypena scabra

Green Cloverworm        Photo taken near Philmont, NY

Hodges#8465

Hosts: Low plants and crops including Alfalfa, Bean, Clover, Ragweed, Raspberry, and Strawberry.

Conservation Status: Common and Widespread.

Total Length:15-21mm.

 

 

 

Cerura scitiscripta

Black-etched Prominent  Photo taken in Harlemville, NY

Hodges# 7942

Hosts: Cherry, Poplar, and Willow

Conservation Status: Uncommon.

Total Length: 15-22mm.

 

 

 

 

Macrurocampa marthesia

Mottled Prominent   Photo taken in Austerlitz, NY

Hodges#7975

Hosts: Oak, Poplar, and Maple.

Conservation Status: Common and widespread.

Total Length: 24-28mm.

 

 

 

 

Heterocampa biundata

Wavy-lined Heterocampa  Photo taken in Austerlitz, NY

Hosts: Deciduous trees and woody shrubs including Apple, Willow, and Hickory.

Conservation Status: Common and widespread.

Total Length: 35-30mm.

 

 

 

 

Heterocampa guttivitta

Saddled Prominent   Photo taken in Austerlitz, NY

Hosts: Maple, Oak, Shadbush, Sumac and other woody plants.

Conservation Status: Common and widespread.

Total length: about 25mm

 

 

 

Heterocampa umbrata

White-blotched Heterocampa  Photo taken in Austerlitz, NY

Hosts: Oak.

Conservation Status: Common and widespread.

Habitat: Forests and barrens having Oak.

Total Length: 23-33mm.

 

 

 

 

 

Peridea basitriens

Oval-based Prominent    Photo taken in Austerlitz, NY

Hosts: Elm and Maple.

Conservation Status: Common in eastern US.

 

 

 

Peridea angulosa

Angulose Prominent   Photo taken in Bebee State Forest, NY

Hosts: Oak.

Conservation Status: Common and widespread.

 

 

 

Peridea ferruginea

Chocolate Prominent   Photo taken in Austerlitz, NY

Hosts: Birch and Maple.

Conservation Status: Common and widespread.

Note: A common visitor to lights near forests and woodlots.

Total Length: 20-27mm.

 

 

 

 

 

Gluphisia septentrionis

Common Gluphisia  Photo taken in Austerlitz, NY

Hosts: Poplar.

Conservation Status: Common and widespread.

Habitat: Anywhere with Poplar present.

Size:14-17mm.

 

 

 

Gluphisia avimacula

Four-spotted Gluphisia  Photo taken in Austerlitz, NY

Hodges#7933

Hosts: Poplar.

Conservation Status: Common in northeastern US and southeastern Canada.

Total Length: 18-22mm.

 

 

 

 

Furcula borealis

White Furcula       Photo taken in Austerlitz, NY

Hosts: Cherry, Poplar, Aspen, Oak and Willow.

Conservation Status: Common in eastern US.

Total length:18-23mm.

 

 

 

 

Furcula cinerea

Gray Furcula            Photo taken in Harlemville, NY

Hosts: Poplar, Willow, and Aspen.

Conservation Status: Common and widespread.

 

 

 

Hyperaeschra georgica

Georgian Prominent   Photo taken in Austerlitz, NY

Hosts: Oak.

Conservation Status: common and widespread in eastern US.

Habitat: Deciduous forests.

 

 

 

 

Nadata gibbosa

White-dotted Prominent  Photo taken in Austerlitz, NY

Hosts: Largely Oak, but also Birch, Cherry, and Maple.

Conservation Status: Common and widespread.

Habitat: Deciduous forests and their edges.

Note: Has forward facing tuft of hair-like scales at head of moth.

 

 

 

 

 

Clostera albosigma

Sigmoid Prominent    Photo taken in Austerlitz, NY

Hosts: Willow, Aspen and Poplar.

Conservation Status: Common and widespread.

Habitat: Deciduous shrubland and woodlands.

Total length: 16-20mm.

 

 

 

 

Clostera apicalis

Apical Prominent    Photo taken in Harlemville, NY

Hosts: Willow and Poplar.

Conservation Status: Common in northeastern US, Canada, and southern Appalachians.

Total length: 17-19mm.

 

 

 

Schizura unicornis

Unicorn Prominent     Photo taken in Bebee State Forest, NY

Hosts: Deciduous trees including Oak, Maple, Willow, and Hickory.

