Moths and caterpillars I - Pre-Tortricid Micros Hodges #0003 - Drepanoidea Hodges #6255

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1 There are over 11,400 species of moths in North America. I began photographing moths in June 2010, by the end of July I had documented over 140 species! I have put them into a <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/102375238655146238167/2011TennesseeMot...

There are over 11,400 species of moths in North America. I began photographing moths in June 2010, by the end of July I had documented over 140 species! I have put them into a

There are over 11,400 species of moths in North America. I began photographing moths in June 2010, by the end of July I had documented over 140 species!The moths in this and the next two galleries are sorted by families and Hodges numbers, a cataloging system for moths. Red-fringed Emerald Moth 1629
2 We put a white sheet with a black light bulb that shines all night on the porch at the cabin where we have the AMSE science camp. Many kinds of insects are attracted to the light. These 2 moths were a sample of some that were on the sheet one morning. ...

We put a white sheet with a black light bulb that shines all night on the porch at the cabin where we have the AMSE science camp. Many kinds of insects are attracted to the light. These 2 moths were a sample of some that were on the sheet one morning. ...

We put a white sheet with a black light bulb that shines all night on the porch at the cabin where we have the AMSE science camp. Many kinds of insects are attracted to the light. These 2 moths were a sample of some that were on the sheet one morning. Moths keep their wings open when they land, butterflies hold their wings up. Some moths have triangle-shaped wings like the darker one shown here, it has only the upper wings visible. The lighter colored one has all 4 wings visible. Moths greatly outnumber butterflies by types and quantity, so they are more difficult to identify. I have tried to be as accurate as possible in identifying the moths in this gallery, but it is possible that I may have made some mistakes. June 2007 Anderson Co., TN 2449
3 <strong>Bark moss lichen camouflage</strong>

Some moths are very well camouflaged, how many moths do you see in this photo? 

There are 4!

Bark moss lichen camouflage Some moths are very well camouflaged, how many moths do you see in this photo? There are 4!

Bark moss lichen camouflage Some moths are very well camouflaged, how many moths do you see in this photo? There are 4! 2340
4 This is how the Bugguide folks found moths, caddisflies, midges, beetles, and other insects at night at the 2008 Bugguide Gathering held at the  UT Field Station.

This is how the Bugguide folks found moths, caddisflies, midges, beetles, and other insects at night at the 2008 Bugguide Gathering held at the UT Field Station.

This is how the Bugguide folks found moths, caddisflies, midges, beetles, and other insects at night at the 2008 Bugguide Gathering held at the UT Field Station. 1632
5 A researcher holds a Moth Light Trap at Tremont. Moths are attracted to the light at night, if they fall down the funnel they will be collected in the jar below. The trap is then put into the refrigerator to sedate the moths.

A researcher holds a Moth Light Trap at Tremont. Moths are attracted to the light at night, if they fall down the funnel they will be collected in the jar below. The trap is then put into the refrigerator to sedate the moths.

A researcher holds a Moth Light Trap at Tremont. Moths are attracted to the light at night, if they fall down the funnel they will be collected in the jar below. The trap is then put into the refrigerator to sedate the moths. 1434
6 Part of the work done at Tremont is scientific research on the animals that live in the park. Here 2 of the researchers are pinning a moth that will be added to the collection.

Part of the work done at Tremont is scientific research on the animals that live in the park. Here 2 of the researchers are pinning a moth that will be added to the collection.

Part of the work done at Tremont is scientific research on the animals that live in the park. Here 2 of the researchers are pinning a moth that will be added to the collection. 1653
7 A small sample of some of the moths collected at Tremont. Information gathered at Tremont is shared with the ATBI (All Taxa Biodiversity Inventory) researchers who are trying to document every type of living organism in the Great Smoky Mountains Nation...

A small sample of some of the moths collected at Tremont. Information gathered at Tremont is shared with the ATBI (All Taxa Biodiversity Inventory) researchers who are trying to document every type of living organism in the Great Smoky Mountains Nation...

A small sample of some of the moths collected at Tremont. Information gathered at Tremont is shared with the ATBI (All Taxa Biodiversity Inventory) researchers who are trying to document every type of living organism in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. 1603
8 <b>Chinquapin Leaf-miner</b> 
<em>Dyseriocrania griseocapitella</em> 
Hodges #0003 
4-7-11

This tiny moth was very beautiful when I used the flash! The bright colors of the individual scales showed up very well. This is the lowest Hodges number t...

Chinquapin Leaf-miner Dyseriocrania griseocapitella Hodges #0003 4-7-11 This tiny moth was very beautiful when I used the flash! The bright colors of the individual scales showed up very well. This is the lowest Hodges number t...

Chinquapin Leaf-miner Dyseriocrania griseocapitella Hodges #0003 4-7-11 This tiny moth was very beautiful when I used the flash! The bright colors of the individual scales showed up very well. This is the lowest Hodges number that I have found so far! 1500
9 <em>Ectodoemia</em> spp.
#0058.97 
Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.)
8-8-11

This moth is only 2mm in length! It is the smallest I've seen. For scale, this sheet is 20 threads / inch or 3 threads / mm.

Ectodoemia spp. #0058.97 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 8-8-11 This moth is only 2mm in length! It is the smallest I've seen. For scale, this sheet is 20 threads / inch or 3 threads / mm.

Ectodoemia spp. #0058.97 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 8-8-11 This moth is only 2mm in length! It is the smallest I've seen. For scale, this sheet is 20 threads / inch or 3 threads / mm. 1548
10 <strong>Zeller's Ethmia Moth</strong>
<em>Ethmia zelleriella </em> 
Hodges #0092
Oak Ridge, TN University of Tennessee Arboretum (Anderson Co.) 
6-17-10

This moth was resting high on the wall outside the door of the arboretum office.

Zeller's Ethmia Moth Ethmia zelleriella Hodges #0092 Oak Ridge, TN University of Tennessee Arboretum (Anderson Co.) 6-17-10 This moth was resting high on the wall outside the door of the arboretum office.

Zeller's Ethmia Moth Ethmia zelleriella Hodges #0092 Oak Ridge, TN University of Tennessee Arboretum (Anderson Co.) 6-17-10 This moth was resting high on the wall outside the door of the arboretum office. 1426
11 <em>Tischeria citrinipennella</em>  
#0126 
8-17-10
Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.)

Tischeria citrinipennella #0126 8-17-10 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.)

Tischeria citrinipennella #0126 8-17-10 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 1619
12 <strong>Yucca moth larvae</strong>
<em>Tegeticula yuccasella</em> 
Hodges #0198
Oak Ridge, TN
June 6, 2007

I found these 2 tiny Yucca Moth larvae in a flower that had fallen from the plant in my neighbor's yard. When I opened the green ovary, I ...

Yucca moth larvae Tegeticula yuccasella Hodges #0198 Oak Ridge, TN June 6, 2007 I found these 2 tiny Yucca Moth larvae in a flower that had fallen from the plant in my neighbor's yard. When I opened the green ovary, I ...

Yucca moth larvae Tegeticula yuccasella Hodges #0198 Oak Ridge, TN June 6, 2007 I found these 2 tiny Yucca Moth larvae in a flower that had fallen from the plant in my neighbor's yard. When I opened the green ovary, I saw them crawling around in it. I doubt if they will survive, if the flowers are not on the plant, they will wilt and die. The larvae eat the developing seeds that were fertilized by their mother a few weeks earlier. 1814
13 <strong>Long-Horned Fairy Moth</strong>
<em>Adela caeruleella</em> / Fairy Moths 
Hodges #0227
Frozen Head State Park (Morgan Co., TN)
May 1, 2007

I found this strange moth on a Smooth Meadow Parsnip flower at Frozen Head. The antennae were at l...

Long-Horned Fairy Moth Adela caeruleella / Fairy Moths Hodges #0227 Frozen Head State Park (Morgan Co., TN) May 1, 2007 I found this strange moth on a Smooth Meadow Parsnip flower at Frozen Head. The antennae were at l...

Long-Horned Fairy Moth Adela caeruleella / Fairy Moths Hodges #0227 Frozen Head State Park (Morgan Co., TN) May 1, 2007 I found this strange moth on a Smooth Meadow Parsnip flower at Frozen Head. The antennae were at least twice as long as its body. Thanks to Don of the "Butternuts" Nature forum for help in identifying these unusual, diurnal moths! I like their enchanting name! Their scales refract the sunlight into many colors. 2184
14 <em>Nemapogon clematella</em>
Hodges #0263
Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co., TN)
July 30, 2010

Nemapogon clematella Hodges #0263 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co., TN) July 30, 2010

Nemapogon clematella Hodges #0263 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co., TN) July 30, 2010 1502
15 <em>Doleromorpha porphyria</em> 
#0276 
Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.)
May 8, 2011

Doleromorpha porphyria #0276 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) May 8, 2011

Doleromorpha porphyria #0276 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) May 8, 2011 1359
16 <em>Diachorisia velatella</em> 
#0279
Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.)
5-28-11

Diachorisia velatella #0279 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 5-28-11

Diachorisia velatella #0279 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 5-28-11 1429
17 <em>Oenoe hybromella</em> 
#0283 
Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.)
6-11-11

Oenoe hybromella #0283 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 6-11-11

Oenoe hybromella #0283 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 6-11-11 1507
18 <b>Yellow Wave Moth</b>  
<em>Hybroma servulella</em> 
#0300 
Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.)
6-12-11

Yellow Wave Moth Hybroma servulella #0300 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 6-12-11

Yellow Wave Moth Hybroma servulella #0300 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 6-12-11 1313
19 <em>Homostinea curviliniella</em> 
#0301
Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.)
5-23-11

Homostinea curviliniella #0301 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 5-23-11

Homostinea curviliniella #0301 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 5-23-11 1310
20 <b>Two-spotted Mea Moth</b>
<em>Mea bipunctella</em>
#0305 
8-6-10
Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.)

