Moths and Caterpillars III - Noctuidae Hodges #8322 - #11233

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1 <strong>American Idia Moth</strong> 
<em>Idia americalis</em>
Hodges #8322
6-24-10
Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.)

American Idia Moth Idia americalis Hodges #8322 6-24-10 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.)

American Idia Moth Idia americalis Hodges #8322 6-24-10 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 1199
2 <strong>Common Idia Moth</strong> 
<em>Idia aemula</em> 
Hodges #8323
6-4-10
Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.)

Common Idia Moth Idia aemula Hodges #8323 6-4-10 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.)

Common Idia Moth Idia aemula Hodges #8323 6-4-10 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 1460
3 <b>Dark-banded Owlet Moth</b> 
<em>Phalaenophana pyramusalis</em>
#8338 
Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.)
4-20-11

Dark-banded Owlet Moth Phalaenophana pyramusalis #8338 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 4-20-11

Dark-banded Owlet Moth Phalaenophana pyramusalis #8338 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 4-20-11 1324
4 <b>Lettered Zanclognatha Moth</b><i> Zanclognatha lituralis</i> #8340 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.)4-30-11

Lettered Zanclognatha Moth Zanclognatha lituralis #8340 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.)4-30-11

Lettered Zanclognatha Moth Zanclognatha lituralis #8340 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.)4-30-11 1263
5 <strong>Dark Zanclognatha Moth</strong>
<em>Zanclognatha obscuripennis</em> / Noctuid (Owlet) moths
Hodges #8347
Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.)
June 2, 2010

Dark Zanclognatha Moth Zanclognatha obscuripennis / Noctuid (Owlet) moths Hodges #8347 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) June 2, 2010

Dark Zanclognatha Moth Zanclognatha obscuripennis / Noctuid (Owlet) moths Hodges #8347 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) June 2, 2010 1414
6 <b>Early Zanclognatha Moth</b>
<em>Zanclognatha cruralis</em> 
#8351 
Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.)
5-2-11

Early Zanclognatha Moth Zanclognatha cruralis #8351 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 5-2-11

Early Zanclognatha Moth Zanclognatha cruralis #8351 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 5-2-11 1188
7 <strong>Brown-lined Owlet Moth</strong> 
<em>Macrochilo litophora</em>
Hodges #8358 
6-6-10
Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.)

Brown-lined Owlet Moth Macrochilo litophora Hodges #8358 6-6-10 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.)

Brown-lined Owlet Moth Macrochilo litophora Hodges #8358 6-6-10 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 1452
8 <b>Black-banded Owlet Moth</b><i> Phalaenostola larentioides</i> #8364 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.)7-11-11 copy

Black-banded Owlet Moth Phalaenostola larentioides #8364 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.)7-11-11 copy

Black-banded Owlet Moth Phalaenostola larentioides #8364 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.)7-11-11 copy 1887
9 <strong>Smoky Tetanolita</strong>
<em>Tetanolita mynesalis</em> / Noctuid Moth Family
Hodges #8366
Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.)
June 9, 2010

(Anderson Co.)

Smoky Tetanolita Tetanolita mynesalis / Noctuid Moth Family Hodges #8366 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) June 9, 2010 (Anderson Co.)

Smoky Tetanolita Tetanolita mynesalis / Noctuid Moth Family Hodges #8366 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) June 9, 2010 (Anderson Co.) 1323
10 <b>Sociable Renia Moth</b>
<em>Renia factiosalis </em>
#8379 
Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.)
7-16-11

Sociable Renia Moth Renia factiosalis #8379 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 7-16-11

Sociable Renia Moth Renia factiosalis #8379 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 7-16-11 1358
11 <b>Speckled Renia Moth</b>
<em>Renia adspergillus </em>
#8386 
Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.)
4-29-11

Speckled Renia Moth Renia adspergillus #8386 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 4-29-11

Speckled Renia Moth Renia adspergillus #8386 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 4-29-11 1349
12 <strong>Ambiguous Moth</strong> 
<em>Lascoria ambigualis</em> 
Hodges #8393
6-18-10
Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.)

Ambiguous Moth Lascoria ambigualis Hodges #8393 6-18-10 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.)

