Moths – Coffman Lecture

I gave a talk on Tuesday, November 1, 2011 about my project to learn more about moths – and especially about the moths that come to our farm in Buffalo County, Wisconsin.  Here are photos of some of the people at the talk, and some of the moths and caterpillars that I showed them.

 

 

 

Some of the largest moths:

Luna Moth

 

Common Lytrosis

 

White Underwing – also called the Forsaken Underwing

 

White-lined Sphinx Moth

White-lined Sphinx Moth caterpillar

 

 

Giant Leopard Moth

Giant Leopard Moth caterpillar

Medium sized Moths:

Tufted Bird-dropping Moth

 

Isabella Tiger Moth

 

Isabella Tiger Moth caterpillar – also called a Wooly Bear caterpillar

 

Large Tolype

 

 

White-striped Black

 

 

Scarlet Lichen Moth

 

 

Scallop Shell Moth

 

 

Wavy-lined Emerald

 

 

White-marked Tussock Moth

 

 

Lappet Moth

 

 

Beautiful Wood Nymph

 

 

Straight-lined Plagodis

 

 

Virgin Tiger Moth

 

 

Pale Metanema

 

 

Crocus Geometer

 

 

Black Wedge-spot

 

 

Maple Spanworm

 

 

Chain-dotted Geometer

 

 

Golden Borer Moth

 

Now a few of the smallest moths…. this one doesn’t have a common name.  Its latin name is Sciota vetustella.

 

larger view of Sciota vetustella

 

Another one without a common name.   Polix coloradella.

 

 

Raspberry Pyrausta

 

 

Reticulated Sparganothis

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marcie O’Connor
November 3, 2011