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Variable Carpet Moth (Anticlea vasiliata)

Observer

pauljudson

Date

April 10, 2024 05:36 PM EDT

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Pettit's Sallow (Pyreferra pettiti)

Observer

jo_gagnon

Date

March 30, 2024 09:16 AM EDT

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Hop Borer Moth (Papaipema circumlucens)

Observer

mossman13

Date

July 2023

Description

A rearing saga here... Out of 6 collected, 2 pupated and one successfully eclosed. The Group Observation Field contains multiple individuals from multiple sites.

Habitat for all is from stem galls in Humulus lupulus vines in alder swamps along shrubby and wooded stream corridors. Initially collected two individuals on 6/10. They were very picky about accepting an alternative food source. One of these died. I replaced with two others collected from stem galls on 7/4, both of which died (one had several wasp larvae emerge and pupate on 7/28). Then I replaced with one from a stem gall collected on 7/15 but that one turned black and died before pupating as well. On 8/3 I collected a final individual still in the gall (all other galls found empty at this date). On 7/24 one the remaining initial larva pupated. On 8/11 the late 8/3 larva pupated. On 8/21 the initial larva eclosed. Late at night on 9/5 the late larva began to eclose but did not successfully emerge from the pupa, coming part-way out but never fully emerging or forming (still clearly identifiable as a circumlucens adult). All observations after the initial wild observation of an individual marked captive/casual and can be found in the Observation Group field.

This was the definitely the most trouble I've had rearing any Papaipema species. Larvae were generally uninterested in potato or carrot, and even when leaving them in the original host stem they did not seem to feed.

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Heracleum Stem Borer Moth (Papaipema harrisii)

Observer

mossman13

Date

August 2023

Description

Collected and reared from Angelica atropurpurea stems in wet prairie. Collected three individuals on 6/12 from roots and stems. Also present in root one one plant was a Eupsilia sp. (which escaped during attempted rearing). Reared in replenished Angelica stems. One did not survive. First pupated in stem on Pupated around 7/16, the second pupated out of stem on 7/26. One individual eclosed night of 8/13, the other on night of 8/21. Both subsequently released. All observations after the initial wild observation marked captive/casual and can be found in the Observation Group field.

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Anna Tiger Moth (Apantesis anna)

Observer

mossman13

Date

June 24, 2022 11:11 PM CDT

Description

At porch lights after dark. ID uncertain from A. virguncula.

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joannerusso

Date

March 11, 2024 08:52 PM EDT

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Juniper Hairstreak (Callophrys gryneus)

Observer

joannerusso

Date

March 10, 2024 08:40 PM EDT

Description

At MV light

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Observer

michael_butler

Date

February 24, 2024 04:21 AM EST

Description

At LepiLED light.
Altos del Maria

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Case-bearing Clothes Moth (Tinea pellionella)

Date

July 3, 2023 11:00 AM BST

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Black-marked Ancylis Moth (Ancylis metamelana)

Observer

cmneri

Date

June 12, 2023 02:17 AM EDT

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lylehamilton

Date

February 21, 2024 09:14 AM -05

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Packard's Concealer Moth (Semioscopis packardella)

Observer

cmneri

Date

May 29, 2023 03:12 AM EDT

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Sweet Knot (Fomes graveolens)

Observer

ryruther

Date

February 18, 2024 04:50 PM EST

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Folded Satyr (Ufeus plicatus)

Observer

dooug

Date

February 10, 2024 05:06 PM EST

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What

Carmine Snout (Peoria approximella)

Observer

jamesreilly

Date

May 23, 2021 11:39 PM EDT

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What

Brown Scoopwing (Calledapteryx dryopterata)

Observer

jamesreilly

Date

June 5, 2022 12:31 AM EDT

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Carpenterworm Moth (Prionoxystus robiniae)

Observer

jamesreilly

Date

June 4, 2022 10:47 PM EDT

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Observer

jamesreilly

Date

November 10, 2023 12:15 AM EST

Description

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White-spotted Orange (Diastictis argyralis)

Observer

vantruan

Date

July 22, 2023 01:04 AM MDT

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Dune Cutworm Moth (Euxoa aurulenta)

Observer

paul_dennehy

Date

July 24, 2023 06:36 AM MDT

Description

Easily 1000+ on the sheet.