Ambiguous Moth Lascoria ambigualis Hodges #8393 6-18-10 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 1456
13 <b>Dark-spotted Palthis Moth</b>
<em>Palthis angulalis</em>
#8397
Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.)
4-30-11

Dark-spotted Palthis Moth Palthis angulalis #8397 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 4-30-11

Dark-spotted Palthis Moth Palthis angulalis #8397 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 4-30-11 1317
14 <em>Sigela brauneata</em> 
#8432 
Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.)
5-2-11

Sigela brauneata #8432 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 5-2-11

Sigela brauneata #8432 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 5-2-11 1407
15 <strong>Flowing-line Bomolocha</strong> 
<em>Hypena manalis</em>
Hodges #8441 
6-29-10
Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.)

Flowing-line Bomolocha Hypena manalis Hodges #8441 6-29-10 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.)

Flowing-line Bomolocha Hypena manalis Hodges #8441 6-29-10 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 1429
16 <b>Baltimore Bomolocha Moth</b> 
<em>Hypena baltimoralis</em>
#8442 
Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.)
8-20-11

Baltimore Bomolocha Moth Hypena baltimoralis #8442 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 8-20-11

Baltimore Bomolocha Moth Hypena baltimoralis #8442 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 8-20-11 1118
17 <b>Gray-edged Bomolocha Moth</b>
<em>Hypena madefactalis</em> 
#8447   
Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.)
6-1-11

Gray-edged Bomolocha Moth Hypena madefactalis #8447 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 6-1-11

Gray-edged Bomolocha Moth Hypena madefactalis #8447 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 6-1-11 1352
18 <strong>Green Cloverworm Moth</strong>  
<em>Hypena scabra</em> 
Hodges #8465
6-6-10
Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.)

Green Cloverworm Moth Hypena scabra Hodges #8465 6-6-10 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.)

Green Cloverworm Moth Hypena scabra Hodges #8465 6-6-10 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 1602
19 <b>Decorated Owlet Moth</b>  
<em>Pangrapta decoralis</em>
#8490 
Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.)
5-2-11 copy

Decorated Owlet Moth Pangrapta decoralis #8490 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 5-2-11 copy

Decorated Owlet Moth Pangrapta decoralis #8490 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 5-2-11 copy 1275
20 <strong>Common Fungus Moth</strong> 
<em>Metalectra discalis</em> 
Hodges #8499 
6-28-10
Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.)

Common Fungus Moth Metalectra discalis Hodges #8499 6-28-10 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.)

Common Fungus Moth Metalectra discalis Hodges #8499 6-28-10 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 1508
21 <b>Four-spotted Fungus Moth</b> 
<em>Metalectra quadrisignata</em> 
#8500 
Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.)
6-14-11

Four-spotted Fungus Moth Metalectra quadrisignata #8500 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 6-14-11

Four-spotted Fungus Moth Metalectra quadrisignata #8500 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 6-14-11 1359
22 <b>Deadwood Borer Moth</b>
<em>Scolecocampa liburna</em>
#8514 
Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.)
7-12-11

Deadwood Borer Moth Scolecocampa liburna #8514 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 7-12-11

Deadwood Borer Moth Scolecocampa liburna #8514 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 7-12-11 1344
23 <b>Small Necklace Moth</b> 
<em>Hypsoropha hormos</em> 
#8528 
Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.)
8-23-11

Small Necklace Moth Hypsoropha hormos #8528 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 8-23-11

Small Necklace Moth Hypsoropha hormos #8528 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 8-23-11 1338
24 #8528 Hypsoropha hormos – Small Necklace Moth

#8528 Hypsoropha hormos – Small Necklace Moth

#8528 Hypsoropha hormos – Small Necklace Moth 955
25 <b>Moonseed Moth</b>
<em>Plusiodonta compressipalpis</em> 
#8534 
Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.)
6-2-11

This is a beautiful moth with pale purple stripes on the wings.

Moonseed Moth Plusiodonta compressipalpis #8534 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 6-2-11 This is a beautiful moth with pale purple stripes on the wings.

