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Page 1 - Moths of Northern New Jersey
Although all of the moths on this page were photographed in northern NJ, most of these moths' range can be found in the northeastern United States (US / USA).
The identification photos are organized by family. Photos start lower on page.

This page is constantly being updated with live moth photos. The majority of NEW moth species that will be added will be spring through fall. Thank you for your patience, and if we don't have a specific species, check back later.

Please contact Joe Garris, Sr. with any questions that you may have; about moths only please; at JoeGarrisSr@stillwaterwoods.net.




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Pre-tortricid micro

Hodges# Latin Name

Common Name

   
340 Acrolophus arcanellus Mohawk Grass-tubeworm Moth
07/20/2005

7/20/2005
         
373 Acrolophus popeanella Clemens' Grass Tubeworm Moth
07/16/2005

7/16/2005
         
2401 Atteva punctella Ailanthus Webworm Moth
10/19/2006
 
         
2693 Prionoxystus robiniae Carpenterworm Moth
06/19/2006
 
         
2700 Zeuzera pyrina Leopard Moth
07/23/2005
 
Hodges# Latin Name Common Name    
2788 Olethreutes inornata Inornate Olethreutes Moth
08/02/2005
 
         
3643 Choristoneura pinus Pitch Pine Budworm Moth
07/12/2005
 
         
3695 Sparganothis sulfureana Sparganothis Fruitworm Moth
07/13/2005
 
         
3716.1 Sparganothis quercana Oak Sparganothis Moth
07/21/2005
 
         
3720 Sparganothis reticulatana Reticulated Fruitworm Moth
07/14/2005
 
         
3850.99 Aethes razowski Razowski's Aethes Moth
07/14/2005
 
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Pre-pyralid families

Hodges# Latin Name Common Name
4624 Harrisina americana Grapeleaf Skeletonizer Moth
07/17/2005
 
         
4654 Tortricidia flexuosa Winding Limacod Moth
07/22/2005
 
         
4665 Lithacodes fasciola Yellow-shouldered Slug Moth
08/04/2007
 
         
4667 Apoda y-inversum Inverted Y Slug Moth
07/07/2005

7/10/2005
         
4671 Prolimacodes badia Skiff Moth
07/13/2005

07/21/2006
         
4677 Phobetron pithecium Hag Moth
07/22/2006 (female)

07/22/2006 (female)
         