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Red-humped Caterpillar Moth (Oedemasia concinna)

Observer

hb2000

Date

September 8, 2023 11:17 AM EDT

Description

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Goldenrod Stowaway (Cirrhophanus triangulifer)

Observer

cypselurus

Date

October 9, 2023 05:38 PM EDT

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What

Abbott's Sphinx (Sphecodina abbottii)

Observer

magpie_anomica

Date

May 31, 2023 11:01 AM EDT

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What

Maritime Sunflower Borer (Papaipema maritima)

Observer

mossman13

Description

At sugar bait after dark in mesic-wet prairie restoration amid patch of Helianthus giganteus. Crest, smaller size, and white speckling suggest maritima over beeriana/silphii/necopina... Habitat and phenology also support this species.

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Meadow Rue Borer Moth (Papaipema unimoda)

Observer

mossman13

Description

Ovipositing on dead grass stems in mesic-wet prairie restoration. This species abundant on vegetation early in night, very sparse at nearby light or bait.

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Eastern Phantom Crane Fly (Bittacomorpha clavipes)

Observer

makielb

Date

May 29, 2023 08:48 AM EDT

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What

Common Pipewort (Eriocaulon aquaticum)

Observer

natemartineau

Date

July 3, 2016 10:17 AM EDT

Description

Floating masses of roots and leaves in a deep acidic lake. Translucent leaves and segmented roots distinguish it from a quillwort.

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evelyntomology

Date

June 2023

Description

Area collected from new to their range in NJ. 2 caterpillars emerged from a total of 6 collected pitchers with feeding marks once the pitchers had dried, and were then moved to captive bred S. purpurea purpurea to complete metamorphosis.

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evelyntomology

Date

July 2023

Description

Pre-pupae/pupae, I can't tell through the webbing.

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mossman13

Date

August 2023

Description

At blacklight after dark in pine-oak barrens/sand prairie complex. ID uncertain, seems to fit better than E. conditana

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Observer

mossman13

Date

August 2023

Description

At blacklight after dark in pine-oak barrens/sand prairie complex. ID uncertain, but seems to fit better than conditana...

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Boreal Fan Moth (Brachionycha borealis)

Observer

loganmrowe

Date

April 2021

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What

Boreal Fan Moth (Brachionycha borealis)

Observer

paul_dennehy

Date

April 27, 2013 12:03 AM EDT

Description

Specimen collected by Steve Johnson

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Two-spotted Dart (Eueretagrotis perattentus)

Observer

cmneri

Date

July 14, 2023 11:32 PM EDT

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Herald Moth (Scoliopteryx libatrix)

Observer

ken-potter

Date

December 2023

Description

No count taken but will update with a count later today.

Tunnel #1

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What

Lesser Siren (Siren intermedia)

Observer

harrier

Date

December 2023

Description

Dipnetted; released unharmed after photos.

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Buck Moth (Hemileuca maia)

Observer

cypselurus

Date

December 2, 2023 02:44 PM EST

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skovand1075

Date

March 3, 2023 04:57 PM CST

Description

Some kind of caterpillar that was in a fern ball of a curled up frond. Just one caterpillar from what I could tell. Decent amount of silk. It was greenish with like a yellowish head or end. Could not tell. Probably about half a inch long.

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Pitcher Plant Mining Moth (Exyra semicrocea)

Observer

ashleybosarge

Date

October 7, 2023 07:55 AM CDT

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Red Fox (Vulpes vulpes)

Observer

michael_butler

Date

December 1, 2023 08:33 AM EST

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jcraves

Date

July 21, 2021

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Bruce Spanworm Moth (Operophtera bruceata)

Observer

chipperatl

Date

November 22, 2023 06:58 PM EST

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What

Bruce Spanworm Moth (Operophtera bruceata)

Observer

charlottecaldon

Date

November 22, 2023 05:28 PM EST

Description

Apterous Female

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richardmig

Date

June 25, 2023

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Clouded Veneer Moth (Prionapteryx nebulifera)

Observer

tyler_miller

Date

June 2023

Description

Constructed silk tunnels coated in sand found on defoliated sand cherry (Prunus pumila) on shoreline dune.

Scholtens, B. 1996. Moths of the Douglas Lake Region (Emmet and Cheboygan
Counties), Michigan: V Counties), Michigan: V. Crambidae and Pyralidae (Lepidoptera). The Great Lakes Entomologist 29(3): 141-160.

Prionapteryx nebulifera Steph.-Cheboygan, Emmet: 4-25 July. This distinctive looking species flies in sandy areas including inland jack pine plains
and on the lakeshore dunes. Balogh has reared this species from sand cherry
(Prunus pumila), on which it forms sand tubes leading from the substrate to
the leaves of the plant. Daecke (1905) described this species making sand
tubes on huckleberry and sand myrtle in New Jersey. Larvae retreat into the
tube when not feeding. This, and related species used to be placed in the subfamily Ancylolomiinae, but are now referred to the Crambinae (Landry 1995).