Moonseed Moth Plusiodonta compressipalpis #8534 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 6-2-11 This is a beautiful moth with pale purple stripes on the wings. 1406
26 <b>Brown Panopoda</b> <i>Panopoda carneicosta</i> Hodges #8588 8-13-10

Brown Panopoda Panopoda carneicosta Hodges #8588 8-13-10

Brown Panopoda Panopoda carneicosta Hodges #8588 8-13-10 1412
27 <b>Black-dotted Brown Moth</b>
<em>Cissusa spadix</em>
#8592  
Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.)
3-21-11

Black-dotted Brown Moth Cissusa spadix #8592 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 3-21-11

Black-dotted Brown Moth Cissusa spadix #8592 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 3-21-11 2428
28 <strong>Lunate Zale Moth</strong>
<em>Zale lunata</em> / Noctuid moths
Hodges #8689
Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.)
September 18, 2009
About 2" wingspan

This moth's name is pronounced with a short "a" sound, ("zah-lay"), not a long "a" like the je...

Lunate Zale Moth Zale lunata / Noctuid moths Hodges #8689 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) September 18, 2009 About 2" wingspan This moth's name is pronounced with a short "a" sound, ("zah-lay"), not a long "a" like the je...

Lunate Zale Moth Zale lunata / Noctuid moths Hodges #8689 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) September 18, 2009 About 2" wingspan This moth's name is pronounced with a short "a" sound, ("zah-lay"), not a long "a" like the jewelry store of the same name! I spotted this unusual moth while I was teaching a butterfly class. When it fluttered to the leaves, I had a hard time finding it because it was so well camouflaged. 1690
29 <b>Oblique Zale</b> 
<em>Zale obliqua</em>  
#8699
4-7-11

Oblique Zale Zale obliqua #8699 4-7-11

Oblique Zale Zale obliqua #8699 4-7-11 1342
30 <b>Bold-based Zale</b>
<em>Zale lunifera</em>
#8713 
Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.)
3-21-11

Bold-based Zale Zale lunifera #8713 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 3-21-11

Bold-based Zale Zale lunifera #8713 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 3-21-11 1267
31 <b>Maple Looper Moth</b> 
<em>Parallelia bistriaris</em> 
#8727 
Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.)
5-29-11

Maple Looper Moth Parallelia bistriaris #8727 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 5-29-11

Maple Looper Moth Parallelia bistriaris #8727 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 5-29-11 1216
32 <b>Toothed Somberwing Moth</b>
<em>Euclidia cuspidea</em> 
#8731  
Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.)
5-19-11

Toothed Somberwing Moth Euclidia cuspidea #8731 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 5-19-11

Toothed Somberwing Moth Euclidia cuspidea #8731 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 5-19-11 1298
33 <strong>Clover Looper</strong>  
<em>Caenurgina crassiuscula</em> 
Hodges #8738 
7-6-10
Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.)

Clover Looper Caenurgina crassiuscula Hodges #8738 7-6-10 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.)

Clover Looper Caenurgina crassiuscula Hodges #8738 7-6-10 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 1502
34 <b>Forage Looper Moth</b>
<em>Caenurgina erechtea</em> 
#8739 
Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.)
5-21-11

Forage Looper Moth Caenurgina erechtea #8739 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 5-21-11

Forage Looper Moth Caenurgina erechtea #8739 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 5-21-11 1348
35 <strong>Black-bit Celiptera</strong>
<em>Celiptera frustulum</em> 
Hodges #8747 
6-22-10
Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.)

Black-bit Celiptera Celiptera frustulum Hodges #8747 6-22-10 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.)

Black-bit Celiptera Celiptera frustulum Hodges #8747 6-22-10 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 1436
36 <strong>Ultronia Underwing Moth</strong>
<em>Catocala ultronia</em> 
Hodges #8857 
Bristol TN (Sullivan Co.)
7-3-10a

Ultronia Underwing Moth Catocala ultronia Hodges #8857 Bristol TN (Sullivan Co.) 7-3-10a

Ultronia Underwing Moth Catocala ultronia Hodges #8857 Bristol TN (Sullivan Co.) 7-3-10a 1246
37 <b>False Underwing Moth</b><em> Allotria elonympha</em> # 8721  Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.)5-9-11

False Underwing Moth Allotria elonympha # 8721 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.)5-9-11

False Underwing Moth Allotria elonympha # 8721 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.)5-9-11 1229
38 <strong>Little Nymph Underwing Moth</strong> - open lower wings
<em>Catocala micronympha</em> / Noctuid
Hodges #8876
Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.)
June 4, 2010

This moth was on the ceiling of my carport, it is hard to take a photo straight up! It...

Little Nymph Underwing Moth - open lower wings Catocala micronympha / Noctuid Hodges #8876 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) June 4, 2010 This moth was on the ceiling of my carport, it is hard to take a photo straight up! It...