Conservation Status: Common and widespread.

Total length: 18-25mm.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Colocasia flavicornis

Saddled Yellowhorn  Photo taken in Bebee State Forest, NY

Hosts: Deciduous trees including Beech, Elm, Ironwood, Oak, and Maple.

Conservation Status: Locally common, but Absent from Atantic coastal regions and piedmont.

 

 

 

 

Colocasia propinquilinea

Close-banded Yellowhorn   Photo taken in Ghent, NY.

Hosts: Deciduous trees including Beech, Elm, Oak, and Poplar.

Conservation Status: Common and widespread.

 

 

 

 

Panthea furcilla

Eastern Panthea    Photo taken in Austerlitz, NY.

Hosts: Coniferous trees including Pine, Spruce, and Tamarack.

Conservation Status: Locally common and widespread.

 

 

 

 

Raphia frater

The Brother   Photo taken in Greenport, NY

Hodges#9193

Hosts: Various deciduous trees.

Conservation Status: Common in northeastern US.

Total Length: 18-19mm.

 

 

 

 

Balsa tristrigella

Three-lined Balsa Photo taken in Austerlitz, NY.

Hodges#9663

Hosts: Hawthorn.

Conservation Status: Common in eastern US.

Total Length:13-16mm.

 

 

 

 

Acronicta americana

American Dagger  Photo taken in Austerlitz, NY

Hosts: Varios deciduous trees and woody plants.

Conservation Status: Common and widespread.

Habitat: Moist woodlands and forests.

Size: 27-38mm.

 

 

 

Acronicta lepusculina

Cottonwood Dagger   Photo taken in Austerlitz, NY

Hosts: Poplar, Willow and Birch.

Conservation Status: Uncommon but widely distributed.

Habitat: Floodplain forests and treed stream banks.

Wingspan: 40-50mm.

 

 

 

 

Acronicta innotata

Unmarked Dagger    Photo taken in Ancram, NY

Hosts: Alder, Birch, Hickory, Poplar and Willow.

Conservation Status: Common in northeastern US and southeastern Canada.

Total length: 19-22mm.

 

 

 

Acronicta lobeliae

Great Oak Dagger   Photo taken in Harlemville, NY

Hosts: Oak.

Conservation Status: Common and widespread.

 

 

 

 

 

Acronicta retardata

Retarded Dagger   Photo taken in Austerlitz, NY

Hodges#9251

Hosts: Maple.

Conservation Status: Common in eastern US.

Total Length: 14-16mm.

 

 

 

 

Acronicta fallax

Green Marvel       Photo taken in Austerlitz, NY

Hodges#9281

Hosts: Viburnum.

Conservation Status: Uncommon.

Total Length: 17-20mm.

 

 

 

 

Condica videns

White-dotted Groundling   Photo taken in Ancram, NY

Hodges#9690

Hosts: Aster and Goldenrod.

Conservation Status: Common in eastern US.

Total Length: 13-18mm.

 

 

 

 

Condica vecors

Dusky Groundling         Photo taken in Harlemville, NY

Hodges#9696

Hosts: Lettuce.

Conservation Status: Common in eastern US.

Total Length: 16-18mm.

 

 

 

Ogdoconta cinereola

Common Pinkband    Photo taken in Greenport, NY

Hodges#9720

Hosts: Bean, Sunflower, and others.

Conservation Status: Common and widespread.

Total Length: 12-13mm.

 

 

 

 

Leuconycta diphteroides

Green Leuconycta    Photo taken in Harlemville, NY

Hodges#9065

Hosts: Goldenrod and Aster.

Conservation Status: Common and widespread.

Total Length: 15-16mm.

 

 

 

 

 

Leuconycta lepidula

Marbled-green Leuconycta Photo taken in Greenport, NY

Hodges#9066

Hosts: Dock and Dandelion.

Conservation Status: Uncommon.

Wingspan: about 30mm.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Simyra insularis

Henry's Marsh Moth   Photo taken in Harlemville, NY

Hosts: Cattail, Grasses, Sedges, Smartweed, Poplar, and Willow.

Conservation Status: Uncommon, but widespread.  

 

 

 

 

Morrisonia evicta

Bicolored Woodgrain  Photo taken in Harlemville, NY

Hosts: Cherry, Ninebark, Oak and Vaccinium.

Conservation Status: Common and widespread.

