Moths of the Big Thicket in East Texas
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      Moths can be difficult to identify based on photos. Most species descriptions are based on "fresh" specimens. They quickly become worn. A bit of damage, a bit of discoloration,
    then a moth can appear to be a different species. The hind wings can be important in identification, but not always visible. Some of the most striking moths have a wing span of one
    inch or less, and a given species can be highly variable. Treat these I.D.'s with a little caution and this page will assist you in an identification. A lot of the species have been confirmed
    by experts. ( Note: Some entomologists are using DNA testing for moth species confirmation.)
Luna Moth(Actias luna), MOTH84
Luna Moth(Actias luna), MOTH127
Regal Moth(Citheronia regalis)
Io Moth at rest(Hodges #7746 Automeris io)
Female IO Moth(Automerus io), MOTH181
Io Moth in flight(Hodges #7746 Automeris io)
Imperial Moth, MOTH31(Yes, it flew inside and landed on my lamp, about midnight)
Texas Imperial Moth(Eacles imperialis nobilis)
Sad Underwing Moth(Catocala maestosa), MOTH88
Elm Sphinx Moth(Ceratomia amyntor)
Carolina Sphinx Moth(Manduca sexta)
Five-spotted Hawk Moth (Manduca quinquemaculatus)
Polyphemus Silkworm Moth(Antheraea polyphemus)
Polyphemus Moth(Antheraea polyphemus)
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Large Moths
Microlep
#111.97
Unidentified Stigmella sp.
Clothes Moth
#0262
Nemapogon angulifasciella
Clothes Moth
#0264
Nemapogon defectella
Shield Bearer Moth(probable C. juglandiella)
#0248
Coptodisca juglandiella
Moth
#0088
Nepticula macrocarpae
Moth(Ectoedemia sp., probably obrutella)
#0053
Ectoedemia obrutella
Clothes Moth
#0279
Diachorisia velatella
Clothes Moth
#0299
Isocorypha mediostriatella
Yellow Wave Moth
#0300
Hybroma servullela
Fungus Moth
#0297.97
Stenoptinea cyaneimarmorella
Moth
#0276
Doleromorpha porphyria
Clothes Moth
#0269
Nemapogon multistriatella
Moth
#0319
Kearfoltia albifasciella
Riibon Cocoon- Maker Moth
#0522
Bucculatrix angustata
Cresson's Grass-tubeworm Moth
#0347
Acrolophus cressoni
Two-spotted Mea
#0305
Mea bipunctella
Clothes Moth
#0301
Homostinea curviliniella
Leaf Blotch Miner Moth
#0835
Cameraria quercivorella
Leaftier Moth
#0957
Psilocorsis reflexella
Zeller's Ethmia Moth
#0992
Ethmia zelleriella
Black-fringed Leaftier Moth
#0956
Psilocorsis cryptolechiella
Leaf Blotch Miner Moth
#0816
Cameraria conglomeratella
Chinese Tallow related Moth
#0645.97
Caloptilia Undescribed
Coverdale's Anacampsis Moth
#2234
Anacampsis coverdalella
Twirler Moth
#2251
Anacampsis tristrigella
Bilobed Dichomeris Moth
#2291
Dichomeris bilobella
Twirler Moth
#2235
Anacampsis fragariella
Undescribed Battaristis Moth
#2229.96
Battaristis sp,
Stripe-backed Moth
#2229
Battaristis vittella
Orange-headed Epicallima Moth
#1046
Epicallima argenticinctella
Five-spotted Glyphidocera Moth
#1139
Glyphidocera lactiflosella
Micromoth
#1132.97
Unidentified Elachista sp.
Black-marked Inga Moth
#1034
Inga sparsiciliella
Yellow-vested Moth
#1026
Rectiostoma xanthobasis
Circumscript Mompha Moth
#1434
Mompha circumscriptella
Cosmet Moth
Unknown
Uknown sp.
Kermes Scale Moth
#1467
Euclemensia bassettella
Palm Leaf Skeletonizer Moth
#1422
Homaledra sabalella
Casebearer Moth
#1301.1
Coleophora limosipennella
Sweeclover Root Borer Moth
#1615
Walshia miscecolorella
Twirler Moth
#1761
Aristotelia roseosuffusella
Twirler Moth
#1762
Aristotelia rubidella
Twirler Moth
#1734
Aristotelia devexella
Cosmet Moth
#1528
Triclonella bicoloripennis
Sweetclover Root Borer
#1524
Triclonella pergandeella
Twirler Moth
#2071
Chionodes dentella
Redbud Leaffolder Moth
#2204
Fasciata cercerisella
Red-necked Peanutworm Moth
#2209
Stegasta Bosqueella
Six-spotted Aroga Moth
#2187
Aroga compositella
Twirler Moth
#1858
Telphusa longifasciella
Stripe-backed Moth
#1851
Arogalea cristifasciella
Ailanthus Webworm Moth
#2401
Atteva punctella
Spotted Fan-wing Moth
#2405
Lactura pupula
Tropical Burnet Moth
#2407
Lactura subfervens
Tropical Burnet Moth
#2404
Lactura basistriga
Moth
#2345
Diploschizia lanista
Sedge Moth
#2336.2
Drymoana Blanchardi
Everlasting Tebenna Moth
#2647
Tebenna gnaphaliella
Carpenterworm Moth
#2693
Prionoxystus robiniae
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Pecan Carpenterworm Moth
#2674
Cossula magnifica
Maple Callus Borer Moth
#2554