4681 Isa textula Crowned Slug Moth
07/03/2008
 
         
4697 Euclea delphinii Spiny Oak Slug Moth
07/16/2005

07/19/2006
         
4698 Parasa chloris Smaller Parasa Moth
07/21/2005
 
         
4700 Sibine stimulea Saddleback Caterpillar Moth No Image
07/16/2007
 
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Pyrloidea


Hodges# Latin Name Common Name    
         
4739 Eudonia heterosalis Eudonia Moth
09/06/2005
 
         
4748 Munroessa icciusalis Pondside Pyralid Moth
07/18/2005
 
         
4755 Synclita obliteralis Waterlily Leafcutter Moth
07/25/05
 
         
4759 Parapoynx maculalis Polymorphic Pondweed Moth
07/18/2005
 
         
4879 Xanthophysa psychialis Xanthophysa Moth
07/31/2005
 
         
4895 Chalcoela iphitalis Sooty-winged Chalcoela Moth
07/24/2005
 
         
4953 Phlyctaenia coronata tertialis Crowned Phlyctaenia Moth
07/31/2005
 
         
5135 Mecyna submedialis Orange-toned Mecyna Moth
08/02/2005
 
         
5156 Nomophila nearctica Lucerne Moth
09/08/2005
 
         
5159 Desmia funeralis Grape Leaffolder Moth
06/08/2006

07/27/2005
         
5170 Spoladea recurvalis Hawaiian Beet Webworm Moth
08/25/2006
 
         
5226 Palpita magniferalis Splendid Palpita Moth
07/22/2005
 
         
5241 Pantographa limata Basswood Leafroller Moth
07/18/2005
 
         
5272 Herpetogramma bipunctalis Two-spotted Herpetogramma Moth
07/16/2005
 
         
5339 Crambus pascuella Grass-veneer Moth
07/22/2005
 
         
5362 Crambus agitatellus Double-banded Grass-veneer Moth
07/26/2005

07/26/2005
         
5420 Microcrambus elegans Elegant Grass-veneer Moth
07/26/2005
 
         
5450 Parapediasia decorella Graceful Grass-veneer Moth
07/26/2005
 
         
5464 Urola nivalis Snowy Urola Moth
07/19/2005
 
         
5466 Argyria critica Straight-lined Argyria Moth
07/17/2005
 
         
5524 Hypsopygia costalis Clover Hayworm Moth
07/15/2005
 
         
5552 Galasa nigrinodis Boxwood Leaftier Moth
07/20/2005
 
         
5694.99 Acrobasis sp. Unidentified Acrobasis sp.
07/21/2005
 
         
6078 Dysodia oculatana Eyed Dysodia Moth
06/30/2007

06/30/2007
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Pterophoridea (Plume Moths)

Hodges#
Latin Name
Common Name    
6091 Geina periscelidactyla Plume Moth
07/01/2006
 
         
6234 Emmelina monodactyla Morning-glory Plume Moth
07/18/2005
 
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Drepanoidea

Hodges#
Latin Name
Common Name    
6237 Pseudothyatira cymatophoroides Tufted Thyatirid Moth

07/12/2005

07/12/2005
         
6251 Drepana arcuata Arched Hooktip Moth
08/03/2005

08/21/2007
         
6252 Drepana bilineata Two-Lined Hooktip Moth
08/18/2005
 
         
6255 Oreta rosea Rose Hooktip Moth
09/10/2006

09/10/2006
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Geometroidea

Hodges#
Latin Name
Common Name    
6261 Heliomata cycladata Common Spring Moth No Image
06/14/2007
 
         
6273 Itame pustularia Lesser Maple Spanworm Moth
07/17/2005

07/27/2005
         
6303 Macaria subcessaria Barred Itame Moth
08/02/2005
 
         
6326 Macaria aemulataria Common Angle Moth
07/14/2005
 
         
6340 Macaria minorata Minor Angle Moth
07/22/2005
 
         
6342 Macaria bisignata Red-headed Inchworm Moth
08/18/2005
 
         
6362 Digrammia continuata Curve-lined Angle Moth
09/10/2006
 
         
6430 Orthofidonia flavivenata Yellow-veined Geometer Moth
05/11/2007
 
         
6431 Hesperumia sulphuraria Sulphur Moth
07/07/2005
 
         
6586 Iridopsis defectaria Brown-shaded Gray Moth
07/24/2006

         
6599 Epimecis hortaria Tulip-tree Beauty Moth
07/11/2005
 
         
6620 Melanolophia canadaria Canadian Melanolophia Moth
07/19/2005

07/16/2005
         
6621 Melanolophia signataria Signate Melanolophia Moth
07/19/2005

07/19/2005
         
6638 Eufidonia notataria Powder Moth
05/26/2006
 
         
6640 Biston betularia Peppered Moth 
08/27/2005
 
         
6651 Lycia ursaria Stout Spanworm Moth
04/22/2007
 
         
6654 Hypagyrtis unipunctata One-spotted Variant Moth
07/28/2005
 
         
6655 Hypagyrtis esther Esther Variant Moth
07/16/2005
 
         
6659 Phigalia denticulata Toothed Phigalia Moth
03/17/2009

10/19/2006
         
6662 Paleacrita vernata Spring Cankerworm Moth
03/31/2007
 
         
6720 Lytrosis unitaria Common Lytrosis Moth
07/01/2005
 
         
6724 Euchlaena serrata The Saw-wing Moth
07/05/2005
 
         
6734 Euchlaena marginaria Marginal Euchlaena Moth
05/27/2006
 
         
6739 Euchlaena irraria Least-marked Euchlaena Moth
09/06/2005
 
         
6740? Xanthotype spp. False Crocus Geometer Moth
05/30/2006

07/29/2005
         
6754 Pero ancetaria [hubneraria] Hubners Pero Moth
07/31/2005
 
         
6763 Phaeoura quernaria Oak Beauty Moth
05/08/2008
 
         
6796 Campaea perlata Pale Beauty
09/01/2005
 
         
6797 Ennomos magnaria Maple Spanworm Moth
09/24/2006
 
         