Little Nymph Underwing Moth - open lower wings Catocala micronympha / Noctuid Hodges #8876 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) June 4, 2010 This moth was on the ceiling of my carport, it is hard to take a photo straight up! It was upset and fluttering its top wings, showing the brightly colored under wings. This is an interesting defense mechanism used to startle predators. 1430
39 <strong>Little Nymph Underwing Moth </strong> - closed lower wings
<em>Catocala micronympha</em>
Hodges #8876
Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.)
June 4, 2010

It looks like a completely different moth with its wings closed!

Little Nymph Underwing Moth - closed lower wings Catocala micronympha Hodges #8876 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) June 4, 2010 It looks like a completely different moth with its wings closed!

Little Nymph Underwing Moth - closed lower wings Catocala micronympha Hodges #8876 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) June 4, 2010 It looks like a completely different moth with its wings closed! 1589
40 <b>Sharp-stigma Looper Moth</b>
<em>Ctenoplusia oxygramma</em> 
#8889
Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 
8-23-11

Sharp-stigma Looper Moth Ctenoplusia oxygramma #8889 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 8-23-11

Sharp-stigma Looper Moth Ctenoplusia oxygramma #8889 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 8-23-11 1338
41 <em>Allagrapha aerea</em> 
Hodges #8898 
Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 
7-29-10

Allagrapha aerea Hodges #8898 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 7-29-10

Allagrapha aerea Hodges #8898 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 7-29-10 1494
42 <strong>Bilobed Looper Moth</strong>
<em>Megalographa biloba</em> / Noctuid (Owlet) Moths
Hodges #8907
Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.)
June 11, 2009

We found this moth with odd markings on the black light sheet early one morning at the AMSE science...

Bilobed Looper Moth Megalographa biloba / Noctuid (Owlet) Moths Hodges #8907 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) June 11, 2009 We found this moth with odd markings on the black light sheet early one morning at the AMSE science...

Bilobed Looper Moth Megalographa biloba / Noctuid (Owlet) Moths Hodges #8907 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) June 11, 2009 We found this moth with odd markings on the black light sheet early one morning at the AMSE science camp. Thanks to the folks at Bugguide.net for helping me identify it! 1653
43 <strong>Eyed Paectes Moth</strong> 
<em>Paectes oculatrix</em>
Hodges #8957
6-24-10
Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.)

Eyed Paectes Moth Paectes oculatrix Hodges #8957 6-24-10 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.)

Eyed Paectes Moth Paectes oculatrix Hodges #8957 6-24-10 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 1380
44 <strong>Large Paectes Moth</strong>
<em>Paectes abrostoloides</em>
Hodges #8962  
6-16-10
Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.)

Large Paectes Moth Paectes abrostoloides Hodges #8962 6-16-10 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.)

Large Paectes Moth Paectes abrostoloides Hodges #8962 6-16-10 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 1342
45 <b>Beautiful Eutelia Moth</b>
<em>Eutelia pulcherrimus</em> 
#8968  
4-25-11

Beautiful Eutelia Moth Eutelia pulcherrimus #8968 4-25-11

Beautiful Eutelia Moth Eutelia pulcherrimus #8968 4-25-11 1520
46 <strong>Small Baileya Moth</strong> 
<em>Baileya australis</em> 
Hodges #8973 
7-5-10
Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.)

Small Baileya Moth Baileya australis Hodges #8973 7-5-10 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.)

Small Baileya Moth Baileya australis Hodges #8973 7-5-10 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 1476
47 <b>Wedgling Moth</b>
<em>Galgula partita</em>
#9688 
Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.)
8-20-11

Wedgling Moth Galgula partita #9688 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 8-20-11

Wedgling Moth Galgula partita #9688 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 8-20-11 1275
48 <strong>Sorghum Webworm</strong> 
<em>Nola cereella</em>
Hodges #8991
6-14-10
Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.)

Sorghum Webworm Nola cereella Hodges #8991 6-14-10 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.)

Sorghum Webworm Nola cereella Hodges #8991 6-14-10 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 1375
49 <em>Tripudia quadrifera</em> 
Hodges #9003 
7-29-10 
Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.)

Tripudia quadrifera Hodges #9003 7-29-10 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.)