Two-spotted Mea Moth Mea bipunctella #0305 8-6-10 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.)

Two-spotted Mea Moth Mea bipunctella #0305 8-6-10 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 1225
21 <em>Scardia anatomella</em> 
#0311 
Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.)
6-14-11

Scardia anatomella #0311 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 6-14-11

Scardia anatomella #0311 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 6-14-11 1357
22 <em>Kearfottia albifasciella</em>  
#0319 
Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.)
6-12-11

Kearfottia albifasciella #0319 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 6-12-11

Kearfottia albifasciella #0319 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 6-12-11 1352
23 <em>Amydria effrentella</em> 
Hodges #0334 
Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co., TN)
Aug. 6, 2010

Amydria effrentella Hodges #0334 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co., TN) Aug. 6, 2010

Amydria effrentella Hodges #0334 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co., TN) Aug. 6, 2010 1454
24 <strong>Cressons Grass-tubeworm-Moth</strong>
<em>Acrolophus cressoni</em>
Hodges #0347  
Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.)  
6-26-10

Cressons Grass-tubeworm-Moth Acrolophus cressoni Hodges #0347 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 6-26-10

Cressons Grass-tubeworm-Moth Acrolophus cressoni Hodges #0347 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 6-26-10 1533
25 <strong>Eastern Grass Tubeworm Moth</strong> 
<em>Acrolophus plumifrontella</em> 
Hodges #0372
6-19-10
Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.)

Eastern Grass Tubeworm Moth Acrolophus plumifrontella Hodges #0372 6-19-10 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.)

Eastern Grass Tubeworm Moth Acrolophus plumifrontella Hodges #0372 6-19-10 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 1544
26 <b>Clemens' Grass Tubeworm Moth</b>
<em>Acrolophus popeanella</em>  
#0373
Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.)
7-12-11

Clemens' Grass Tubeworm Moth Acrolophus popeanella #0373 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 7-12-11

Clemens' Grass Tubeworm Moth Acrolophus popeanella #0373 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 7-12-11 1432
27 <b>Pavlovski's Monopis Moth</b>  
<em>Monopis pavlovski</em> 
#0418.1 
9-26-10
Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.)

Pavlovski's Monopis Moth Monopis pavlovski #0418.1 9-26-10 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.)

Pavlovski's Monopis Moth Monopis pavlovski #0418.1 9-26-10 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 1388
28 <em>Philonome clemensella</em>
#0462 
Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.)
9-14-10

Philonome clemensella #0462 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 9-14-10

Philonome clemensella #0462 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 9-14-10 1360
29 <b>Cottonwood Leafminer </b> 
<em>Paraleucoptera-albella</em>
#0475
7-24-10
Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.)

This tiny moth is only 3mm in length! It looks like a minute white speck flickering on the sheet when it walks.

Cottonwood Leafminer Paraleucoptera-albella #0475 7-24-10 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) This tiny moth is only 3mm in length! It looks like a minute white speck flickering on the sheet when it walks.

Cottonwood Leafminer Paraleucoptera-albella #0475 7-24-10 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) This tiny moth is only 3mm in length! It looks like a minute white speck flickering on the sheet when it walks. 1596
30 <em>Bucculatrix coronatella</em> 
Hodges #0559 
4-30-11 

My sheet has 20 threads per inch (or 3 / mm). That gives some scale to the size of this moth.

Bucculatrix coronatella Hodges #0559 4-30-11 My sheet has 20 threads per inch (or 3 / mm). That gives some scale to the size of this moth.

Bucculatrix coronatella Hodges #0559 4-30-11 My sheet has 20 threads per inch (or 3 / mm). That gives some scale to the size of this moth. 1395
31 <b>Azalea Leafminer Moth</b>
<em>Caloptilia azaleella</em>
#0592
4-20-11

These little moths look as though they are standing on stilts!

Azalea Leafminer Moth Caloptilia azaleella #0592 4-20-11 These little moths look as though they are standing on stilts!

Azalea Leafminer Moth Caloptilia azaleella #0592 4-20-11 These little moths look as though they are standing on stilts! 1441
32 <b>Leaf Blotch Miner Moth</b>
<em>Caloptilia bimaculatella</em> 
#0595 
7-30-10
Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.)

Leaf Blotch Miner Moth Caloptilia bimaculatella #0595 7-30-10 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.)

Leaf Blotch Miner Moth Caloptilia bimaculatella #0595 7-30-10 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 1539
33 <em>Marmara</em> spp.
#0718.97   
4-30-11

Marmara spp. #0718.97 4-30-11

Marmara spp. #0718.97 4-30-11 1531
34 <b>Pecan Leafminer Moth </b>
<em>Cameraria caryaefoliella</em>
#0811 
Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.)
5-8-11

Pecan Leafminer Moth Cameraria caryaefoliella #0811 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 5-8-11

Pecan Leafminer Moth Cameraria caryaefoliella #0811 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 5-8-11 1302
35 <em>Cameraria conglomeratella </em>
#0816 
8-3-10
Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.)

This is one of what I call the "head-standing" moths! Perhaps this posture is a protection mechanism. These are very tiny moths.

Cameraria conglomeratella #0816 8-3-10 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) This is one of what I call the "head-standing" moths! Perhaps this posture is a protection mechanism. These are very tiny moths.

Cameraria conglomeratella #0816 8-3-10 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) This is one of what I call the "head-standing" moths! Perhaps this posture is a protection mechanism. These are very tiny moths. 1503
36 <em>Phyllocnistis insignis</em> 
#0846 
Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.)
8-20-11

This is a very tiny moth, only about 3mm in length. It has shiny scales that make it look metallic.

Phyllocnistis insignis #0846 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 8-20-11 This is a very tiny moth, only about 3mm in length. It has shiny scales that make it look metallic.

Phyllocnistis insignis #0846 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 8-20-11 This is a very tiny moth, only about 3mm in length. It has shiny scales that make it look metallic. 1434
37 <b>Zellers Ethmia Moth</b>
<em>Ethmia zelleriella</em> 
#0992  
8-13-10

This looks very similar to the Ermine Moth.

Zellers Ethmia Moth Ethmia zelleriella #0992 8-13-10 This looks very similar to the Ermine Moth.

Zellers Ethmia Moth Ethmia zelleriella #0992 8-13-10 This looks very similar to the Ermine Moth. 1084
38 <b>Schlaeger's Fruitworm Moth</b> 
<em>Antaeotricha schlaegeri</em> 
#1011 
7-19-10
Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.)

This moth looks a lot like a bird dropping!

Schlaeger's Fruitworm Moth Antaeotricha schlaegeri #1011 7-19-10 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) This moth looks a lot like a bird dropping!

Schlaeger's Fruitworm Moth Antaeotricha schlaegeri #1011 7-19-10 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) This moth looks a lot like a bird dropping! 1367
39 <em>Decantha stecia</em> 
#1043
4-26-11

Decantha stecia #1043 4-26-11

Decantha stecia #1043 4-26-11 1343
40 <strong>Orange-headed Epicallima</strong>
<em>Epicallima argenticinctella</em> /Concealer Moth
Hodges #1046
Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.)
June 6, 2010

Orange-headed Epicallima Epicallima argenticinctella /Concealer Moth Hodges #1046 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) June 6, 2010

Orange-headed Epicallima Epicallima argenticinctella /Concealer Moth Hodges #1046 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) June 6, 2010 1470
41 <em>Elachista irrorata</em> (maybe) 
#1100 
Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 
6-1-11

Elachista irrorata (maybe) #1100 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 6-1-11

Elachista irrorata (maybe) #1100 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 6-1-11 1250
42 <b>Acorn Moth</b>
<em>Blastobasis glandulella</em>
#1162   
Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 
6-25-11

Acorn Moth Blastobasis glandulella #1162 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 6-25-11

Acorn Moth Blastobasis glandulella #1162 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 6-25-11 1320
43 <b>Streaked Coleophora Moth</b> 
<em>Coleophora cratipennella</em>
#1365
9-14-10
Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.)

Streaked Coleophora Moth Coleophora cratipennella #1365 9-14-10 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.)