6798

Ennomos subsignaria Elm Spanworm Moth
07/08/2005

07/08/2005
         
6819 Metanema inatomaria Pale Metanema Moth
07/16/2005
 
         
6826 Metarranthis hypochraria Common Metarranthis
08/01/2005
 
         
6832 Metarranthis obfirmaria Yellow-washed Metarranthis Moth
05/22/2009
 
         
6839 Probole nepiasaria Heath Probole Moth
05/26/2009
 
         
6842 Plagodis phlogosaria Straight-lined Plagodis Moth
05/08/2007
 
         
6843 Plagodis fervidaria Fervid Plagodis Moth
07/24/2005
 
         
6844 Plagodis alcoolaria Hollow-spotted Plagodis
06/16/2006
 
         
6863 Caripeta divisata Gray Spruce Looper Moth
07/30/2006
 
         
6885 Besma quercivoraria Oak Besma Moth
07/22/2005
 
         
6906 Nepytia canosaria False Hemlock Looper Moth
10/05/2006
 
         
6964 Tetracis cachexiata White Slant-line Moth No Image
06/04/2007
 
         
6966 Eutrapela clemataria  Curved-toothed Geometer
07/28/2005
 
         
6974 Patalene olyzonaria Juniper-twig Geometer Moth
07/07/2006

09/27/2006
         
6982 Prochoerodes transversata Large Maple Spanworm Moth
07/07/2005

07/03/2005
         
7009 Nematocampa resistaria Horned Spanworm Moth
07/03/2005
 
         
7046 Nemoria bistriaria Red-fringed Emerald Moth
07/27/2005

05/07/2007
         
7053 Dichorda iradaria Showy Emerald Moth
06/04/2007

06/04/2007
         
7071 Chlorochlamys chloroleucaria Blackberry Looper Moth
07/14/2005

07/14/2005
         
7114 Idaea demissaria Red-bordered Wave Moth
07/25/2006
 
         
7139 Cyclophora pendulinaria Sweetfern Geometer Moth
07/26/2005

07/26/2005
         
7146 Haematopis grataria Chickweed Geometer Moth
08/03/2005
 
         
7159 Scopola limboundata Large Lace-border Moth
07/08/2005

07/02/2005
         
7196 Eulithis diversilineata Lesser Grapevine Looper
07/14/2005
 
         
7206 Eulithis explanata White Eulithis Moth
06/26/2006
 
         
7239 Hydriomena spp.   Hydriomena Moth spp.
05/16/2007
 
         
7290 Coryphista meadii Barberry Geometer Moth
07/19/2005

07/26/2005
         
7291 Rheumaptera undulata Scallop Shell Moth
05/28/2006
 
         
7329 Anticlea vasiliata Variable Carpet Moth
04/22/2007
 
         
7330 Anticlea multiferata Many-lined Carpet Moth
05/14/2007
 
         
7399 Euphyia unangulata Sharp-angled Carpet Moth
08/17/2005
 
         
7414 Orthonama obstipata The Gem Moth
08/03/2005
 
         
7416 Orthonoma centrostrigaria Bent-line Carpet Moth
07/08/2005
 
         
7440 Eubaphe mendica The Beggar Moth
07/14/2005
 
         
7474 Eupithecia miserulata Common Eupithecia
09/02/2005
 
         
7625 Pasiphila rectangulata Green Pug Moth
06/08/2006
 
         
7637 Cladara limitaria Mottled Gray Carpet Moth
04/12/2008

04/12/2008
         
7639 Cladara atroliturata The Scribbler
04/20/2007

04/21/2007
         
7648 Dyspteris abortivaria The Bad Wing
08/03/2005
 
         
7659 Lacosoma chiridota Scalloped Sack-bearer Moth
06/19/2007
 
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Apatelodidae-Lasiocampidae-Saturniidae

