The Butterfly and Moth Gallery
Butterflies and Moths
(Lepidoptera)

 

It is said that a picture is worth a thousand words.  Suffice it to say that several thousand words are being spoken here. These are the denizens that inhabit the kaleidoscope of color that is Wildflowers of the Escambia.

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Palamedes Swallow

Buckeye

Zebra Swallowtail

Gulf Fritillary

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Hackberry Emperor



White M Hairstreak


Red-banded Hairstreak



Gray Hairstreak


Cloudless Sulfur


Monarch Butterfly


Queen Butterfly


Viceroy Butterfly



Red-Spotted Purple


Silver-spotted Skipper



Variegated Gulf



Question Mark


Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

 

Red Admiral



Zebra Butterfly



Giant Swallowtail


Sleepy Orange Skipper



Painted Lady


Spicebush
Swallowtail



Long-tailed Skipper

Tawny-edge Skipper

Two-Barred Flasher

Horace's Dusky-wing

Pearl Cresent

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Ocola Skipper

Cabbage White

Clouded Sulphur

White Peacock

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Tropical Checkered-Skipper

Common
Checkered-Skipper

Summer Azure Butterfly


Black Swallowtail

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Creole Pearly Eye


Southern Pearly Eye


Carolina Satyr

Orange-barred Sulphur

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Except for the digital photography, this gallery is a joint effort. A lot of good people have given generously of their time and expertise to assist with the identification of our southern butterflies and moths, and to provide valuable scientific data. Those persons are acknowledged with much appreciation and admiration for their dedication to these educational works, and for having the patience to indulge a novice whose only wish is to provide a more comprehensive understanding of our natural surroundings in the Escambia: Dr. Mike Williams (Auburn), Dr. James Adams (Georgia), Dr. Al Diamond (Troy), Bob Patterson (Maryland), Dr. John Snyder (Furman Univ.), Troy Bartlett (Georgia), Patrick Coin (North Carolina), and Prof. Mark Mayfield (Kansas).

For more information on butterfly and moth identification, visit these links:

Bob Patterson's Hobby Page
BugGuide
Caterpillars
Lynn Scott's Moth Page
Moths of Alabama
Butterflies of Alabama
Moths of Florida
Butterflies of Florida

Moths of South Carolina
Moth Photographers Group
Furman University Moth Collection
Georgia Lepidoptera

Apatelodidae

The Angel Moth

Spotted Apatelodes

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Arctiidae

Worldwide 11,000 species in three subfamilies; North America has at least 250 species.

Banded Tiger

Rattlebox Tiger

Painted Lichen

Clymene Moth

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Salt Marsh Caterpillar Moth

Scarlet-bodied Wasp Moth

Polka-dot Wasp Moth

Long-streaked Tussock

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Little White Lichen


Banded Tussock


Fall Webworm

Yellow-collared Scape Moth

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Yellow-banded Wasp Moth

Cossidae
(Carpenterworm and Leopard Moths)

Worldwide there are six subfamilies, 113 genera, and about 670 species; North America has four subfamilies, 11 genera and at least 45 species.

Packard's Lichen Moth


Giant Leopard Moth


Tawny Holomelina

Agreeable Tiger Moth

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Carpenterworm Moth

Pecan Carpenterworm Moth

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Drepanidae
Worldwide there are three subfamilies, 123 genera and 665 species; North America has nine genera and 20 species.

Rose Hooktip

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Geometridae
Worldwide there are at least 26,000 species in eight subfamilies; North America has 1,400 species in six subfamilies.