Streaked Coleophora Moth Coleophora cratipennella #1365 9-14-10 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 1437
44 <b>Metallic Coleophora Moth</b> 
<em>Coleophora mayrella</em> 
#1387
Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 
5-24-11

Metallic Coleophora Moth Coleophora mayrella #1387 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 5-24-11

Metallic Coleophora Moth Coleophora mayrella #1387 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 5-24-11 1287
45 <b>Beautiful Cosmopterix Moth</b>
<em>Cosmopterix pulchrimella</em> 
#1472 
Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 
5-28-11

Beautiful Cosmopterix Moth Cosmopterix pulchrimella #1472 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 5-28-11

Beautiful Cosmopterix Moth Cosmopterix pulchrimella #1472 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 5-28-11 1352
46 <em>Cosmopterix</em> spp.
#1498.97 
Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 
6-1-11

Cosmopterix spp. #1498.97 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 6-1-11

Cosmopterix spp. #1498.97 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 6-1-11 1290
47 <em>Melanocinclis lineigera</em>  
#1503 
Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 
6-25-11

Melanocinclis lineigera #1503 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 6-25-11

Melanocinclis lineigera #1503 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 6-25-11 1365
48 Unidentified Perimede Moth 
<em>Perimede</em> spp.
#1632.97
Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 
5-28-11

Unidentified Perimede Moth Perimede spp. #1632.97 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 5-28-11

Unidentified Perimede Moth Perimede spp. #1632.97 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 5-28-11 1313
49 <em>Aristotelia roseosuffusella</em> 
#1761  
Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 
5-24-11

Aristotelia roseosuffusella #1761 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 5-24-11

Aristotelia roseosuffusella #1761 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 5-24-11 1443
50 <strong>Stripe-backed Moth</strong>
<em>Arogalea cristifasciella</em>
Hodges #01851
3-21-11

Stripe-backed Moth Arogalea cristifasciella Hodges #01851 3-21-11

Stripe-backed Moth Arogalea cristifasciella Hodges #01851 3-21-11 1345
51 <em>Pseudochelaria walsinghami</em> 
#1864 
Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 
5-24-11

Pseudochelaria walsinghami #1864 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 5-24-11

Pseudochelaria walsinghami #1864 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 5-24-11 1396
52 <strong>Six-spotted Aroga Moth</strong>  
<em>Aroga compositella</em> 
Hodges #2187
6-25-10
Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.)

Six-spotted Aroga Moth Aroga compositella Hodges #2187 6-25-10 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.)

Six-spotted Aroga Moth Aroga compositella Hodges #2187 6-25-10 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 1472
53 <b>Redbud Leaffolder</b>
<em>Fascista cercerisella</em>
#2204 
7-20-10
Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.)

Redbud Leaffolder Fascista cercerisella #2204 7-20-10 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.)

Redbud Leaffolder Fascista cercerisella #2204 7-20-10 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 1316
54 <b>Polyhymno Moth </b>
<em>Polyhymno luteostrigella</em>
#2211
Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 
6-12-11

Polyhymno Moth Polyhymno luteostrigella #2211 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 6-12-11

Polyhymno Moth Polyhymno luteostrigella #2211 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 6-12-11 1302
55 <strong>Stripe-backed Moth</strong> 
<em>Battaristis vittella</em> 
Hodges #2229 
Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.)  
8-13-10

Stripe-backed Moth Battaristis vittella Hodges #2229 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 8-13-10

Stripe-backed Moth Battaristis vittella Hodges #2229 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 8-13-10 1417
56 <strong>Indented Dichomeris Moth</strong> 
<em>Dichomeris inserrata</em> 
Hodges #2297 
6-28-10
Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.)

Indented Dichomeris Moth Dichomeris inserrata Hodges #2297 6-28-10 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.)

Indented Dichomeris Moth Dichomeris inserrata Hodges #2297 6-28-10 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 1381
57 <b>Indented Dichomeris Moth</b> 
<em>Dichomeris inserrata</em> 
#2297 
6-28-10 
Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.)

Indented Dichomeris Moth Dichomeris inserrata #2297 6-28-10 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.)

Indented Dichomeris Moth Dichomeris inserrata #2297 6-28-10 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 1155
58 <b>Yellow Nutsedge Moth</b> 
<em>Diploschizia impigritella</em>
#2346
Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 
6-1-11

Yellow Nutsedge Moth Diploschizia impigritella #2346 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 6-1-11

Yellow Nutsedge Moth Diploschizia impigritella #2346 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 6-1-11 1339
59 <b>Mimosa Webworm Moth</b> 
<em>Homadaula anisocentra</em> 
#2353
Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 
5-31-11

Mimosa Webworm Moth Homadaula anisocentra #2353 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 5-31-11

Mimosa Webworm Moth Homadaula anisocentra #2353 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 5-31-11 1291
60 <b>Diamondback Moth</b>
<em>Plutella xylostella</em>
Hodges #2366
3-21-11

Diamondback Moth Plutella xylostella Hodges #2366 3-21-11

Diamondback Moth Plutella xylostella Hodges #2366 3-21-11 1340
61 <strong>Ailanthus Webworm Moth</strong>
<em>Atteva punctella</em> / Ermine Moths
Hodges #2401
Midtown, TN (Roane Co.)
Oct. 2004

The caterpillars of this pretty moth eat Ailanthus tree leaves and other deciduous trees. Since Ailanthus trees are i...

Ailanthus Webworm Moth Atteva punctella / Ermine Moths Hodges #2401 Midtown, TN (Roane Co.) Oct. 2004 The caterpillars of this pretty moth eat Ailanthus tree leaves and other deciduous trees. Since Ailanthus trees are i...

Ailanthus Webworm Moth Atteva punctella / Ermine Moths Hodges #2401 Midtown, TN (Roane Co.) Oct. 2004 The caterpillars of this pretty moth eat Ailanthus tree leaves and other deciduous trees. Since Ailanthus trees are invasive non-natives, these moths may be very helpful. Although, I don't recall ever seeing any Ailanthus trees that have died from being eaten by the caterpillars. I photographed this moth in late October at Midtown Elementary school in Midtown, TN. 2432
62 <strong>American Ermine Moth</strong>
<em>Yponomeuta multipunctella</em> / Grass Miner Moth Family
Hodges #2420
Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.)
June 6, 2010

American Ermine Moth Yponomeuta multipunctella / Grass Miner Moth Family Hodges #2420 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) June 6, 2010

American Ermine Moth Yponomeuta multipunctella / Grass Miner Moth Family Hodges #2420 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) June 6, 2010 1684
63 <b>Arborvitae Leafminer Moth</b>
<em>Argyresthia thuiella</em> 
#2481 
Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 
5-2-11

Arborvitae Leafminer Moth Argyresthia thuiella #2481 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 5-2-11

Arborvitae Leafminer Moth Argyresthia thuiella #2481 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 5-2-11 1569
64 <b>Unidentified Schreckensteinia Moths</b> 
<em>Schreckensteinia</em> spp.
#2509.97
Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 
7-13-11

Unidentified Schreckensteinia Moths Schreckensteinia spp. #2509.97 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 7-13-11

Unidentified Schreckensteinia Moths Schreckensteinia spp. #2509.97 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 7-13-11 1354
65 <b>Raspberry Crown Borer Moth</b> 
<em>Pennisetia marginatum</em>
#2513 
9-21-10 

This looks remarkably like a wasp or Yellowjacket, but the feathery antennae and fuzzy abdomen prove that it is a moth. 
Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.)

Raspberry Crown Borer Moth Pennisetia marginatum #2513 9-21-10 This looks remarkably like a wasp or Yellowjacket, but the feathery antennae and fuzzy abdomen prove that it is a moth. Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.)

Raspberry Crown Borer Moth Pennisetia marginatum #2513 9-21-10 This looks remarkably like a wasp or Yellowjacket, but the feathery antennae and fuzzy abdomen prove that it is a moth. Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 1679
66 <b>Carpenterworm Moth</b> 
<em>Prionoxystus robiniae</em>
#2693 
Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 
5-31-11

Carpenterworm Moth Prionoxystus robiniae #2693 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 5-31-11

Carpenterworm Moth Prionoxystus robiniae #2693 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 5-31-11 1420
67 <strong>Sculptured Moth</strong> 
<em>Eumarozia malachitana</em> 
Hodges #2749
6-26-10
Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.)

Sculptured Moth Eumarozia malachitana Hodges #2749 6-26-10 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.)

Sculptured Moth Eumarozia malachitana Hodges #2749 6-26-10 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 1240
68 <b>Basswood Olethreutes Moth </b>
<em>Olethreutes tiliana</em>
Hodges #2795
Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.)
July 15, 2010

Basswood Olethreutes Moth Olethreutes tiliana Hodges #2795 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) July 15, 2010

Basswood Olethreutes Moth Olethreutes tiliana Hodges #2795 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) July 15, 2010 1439
69 <b>Aster-head Phaneta Moth</b>
<em>Phaneta tomonana</em>
#2936 
Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.)
9-17-10

Aster-head Phaneta Moth Phaneta tomonana #2936 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 9-17-10

Aster-head Phaneta Moth Phaneta tomonana #2936 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 9-17-10 1487
70 <b>Ragweed Borer Moth</b>
<em>Epiblema strenuana</em>
Hodges #03172
3-18-11

Ragweed Borer Moth Epiblema strenuana Hodges #03172 3-18-11

Ragweed Borer Moth Epiblema strenuana Hodges #03172 3-18-11 1239
71 <b>Bidens Borer Moth</b>  
<em>Epiblema otiosana</em> 
#3202 
Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 
5-28-11

Bidens Borer Moth Epiblema otiosana #3202 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 5-28-11

Bidens Borer Moth Epiblema otiosana #3202 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 5-28-11 1289
72 <b>Gray-flanked Proteoteras Moth</b>
<em>Proteoteras moffatiana</em> 
#3233 
6-16-10

If this moth was on a tree with moss, it would be well camouflaged!
Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.)

Gray-flanked Proteoteras Moth Proteoteras moffatiana #3233 6-16-10 If this moth was on a tree with moss, it would be well camouflaged! Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.)