 

 

 

Morrisonia confusa

Confused Woodgrain    Photo taken in Harlemville, NY

Hosts: Beech, Birch, Elm, Cherry, Maple and Oak.

Conservation Status: Common in eastern US.

 

 

 

 

Polia imbrifera

Cloudy Arches    Photo taken in Harlemville, NY

Hosts: Alder, Birch, Chokecherry, and Willow.

Conservation Status: Common in northeastern US, southern Appalachians, and southeastern Canada.

 

 

 

 

Leucania pseudargyria

False Wainscot             Photo taken in Harlemville, NY

Hosts: Grasses.

Conservation Status: Common.

 

 

 

 

 

Misogada unicolor

Ursula Wainscot  Photo taken in Austerlitz, NY

Hodges#10461

Hosts: Crab Grass and Honeysuckle

Conservation Status: Common in eastern US.

Total Length:19mm.

 

 

 

 

 

Lacinipolia renigera

Bristly Cutworm   Photo taken in Austerlitz, NY

Hosts: Various crops and low plants.

Conservation Status: Common and widespread.

 

 

 

 

Nephelodes minians

Bronzed Cutworm   Photo taken in Harlemville, NY

Hosts: Corn and Grasses.

Conservation Status: Common and Widespread.

 

 

 

 

Trichordestra legitima

Striped Garden Caterpillar Moth 

Photo taken in Bebee State Forest, NY

Hosts: Crops and low plants.

Conservation Status: Common and widespread.

 

 

 

Mesapamea fractilinea

Broken-banded Brocade Photo taken in Austerlitz, NY

Hodges#9406

Hosts: Corn and grasses.

Conservation Status: Common in eastern US.

Total Length: 12-16mm.

 

 

 

Oligia modica

Black-banded Brocade   Photo taken in Harlemville, NY

Hosts: Unknown.

Conservation Status: Common and widespead.

 

 

 

 

Orthosia hibisci

Speckled Green Fruitworm Moth  

Photo taken in Harlemville, NY

Hosts: Various woody plants, including Poplar, Spruce, and Willow.

 

 

 

 

 

Tricholita signata

Signate Quaker   Photo taken in Harvey Mt. State Forest, NY

Hosts: Low plants including dandelion and plantain.

Conservation Status: Common and widespread.

 

 

 

Achatia distincta

Distinct Quaker   Photo taken in Austerlitz, NY

Hosts: Various deciduous trees and woody plants.

Conservation Status: Common and widespread.

 

 

 

Pseudohermonassa bicarnea

Pink-spotted Dart  Photo taken in Austerlitz, NY

Hodges#10950

Hosts: Blueberry, Birch, Maple and others.

Conservation Status: Common in northeastern US.

Total Length:18-24mm.



 

 

 

 

 

 

Xestia normaniana

Norman's Dart  Photo taken in Harvey Mt. State Forest, NY

Hosts: Low plants including Blueberry, Raspberry, and Plantain.

Conservation Status: Common and widespread.

 

 

 

 

Xestia dolosa

Greater Black-letter Dart   Photo taken in Harlemville, NY

Hodges#10942.1

Hosts: A wide variety of trees, crops and low plants.

Conservation Status: Common in eastern US and southeastern Canada.

Total Length: 20-21mm

 

 

 

Protolampra brunneicollis

Brown-collared Dart Photo taken in Austerlitz, NY

Hodges#11006

Hosts: Blueberry, Clover, and other low plants.

Conservation Status: Common in eastern US.

Total Length: 20-22mm

 

 

 

Ochropleura implecta

Flame-shouldered Dart  Photo taken in Harlemville, NY

Hosts: Clover and other low plants.

Conservation Status: Common and widespread.

 

 

 

 

Feltia subgothica

Subgothic Dart   Photo taken in Harlemville, NY

Hosts: Crops and low plants.

Conservation Status: Common and widespread.

 

 

 

Feltia jaculifera

Dingy Cutworm   Photo taken in Ghent, NY

Hosts: Various trees, crops and grasses.

Conservation Status: Common and widespread.

Note: As pictured, this species, along with the Subgothic Dart, can be seen seen flying and visiting flowers in daylight, feeding on nectar and depositing their eggs within them.

 

 

 

Noctua pronuba

Noctua pronuba

Large Yellow Underwing   Photo taken in Harlemville, NY

Hosts: Grass and Forbs.