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Observer

michael_butler

Date

August 2023

Description

One in LepiLED trap.

Vouchered for @hughmcguinness.

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White-eyed Borer Moth (Iodopepla u-album)

Observer

michael_butler

Date

August 15, 2022 06:18 AM EDT

Description

Two at UV light, this one with Nedra ramosula.

These two species are the only Actinotiini found in eastern North America.

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Butterflies and Moths (Order Lepidoptera)

Observer

jaspersail

Date

August 27, 2023 11:05 AM -05

Description

Pupa suspended by spun threads within leaf fold

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What

Butterflies and Moths (Order Lepidoptera)

Observer

jaspersail

Date

August 27, 2023 03:04 PM -05

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What

Bruce Spanworm Moth (Operophtera bruceata)

Observer

imbeaul

Date

October 24, 2023 09:33 PM EDT

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Lazuli × Indigo Bunting (Passerina amoena × cyanea)

Observer

john_faggard

Date

November 4, 2023 11:42 AM CDT

Description

Current thinking, along with fellow birder Howard Horne on his photos, is that this is a hybrid between P. amoena and P. cyanea. First photo has white wing bar typical of Lazuli. However, the other side of this bird in photos two and three has no wing bar present like that of Indigo. Comments on this would be greatly appreciated.

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Batman Moth (Coelostathma discopunctana)

Observer

ceiseman

Date

May 17, 2023 02:27 PM EDT

Description

On Aralia nudicaulis; reared adult: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/189805160

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Mustard Sallow (Pyreferra hesperidago)

Observer

pepperscorn

Date

October 30, 2023 01:55 PM EDT

Description

further ID help appreciated

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Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus)

Observer

mossman13

Date

June 2023

Description

Nest among woodchips on school playground. I (and other staff members) originally thought the nest was doomed but action and belief in the nest by students convinced me to put more effort into cordoning off an area for the nest, and despite many many recesses the nest eventually fledged 4 chicks! See group observation field.

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TR

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Dogwood Borer Moth (Synanthedon scitula)

Observer

hfricke

Date

June 22, 2022 02:49 PM CDT

Description

I haven’t been able to find anything that matches the abdominal pattern

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michael_butler

Date

October 21, 2023 12:48 PM EDT

Description

One in LepiLED trap.

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What

Splendid Dagger (Acronicta superans)

Observer

stylurus

Date

September 6, 2019 07:22 PM EDT

Description

On American Plum

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What

Pale-banded Dart (Agnorisma badinodis)

Observer

chipperatl

Date

September 24, 2023 09:10 PM EDT

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What

Olethreutes Moths (Genus Olethreutes)

Observer

jo_gagnon

Date

July 23, 2023 11:48 PM EDT

Description

échantillon 7496

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What

Verbena Bud Moth (Endothenia hebesana)

Observer

camelcreek

Date

October 12, 2023 09:17 AM EDT

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Franclemont's Pinion (Lithophane franclemonti)

Observer

mossman13

Date

October 2023

Description

At sugar bait after dark in rocky pine-oak forest. Mostly cloudy with front coming in, 58-50F. 3 individuals total. Not all individuals photographed.

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Cockerell's Moth (Diedra cockerellana)

Observer

michael_butler

Date

October 2023

Description

One at LepiLED light.

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What

Shining Flatsedge (Cyperus bipartitus)

Observer

rroutledge

Date

October 6, 2023 09:15 PM EDT

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kkrockytop

Date

October 2, 2022 08:45 PM CDT

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michael_butler

Date

September 23, 2023 08:56 PM EDT

Description

One at LepiLED light.

Tentative ID.

See related discussion thread here:

https://inaturalist.org/observations/185441589

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mhking

Description

Bruce County, ON
Larva feed on Arctostaphylos.
Bearberry (the only species in this genus in ON) has beed recorded in a nearby area where we found this moth.
Thanks to Dave Beadle for this ID suggestion.
It's not on the ON list, but there are a number of records of this species on MPG in Michigan.
mothphotographersgroup.msstate.edu/species.php?hodges=3328

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Chain-dotted Geometer (Cingilia catenaria)

Observer

momonoymaam

Date

September 20, 2023 07:22 AM EDT

Description

Pairs mating in every bush today, love is in the air!