Gray-flanked Proteoteras Moth Proteoteras moffatiana #3233 6-16-10 If this moth was on a tree with moss, it would be well camouflaged! Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 1307
73 <b>Maple Bud Borer Moth</b>  
<em>Proteoteras moffatiana</em> 
#3235
Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 
5-28-11

Maple Bud Borer Moth Proteoteras moffatiana #3235 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 5-28-11

Maple Bud Borer Moth Proteoteras moffatiana #3235 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 5-28-11 1107
74 <b>Strawberry Leafroller</b>
<em>Ancylis comptana</em>  
Hodges #3374
Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co., TN)
April 7, 2011

Strawberry Leafroller Ancylis comptana Hodges #3374 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co., TN) April 7, 2011

Strawberry Leafroller Ancylis comptana Hodges #3374 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co., TN) April 7, 2011 1305
75 <b>Oak Leaffolder Moth</b>
<em>Ancylis burgessiana</em> 
#3367 
Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 
5-24-11

Oak Leaffolder Moth Ancylis burgessiana #3367 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 5-24-11

Oak Leaffolder Moth Ancylis burgessiana #3367 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 5-24-11 1263
76 <em>Ancylis mira</em>
#3368
Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 
5-12-11

Ancylis mira #3368 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 5-12-11

Ancylis mira #3368 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 5-12-11 1258
77 <b>Strawberry Leafroller</b> 
<em>Ancylis comptana</em>
#3374 
Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 
4-7-11

Strawberry Leafroller Ancylis comptana #3374 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 4-7-11

Strawberry Leafroller Ancylis comptana #3374 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 4-7-11 1072
78 <b>Filbertworm Moth</b>
<em>Cydia latiferreana</em>
#3494 
Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.)
9-19-10

This moth had beautiful bands of copper-colored scales on its wings.

Filbertworm Moth Cydia latiferreana #3494 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 9-19-10 This moth had beautiful bands of copper-colored scales on its wings.

Filbertworm Moth Cydia latiferreana #3494 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 9-19-10 This moth had beautiful bands of copper-colored scales on its wings. 1329
79 <em>Acleris subnivana</em> 
Hodges #3517 
Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 
6-26-10

Acleris subnivana Hodges #3517 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 6-26-10

Acleris subnivana Hodges #3517 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 6-26-10 1441
80 <b>Robinson's Acleris Moth</b> 
<em>Acleris robinsoniana</em>
#3536
Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 
8-20-11

Robinson's Acleris Moth Acleris robinsoniana #3536 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 8-20-11

Robinson's Acleris Moth Acleris robinsoniana #3536 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 8-20-11 1230
81 <strong>Red-banded Leafroller </strong>
<em>Argyrotaenia velutinana</em> / Tortricid Moth family
Hodges #3597
Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.)
June 6, 2010

Red-banded Leafroller Argyrotaenia velutinana / Tortricid Moth family Hodges #3597 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) June 6, 2010

Red-banded Leafroller Argyrotaenia velutinana / Tortricid Moth family Hodges #3597 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) June 6, 2010 1446
82 <em>Archips purpurana</em> Moth / Tortricid Moths
Hodges #3658
Oak Ridge, TN
June 1, 2010

Archips purpurana Moth / Tortricid Moths Hodges #3658 Oak Ridge, TN June 1, 2010

Archips purpurana Moth / Tortricid Moths Hodges #3658 Oak Ridge, TN June 1, 2010 1786
83 <b>One-lined Sparganothis Moth</b>
<em>Sparganothis unifasciana</em> 
#3711  
6-26-10
Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.)

One-lined Sparganothis Moth Sparganothis unifasciana #3711 6-26-10 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.)

One-lined Sparganothis Moth Sparganothis unifasciana #3711 6-26-10 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 1341
84 <strong>Tufted Apple Bud Moth</strong> 
<em>Platynota idaeusalis</em> 
Hodges #3740
6-24-10
Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.)

Tufted Apple Bud Moth Platynota idaeusalis Hodges #3740 6-24-10 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.)

Tufted Apple Bud Moth Platynota idaeusalis Hodges #3740 6-24-10 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 1324
85 <strong>Black-waved flannel moth</strong> 
<em>Lagoa crispata</em> 
Hodges #4644 
6-24-10
Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 

Flannel moths have caterpillars that are very fuzzy with long hairs in the early instars. They may look cute and cuddly, but ...

Black-waved flannel moth Lagoa crispata Hodges #4644 6-24-10 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) Flannel moths have caterpillars that are very fuzzy with long hairs in the early instars. They may look cute and cuddly, but ...

Black-waved flannel moth Lagoa crispata Hodges #4644 6-24-10 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) Flannel moths have caterpillars that are very fuzzy with long hairs in the early instars. They may look cute and cuddly, but beneath the long white "hairs" there are venomous spines! (see following photo) 1607
86 <strong>Flannel Moth Caterpillar </strong>
<em>Megalopyge crispa</em>
Oak Ridge, TN
August 17, 2008

I noticed the long white hairs sticking out from under this leaf as I was hiking at Haw Ridge. I turned the leaf over to get this photo. Like othe...

Flannel Moth Caterpillar Megalopyge crispa Oak Ridge, TN August 17, 2008 I noticed the long white hairs sticking out from under this leaf as I was hiking at Haw Ridge. I turned the leaf over to get this photo. Like othe...

Flannel Moth Caterpillar Megalopyge crispa Oak Ridge, TN August 17, 2008 I noticed the long white hairs sticking out from under this leaf as I was hiking at Haw Ridge. I turned the leaf over to get this photo. Like other caterpillars in this group, it is capable of inflicting a nasty sting! So even though it may look soft and cuddly, resist the urge to touch it if you see one of these in the woods! http:// Venomous caterpillars 3198
87 <b>Early Button Slug Moth</b> 
<em>Tortricidia testacea</em>
#04652 
4-20-11

Early Button Slug Moth Tortricidia testacea #04652 4-20-11

Early Button Slug Moth Tortricidia testacea #04652 4-20-11 1316
88 <strong>Yellow-shouldered Slug Moth</strong> 
<em>Lithacodes fasciola</em>  
Hodges #4665
6-19-10
Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.)

Yellow-shouldered Slug Moth Lithacodes fasciola Hodges #4665 6-19-10 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.)

Yellow-shouldered Slug Moth Lithacodes fasciola Hodges #4665 6-19-10 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 1309
89 <strong>Shagreened Slug Moth</strong> 
<em>Apoda biguttata</em> 
Hodges #4669
Apoda biguttata 
Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 
6-30-10

Shagreened Slug Moth Apoda biguttata Hodges #4669 Apoda biguttata Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 6-30-10

Shagreened Slug Moth Apoda biguttata Hodges #4669 Apoda biguttata Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 6-30-10 1283
90 <strong>Inverted Y Slug Moth</strong>
<em>Apoda y-inversum</em> / Slug Caterpillar Moths
Hodges #4667
Gatlinburg, TN (Sevier Co.)
University of Tennessee Field Station
August 8, 2008

This funny little orange moth had his abdomen up in the air. ...

Inverted Y Slug Moth Apoda y-inversum / Slug Caterpillar Moths Hodges #4667 Gatlinburg, TN (Sevier Co.) University of Tennessee Field Station August 8, 2008 This funny little orange moth had his abdomen up in the air. ...

Inverted Y Slug Moth Apoda y-inversum / Slug Caterpillar Moths Hodges #4667 Gatlinburg, TN (Sevier Co.) University of Tennessee Field Station August 8, 2008 This funny little orange moth had his abdomen up in the air. Perhaps it was emitting a phoremone to attract a mate? 1805
91 <strong>Skiff Moth</strong>
<em>Prolimacodes badia</em> / Slug Caterpillar moths
Hodges #4671
Gatlinburg, TN (Sevier Co.)
University of Tennessee Field Station
August 8, 2008

I photographed this pretty moth on a double-paned window, thus the do...

Skiff Moth Prolimacodes badia / Slug Caterpillar moths Hodges #4671 Gatlinburg, TN (Sevier Co.) University of Tennessee Field Station August 8, 2008 I photographed this pretty moth on a double-paned window, thus the do...

Skiff Moth Prolimacodes badia / Slug Caterpillar moths Hodges #4671 Gatlinburg, TN (Sevier Co.) University of Tennessee Field Station August 8, 2008 I photographed this pretty moth on a double-paned window, thus the double reflection. I wish I could have gotten the head in the shot too, but it was too high for me to get all of it. 1619
92 <strong>Spun Glass Slug Moth</strong> 
<em>Isochaetes beutenmuelleri</em>
Hodges #4675 
7-6-10
Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.)

Spun Glass Slug Moth Isochaetes beutenmuelleri Hodges #4675 7-6-10 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.)

Spun Glass Slug Moth Isochaetes beutenmuelleri Hodges #4675 7-6-10 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 1478
93 <strong>Spiny Oak-Slug Moth</strong> 
<em>Euclea delphini</em> / Slug Moth Caterpillar family
Hodges #4697
Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.)
June 10,2010

Spiny Oak-Slug Moth Euclea delphini / Slug Moth Caterpillar family Hodges #4697 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) June 10,2010

Spiny Oak-Slug Moth Euclea delphini / Slug Moth Caterpillar family Hodges #4697 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) June 10,2010 1626
94 <b>Smaller Parasa</b>  
<em>Parasa chloris</em> 
#4698  
6-30-10
Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.)

It is always a treat to get to see this beautiful green and brown moth!

Smaller Parasa Parasa chloris #4698 6-30-10 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) It is always a treat to get to see this beautiful green and brown moth!

Smaller Parasa Parasa chloris #4698 6-30-10 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) It is always a treat to get to see this beautiful green and brown moth! 1416
95 <b>Saddleback Caterpillar Moth</b> 
<em>Acharia stimulea</em> 
#4700  
6-17-10

This is the moth of the venomous Saddleback caterpillar. It is an evil-looking moth! 
Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.)