Tulip-Tree Beauty

Umber

Dotted Gray

Common Gray

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Brown-shaded Gray

Small Engrailed

Small Purplish Gray

Fine-line Gray

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Double-lined Gray

Common Eupithecia

Somber Carpet

Red-bordered Wave

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Esther Moth

Curve-toothed Geometer

One-spotted
Variant


Thin-lined Erastria

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Greater Grapevine Looper

Lesser Grapevine Looper


Bicolored Angle

Red-headed Inchworm Moth

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Promiscuous Angle


Scallop Moth


Angled Metarranthis

Common Metarranthis

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Scrub Euchlaena


Marginal Euchlaena

Deep Yellow Euchlaena


Obtuse Euchlaena

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Forked Euchlaena

Juniper-twig Geometer


Common Tan Wave


Stained Lophosis

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False Crocus Geometer


Glena plumosaria


Minor Angle Moth

Blurry Chocolate Angle

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Southern Emerald


Showy Emerald

Red-bordered Emerald

Angle-winged Emerald

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The Gem Moth


Dot-lined Wave


Small Frosted Wave

Large Maple Spanworm Moth

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Large Lace-border

Black-dotted Ruddy

Curve-lined Looper

Oak Besma

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Packard's Wave


Dimorphic Gray

Brown-bordered Geometer

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Ferguson's Scallop Shell Moth


The Bad Wing
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Fall Cankerworm
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Large Purplish Gray

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Bent-line Carpet

Blueberry Gray

Honest Pero

Porcelain Gray

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Confusing Eusarca

Solitary Episemasia

Mottled Gray Carpet

Texas Gray

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Cymatophora Moth

False Pine Looper Moth

Yellow-Washed Metarranthis

Southern Coastal Plain Angle Moth

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Curve-line Angle Moth

Transfigured Hydriomena


The Beggar Moth


Scopula Wave

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Idaea violacearia

Many-lined Angle Moth


Chalky Wave Moth


White Spring Moth

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Blackberry Looper

Signate Melanolophia

Hollow-spotted Angle Moth


Common Lytrosis

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Cross's Wave

The Half-Wing

Toothed Phigalia

Small Phigalia

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Canadian Melanolophia


Lychnosea Moth


Pannaria Wave


Dark-edged Eusarca

Friendly Probole

Dogwood Probole

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Lasiocampidae


Large Tolype


Dot-lined White


Small Tolype

American Lappet Moth

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Eastern Tent Caterpillar Moth

Forest Tent Caterpillar Moth

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Limacodidae
Worldwide 360 genera and 2,500 species; North America has 6 genera and 31 species.


Skiff Moth

Yellow Shouldered Slug Moth

Spiny Oak Slug
Moth

Saddleback Caterpillar Moth

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Lymantriidae


Southern Tussock

Southern Tussock
(subspecies)


Tephra Tussock


Manto Tussock

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White Marked Tussock

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Megalopygidae

White Flannel

Southern Flannel

Black-waved Flannel

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Mimallonidae (Sack-Bearers)

Scalloped Sack-bearer

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Noctuidae (Owlet moths)
Worldwide there are approximately 35,000 species placed in 4,200 genera, and at least 29 subfamilies; North America has at least 3,040 species in 23 subfamilies. At this time 576 species have been documented.