Tripudia quadrifera Hodges #9003 7-29-10 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 1405
50 <strong>Black-bordered Lemon Moth</strong>
<em>Marimatha nigrofimbria</em> / Noctuid Moth Family
Hodges #9044
Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.)
June 8, 2010

Black-bordered Lemon Moth Marimatha nigrofimbria / Noctuid Moth Family Hodges #9044 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) June 8, 2010

Black-bordered Lemon Moth Marimatha nigrofimbria / Noctuid Moth Family Hodges #9044 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) June 8, 2010 1473
51 <strong>Small Mossy Lithacodia</strong> 
<em>Lithacodia musta</em> 
Hodges #9051
6-10-10
Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.)

Small Mossy Lithacodia Lithacodia musta Hodges #9051 6-10-10 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.)

Small Mossy Lithacodia Lithacodia musta Hodges #9051 6-10-10 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 1426
52 <strong>Pink-barred Pseudeustrotia</strong>
<em>Pseudeustrotia carneola</em> / Noctuid moth family
Hodges #9053
Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.)
June 8, 2010

(Anderson Co.)

Pink-barred Pseudeustrotia Pseudeustrotia carneola / Noctuid moth family Hodges #9053 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) June 8, 2010 (Anderson Co.)

Pink-barred Pseudeustrotia Pseudeustrotia carneola / Noctuid moth family Hodges #9053 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) June 8, 2010 (Anderson Co.) 1390
53 <strong>Tufted Bird Dropping Moth</strong> 
<em>Cerma cerintha</em> 
Hodges #9062 
7-1-10
Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.)

Tufted Bird Dropping Moth Cerma cerintha Hodges #9062 7-1-10 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.)

Tufted Bird Dropping Moth Cerma cerintha Hodges #9062 7-1-10 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 1428
54 <strong>Green Leuconycta</strong> 
<em>Leuconycta diphteroides</em> 
Hodges #9065 
7-8-10
Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.)

Green Leuconycta Leuconycta diphteroides Hodges #9065 7-8-10 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.)

Green Leuconycta Leuconycta diphteroides Hodges #9065 7-8-10 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 1445
55 <strong>Olive-shaded Bird Dropping Moth</strong> 
<em>Tarachidia candefacta</em> / Noctuid Moth family
Hodges #9111
Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.)
June 7, 2010

Olive-shaded Bird Dropping Moth Tarachidia candefacta / Noctuid Moth family Hodges #9111 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) June 7, 2010

Olive-shaded Bird Dropping Moth Tarachidia candefacta / Noctuid Moth family Hodges #9111 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) June 7, 2010 1348
56 <strong>Common Spragueia</strong> 
<em>Spragueia leo</em> 
Hodges #9127
6-16-10
Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.)

Common Spragueia Spragueia leo Hodges #9127 6-16-10 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.)

Common Spragueia Spragueia leo Hodges #9127 6-16-10 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 1328
57 <b>Yellow Spragueia Moth</b>
<em>Spragueia apicalis </em>
#9131 
Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson, Co.)
8-19-11

Yellow Spragueia Moth Spragueia apicalis #9131 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson, Co.) 8-19-11

Yellow Spragueia Moth Spragueia apicalis #9131 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson, Co.) 8-19-11 1213
58 <em>Colocasia flavicornis</em>
Hodges #9185  
Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 
4-9-11

Colocasia flavicornis Hodges #9185 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 4-9-11

Colocasia flavicornis Hodges #9185 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 4-9-11 1361
59 <strong>Unmarked Dagger Moth</strong>
<em>Acronicta innotata</em> / Noctuid (Owlet) Moths
Hodges #9207
Gatlinburg, TN (Sevier Co.)
August 8, 2008

I photographed this moth at the 2008 Bugguide Gathering, it was on a sheet, attracted by a black li...

Unmarked Dagger Moth Acronicta innotata / Noctuid (Owlet) Moths Hodges #9207 Gatlinburg, TN (Sevier Co.) August 8, 2008 I photographed this moth at the 2008 Bugguide Gathering, it was on a sheet, attracted by a black li...