Saddleback Caterpillar Moth Acharia stimulea #4700 6-17-10 This is the moth of the venomous Saddleback caterpillar. It is an evil-looking moth! Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.)

Saddleback Caterpillar Moth Acharia stimulea #4700 6-17-10 This is the moth of the venomous Saddleback caterpillar. It is an evil-looking moth! Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 1487
96 <strong>Saddleback caterpillar</strong> - a.k.a. "Packsaddle"
<em>Sibine stimulea</em>
#4700<br>
Sometimes I don't have to go far to look for critters! This caterpillar (and 6 more of its' siblings) was munching on the leaves of my Ti plant on my po...

Saddleback caterpillar - a.k.a. "Packsaddle" Sibine stimulea #4700
Sometimes I don't have to go far to look for critters! This caterpillar (and 6 more of its' siblings) was munching on the leaves of my Ti plant on my po...

Saddleback caterpillar - a.k.a. "Packsaddle" Sibine stimulea #4700
Sometimes I don't have to go far to look for critters! This caterpillar (and 6 more of its' siblings) was munching on the leaves of my Ti plant on my porch, just outside my front door! This type of caterpillar has wicked spines that can inflict painful stings when touched. It will pupate into an "LBM" -- "Little Brown Moth." The brown and white patch in the middle of the caterpillar's abdomen may resemble an eye to frighten a predator.
2965
97 <strong>Double-striped Scoparia Moth</strong> 
<em>Scoparia biplagialis</em> 
Hodges #4716 
7-1-10
Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.)

Double-striped Scoparia Moth Scoparia biplagialis Hodges #4716 7-1-10 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.)

Double-striped Scoparia Moth Scoparia biplagialis Hodges #4716 7-1-10 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 1424
98 <b>Striped Eudonia Moth </b>
<em>Eudonia strigalis</em>
#4738 
8-6-10
Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.)

Striped Eudonia Moth Eudonia strigalis #4738 8-6-10 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.)

Striped Eudonia Moth Eudonia strigalis #4738 8-6-10 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 1269
99 <strong>Two-banded Petrophila</strong> 
<em>Petrophila bifascialis</em> 
Hodges #4774
AMSE 
6-16-10
Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.)

Two-banded Petrophila Petrophila bifascialis Hodges #4774 AMSE 6-16-10 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.)

Two-banded Petrophila Petrophila bifascialis Hodges #4774 AMSE 6-16-10 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 1198
100 <b>White-roped Glaphyria Moth</b> 
<em>Glaphyria sequistrialis</em> 
#4870 
8-5-10
Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.)

White-roped Glaphyria Moth Glaphyria sequistrialis #4870 8-5-10 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.)

White-roped Glaphyria Moth Glaphyria sequistrialis #4870 8-5-10 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 1274
101 <b>European Corn Borer Moth </b>
<em>Ostrinia nubilalis </em>
#4949 
Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.)
8-17-10

This moth was photographed on the car windshiel with Crepe Myrtle flower petals.

European Corn Borer Moth Ostrinia nubilalis #4949 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 8-17-10 This moth was photographed on the car windshiel with Crepe Myrtle flower petals.

European Corn Borer Moth Ostrinia nubilalis #4949 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 8-17-10 This moth was photographed on the car windshiel with Crepe Myrtle flower petals. 1599
102 <strong>Variable Reddish Pyrausta</strong> 
<em>Pyrausta rubricalis </em>
Hodges #5051
7-8-10
Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.)

Variable Reddish Pyrausta Pyrausta rubricalis Hodges #5051 7-8-10 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.)

Variable Reddish Pyrausta Pyrausta rubricalis Hodges #5051 7-8-10 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 1423
103 <b>Mint-loving Pyrausta Moth</b>  
<em>Pyrausta acrionalis</em> 
#5071 
8-5-10
Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.)

Mint-loving Pyrausta Moth Pyrausta acrionalis #5071 8-5-10 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.)

Mint-loving Pyrausta Moth Pyrausta acrionalis #5071 8-5-10 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 1357
104 <b>Paler Diacme Moth</b> 
<em>Diacme elealis</em> 
#5142 
7-17-10
Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.)

Paler Diacme Moth Diacme elealis #5142 7-17-10 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.)

Paler Diacme Moth Diacme elealis #5142 7-17-10 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 1364
105 <b>Lucerne Moth</b>  
<em>Nomophila nearctica</em>
#5156  
9-13-10
Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.)

Lucerne Moth Nomophila nearctica #5156 9-13-10 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.)

Lucerne Moth Nomophila nearctica #5156 9-13-10 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 1263
106 <strong>Grape Leaf-folder</strong>
<em>Desmia funeralis</em> / Noctuid (Owlet) Moths
Hodges #5159
Great Smoky Mountains NP (Sevier Co.)

This Grape Leaf-folder moth was photographed  in the Smokies in July 2005.  The moth doesn't roll grape leaves...

Grape Leaf-folder Desmia funeralis / Noctuid (Owlet) Moths Hodges #5159 Great Smoky Mountains NP (Sevier Co.) This Grape Leaf-folder moth was photographed in the Smokies in July 2005. The moth doesn't roll grape leaves...

Grape Leaf-folder Desmia funeralis / Noctuid (Owlet) Moths Hodges #5159 Great Smoky Mountains NP (Sevier Co.) This Grape Leaf-folder moth was photographed in the Smokies in July 2005. The moth doesn't roll grape leaves, the caterpillar does! 2028
107 <strong>Spotted Beet Webworm Moth</strong> 
<em>Hymenia perspectalis</em>
Hodges #5169 
Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 
7-13-10a

Spotted Beet Webworm Moth Hymenia perspectalis Hodges #5169 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 7-13-10a

Spotted Beet Webworm Moth Hymenia perspectalis Hodges #5169 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 7-13-10a 1250
108 <strong>Recondite Webworm Moth</strong>  
<em>Diathrausta reconditalis</em>
#5174
8-7-10
Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.)

Recondite Webworm Moth Diathrausta reconditalis #5174 8-7-10 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.)

Recondite Webworm Moth Diathrausta reconditalis #5174 8-7-10 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 1210
109 <strong>Harlequin Webworm Moth</strong> 
<em>Diathrausta harlequinalis</em>  
Hodges #5175
6-29-10
Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.)

Harlequin Webworm Moth Diathrausta harlequinalis Hodges #5175 6-29-10 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.)

Harlequin Webworm Moth Diathrausta harlequinalis Hodges #5175 6-29-10 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 1632
110 <b>Freeman's Palpita Moth</b> 
<em>Palpita freemanalis</em> 
#5225 
7-30-10
Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.)

Freeman's Palpita Moth Palpita freemanalis #5225 7-30-10 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.)

Freeman's Palpita Moth Palpita freemanalis #5225 7-30-10 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 1367
111 <strong>Splendid Palpita Moth</strong> 
<em> Palpita magniferalis</em>
Hodges #5226 
6-29-1Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.)

Splendid Palpita Moth Palpita magniferalis Hodges #5226 6-29-1Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.)

Splendid Palpita Moth Palpita magniferalis Hodges #5226 6-29-1Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 1218
112 <strong>Ironweed Root Moth</strong> 
<em>Polygrammodes flavidalis</em> 
Hodges #5228 
7-5-10
Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.)

Ironweed Root Moth Polygrammodes flavidalis Hodges #5228 7-5-10 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.)

Ironweed Root Moth Polygrammodes flavidalis Hodges #5228 7-5-10 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 1548
113 <strong>Bold-feathered Grass Moth</strong> 
<em>Herpetogramma pertextalis</em> / Crambid moths
Hodges #5275
Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.)
June 3, 2010

I found this pretty moth on the side of the house next to the porch.

Bold-feathered Grass Moth Herpetogramma pertextalis / Crambid moths Hodges #5275 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) June 3, 2010 I found this pretty moth on the side of the house next to the porch.

Bold-feathered Grass Moth Herpetogramma pertextalis / Crambid moths Hodges #5275 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) June 3, 2010 I found this pretty moth on the side of the house next to the porch. 1840
114 <strong>Zebra Conchylodes Moth</strong>  
<em>Conchylodes ovulalis</em> 
Hodges #5292
6-26-10
Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.)

Zebra Conchylodes Moth Conchylodes ovulalis Hodges #5292 6-26-10 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.)

Zebra Conchylodes Moth Conchylodes ovulalis Hodges #5292 6-26-10 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 1386
115 <b>Double-banded Grass-veneer</b>
<em>Crambus agitatellus</em>
#5362
Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.)
6-10-10

Double-banded Grass-veneer Crambus agitatellus #5362 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 6-10-10

Double-banded Grass-veneer Crambus agitatellus #5362 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 6-10-10 1367
116 <strong>Eastern Grass-veneer Moth</strong>
<em>Crambus laqueatellus</em> / Crambid moths
Hodges #5378
Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.)
Sept. 2008

These are very common little moths that are often found in the grass. They flash a silvery sheen when t...

Eastern Grass-veneer Moth Crambus laqueatellus / Crambid moths Hodges #5378 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) Sept. 2008 These are very common little moths that are often found in the grass. They flash a silvery sheen when t...

Eastern Grass-veneer Moth Crambus laqueatellus / Crambid moths Hodges #5378 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) Sept. 2008 These are very common little moths that are often found in the grass. They flash a silvery sheen when the sunlight strikes the stripes on the wings. 2062
117 <b>Vagabond Crambus Moth</b> 
<em>Agriphila vulgivagellus</em>
#5403
9-23-10
Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.)

Vagabond Crambus Moth Agriphila vulgivagellus #5403 9-23-10 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.)