Conservation Status: Common and widespread.

Note: Accidentally introduced to North America from Europe in 1979. They can now be found in a variety of habitats that have grasses. Dark and light forms are common, both having brightly colored yellow underwing with a single black band.

 

 

 

Harrisimemna trisignata

Harris's Three-spot  Photo taken in Harlemville, NY

Hosts: Woody plants including Apple, Blueberry, Cherry, Honeysuckle, and Willow.

Conservation Status: Uncommon but widespread.

 

 

 

 

Cerma cerintha

Tufted Bird-dropping Moth Photo taken in Harlemville, NY

Hosts: Apple, Cherry, Plum, and Peach.

Conservation Status: Common and widespread.

 

 

 

 

Phlogophora iris

Olive Angle Shades    Photo taken in Harlemville, NY

Hosts: Low plants including Dandelion, Dock, and Thistle.

Conservation Status: Common in most of northeastern US and southeastern Canada.

 

 

 

 

Copivaleria grotei

Grote's Sallow  Photo taken in Austerlitz, NY

Hodges#10021

Hosts: Ash trees.

Conservation Status: Common and widespread.

Wingspan: 35-40mm.

 

 

 

 

 

Feralia comstocki

Comstock's Sallow   Photo taken in Austerlitz, NY

Hosts: Hemlock, Black Spruce and White Pine.

Conservation Status: Common in eastern US and southern Canada.

Habitat: Pine and mixed forests.

ID: Resembles F. jocosa, but reiform spot is surrounded by three black shaded patches .

Total Length: 18-21mm.

 

 

 

 

Feralia jocosa

The Joker            Photo taken in Harlemville, NY

Hosts: Conifers.

Conservation Status: Common in northeastern US.

Total Length: 18-22mm.

 

 

 

 

 

Eudryas unio

Pearly Wood-nymph Photo taken in Ghent, NY

Hosts: Evening Primrose, Grape, Hibiscus, and Virginia Creeper.

Conservation Status: Common and widespread.

 

 

 

 

 

Herpetogramma thestealis

Zigzag Herpetogramma Photo taken in Harlemville, NY

Hosts: Hazlenut, Basswood, and Strawberry Bush.

Conservation Status: Common and widespread in eastern US and southern Canada.

 

 

 

Crocidophora tuberculalis

Pale-winged Crocidophora  Photo taken in Harlemville, NY

Hosts: unknown.

Conservation Status: Common in eastern US.

 

 

 

 

Anageshna primordialis

Yellow-spotted Webworm Photo taken in New Lebanon, NY

Hosts: Unknown.

Conservation Status: Common in southeastern Canada and eastern US.

Note: These diurnal moths are known pollinators of orchids.

 

 

 

 

 

Heterogamma pertexalis

Bold-feathered Grass Moth 

Photo taken in Harlemville, NY

Hosts: Violets and other low plants.

Conservation Status: Common and widespread in eastern US and southern Canada.

 

 

 

Desmia funeralis

Grape Leaffolder Photo taken in Harlemville, NY

Hosts: Evening Primrose, Grape, and Redbud.

Conservation Status: Common and widespread.

 

 

 

 

Diacme elealis

Paler Diacme            Photo taken in Harlemville, NY

Hosts: Unknown.

Conservation Status: Common in southeastern Canada and eastern US.

 

 

 

 

Nomophila nearctica

Lucerne Moth     Photo taken in Ghent, NY

Hosts: Low plants, including Alfalfa, Clover and Smartweed.

Conservation Status: Common and widespread.

 

 

 

Blepharomastix ranalis

Hollow-spotted Blepharomastix   

Photo taken in Harlemville, NY

Hosts: Goosefoot.

Conservation Status: Common and widespread in eastern US and southeastern Canada.

 

 

 

Pyrausta bicoloralis

Bicolored Pyrausta Photo taken in Harlemville, NY

Hosts: Unknown.

Conservation Status: Common in southeastern Canada and eastern US.

 

 

 

Dicymolomia julianalis

Julia's Dicymolomia  Photo taken in Harlemville, NY

Hosts: Cattail heads, dead Cotton bolls, Prickly Pear, and eggs of Bagworm Moths.

Conservation Status: Common in southeastern Canada and eastern US.

 

 

 

 

Hypsopygia costalis

Clover Hayworm           Photo taken in Harlemville, NY

Hosts: Clover.