Unmarked Dagger Moth Acronicta innotata / Noctuid (Owlet) Moths Hodges #9207 Gatlinburg, TN (Sevier Co.) August 8, 2008 I photographed this moth at the 2008 Bugguide Gathering, it was on a sheet, attracted by a black light. 1749
60 <b>Paddle Caterpillar</b><i> Acronicta funeralis</i><sp><sp>

Paddle Caterpillar Acronicta funeralis

Paddle Caterpillar Acronicta funeralis This caterpillar turns into a Funerary Dagger Moth (Hodges # 9221). I found it while hiking at Big South Fork National River and Recreation Park in Scott Co. TN on Sept. 4, 2017. 515
61 <strong>Green Marvel Moth</strong> 
<em>Agriopodes fallax</em>
Hodges #9281   
Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 
4-10-11

Green Marvel Moth Agriopodes fallax Hodges #9281 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 4-10-11

Green Marvel Moth Agriopodes fallax Hodges #9281 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 4-10-11 1319
62 <strong>Hebrew Moth</strong>
<em>Polygrammate hebraeicum</em> / Noctuid (Owlet) Moths
Hodges #9285
Gatlinburg, TN (Sevier Co.)
August 8, 2008

During the weekend of Aug. 8 - 10, 2008 20 people who participate in the website  "Bugguide.net" met at...

Hebrew Moth Polygrammate hebraeicum / Noctuid (Owlet) Moths Hodges #9285 Gatlinburg, TN (Sevier Co.) August 8, 2008 During the weekend of Aug. 8 - 10, 2008 20 people who participate in the website "Bugguide.net" met at...

Hebrew Moth Polygrammate hebraeicum / Noctuid (Owlet) Moths Hodges #9285 Gatlinburg, TN (Sevier Co.) August 8, 2008 During the weekend of Aug. 8 - 10, 2008 20 people who participate in the website "Bugguide.net" met at the University of Tennessee Field Station outside of Gatlinburg for the 2nd Annual Bugguide Gathering. It was a great way to learn about insects! This moth was attracted to a light which was shining on a sheet. The moth gets its common name from the black markings on its wings. 1979
63 <b>Harris' Three-spot Moth </b><em>Harrisimemna trisignata</em> #9286 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.)8-20-11

Harris' Three-spot Moth Harrisimemna trisignata #9286 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.)8-20-11

Harris' Three-spot Moth Harrisimemna trisignata #9286 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.)8-20-11 What a thrill it was to see this gorgeous moth on the sheet! I have wanted to see this one for over a year. 1540
64 <strong>Beautiful Wood-nymph; "Bird Poop" Moth</strong>
<em>Eudryas grata</em> / Forester Moths
Hodges #9301
Gatlinburg, TN (Sevier Co.)
August 8, 2008

While the rest of the world was watching the opening of the 2008 Beijing Olympics, 20 insect ...

Beautiful Wood-nymph; "Bird Poop" Moth Eudryas grata / Forester Moths Hodges #9301 Gatlinburg, TN (Sevier Co.) August 8, 2008 While the rest of the world was watching the opening of the 2008 Beijing Olympics, 20 insect ...

Beautiful Wood-nymph; "Bird Poop" Moth Eudryas grata / Forester Moths Hodges #9301 Gatlinburg, TN (Sevier Co.) August 8, 2008 While the rest of the world was watching the opening of the 2008 Beijing Olympics, 20 insect enthusiasts were gathered at the University of Tennessee Field Station observing all kinds of insects. This moth caused quite a bit of excitement. Check out its fuzzy front legs! The not-so-elegant name "Bird Poop Moth" is a good description of how it camouflages itself! :) 3823
65 <strong>Grapevine Epimenis Moth</strong>
<em>Psychomorpha epimenis</em> / Forester Moth subfamily
Hodges #9309
Oak Ridge, TN (Haw Ridge) - Anderson, Co.
April 4, 2010

This was not a very cooperative little moth, I had to follow it into the woods...

Grapevine Epimenis Moth Psychomorpha epimenis / Forester Moth subfamily Hodges #9309 Oak Ridge, TN (Haw Ridge) - Anderson, Co. April 4, 2010 This was not a very cooperative little moth, I had to follow it into the woods...

Grapevine Epimenis Moth Psychomorpha epimenis / Forester Moth subfamily Hodges #9309 Oak Ridge, TN (Haw Ridge) - Anderson, Co. April 4, 2010 This was not a very cooperative little moth, I had to follow it into the woods to photograph it! The caterpillars of this moth make their shelter in folded grapevine leaves, which they also eat. 1593
66 <strong>Copper Underwing</strong> 
<em>Amphipyra pyramidoides</em> 
Hodges #9638 
6-29-10
Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.)