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Observer

michelarrivee

Date

September 29, 2023 07:05 PM EDT

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What

White Cutworm Moth (Euxoa scandens)

Observer

jo_gagnon

Date

July 20, 2023 12:09 AM EDT

Description

échantillon 7415

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makielb

Date

August 2, 2020 08:20 AM EDT

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What

Mustard Sallow (Pyreferra hesperidago)

Observer

joannerusso

Date

June 30, 2023 10:53 AM EDT

Description

on witch hazel
rearing

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What

Mustard Sallow (Pyreferra hesperidago)

Observer

joannerusso

Date

September 24, 2023 08:53 AM EDT

Description

reared from larvae
associated with https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/170301634

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Alder Leafminer (Caloptilia alnivorella)

Observer

dexternienhaus

Date

July 16, 2022 10:14 PM CDT

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Observer

narcisozapata

Date

August 28, 2023 05:09 PM EDT

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What

White-lined Sphinx (Hyles lineata)

Observer

katiebrandt3

Date

September 18, 2023 11:43 AM EDT

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What

Acadian Sallow (Xylotype arcadia)

Observer

michael_butler

Date

September 6, 2023 07:03 AM EDT

Description

One at light.

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Observer

michael_butler

Date

September 5, 2023 07:14 AM EDT

Description

One at LepiLED light.

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Pitcher Plant Borer Moth (Papaipema appassionata)

Observer

michael_butler

Date

September 13, 2023 11:14 AM EDT

Description

One at LepiLED light. The second in as many nights.

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Dotted Sallow (Anathix ralla)

Observer

lylehamilton

Date

September 4, 2023 08:20 AM EDT

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Southern Scurfy Quaker (Homorthodes lindseyi)

Observer

lylehamilton

Date

September 4, 2023 08:19 AM EDT

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Sensitive Fern Borer Moth (Papaipema inquaesita)

Observer

lylehamilton

Date

September 10, 2023 08:04 AM EDT

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What

Red Sedge Borer Moth (Globia laeta)

Observer

lylehamilton

Date

September 2, 2023 08:31 AM EDT

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What

Virginian Tiger Moth (Spilosoma virginica)

Observer

dexterbanjo

Date

August 29, 2023 10:21 AM EDT

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What

American Pelecinid Wasp (Pelecinus polyturator)

Observer

ckhunt

Date

August 27, 2023 11:44 AM EDT

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What

Inornate Pyrausta Moth (Pyrausta inornatalis)

Observer

sgalick

Date

August 17, 2023 03:41 PM EDT

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What

Obscure Underwing (Catocala obscura)

Observer

lylehamilton

Date

August 20, 2023 12:42 PM EDT

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What

Unicorn Prominent (Coelodasys unicornis)

Observer

cmneri

Date

August 23, 2023 11:34 PM EDT

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pauljudson

Date

August 15, 2023 06:04 PM EDT

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What

Hummingbird Clearwing (Hemaris thysbe)

Observer

cmneri

Date

August 14, 2023 12:29 AM EDT

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What

Sweetfern Underwing Moth (Catocala antinympha)

Observer

cmneri

Date

August 14, 2023 10:59 PM EDT

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What

Blueberry Sallow (Sympistis dentata)

Observer

michael_butler

Date

August 13, 2023 12:24 PM EDT

Description

One at LepiLED light.

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Butterflies and Moths (Order Lepidoptera)

Observer

michael_butler

Date

August 11, 2023 02:14 PM EDT

Description

Mines and larvae in tied, overlapping leaves of Fagus grandifolia.

It appears that these larvae have matured beyond a mining phase and are inhabiting the space between overlapping silk- and crud-fastened leaves.

I gently peeled the leaves apart to reveal some (not much) silk, frass and mid-late instars.

Does this look familiar @ceiseman, @bugbaer?

[follow-up to this obs: https://inaturalist.ca/observations/177688587]

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Ailanthus Silkmoth (Samia cynthia)

Date

July 18, 2001 11:01 PM EDT

Description

Last record at Jamaica Bay -- 20 years ago. And it looks like the first United States record entered into INat.

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Straight-lined Vaxi Moth (Vaxi critica)

Observer

cmneri

Date

August 7, 2023 10:17 PM EDT

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Eastern Black-headed Budworm Moth (Acleris variana)

Observer

michael_butler

Date

August 5, 2023 09:54 AM EDT

Description

One at UV light.

Tentative ID.

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Ultronia Underwing (Catocala ultronia)

Observer

lylehamilton

Date

July 30, 2023 08:27 AM EDT

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michael_butler

Date

July 29, 2023 11:58 AM EDT

Description

One at LepiLED light.

E. fumalis or perhaps E. comosa?

Vouchered for @neoarctia.

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michael_butler

Date

July 6, 2023 02:10 PM EDT

Description

One at UV light.

@aispinsects?

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Observer

isaacwinkler

Date

May 18, 2022 05:02 PM CDT