Yellow-Lined Owlet


Pearly Wood Nymph

Common Fungus Moth


White-Eyed Borer

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Spotted Phosphila

White-dotted Groundling

Pink-washed Looper Moth


Alternate Woodling

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 Flower Callopistria

Golden Looper

Harris's Three-Spot

Hieroglyphic

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Thin-Lined Owlet


Dead-Wood Borer

Tufted Bird-Dropping


Eyed Paectes Moth

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Eastern Panthea

Yellow Scallop

Maple Looper

Festive Midget

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The Hebrew Moth


Large Paectes

Black-bordered Lemon


Sharp-stigma Looper

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Common Looper


Bilobed Looper

Pink-shaded Fern Moth


Ragweed Flower

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Obtuse Yellow

Brown Panopoda

Subflexus Straw

Dusky Groundling

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The Laugher


Virginian Tiger

Short-Lined Chocolate

Velvetbean Caterpillar

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Mobile Groundling

Ruddy Quaker

Yellow Sunflower

Goldenrod Flower

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American Idia

Common Idia

Black Bit

Arcigera Flower

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Corn Earworm

Hops Vine Moth

Curve-lined Owlet

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Dark Marathyssa

Wavy Line Zanclognatha

Yellow-Striped Armyworm


Scirpus Wainscot

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Green Cloverworm

Green Marvel

Large Necklace

Small Necklace

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Rotund Idia Moth


Feeble Grass Moth

Southern Variable Dart

Green Cutworm Moth

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Roadside Sallow

Silky Sallow

Sugarcane Midget

Cloaked Marvel

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Major Sallow

Raspberry Bud Dagger Moth

Yellow-lined Chocolate Moth


The White Edge

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Ipsilon Dart

Dimorphic Pinion Moth


The Wedgling Moth


Grateful Midget

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Red-line Panopoda


Common Oak Moth

Black-dotted Hemeroplanis


Variegated Midget

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Ambiguous Lascoria

Texas Mocis

Yellow Mocis

Small Mocis

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Bold-Based Zale

Lunate Zale

Gray-banded Zale

Horrid Zale

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Maple Zale

Green-dusted Zale

Brown-spotted Zale

Woodgrain Moth

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Flowing-line Bomolocha

Dimorphic Bomolocha

Baltimore Bomolocha


Smith's Darkwing

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Afflicted Dagger

Gray-edged Bomolocha


Black Wedge-spot

Brown Wavy Line Argyrostrotis

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Roland's Sallow

Armyworm Moth

Bewitching Melipotis

Bent-line Dart
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Decorated Owlet


Thin-winged Owlet

Common Arugisa Moth


Woody Underwing

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Sweetheart Underwing


Orba Underwing

The Penitent Underwing


Similar Underwing

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Gloomy Underwing

Charlotte's Underwing


Alabama Underwing


Ultronia Underwing

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Girlfriend Underwing


False Underwing


The Confederate

Velvet Armyworm Moth

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Eight-Spotted Forester Moth


Morbid Owlet Moth

Light Marathyssa Moth


Sharp-blotched Nola

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Spanish Moth


Beloved Emarginea

Osmunda Borer Moth

Yellow and Black Exyra

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Many-Lined Wainscot

White-spotted Redectis

Pink-bordered Yellow


Detracted Owlet

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Three-lined Flower

Dark-spotted Palthis

Faint-spotted Palthis

Dolichos Armyworm

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Doubleday's Baileya

Owl-eyed Bird-dropping

Black-dotted Spragueia


Subterranean Dart

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Paler Bagisara Moth


Three-lined Bagisara

Exposed Bird-Dropping


Fall Armyworm

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Pleasant Dagger

Chalcedony Midget

Implicit Arches

Laudable Arches

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Gray Woodgrain

Gray Half-Spot

Confused Woodgrain

Merry Melipotis

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The Craftsman

Live Oak Metria

Smoky Tetanolita

Bent-Winged Owlet

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Southern Sallow
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Pale-edged Selenisa
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Oblong Sedge Borer
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Spotted Pinion Moth

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Black-tipped Ptichodis


Common Ptichodis


The Cobbler Moth

Aluring Schinia Moth

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Fraternal Renia

Sober Renia

Discolored Renia

Salutary Renia

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Ashy Meganola

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 Notodontidae
Worldwide there are nine subfamilies and 3,500 species; North America has five subfamilies and 137 species.


Spotted Datana

White-headed Prominent

Double-lined Prominent


Pink Prominent

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White-streaked Prominent


Angulose Prominent


White Furcula


Gray Furcula

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Red-washed Prominent

White-dotted Prominent

Angle-lined Prominent

Drab Prominent Moth

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Saddled Prominent

Red-humped Caterpillar Moth


Common Gluphisia

White-blotched Prominent

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Red-lined Yellow Prominent

Wavy-line Heterocampa

Variable Oakleaf Prominent

Oblique Heterocampa

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Azalea Caterpillar Moth Larva


Merry Eremobina


Georgian Prominent


Astarte Prominent

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Contracted Datana
Moth

Walnut Caterpillar Moth
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Oecophoridae (Codling Moths)


Pseuderotis obiterella

Schlaeger's Fruitworm Moth


Vestal Moth

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Pterophoridae
Worldwide the five subfamilies contain 73 genera and about 1,000 species; North America has three subfamilies, 20 genera and 145 species.;

Groundsel Plume Moth

Pselnophorus belfragei

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Pyralidae
Pyralidae has five subfamilies worldwide, and at least 6,150 species. North America has at least 565 species in the five subfamilies.