Copper Underwing Amphipyra pyramidoides Hodges #9638 6-29-10 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.)

Copper Underwing Amphipyra pyramidoides Hodges #9638 6-29-10 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 1321
67 <strong>Three-lined Balsa Moth</strong>
<em>Balsa tristrigella</em>
Hodges #9663 
6-23-10
Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.)

Three-lined Balsa Moth Balsa tristrigella Hodges #9663 6-23-10 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.)

Three-lined Balsa Moth Balsa tristrigella Hodges #9663 6-23-10 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 1330
68 <strong>Yellow-striped Armyworm</strong>
<em>Spodoptera ornithogalli</em>
Hodges #9669
6-28-10
Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.)

Yellow-striped Armyworm Spodoptera ornithogalli Hodges #9669 6-28-10 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.)

Yellow-striped Armyworm Spodoptera ornithogalli Hodges #9669 6-28-10 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 1439
69 <strong>Obtuse Yellow Moth</strong> 
<em>Stiriodes obtusa</em> 
Hodges #9725
Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.)
6-25-10

Obtuse Yellow Moth Stiriodes obtusa Hodges #9725 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 6-25-10

Obtuse Yellow Moth Stiriodes obtusa Hodges #9725 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 6-25-10 1340
70 <b>Straight-Toothed Sallow</b>
<em>Eupsilia vinulenta</em>
#9933 
3-18-11

Straight-Toothed Sallow Eupsilia vinulenta #9933 3-18-11

Straight-Toothed Sallow Eupsilia vinulenta #9933 3-18-11 1420
71 <b>Grote's Sallow</b> 
<em>Copivaleria grotei</em>
#10021 
3-21-11

Grote's Sallow Copivaleria grotei #10021 3-21-11

Grote's Sallow Copivaleria grotei #10021 3-21-11 1295
72 <strong>Green Cutworm Moth</strong> 
<em>Anicla infecta</em> 
Hodges #10911
6-26-10
Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.)

Green Cutworm Moth Anicla infecta Hodges #10911 6-26-10 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.)

Green Cutworm Moth Anicla infecta Hodges #10911 6-26-10 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 1381
73 <strong>Distinct Quaker Moth</strong>  - mating
<em>Achatia distincta</em> Hodges 
#10518 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.)  
4-7-2011

Distinct Quaker Moth - mating Achatia distincta Hodges #10518 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 4-7-2011

Distinct Quaker Moth - mating Achatia distincta Hodges #10518 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 4-7-2011 1073
74 <strong>Flame-shouldered Dart</strong> 
<em>Ochropleura implecta</em> 
Hodges #10891
6-19-10
Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.)

Flame-shouldered Dart Ochropleura implecta Hodges #10891 6-19-10 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.)

Flame-shouldered Dart Ochropleura implecta Hodges #10891 6-19-10 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 1314
75 <strong>False Wainscot Moth</strong>
<em>Leucania pseudargyria </em> / Noctuid Family
Hodges #10462
Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.)
June 8, 2010

(Anderson Co.)

False Wainscot Moth Leucania pseudargyria / Noctuid Family Hodges #10462 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) June 8, 2010 (Anderson Co.)

False Wainscot Moth Leucania pseudargyria / Noctuid Family Hodges #10462 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) June 8, 2010 (Anderson Co.) 1500
76 <strong>Great Black-letter Dart </strong>
<em>Xestia c-nigrum </em> / Noctuid 
Hodges #10942
Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.)
June 4,2010

Great Black-letter Dart Xestia c-nigrum / Noctuid Hodges #10942 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) June 4,2010

Great Black-letter Dart Xestia c-nigrum / Noctuid Hodges #10942 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) June 4,2010 1424
77 <strong>Brown-hooded Owlet</strong> moth caterpillar</strong>
<em>Cucullia convexipennis</em>
Hodges #10202

I photographed this beautiful, brightly colored caterpillar on goldenrod at Big Ridge State Park in 2004. The bright coloration makes me su...

Brown-hooded Owlet moth caterpillar Cucullia convexipennis Hodges #10202 I photographed this beautiful, brightly colored caterpillar on goldenrod at Big Ridge State Park in 2004. The bright coloration makes me su...