Synanthedon acerni
Dogwood Borer Moth
#2549
Synanthedon scitula
Tortricid Moth
#2823
Olethreutes fasciatana
Coastal Phaneta Moth
#3005.1
Phaneta argutipunctana
Probable Ragweed Borer Moth (worn)
#3172
Epiblema strenuana
Tortricid Moth
#2928
Phaneta raracana
Broken-lined Zomaria Moth
#2750
Zomaria interruptolineana
Sculptured Moth
#2749
Eumarozia malachitana
Bare-patched Oak Leafroller Moth
#3251
Pseudexentera spoliana
Filigreed Chimoptesis Moth
#3273
Chimoptesis pennsylvaniana
Strawberry Leafroller Moth
#3374
Ancylis comptana
Tortricid Moth
#3252.1
Pseudexentera sepia
Consctricted Sonia Moth
#3218
Sonia constrictana
Bidens Borer Moth
#3202
Epiblema otiosana
Oak Leaftier Moth
#3503
Acleris semipurpurana
Oak Leafroller Moth
#3623
Argyrotaenia quercifoliana
Broken-banded Leafroller Moth
#3632
Choristoneura fractivittana
Jack Pine Tube Moth
#3603
Argyrotaenia tabulana
Locust Twig Borer Moth
#3497
Ecdytolopha insiticiana
Two-toned Ancylis Moth
#3375
Ancylis divisana
Garden Tortrix Moth
#3688
Clepsis peritana
Aproned Sparganothis Moth
#3727
Sparganothis niveana
Aproned Sparganothis Moth
#3727
Sparganothis niveana
Spring Dead-leaf Roller Moth
#3716
Cenopis diluticostana
Fruit-Tree Leafroller Moth
#3648
Archips argyrospila
Tortricid Moth
#3635.1
Choristoneura argentifasciata
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Mint-loving Pyrausta Moth
#5071
Pyrausta acrionalis
Batman Moth
#3747
Coelostathma dispunctana
Two-spotted Carolella
#3783
Carolella bimaculana
Fleabane Cochylid Moth
#3790
Eugnosta erigeronana
Tortricid Moth
#3782
Carolella sartana
Tortricid Moth
#3741
Platynota semiustana
Black-shaded Platynota Moth
#3732
Platynota flavedana
Yellow-shouldered Slug Moth
#4665
Lithacodes fasciola
Yellow-collared Slug Moth
#4667
Apoda y-inversum
Slug Caterpillar Moth
#4669
Apoda biguttata
Yellow-collared Slug Moth
#4667
Apoda y-inversum
Slug Caterpillar Moth
#4663
Lithacodes fiskeanus
Southern Flannel Moth
#4647
Megalopyge opercularis
Hag, Monkey Slug Moth
#4677
Phobetron pithecium
Spiny Oak-Slug Moth
#4697
Euclea delphinii
Nanina Oak-Slug Moth
#4697.1
Euclea nanina
Nason's Slug Moth
#4679
Natada nasoni
Spun Glass Slug Moth
#4675
Isochaetes beutenmuelleri
Skiff Moth
#4671
Prolimacodes badia
Pin-striped Slug Moth
#4691
Monoleuca semifascia
Striped Eudonia Moth
#4738
Eudonia strigalis
Bold Medicine Moth
#4744
Chrysendeton medicinalis
Saddleback Caterpillar Moth
#4700
Acharia stimulea
Purple-crested Slug Moth
#4685
Adoneta spinuloides
Crown Slug Caterpillar Moth
#4681
Isa textula
Celery Leaftier Moth
#5079
Udea rubigalis
Waterlily Borer Moth
#4751
Munroessa gyralis
Obscure Pondweed Moth
#4760
Paraponyx obscuralis
Watermilfoil Leafcutter Moth
#4764
Paraponyx allionealis
Waterlily Leafcutter Moth
#4755
Synclita obliteralis
Crambid Snout Moth
#4745
Chrysendeton kimballi
Crambid Snout Moth
#4746
Chrysendeton imitabilis
White-roped Glaphyria Moth
#4870
Glaphyria sequistrialis
Julia's Dicymolomia Moth
#4889
Dicymolomia julianis
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Crambid Snout Moth
#4877
Aethiophysa lentiflualis
Spotted Peppergrass Moth
#4794
Eustixia pupula
Yellow-veined Moth
#4796
Microtheoris ophionalis
Genista Broom Moth
#4992
Uresiphita reversalis
Coffee-loving Pyrausta Moth
#5069
Pyrausta tyralis
Southern Purple Mint Moth
#5070
Pyrausta laticlavia
Bicolored Pyrausta Moth
#5040
Pyrausta bicoloralis
Sooty-winged Chalcoela Moth
#4895
Chalcoela iphitalis
American Lotus Borer Moth
#4946
Ostrinia penitalis
Homosetia argentinotella Moth
#0284
Homosetia argentinotella
Cosmet Moth
Unknown
Cosmopterix sp.
Cosmet Moth
Unknown
Uknown sp.
Cosmet Moth
Unknown
Cosmopterix sp.
Cosmet Moth
Unknown
Cosmopterix sp.
Cosmet Moth
Unknown
Cosmopterix sp.
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Cosmet Moth
#1503
Melanocinclis lineigera
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Chionodes sp. Moth
#2064
Chionodes bicostomaculella
Cream-edged Dichomeris Moth
#2295
Dichomeris flavocostella
Unidentified Stenoptinea sp. Moth
#0295 - #0297 Unidentified
Stenoptinea/Homosetia sp.
Hodges 0559
#0559
Bacculatrix coronatella
Hodges 1019
#1019
Antaeotricha humilis
H 3695
#3695
Sparganothis sulfureana
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Clothes Moth
#0462
Philonome clemensella
Moth Photos (Hodges #0 to #1466)
Cosmet Moths, Family Cosmopterigidae (Hodges #1467 to #1686)
Moth Photos  (Hodges #1687 to #5100)