Conservation Status: Common and widespread.

 

 

 

 

 

Udea rubigalis

Celery Leaftier   Photo taken in Harlemville, NY

Hosts: Low plants including Beans, Beet, Celery, and Spinach.

Conservation Status: Common and widespread.

 

 

 

Parapoynx maculalis

Polymorphic Pondweed Moth Photo taken in Harvey Mt. State Forest, NY

Hosts: Various aquatic plants.

Conservation Status: Common in southeastern Canada and eastern US.

 

 

 

Elophila icciusalis

Pondside Crambid  Photo taken in Harlemville, NY

Hosts:Aquatic plants including Buckbean, Duckweed, Eelgrass, and Sedges.

Conservation Status: Common in southeastern Canada and northeastern US.

 

 

 

 

Elophila gyralis

Waterlily Borer  Photo taken in Bebee State Forest, NY

Hosts: Waterlily.

Conservation Status: Common and widespread in eastern US and southeastern Canada.

 

 

 

Fumibotys fumalis

Mint Root Borer     Photo taken in Harlemville, NY

Hosts: Mint.

Conservation Status: Common and widespread.

 

 

 

Pyrausta acrionalis

Mint-loving Pyrausta  Photo taken in Harlemville, NY

Hosts: Mint.

Conservation Status: Common in southeastern Canada and eastern US.

 

 

 

 

Eurrhypara hortulata

Small Magpie     Photo taken in Harlemville, NY

Hosts: Nettle, Bindweed, and Mint.

Conservation Status: Common in northeastern US and southeastern Canada.

 

 

 

 

Nomophila nearctica

Lucerne Moth          Photo taken in Harlemville, NY

Hosts: Alfalfa, Clover and other low plants.

Conservation Status: Common and widespread.

 

 

 

 

Urola nivalis

Snowy Urola    Photo taken in Harlemville, NY

Hodges# 5464

Hosts: Grasses.

Conservation Status: Common in southeastern Canada and eastern US.

 

 

 

 

Agriphila vulgivagellus

Vagabond Crambus  Photo taken in Austerlitz, NY

Hodges#5403

Hosts: Grains and grasses.

Conservation Status: Common and widespread.

 

 

 

Crambus agitatellus

Double-banded Grass-veneer  

Hodges#5362

Photo taken in Harlemville, NY

Hosts: Grasses and low plants.

Conservation Status: Common in southeastern Canada and eastern US.

 

 

 

Crambus praefectellus

Hodges#5355

Common Grass-veneer Photo taken in Harlemville, NY

Hosts: Grasses and cereal grains.

Conservation Status: Common and widespread.

 

 

 

Microcrambus biguttellus

Gold-striped Grass Veneer Photo taken in Austerlitz, NY

Hodges#5419

Hosts: Grasses.

Conservation Status: Common and widespread.

 

 

 

Acrobasis caryae

Hickory Shootborer  Photo taken in Austerlitz, NY

Hodges#5664

Hosts: Hickory.

Conservation Status: Common and widespread.

 

 

 

Cydia latiferreana

Filbertworm Moth   Photo taken in Austerlitz, NY

Hodges#3494

Hosts: Beech, Walnut, Oak and other deciduous trees.

Conservation Status: Common and widespread.

 

 

 

 

 

Eucosma similiana

Similar Eucosma Photo taken in Harvey Mt. State Forest, NY

Hosts: Goldenrod.

Conservation Status: Common in southeastern Canada and eastern US.

 

 

 

 

Aethes mymara

Dark-spotted Aethes   Photo taken in Austerlitz, NY

Hosts: Unknown.

Conservation Status: Common in southeastern Canada and northeastern US.

 

 

 

Platynota idaeusalis

Tufted Apple Bud Moth  Photo taken in Ancram, NY

Hodges#3740

Hosts: Various plants, including Apple, Walnut, Clover and Goldenrod.

Conservation Status: Common in eastern US.

Wingspan: 12-25mm.

 

 

 

 

Clepsis clemensiana

Clemen's Clepsis     Photo taken in Ancram, NY

Hosts: Grasses, Aster and Goldenrod.

Conservation Status: Common in northeast US and southeast Canada.

 

 

 

 

Cenopis reticulatana

Reticulated Fruitworm   Photo taken in Harlemville, NY

Hosts: Trees and shrubs including Alder, Apple, Blueberry, Maple, and Oak.