Brown-hooded Owlet moth caterpillar Cucullia convexipennis Hodges #10202 I photographed this beautiful, brightly colored caterpillar on goldenrod at Big Ridge State Park in 2004. The bright coloration makes me suspect it is poisonous or distasteful. This caterpillar will turn into a plain brown moth. 2443
78 Newly hatched Caterpillars

Newly hatched Caterpillars

Newly hatched Caterpillars 1275
79 <em>Zanclognatha</em> species, possibly Z. theralis  
Hodges #
6-8-10
Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.)

Zanclognatha species, possibly Z. theralis Hodges # 6-8-10 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.)

Zanclognatha species, possibly Z. theralis Hodges # 6-8-10 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 1247
80 <strong>Tiger Moth Caterpillar</strong>
Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.)
May 30, 2008

Tiger Moth Caterpillar Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) May 30, 2008

Tiger Moth Caterpillar Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) May 30, 2008 1564
81 <b>Implicit Arches Moth</b> 
<em>Lacinipolia implicata</em>
#10414 
Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.)
8-23-11

Implicit Arches Moth Lacinipolia implicata #10414 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 8-23-11

Implicit Arches Moth Lacinipolia implicata #10414 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 8-23-11 1388
82 <b>Ruby Quaker Moth</b> 
<em>Orthosia rubescens</em>
#10487 
3-18-11

Ruby Quaker Moth Orthosia rubescens #10487 3-18-11

Ruby Quaker Moth Orthosia rubescens #10487 3-18-11 1388
83 <b>Distinct Quaker Moth</b>
<em>Achatia distincta</em> 
#10518 
4-7-2011

Distinct Quaker Moth Achatia distincta #10518 4-7-2011

Distinct Quaker Moth Achatia distincta #10518 4-7-2011 1561
84 <b>Colorful Zale Moth</b>
<em>Zale minerea</em> 
#8697
Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.)
8-24-11

Colorful Zale Moth Zale minerea #8697 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 8-24-11

Colorful Zale Moth Zale minerea #8697 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 8-24-11 1328
85 <b>Penitent Underwing Moth</b>
<em>Catocala piatrix</em> 
#8771 
9-17-11 
Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.)

Penitent Underwing Moth Catocala piatrix #8771 9-17-11 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.)

Penitent Underwing Moth Catocala piatrix #8771 9-17-11 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 1350
86 <b>Black-banded Brocade Moth</b>
<em>Oligia modica</em>
#9404 
9-17-11
Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.)

Black-banded Brocade Moth Oligia modica #9404 9-17-11 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.)

Black-banded Brocade Moth Oligia modica #9404 9-17-11 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 1342
87 <b>Arcigera Flower Moth</b>
<em>Schinia arcigera</em> 
#11128
9-17-11
Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.)

Arcigera Flower Moth Schinia arcigera #11128 9-17-11 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.)

Arcigera Flower Moth Schinia arcigera #11128 9-17-11 Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.) 1614
88 <b>Soybean Looper Moth</b> 
<em>Chrysodeixis includens</em> 
#8890 
9-16-11 
Great Smoky Mountains NP (Blount Co., TN)

Soybean Looper Moth Chrysodeixis includens #8890 9-16-11 Great Smoky Mountains NP (Blount Co., TN)

Soybean Looper Moth Chrysodeixis includens #8890 9-16-11 Great Smoky Mountains NP (Blount Co., TN) 1355
89 <b>Explicit Arches Moth</b>
<em>Lacinipolia explicata</em> 
#10413 
9-16-11
Great Smoky Mountains NP (Blount Co., TN)

Explicit Arches Moth Lacinipolia explicata #10413 9-16-11 Great Smoky Mountains NP (Blount Co., TN)

Explicit Arches Moth Lacinipolia explicata #10413 9-16-11 Great Smoky Mountains NP (Blount Co., TN) 1306
90 <b>Brown-hooded Owlet Moth caterpillar</b> <i>Cucullia convexipennis</i> # 10202 <sp><sp>

Brown-hooded Owlet Moth caterpillar Cucullia convexipennis # 10202

Brown-hooded Owlet Moth caterpillar Cucullia convexipennis # 10202 This lovely caterpillar was munching on Goldenrod along the Angel Falls Overlook trail at the Big South Fork National River and Recreation Park in Scott Co., TN on Sept. 3, 2017. The bright colors of this caterpillar indicate it is probably bad tasting to predators. 511

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