Vagabond Crambus Moth Agriphila vulgivagellus #5403 9-23-10 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 1293
118 <strong>Elegant Grass-veneer Moth</strong>
<em>Microcrambus elegans</em> / Crambid Snout Moths
Hodges #5420
Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.)
June 2, 2010

I had to laugh when I looked at this moth closely, it looked as though it had a scowling face p...

Elegant Grass-veneer Moth Microcrambus elegans / Crambid Snout Moths Hodges #5420 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) June 2, 2010 I had to laugh when I looked at this moth closely, it looked as though it had a scowling face p...

Elegant Grass-veneer Moth Microcrambus elegans / Crambid Snout Moths Hodges #5420 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) June 2, 2010 I had to laugh when I looked at this moth closely, it looked as though it had a scowling face painted on its wings! 1578
119 <strong>Snowy Urola Moth</strong>
<em>Urola nivalis</em> / Crambid Snout Moth Family
Hodges #5464
Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 
June 15, 2010

The shiny scales on the wings of this beautiful white moth reflect light.

Snowy Urola Moth Urola nivalis / Crambid Snout Moth Family Hodges #5464 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) June 15, 2010 The shiny scales on the wings of this beautiful white moth reflect light.

Snowy Urola Moth Urola nivalis / Crambid Snout Moth Family Hodges #5464 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) June 15, 2010 The shiny scales on the wings of this beautiful white moth reflect light. 1484
120 <em>Haimbachia  squamulella</em> 
Hodges #5482 
Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 
8-5-10

Haimbachia squamulella Hodges #5482 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 8-5-10

Haimbachia squamulella Hodges #5482 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 8-5-10 1399
121 <strong>Meal Moth</strong> 
<em>Pyralis farinalis</em> 
Hodges #5510
6-24-10
Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.)

Meal Moth Pyralis farinalis Hodges #5510 6-24-10 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.)

Meal Moth Pyralis farinalis Hodges #5510 6-24-10 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 1350
122 <strong>Pink-masked Pyralid Moth</strong>  
<em>Pyralis disciferalis</em>
Hodges #5512 
6-29-10
Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.)

Pink-masked Pyralid Moth Pyralis disciferalis Hodges #5512 6-29-10 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.)

Pink-masked Pyralid Moth Pyralis disciferalis Hodges #5512 6-29-10 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 1302
123 <strong>Yellow-fringed Dolichomia Moth </strong>
<em>Dolichomia olinalis</em> / Pyralid moth family
Hodges #5533
Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.)
June 6, 2010

Yellow-fringed Dolichomia Moth Dolichomia olinalis / Pyralid moth family Hodges #5533 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) June 6, 2010

Yellow-fringed Dolichomia Moth Dolichomia olinalis / Pyralid moth family Hodges #5533 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) June 6, 2010 1419
124 <strong>Boxwood Leaftier</strong>  
<em>Galasa nigrinodis</em> 
Hodges #5552 
6-22-10
Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.)

Boxwood Leaftier Galasa nigrinodis Hodges #5552 6-22-10 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.)

Boxwood Leaftier Galasa nigrinodis Hodges #5552 6-22-10 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 1440
125 <b>Dimorphic Tosale Moth </b> <em>Tosale oviplagalis</em> #5556 6-8-10Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.)

Dimorphic Tosale Moth Tosale oviplagalis #5556 6-8-10Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.)

Dimorphic Tosale Moth Tosale oviplagalis #5556 6-8-10Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 1429
126 <b>Trumpet Vine Moth</b> 
<em>Clydonopteron sacculana</em>
#5563  
7-26-10
Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.)

Trumpet Vine Moth Clydonopteron sacculana #5563 7-26-10 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.)

Trumpet Vine Moth Clydonopteron sacculana #5563 7-26-10 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 1227
127 <em>Pococera maritimalis</em> 
#5603 
4-25-11

Pococera maritimalis #5603 4-25-11

Pococera maritimalis #5603 4-25-11 1367
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1735
129 I was excited to find this empty moth Cocoon attached to a leaf on a cold winter day. It was made by a very hairy caterpillar such as a tussock moth. This moth was a female, indicated by the small, round eggs which were laid in the egg mass on the cocc...

I was excited to find this empty moth Cocoon attached to a leaf on a cold winter day. It was made by a very hairy caterpillar such as a tussock moth. This moth was a female, indicated by the small, round eggs which were laid in the egg mass on the cocc...

I was excited to find this empty moth Cocoon attached to a leaf on a cold winter day. It was made by a very hairy caterpillar such as a tussock moth. This moth was a female, indicated by the small, round eggs which were laid in the egg mass on the coccoon. The female will often rub the "hairs" from her abdomen over the eggs to protect them after she finishes laying. She probably died shortly after laying her eggs. I once watched a wingless tussock moth lay her eggs between a piece of bark on a tree after she had mated. It took her 45 minutes to lay the eggs. As she laid them she would rub the "hairs" from her abdomen over the eggs. After she finished her task, she rubbed her body over the egg mass one more time then fell from the tree dead! I tell my students that female tussock moths are a feminists' nightmare and a chauvinists' dream woman! The females have no wings or mouth. Their whole purpose in life is to make a male happy, pass on his genes and then die! 2189
130 This Moth was either injured or dying. The black ant was biting her as she scuttled across the trail. Some types of female moths have underformed or no wings. Many die after they lay their eggs.

This Moth was either injured or dying. The black ant was biting her as she scuttled across the trail. Some types of female moths have underformed or no wings. Many die after they lay their eggs.

This Moth was either injured or dying. The black ant was biting her as she scuttled across the trail. Some types of female moths have underformed or no wings. Many die after they lay their eggs. 1486
131 <strong>Noctuid Moth pupa</strong> (possibly a cutworm)
Many insects overwinter as a pupa  because they don't have to eat in this stage. I found this pupa while weeding my flower garden in mid-February.

Noctuid Moth pupa (possibly a cutworm) Many insects overwinter as a pupa because they don't have to eat in this stage. I found this pupa while weeding my flower garden in mid-February.

Noctuid Moth pupa (possibly a cutworm) Many insects overwinter as a pupa because they don't have to eat in this stage. I found this pupa while weeding my flower garden in mid-February. 3460
132 <strong>Tobacco Hornworm Caterpillar</strong>
<em>Manduca sexta</em>
Ijams Nature Center (Knox Co.)

Although this is a Tobacco Hornworm, it is eating a tomato plant leaf! There is also a Tomato Hornworm that looks very similar. The red horn at the...

Tobacco Hornworm Caterpillar Manduca sexta Ijams Nature Center (Knox Co.) Although this is a Tobacco Hornworm, it is eating a tomato plant leaf! There is also a Tomato Hornworm that looks very similar. The red horn at the...

Tobacco Hornworm Caterpillar Manduca sexta Ijams Nature Center (Knox Co.) Although this is a Tobacco Hornworm, it is eating a tomato plant leaf! There is also a Tomato Hornworm that looks very similar. The red horn at the end of the abdomen on this Sphinx moth larva is a good identification tool. Note the large circular spiracles, the "breating holes", on the side of the abdomen. The 5 large, visible green legs are the prolegs, the 6 true legs are beneath the caterpillar's tucked head and can't be seen. 3463
133 I have broken one of my "self-imposed rules" with this photo by using a picture that I didn't take! My friend, Diana, found this parasitized Tobacco caterpillar in her vegetable garden and sent me the picture to identify it. The white objects are the t...

I have broken one of my "self-imposed rules" with this photo by using a picture that I didn't take! My friend, Diana, found this parasitized Tobacco caterpillar in her vegetable garden and sent me the picture to identify it. The white objects are the t...

I have broken one of my "self-imposed rules" with this photo by using a picture that I didn't take! My friend, Diana, found this parasitized Tobacco caterpillar in her vegetable garden and sent me the picture to identify it. The white objects are the tiny coccoons of parasitic braconid wasps. Most of them are empty, according to the open ends. A few weeks ago the mother wasp laid her eggs on the caterpillar. When the larvae hatched they buried into the caterpillar and ate it alive. When they were ready to pupate, they exited the caterpillar's body and spun their coccoons. After pupation, they chewed a hole in the end of their cocoon and flew off to continue the cycle by laying their own eggs on a caterpillar! Photo by Diana Stock-Prescott 2209
134 A <strong>Daggermoth Caterpillar</strong> at Frozen Head State Park. The females of these moths don't have wings. Soon after emerging from the cocoon, they give off a pheromone to attract a winged male. After mating she lays her eggs, covers them with ...

A Daggermoth Caterpillar at Frozen Head State Park. The females of these moths don't have wings. Soon after emerging from the cocoon, they give off a pheromone to attract a winged male. After mating she lays her eggs, covers them with ...

A Daggermoth Caterpillar at Frozen Head State Park. The females of these moths don't have wings. Soon after emerging from the cocoon, they give off a pheromone to attract a winged male. After mating she lays her eggs, covers them with the hair-like body scales from her abdomen, then she dies. 2278
135 A student caught this Dagger Moth Caterpillar during one of my outdoor classes. I got a photo of the legs through the plastic jar. The "true legs" are the 3 pairs on the left. Most caterpillars (except inchworms) have 5 pairs of <em>prolegs</em> used f...

A student caught this Dagger Moth Caterpillar during one of my outdoor classes. I got a photo of the legs through the plastic jar. The "true legs" are the 3 pairs on the left. Most caterpillars (except inchworms) have 5 pairs of prolegs used f...