Hodges#
Latin Name
Common Name    
7663 Apatelodes torrefacta Spotted Apatelodes Moth
06/08/2007
 
         
7665 Olceclostera angelica The Angel Moth
07/08/2005
 
         
7670 Tolype velleda Large Tolype
09/24/2006
 
         
7687 Phyllodesma americana Lappet Moth

03/25/2006 (Female, above)

05/18/2007
         
7698 Malacosoma disstria Forest Tent Caterpillar Moth
06/24/2006
 
         
7701 Malacosoma americanum Eastern Tent Caterpillar Moth
06/14/2006
 
         
7715 Dryocampa rubicunda Rosy Maple Moth
07/13/2005

07/13/2005
         
7721 Anisota virginiensis Pink-striped Oakworm Moth
07/05/2006
 
         
7746 Automeris io Io Moth
05/30/2006 (Male)

05/17/2009 (Female)
         
7757 Antheraea polyphemus Polyphemus Moth
05/23/2007

05/23/2007
         
7758 Actias luna Luna Moth
07/01/2006

07/31/2006
         
7764 Callosamia promethea Promethea Moth
07/11/2005

07/11/2005
         
7765 Callosamia angulifera Tulip Tree Silk Moth

07/20/2007 Female (above)


06/11/2009 Male (above)

         
7767 Hyalophora cecropia Cecropia Moth
05/26/2006 (Male, above)

05/27/2006 (Male, above)
7767 Hyalophora cecropia Cecropia Moth


05/26/2006 (Male, above)


05/27/2006 (Male, above)
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Sphingidae

Hodges#
Latin Name
Common Name    
7775 Manduca sexta Carolina Sphinx Moth
09/13/2006
 
         
7776 Manduca quinquemaculata Five-spotted Hawk Moth
09/24/2006
 
         
7783 Manduca jasminearum Ash Sphinx Moth
07/15/2006
 
         
7784 Dolba hyloeus Pawpaw Sphinx Moth
07/16/2007
 
         
7786 Ceratomia amyntor Elm Sphinx
07/20/2007

07/20/2007
         
7787 Ceratomia undulosa Waved Sphinx Moth
07/13/2005
 
         
7809 Sphinx kalmiae Laurel Sphinx Moth
07/25/2006
 
         
7810 Sphinx gordius Apple Sphinx Moth
06/01/2006
 
         
7816 Lapara coniferarum Pine Sphinx Moth
07/14/2006
 
         
7817 Lapara bombycoides Northern Pine Sphinx Moth
07/13/2006
 
         
7821 Smerinthus jamaicensis Twin-spotted Sphinx Moth
06/04/2007
 
         
7824 Paonias excaeacatus Blinded Sphinx Moth
07/08/2005
 
         
7825 Paonias myops Small-eyed Sphinx Moth
07/23/2005
 
         
7826 Paonias astylus Huckleberry Sphinx
07/19/2007

07/19/2007
         
7827 Laothoe juglandis Walnut Sphinx Moth
05/27/2006
 
         
7828 Pachysphinx modesta Big Poplar [Modest] Sphinx Moth
05/30/2006 female (above)

05/25/2007 male (above)
         