Conservation Status: Common in southeastern Canada and northeastern US.

 

 

 

Machimia tentoriferella

Gold-striped Leaftier    Photo taken in Harlemville, NY

Hosts: Ash, Oak, Elm, Birch, Maple, Poplar and other deciduous trees.

Conservation Status: Common in southeastern Canada and eastern US.

 

 

 

 

Acrolophus morus

Dark Grass-tubeworm Photo taken in Ghent, NY

Hosts: Birch.

 

Conservation Status: Common in southeastern Canada and eastern US.

 

 

 

 

Emmelina monodactyla

Morning-glory Plume Moth  

Photo taken in Austerlitz, NY

Hosts: Morning Glory, Lamb's Quarters, Orach, Smartweed and Joe-pye Weed.

Conservation Status: Common; Holarctic.

 

 

 

 

Amphipyra pyramidoides

Copper Underwing       Photo taken in Bebee State Forest, NY

Hosts: Birch, Elm, Oak, Willow, Virginia Creeper.

Conservation Status: Common and widespread.

 

 

 

Amphipyra tragopoginis

Mouse Moth             Photo taken in Bebee State Forest, NY

Hosts: Hawthorn and a variety of low plants including Columbine, Geranium, Plantain, and Stinging Nettle.

Conservation Status: Common in northeast US and southern Canada.

 

 

 

 

Papaipema inquaesita

Sensitive Fern Borer             Photo taken in Austerlitz, NY

Hosts: Sensitive Fern.

Conservation Status: Common and widespread.

 

 

 

Papaipema eupatorii

Joe-pye Weed Borer      Photo taken in Austerlitz, NY

Hosts: Joe-Pye Weed.

Conservation Status: Uncommon. Moth is globally ranked at G4 and is vulnerable or possibly extirpated in some eastern states. However,  Its official status in New York is not known.

 

 

 

Hyppa Xlinoides

Common Hyppa  Photo taken in Austerlitz, NY

Hodges#9578

Hosts: Various plants, including Alder and St. John's Wort.

Conservation Status: Common in northeastern US and southeastern Canada.

Total Length:21-24nn.

 

 

 

 

Cosmia calami

American Dun-bar   Photo taken in Copake Falls, NY

Hodges#9815

Hosts.Their caterpillars are omnivorous, feeding on other caterpillars as well as Oak leaves.

Conservation Status: Common and widespread.

Habitat: Oak woodlands.

Total Length: 15-17mm.

 

 

 

Ipimorpha pleonectusa

Even-lined Sallow  Photo taken in Bebee State Forest, NY

Hodges#9555

Hosts: Aspen, Balsom Poplar, and WIllow.

Conservation Status: Common and widespread.

 

 

 

 

Sunira bicolorago

Bicolored Sallow             Photo taken in Austerlitz, NY

Hodges#9957

Hosts: Cabbage, Tobacco, Cherry, Elm and others.

Conservation Status: Common in eastern US.

 

 

 

Pyreferra hesperidago

Mustard Sallow    Photo taken in Hillsdale, NY

Hosts: Witch Hazel and Ironwood.

Conservation Status: Common in eastern US.

 

 

 

Eupsilia vinulenta

Straight-toothed Sallow   Photo taken in Harlemville, NY

Hosts: Deciduous trees, including Cherry and Maple.

Conservation Status: Common in eastern US.

 

 

 

 

Anathix ralla

Dotted Sallow   Photo taken in Bebee State Forest, NY

Hosts: Aspen.

Conservation Status: Common in northeastern US.

 

 

 

Chytonix palliatricula

Cloaked Marvel    Photo taken in Harlemville, NY

Host: Aster and fungi.

Conservation Status: Common and widespread.

 

 

 

Xylena curvimacula

Dot-and-dash Swordgrass     Photo taken in Harlemville, NY

Hodges#9874

Hosts: Various trees and low plants.

Conservation Status: Uncommon.

Total Length: 25-28mm.

 

 

 

 

Lithophane hemina

Hemina Pinion   Photo taken in Austerlitz, NY

Hodges#9893

Hosts: Birch, Chokecherry, Oak and other deciduous trees.

Conservation Status: Common in northeastern US.

Total Length: 20-22mm.

 

 

 

 

Lithophane grotei

Grote's Pinion      Photo taken in Austerlitz, NY

Hosts: Apple, Birch, Chokecherry, Maple and Oak.