A student caught this Dagger Moth Caterpillar during one of my outdoor classes. I got a photo of the legs through the plastic jar. The "true legs" are the 3 pairs on the left. Most caterpillars (except inchworms) have 5 pairs of prolegs used for walking. 1510
136 <strong>Octagonal Casebearer caterpillar</strong>
<em>Coleophora octagonella</em> [T] 
Hodges #1398
I found this <strong>Octagonal Casebearer</strong> Caterpillar on my car's windshield as I was driving from an outdoor class. I often see them hangin...

Octagonal Casebearer caterpillar Coleophora octagonella [T] Hodges #1398 I found this Octagonal Casebearer Caterpillar on my car's windshield as I was driving from an outdoor class. I often see them hangin...

Octagonal Casebearer caterpillar Coleophora octagonella [T] Hodges #1398 I found this Octagonal Casebearer Caterpillar on my car's windshield as I was driving from an outdoor class. I often see them hanging by a silken thread from tree limbs. The upper collar part of the case is very different than the lower cone-shaped part, it is made up of tiny white pellets. Thanks to Bob at Bugguide.net for his help in identifying this critter! This little guy got to be on "Style", a women's show on Knoxville's WBIR-TV, the local NBC station. I did a talk on "UFO sightings in the woods" (UFO meaning "Unusual Forest Organisms"!) and I showed this larva as an example. 1804
137 This close-up of an Octagonal case-bearer Caterpillar shows the fine detail of the structure of case. My suspicion is that the little black rods may be frass (a.k.a. "poop") that are held together with silk spun from the caterpillar's mouth. Look at ho...

This close-up of an Octagonal case-bearer Caterpillar shows the fine detail of the structure of case. My suspicion is that the little black rods may be frass (a.k.a. "poop") that are held together with silk spun from the caterpillar's mouth. Look at ho...

This close-up of an Octagonal case-bearer Caterpillar shows the fine detail of the structure of case. My suspicion is that the little black rods may be frass (a.k.a. "poop") that are held together with silk spun from the caterpillar's mouth. Look at how perfectly the rods are aligned! Isn't nature amazing?! It is easy to see where the caterpillar stopped and later started new sections of the tube. ***Update: I later learned that my suspicion was correct, the little black rods are frass! 1494
138 A well-camouflaged Octagonal Casebearer Caterpillar on a tree.

A well-camouflaged Octagonal Casebearer Caterpillar on a tree.

A well-camouflaged Octagonal Casebearer Caterpillar on a tree. 1455
139 The <strong>Bagworm</strong> <em>(Thyridopteryx ephemeraeformis #0457)</em> is a moth pupa. During the caterpillar phase, the larva bites off pieces of plants and adds them to the case as a form of camouflage. The caterpillar attaches the case to a bra...

The Bagworm (Thyridopteryx ephemeraeformis #0457) is a moth pupa. During the caterpillar phase, the larva bites off pieces of plants and adds them to the case as a form of camouflage. The caterpillar attaches the case to a bra...

The Bagworm (Thyridopteryx ephemeraeformis #0457) is a moth pupa. During the caterpillar phase, the larva bites off pieces of plants and adds them to the case as a form of camouflage. The caterpillar attaches the case to a branch when it gets ready to pupate. If the moth is a male he will emerge from the bag and fly away to find a female. The female moths are true "bag ladies," because they have no wings they are confined to their cocoons. They give off an inticing pheremone to attract a male. In order for the male to have an encounter with the female he has to crawl into the bag with her. After mating, he leaves, she lays her eggs in the bag and then she dies. Later, the eggs hatch and the caterpillars leave the bag to start the cycle all over again. 2511
140 I photographed this <strong>Inchworm</strong> at Piney Falls when we stopped to eat lunch. It was very active so I had a bit of trouble catching it in this position. An inchworm is the larva of a group of moths called Geometer Moths. <em>Geo-meter</em>...

I photographed this Inchworm at Piney Falls when we stopped to eat lunch. It was very active so I had a bit of trouble catching it in this position. An inchworm is the larva of a group of moths called Geometer Moths. Geo-meter...

I photographed this Inchworm at Piney Falls when we stopped to eat lunch. It was very active so I had a bit of trouble catching it in this position. An inchworm is the larva of a group of moths called Geometer Moths. Geo-meter means "Earth-measurer". These caterpillars loop or inch their way along because of the number and placement of their prolegs. They don't have prolegs all along their abdomen, just at the end. So, when they move forward with their 6 true legs on the thorax they have to pull their prolegs forward to catch up. 1736
141 This little caterpillar had been feasting on the rayflowers (petals) of the Ragwort flowers. Sometimes these caterpillars place dried bits of flowers on their bodies as a form of camouflage.

This little caterpillar had been feasting on the rayflowers (petals) of the Ragwort flowers. Sometimes these caterpillars place dried bits of flowers on their bodies as a form of camouflage.

This little caterpillar had been feasting on the rayflowers (petals) of the Ragwort flowers. Sometimes these caterpillars place dried bits of flowers on their bodies as a form of camouflage. 1715
142 I photographed this funny little green Caterpillar on an oak tree in the Smokies.

I photographed this funny little green Caterpillar on an oak tree in the Smokies.

I photographed this funny little green Caterpillar on an oak tree in the Smokies. 1510
143 My 10-year old nextdoor neighbor brought over this fuzzy moth caterpillar in a jar to show me. I told him it is probably a moth caterpillar since it is so fuzzy. It was about 1" long. The small black true legs and the 5 prolegs are easy to see in this ...

My 10-year old nextdoor neighbor brought over this fuzzy moth caterpillar in a jar to show me. I told him it is probably a moth caterpillar since it is so fuzzy. It was about 1" long. The small black true legs and the 5 prolegs are easy to see in this ...

My 10-year old nextdoor neighbor brought over this fuzzy moth caterpillar in a jar to show me. I told him it is probably a moth caterpillar since it is so fuzzy. It was about 1" long. The small black true legs and the 5 prolegs are easy to see in this photo. I'm not sure what function the black dots serve, but they are probably there for a reason. 2126
144 <strong>Webworm Caterpillar</strong> 
Great Smoky Mountains NP
August 9, 2008

Webworm Caterpillar Great Smoky Mountains NP August 9, 2008

Webworm Caterpillar Great Smoky Mountains NP August 9, 2008 1329
145 I photographed this Shield Bug eating a  caterpillar during the 2008 Science Camp. The bug's mouth part is like a hollow harpoon that it uses to drink the liquids from the caterpillar.

I photographed this Shield Bug eating a caterpillar during the 2008 Science Camp. The bug's mouth part is like a hollow harpoon that it uses to drink the liquids from the caterpillar.

I photographed this Shield Bug eating a caterpillar during the 2008 Science Camp. The bug's mouth part is like a hollow harpoon that it uses to drink the liquids from the caterpillar. 1344
146 This Caterpillar was feeding on White pine needles. I photographed it during the Bugguide Gathering 2008. It was a lot of fun being with other people who get excited about insects!

This Caterpillar was feeding on White pine needles. I photographed it during the Bugguide Gathering 2008. It was a lot of fun being with other people who get excited about insects!

This Caterpillar was feeding on White pine needles. I photographed it during the Bugguide Gathering 2008. It was a lot of fun being with other people who get excited about insects! 1452
147 Unknown Moth

Unknown Moth

Unknown Moth 1334
148 <strong>Plume Moth</strong>
<em>Geina</em> spp. / Plume Moths
Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.)
June 1, 2010

Plume Moth Geina spp. / Plume Moths Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) June 1, 2010

Plume Moth Geina spp. / Plume Moths Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) June 1, 2010 1290
149 <b>Locust Twig Borer Moth</b>
<em>Ecdytolopha insiticiana</em> 
#3497 
Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 
5-7-11

Locust Twig Borer Moth Ecdytolopha insiticiana #3497 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 5-7-11

Locust Twig Borer Moth Ecdytolopha insiticiana #3497 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 5-7-11 1313
150 <b>Oak Leaftier Moth</b> 
<em>Acleris semipurpurana</em> 
#3503 
Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 
5-7-11

Oak Leaftier Moth Acleris semipurpurana #3503 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 5-7-11

Oak Leaftier Moth Acleris semipurpurana #3503 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 5-7-11 1189
151 <em>Acleris hastiana</em> 
#3531 
Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 
5-29-11

Acleris hastiana #3531 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 5-29-11

Acleris hastiana #3531 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 5-29-11 1352
152 <b>Red-banded Leafroller Moth</b>
<em>Argyrotaenia velutinana</em>
#3597
Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 
4-17-11

Red-banded Leafroller Moth Argyrotaenia velutinana #3597 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 4-17-11

Red-banded Leafroller Moth Argyrotaenia velutinana #3597 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 4-17-11 1152
153 <b>Four-lined Leafroller Moth</b> 
<em>Argyrotaenia quadrifasciana</em> 
#3621 
Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 
5-18-11

Four-lined Leafroller Moth Argyrotaenia quadrifasciana #3621 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 5-18-11

Four-lined Leafroller Moth Argyrotaenia quadrifasciana #3621 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 5-18-11 1327
154 <b>Grapeleaf Skeletonizer Moth</b>
<em>Harrisina americana </em>
#4624 
Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 
5-23-11

Grapeleaf Skeletonizer Moth Harrisina americana #4624 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 5-23-11

Grapeleaf Skeletonizer Moth Harrisina americana #4624 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 5-23-11 1402
155 <b>White-spotted Oak Leafroller Moth </b> <em>Argyrotaenia alisellana</em> #3624 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 5-21-11