Grape Leaffolder

Zebra Conchylodes Moth


Melonworm Pyralid

Watermilfoil Leafcutter

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Snowy Urola

Yellow-fringed Dolichomia Moth

Spotted Beet Webworm

Hawaiian Beet Webworm Moth

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Satole sacculana


Caenurgia chlorophay

Paler Pseudasopia Moth


Ategumia ebulealis

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Red-waisted Flower Moth

Loblolly Pine Coneworm Moth


Scraped Pilocrocis


Salvinia Stem Borer

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Baccatalis Moth

European Corn Borer

Splendid Palpita

Blister Coneworm

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Hollow-spotted Blepharomastix

Diasemoides janassialis

Pseudasopia intermedialis

Checkered Apogeshna Moth

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Root Collar Borer


Sod Webworm Moth


Eastern Grass Veneer

Feather-edged Petrophila Moth

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Chestnut-marked Pondweed Moth

Distinguished Colymychus


Pondside Pyralid


Smartweed Borer

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Boxwood Leaftier

Eulepte anticostalis
(no common name)

Four-Spotted Palpita Moth

Straight-Lined Snout Moth

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Celery Leaftier

Wine-tinted Oenobotys

Double-humped Pococera


Waterlily Leaf Cutter

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White-roped Glapyria Moth


Meskea Plume Moth

Cabbage Webworm Moth

Coffee-loving Pyrausta Moth

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Erythrina Leafroller


Pickleworm Moth


Maple Webworm

Garden Webworm Moth

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Lucerne Moth

Two-spotted
Herpetogramma


Cactus Moth


Genista Broom Moth

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Saturniidae
Worldwide there are nine subfamilies, 165 genera and 1,480 species; North America has three subfamilies, 19 genera and 72 species.

Polyphemus Slikmoth


Imperial Silkmoth


Luna Silkmoth


Rosy Maple Moth
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Royal Walnut Moth

Io Silkmoth

Pine Devil Silkmoth

Tulip-Tree Silkmoth

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Spicebush Silkmoth

Spiny Oakworm Silkmoth

Pink Stripe Oakworm Silkmoth


Cecropia Moth

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Sphingidae
Worldwide three subfamilies, 200 genera and 1,200 species; North America has 42 genera and 125 species.

Laurel Sphinx

Rustic Sphinx

Banded Sphinx

Carolina Sphinx
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Catalpa Sphinx

Hummingbird Clearwing Sphinx


Pine Sphinx


Tersa Sphinx

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Waved Sphinx


Ash Sphinx

Hog (Virginia Creeper) Sphinx


Pandorus Sphinx

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Small-Eyed Sphinx

Blinded Sphinx

Mournful Sphinx

Plebeian Sphinx

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Pawpaw Sphinx

Lettered Sphinx

Azalea Sphinx

Pink-Spotted Sphinx

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Walnut Sphinx


Apple Sphinx

Twin-spotted Hawkmoth


Abbot's Sphinx

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Snowberry Clearwing

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 Tineidae

Eastern Grass-Tubeworm

Clemens'_Grass-
Tubeworm

Grass Tubeworm Moth


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Tineoidea
(Burrowing Webworm Moths)

Acrolophus Moth

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Thyatiridae

Dogwood Thyatirid

Tortricoidae
Worldwide the three subfamilies are divided into 21 tribes, 685 genera, and 6,113+ species; North America has at least 10 tribes, 100 genera and 2,170 species.

Oblique-banded Leafroller

Spotted Fireworm Moth

Coelostathma discopunctata

Dark Banded Fireworm Moth

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Red-banded Leafroller


Garden Tortrix


Corolella Moth

Aproned Sparganothis

White-lined Leafroller

Yponomeutidae

Ailanthus Webworm
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Zygaenidae

Grapeleaf Skeletonizer Moth




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