Conservation Status: Common in eastern US.

 

 

 

 

Schinia arcigera

Arcigera Flower Moth Photo taken in Harlemville, NY

Hodges#11128

Hosts: Aster, Camphorweed, Horseweed, Lavender Thrift, and Spotted Knapweed.

Conservation Status: Common from southeastern Canada to Florida and Texas.

Habitat: Fields, waste lots, prairies, and woodland edges.

 

 

 

 

Schinia rivulosa

Ragweed Flower Moth    Photo taken near Harlemville, NY

Hodges#11135

Hosts: Ragweed.

Conservation Status: Common in eastern US.

 

 

 

Elaphria alapallida

Pale-winged Midget   Photo taken in Austerlitz, NY

Hodges#9681.1

Hosts: Elaphria alapalida

Conservation Status: Common and widepread.

Total Length: 14mm.

 

 

 

 

Callopistria mollissima

Pink-shaded Fern Moth  Photo taken in Harlemville, NY

Hodges#9631

Hosts: Ferns including Hayscented and New York fern.

Conservation Status: Very common from Nava Scotia to central Florida and Texas.

Habitat: Swamps, wetlands, mesic wetlands, and forests.

 

 

 

Pseudeustrotia carneola

Pink-barred Pseudeustrotia   Photo taken in Austerlitz, NY

Hodges#9053

Hosts: Goldenrod, Dock and Smartweed.

Conservation Status: Common and widespread.

Total Length: 11-13mm.

 

 

 

Anterastria teratophora

Gray Marvel     Photo taken in Ancram, NY

Hodges#9284

Hosts: Mint and Bee Balm.

Conservation Status: Uncommon. We have only seen this species once in the county at a meadow with plenty of Monarda present.

Total Length: 11-13mm.

 

 

 

Tortricidia testacea

Abbreviated Button Slug Moth  Photo taken in Greenport, NY

Hodges#4652

Hosts: Various deciduous trees and shrubs.

Conservation Status: Common in eastern US.

Total Length: 8-12mm.

 

 

 

 

 

Tortricidia testacea

Early Button Slug Moth  Photo taken in Greenport, NY

Hodges#4654

Hosts: Various deciduous trees.

Conservation Status: Common in eastern US.

Total Length: 8-12mm.

 

 

 

 

Packardia geminata

Jeweled Tailed Slug Moth Photo taken in Greenport, NY

Hodges#4659

Hosts: Various deciduous and coniferous trees and shrubs.

Conservation Status: Common in eastern US,

Total Length: 8-12mm.

 

 

 

 

Prolimacodes badia

Skiff Moth      Photo taken in Harlemville, NY

Hodges#4671

Hosts: Birches,Blueberries, Chestnuts, Hornbeams, Oaks, Poplars, Wild Black Cherry, Willow and other woody plants.

Conservation Status: Common in eastern US.

Total Length: 12-17mm.

 

 

 

Apoda biguttata

Shagreened Slug Moth  Photo taken in Harlemville, NY

Hosts: Beech, Hickory and Oak.

Conservation Status: Locally common throughout eastern US and southeastern Canada. 

 

 

 

 

Isa textula

Crowned Slug Moth   Photo taken in Harlemville, NY

Hosts: Woody plants including Elm, Hickory, Maple, and Oak.

Conservation Status: Common in eastern US.

 

 

 

 

Euclea delphinii

Spiny Oak-Slug Moth Photo taken in Austerlitz, NY

Hodges#4697

Hosts: Apple, Beech, Maple, and other trees and shrubs.

Conservation Status: Common in eastern US.

Total Length: 10-15mm.

 

 

 

 

Parasa indetermina

Smaller Parasa   Photo taken in Harlemville, NY

Hosts: Deciduous trees including Apple, Dogwood, Elm, and Oak.

Conservation Status: Common in eastern US.

 

 

 

 

Lithacodes fasciola

Yellow-shouldered Slug Moth  

Photo taken in Harlemville, NY

Hosts: Apple, Beech, Birch, Elm, Hickory, Linden, Oak, Willow and other trees and shrubs.

Conservation Status: Common and widespread.

 

 

 

 

Zeuzera pyrina

Leopard Moth      Photo taken in Harlemville, NY

Hosts: Various trees and woody plants.

Conservation Status: Uncommon.

Note: Introduced from Europe in the mid-1800s.