White-spotted Oak Leafroller Moth Argyrotaenia alisellana #3624 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 5-21-11

White-spotted Oak Leafroller Moth Argyrotaenia alisellana #3624 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 5-21-11 1249
156 <b>Clemens' False Skeletonizer Moth</b> 
<em>Acoloithus falsarius</em> 
#4629 
Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 
7-18-11

Clemens' False Skeletonizer Moth Acoloithus falsarius #4629 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 7-18-11

Clemens' False Skeletonizer Moth Acoloithus falsarius #4629 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 7-18-11 1353
157 <b>Red-crossed Button Slug Moth</b>
<em>Tortricidia pallida</em> 
#4653 
Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 
7-19-11

Red-crossed Button Slug Moth Tortricidia pallida #4653 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 7-19-11

Red-crossed Button Slug Moth Tortricidia pallida #4653 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 7-19-11 1269
158 <b>Skiff Moth</b> 
<em>Prolimacodes badia</em>  
#4671  Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 
5-29-11

Skiff Moth Prolimacodes badia #4671 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 5-29-11

Skiff Moth Prolimacodes badia #4671 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 5-29-11 1279
159 <b>Purple-crested Slug Moth</b>
<em>Adoneta spinuloides</em> 
#4685
Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 
7-21-11

Purple-crested Slug Moth Adoneta spinuloides #4685 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 7-21-11

Purple-crested Slug Moth Adoneta spinuloides #4685 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 7-21-11 1293
160 <b>Saddleback Caterpillar Moth</b>
<em>Acharia stimulea</em> 
#4700 
Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 
7-11-11

Saddleback Caterpillar Moth Acharia stimulea #4700 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 7-11-11

Saddleback Caterpillar Moth Acharia stimulea #4700 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 7-11-11 1339
161 <b>Bold Medicine Moth </b>
<em>Chrysendeton medicinalis</em> 
#4744 
Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 
7-8-11

Bold Medicine Moth Chrysendeton medicinalis #4744 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 7-8-11

Bold Medicine Moth Chrysendeton medicinalis #4744 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 7-8-11 1310
162 <b>Sooty Lipocosmodes Moth</b> 
<em>Lipocosmodes fuliginosalis</em> 
#4888 
Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 
5-21-11

Sooty Lipocosmodes Moth Lipocosmodes fuliginosalis #4888 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 5-21-11

Sooty Lipocosmodes Moth Lipocosmodes fuliginosalis #4888 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 5-21-11 1366
163 <b>Julia's Dicymolomia Moth</b> 
<em>Dicymolomia julianalis</em>
#4889 
Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 
5-11-11

Julia's Dicymolomia Moth Dicymolomia julianalis #4889 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 5-11-11

Julia's Dicymolomia Moth Dicymolomia julianalis #4889 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 5-11-11 1229
164 <em>Helvibotys helvialis</em> 
#4980  
Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 
7-23-11

Helvibotys helvialis #4980 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 7-23-11

Helvibotys helvialis #4980 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 7-23-11 1258
165 <em>Pyraustinae</em> spp.
#5324.99  
Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 
5-29-11

Pyraustinae spp. #5324.99 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 5-29-11

Pyraustinae spp. #5324.99 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 5-29-11 1026
166 <b>Double-banded Grass-veneer Moth</b>
<em>Crambus agitatellus</em> 
#5362 
Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 
7-12-11

Double-banded Grass-veneer Moth Crambus agitatellus #5362 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 7-12-11

Double-banded Grass-veneer Moth Crambus agitatellus #5362 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 7-12-11 979
167 <b>Gold-stripe Grass-veneer Moth</b> 
<em>Microcrambus biguttellus</em> 
#5419 
Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 
5-29-11

Gold-stripe Grass-veneer Moth Microcrambus biguttellus #5419 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 5-29-11

Gold-stripe Grass-veneer Moth Microcrambus biguttellus #5419 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 5-29-11 1251
168 <b>Straight-lined Argyria Moth</b> 
<em>Vaxi critica</em>
#5466
Tremont, Great Smoky Mountains NP(Blount Co.) 
7-13-11

Straight-lined Argyria Moth Vaxi critica #5466 Tremont, Great Smoky Mountains NP(Blount Co.) 7-13-11

Straight-lined Argyria Moth Vaxi critica #5466 Tremont, Great Smoky Mountains NP(Blount Co.) 7-13-11 1142
169 <b>Clover Hayworm Moth</b> 
<em>Hypsopygia costalis</em> 
#5524 
Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 
5-24-11

Clover Hayworm Moth Hypsopygia costalis #5524 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 5-24-11

Clover Hayworm Moth Hypsopygia costalis #5524 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 5-24-11 1257
170 <b>Posturing Arta Moth</b>
<em>Arta statalis</em> 
#5566 
Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 
7-21-11

Posturing Arta Moth Arta statalis #5566 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 7-21-11

Posturing Arta Moth Arta statalis #5566 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 7-21-11 1121
171 <b>Dimorphic Macalla Moth</b> 
<em>Epipaschia superatalis</em>
#5577 
Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 
6-3-11

Dimorphic Macalla Moth Epipaschia superatalis #5577 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 6-3-11

Dimorphic Macalla Moth Epipaschia superatalis #5577 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 6-3-11 1167
172 <b>Zeller's Epipaschia Moth</b> 
<em>Macalla zelleri</em>
#5579 
Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 
6-14-11 copy

Zeller's Epipaschia Moth Macalla zelleri #5579 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 6-14-11 copy

Zeller's Epipaschia Moth Macalla zelleri #5579 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 6-14-11 copy 1080
173 <b>Orange-tufted Oneida Moth</b>
<em>Oneida lunulalis</em> 
#5588
Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 
5-12-11

Orange-tufted Oneida Moth Oneida lunulalis #5588 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 5-12-11

Orange-tufted Oneida Moth Oneida lunulalis #5588 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 5-12-11 1044
174 <b>Maple Webworm Moth</b>
<em>Pococera asperatella</em> 
#5606
Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 
7-12-11

Maple Webworm Moth Pococera asperatella #5606 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 7-12-11

Maple Webworm Moth Pococera asperatella #5606 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 7-12-11 1081
175 <b>Cordovan Pyralid Moth </b>
<em>Acrobasis exsulella</em> 
#5672 
Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 
5-1-11

Cordovan Pyralid Moth Acrobasis exsulella #5672 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 5-1-11

Cordovan Pyralid Moth Acrobasis exsulella #5672 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 5-1-11 1123
176 <b>Engel's Salebriaria Moth</b>
<em>Salebriaria engeli</em> 
#5773 
Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.)

Engel's Salebriaria Moth Salebriaria engeli #5773 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.)

Engel's Salebriaria Moth Salebriaria engeli #5773 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 1147
177 <em>Sciota vetustella</em>
#5794  
Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 
5-28-11

Sciota vetustella #5794 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 5-28-11

Sciota vetustella #5794 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 5-28-11 1216
178 <b>Locust Leafroller Moth</b>
<em>Sciota subcaesiella </em>
#5796 
Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 
5-7-11

Locust Leafroller Moth Sciota subcaesiella #5796 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 5-7-11

Locust Leafroller Moth Sciota subcaesiella #5796 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 5-7-11 1251
179 <b>Broad-banded Eulogia Moth</b>
<em>Eulogia ochrifrontella </em>
#5999  
Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 
5-28-11

Broad-banded Eulogia Moth Eulogia ochrifrontella #5999 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 5-28-11

Broad-banded Eulogia Moth Eulogia ochrifrontella #5999 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 5-28-11 1174
180 <b>Grape Plume Moth </b>
<em>Geina periscelidactylus </em>
#6091  
Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 
5-31-11

Grape Plume Moth Geina periscelidactylus #6091 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 5-31-11

Grape Plume Moth Geina periscelidactylus #6091 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 5-31-11 1186
181 <b>Nigrita Bagworm Moth</b>
<em>Cryptothelea nigrita</em>
#0441
9-17-11 
Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.)

Nigrita Bagworm Moth Cryptothelea nigrita #0441 9-17-11 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.)

Nigrita Bagworm Moth Cryptothelea nigrita #0441 9-17-11 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 1130
182 <b>Mint-loving Pyrausta Moth</b> 
</em>Pyrausta acrionalis 
#5071
9-17-11 
Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.)

Mint-loving Pyrausta Moth Pyrausta acrionalis #5071 9-17-11 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.)

Mint-loving Pyrausta Moth Pyrausta acrionalis #5071 9-17-11 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 891
183 <b>Pink-fringed Dolichomia Moth</b>
<em>Dolichomia binodulalis</em> 
#5530 
9-17-11
Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.)

Pink-fringed Dolichomia Moth Dolichomia binodulalis #5530 9-17-11 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.)

Pink-fringed Dolichomia Moth Dolichomia binodulalis #5530 9-17-11 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 1018
184 <b>Woodgrain Leafroller Moth</b>
<em>Pandemis lamprosana</em> 
#3593
9-16-11 
Great Smoky Mountains NP (Blount Co., TN)

Woodgrain Leafroller Moth Pandemis lamprosana #3593 9-16-11 Great Smoky Mountains NP (Blount Co., TN)

Woodgrain Leafroller Moth Pandemis lamprosana #3593 9-16-11 Great Smoky Mountains NP (Blount Co., TN) 1111
185 <b>Orange-patched Smoky Moth</b>

Orange-patched Smoky Moth

Orange-patched Smoky Moth Pyromorpha dimidiata – #4639 5-30-13 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 1005

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