7853 Hemaris thysbe Hummingbird Clearwing Moth
07/28/2006

08/12/2007
         
7855 Hemaris diffinis Snowberry Clearwing Moth
07/12/2007
 
         
7859 Eumorpha pandorus Pandorus Sphinx Moth
07/23/2006
 
         
7870 Sphecodina abbotti Abbot's Sphinx Moth
05/11/2007
 
         
7871 Deidamia inscripta Lettered Sphinx Moth
05/04/2007
 
         
7873 Amphion floridensis Nessus Sphinx Moth
05/22/2007 (Rebekah Garris photo)
 
         
7884 Darapsa versicolor Hydrangea Sphinx Moth
07/20/2006
 
         
7885 Darapsa myron Virginia Creeper [Hog] Sphinx Moth
07/05/2005
 
         
7886 Darapsa pholus Azalea Sphinx Moth
05/20/2006 (reared)
 
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Notodontidae

Hodges#
Latin Name
Common Name    
7895 Clostera albosigma Sigmoid Prominent Moth
08/13/2005

08/13/2005
         
7903 Datana angusii Angus' Datana Moth
7/22/2005
 
         
7904 Datana drexelii Drexel's Datana Moth
07/15/2005
 
         
7915 Nadata gibbosa White-dotted Prominent Moth
07/13/2005

07/13/2005
         
7917 Hyperaeschra georgica Georgian Prominent Moth
06/17/2006
 
         
7919 Peridea basitraians Oval Prominent Moth
07/15/2005
 
         
7920 Peridea angulosa Angulose Prominent Moth
08/16/2005

07/31/2005
         
7921 Peridea ferruginia Chocolate Prominent Moth
05/28/2006
 
         
7922 Pheosia rimosa Black-rimmed Prominent Moth
05/18/2007

05/18/2007
         
7931 Gluphisia septentrionalis Common Gluphisia Moth
05/28/2006

07/23/2005
         
7933 Gluphisia avimacula Four-spotted Gluphisia Moth
05/10/2007
 
         
7936 Furcula borealis White Furcula Moth
07/30/2006

05/15/2007
         
7941 Furcula modesta

 

Modest Furcula Moth

 


04/24/2008

04/24/2008
         
7942 Cerura scitiscripta Black-etched Prominent Moth
07/22/2006

08/04/2005
         
7974 Misogada unicolor Drab Prominent Moth
07/14/2005
 
         
7975 Macrurocampa marthesia Mottled Prominent Moth
07/25/2005

06/30/2008
         
7985 Heterocampa subrotata Small Heterocampa Moth
06/10/2009

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

         
7990 Heterocampa umbrata White-blotched Heterocampa Moth 
07/31/2005
 
         
7995 Heterocampa biundata Wavy-lined Heterocampa Moth
08/03/2005
 
         
8005 Schizura ipomoeae Morning Glory Prominent Moth
06/10/2007
 
         
8007 Schizura unicornis Unicorn Caterpillar Moth
07/05/2006
 
         
8017 Oligocentria lignicolor White-streaked Prominent Moth
06/03/2006
 
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Related Links


http://mothphotographersgroup.msstate.edu/Plates.shtml
http://mothphotographersgroup.msstate.edu/Unid2.shtml
http://www.silkmoths.bizland.com/NewJerseyCatocala.htm
http://www.silkmoths.bizland.com/catocala.html
http://www.silkmoths.bizland.com/nacatocala.htm
http://www.silkmoths.bizland.com/NJsphinx.ht

http://www3.islandtelecom.com/~oehlke


Special thanks go to Dr. Dale Schweitzer and Tony McBride who have tolerated my emailed images and have have been my usual immediate contacts with many of my questions about moths and moth identification. To Bill Oehlke, whose website images have been a wonderful reference source for my attempts at catocala identification. And, last but not least to Bob Patterson of Moth Photographers Group. Without Bob's gift of a copy of Charles V. Covell Jr.'s "A Field Guide to Moths of Eastern North America", and without the MPG photos I'd have never been able to sort through all of the many species of NJ moths. Thank You Gentlemen!

All of these photographs are ©2005/06/07 by Joseph R. Garris, Sr. They may be used for personal indentification and educational purposes without permission from the photographer, as long credit is given to him as the source. These photos may not, however, be reproduced in any electronic or printed form intended for use of the general public without explicit permission of the photographer.


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