"A genus of moths belonging to the family Zygænidæ, founded by clemens in 1862.They are small and delicate and of somber colors."-Whitney, 1902

Acoloithus

"A genus of moths belonging to the family Zygænidæ, founded by clemens in 1862.They are…

"a, larva within acron; b, acorn infested with the larva; c, head and thoracic segments of larva; d, one of the abdomincal segments of view; f, moth; g, basal joint antenna in the male moth."-Whitney, 1902

Acorn-moth

"a, larva within acron; b, acorn infested with the larva; c, head and thoracic segments of larva; d,…

"a, leaflets attacked by a larva of A. juglandis; b, case of larva; c, wings of A. nebulo; d, wings of A. juglandis; e, wings of A. nebulo var."-Whitney, 1902

Acrobasis

"a, leaflets attacked by a larva of A. juglandis; b, case of larva; c, wings of A. nebulo; d, wings…

"a, case containing caterpillar; b, cases in winter; c, head and thoracic joints of larva, enlarged; d, moth (the cross shows natural walnut case-bearer, feeds upon walnut and hickory, fastening the leaves together and skeletonizing them from base to tip."-Whitney, 1902

Acrobasis

"a, case containing caterpillar; b, cases in winter; c, head and thoracic joints of larva, enlarged;…

An apple blossom, just right to spray for coddling moth.

Apple blossom

An apple blossom, just right to spray for coddling moth.

A budding apple, with the egg of a coddling moth.

Infested apple bud

A budding apple, with the egg of a coddling moth.

The larva of a <em>Coleophora malivorella</em>

Apple Case-Bearer

The larva of a Coleophora malivorella

The pupa of a <em>Coleophora malivorella</em>

Apple Case-Bearer

The pupa of a Coleophora malivorella

<em>Coleophora malivorella</em> or Apple case-bearer adult moth

Apple Case-Bearer

Coleophora malivorella or Apple case-bearer adult moth

A young apple blossom beginning to grow, almost too late to spray for coddling moth.

Growing apple

A young apple blossom beginning to grow, almost too late to spray for coddling moth.

"The Army Worm (Leucania unipuncta). A, caterpillar; B, adult moth." &mdash; Galloway

Army Worm

"The Army Worm (Leucania unipuncta). A, caterpillar; B, adult moth." — Galloway

"Nocturnal moths, with the organs of the mouth in many cases so atrophied as to be unfit for use. These live but a few days, during which the male sees the female and the latter deposits her eggs." &mdash; Encyclopedia Britanica; 1893

Bombycina

"Nocturnal moths, with the organs of the mouth in many cases so atrophied as to be unfit for use. These…

"Nocturnal moths, with the organs of the mouth in many cases so atrophied as to be unfit for use. These live but a few days, during which the male sees the female and the latter deposits her eggs." &mdash; Encyclopedia Britanica; 1893

Bombycina

"Nocturnal moths, with the organs of the mouth in many cases so atrophied as to be unfit for use. These…

"Nocturnal moths, with the organs of the mouth in many cases so atrophied as to be unfit for use. These live but a few days, during which the male sees the female and the latter deposits her eggs." &mdash; Encyclopedia Britanica; 1893

Bombycina

"Nocturnal moths, with the organs of the mouth in many cases so atrophied as to be unfit for use. These…

"Nocturnal moths, with the organs of the mouth in many cases so atrophied as to be unfit for use. These live but a few days, during which the male sees the female and the latter deposits her eggs." &mdash; Encyclopedia Britanica; 1893

Bombycina

"Nocturnal moths, with the organs of the mouth in many cases so atrophied as to be unfit for use. These…

A black, very little marked with yellow, and the only satisfactory remedy is cutting out and destroying the larva as soon as its presence is indicated by the wilting leaves.

Blackberry Borer Female

A black, very little marked with yellow, and the only satisfactory remedy is cutting out and destroying…

A black, very little marked with yellow, and the only satisfactory remedy is cutting out and destroying the larva as soon as its presence is indicated by the wilting leaves.

Blackberry Borer Male

A black, very little marked with yellow, and the only satisfactory remedy is cutting out and destroying…

An illustration of a maple borer: a, larva; b, cocoons; c, moth; d, skin of chrysalis.

Maple Borer

An illustration of a maple borer: a, larva; b, cocoons; c, moth; d, skin of chrysalis.

"Peach tree borer, female moth." &mdash;Davison, 1906

Peach Tree Borer

"Peach tree borer, female moth." —Davison, 1906

Brown-Tail Moth is the common name of liparis chrysorhaea. The moth is pure white with a large tuft of brown hairs at the tip of the abdomen.

Brown-Tail Moth

Brown-Tail Moth is the common name of liparis chrysorhaea. The moth is pure white with a large tuft…

The caterpillar of the brown-tail moth is black with warty tubercles. The caterpillar emits tufts of snow white hairs on the second and on the fifth to twelfth segments.

Caterpillar of the Brown-Tail Moth

The caterpillar of the brown-tail moth is black with warty tubercles. The caterpillar emits tufts of…

A butterfly of the colias genus.

Butterfly

A butterfly of the colias genus.

A large butterfly

Butterfly

A large butterfly

A butterfly that feeds on the grape vines.

Grape Vine Butterfly

A butterfly that feeds on the grape vines.

A fleshy caterpillar.

Milkweed Butterfly Larva

A fleshy caterpillar.

The side and top view of an egg from the Anisopteryx pometaria.

Canker Worm

The side and top view of an egg from the Anisopteryx pometaria.

The canker worm, which is the larva of the Anisopteryx pometaria

Canker Worm

The canker worm, which is the larva of the Anisopteryx pometaria

The side and top view of the segments of the Canker Worm.

Canker Worm Segments

The side and top view of the segments of the Canker Worm.

A larva of the Sphinx moth, displaying mimicry appearance so as to look aggressive.

Caterpillar

A larva of the Sphinx moth, displaying mimicry appearance so as to look aggressive.

A larva of a moth, displaying mimicry appearance so as to look aggressive.

Caterpillar

A larva of a moth, displaying mimicry appearance so as to look aggressive.

A larva of a moth, displaying mimicry appearance so as to look aggressive.

Caterpillar

A larva of a moth, displaying mimicry appearance so as to look aggressive.

An illustration of the caterpillar of the brown-tail moth.

Brown-tail Caterpillar

An illustration of the caterpillar of the brown-tail moth.

Platysamia cecropia. The caterpillar occurring on a great variety of plants, including many of our fruit-trees and certain small fruits. Its green, and has six rather prominent warts on the thoracic segments, of which four are coral-red in color and the hinder two are yellow, sometimes with a reddish tinge.

Emporer Moth Caterpillar

Platysamia cecropia. The caterpillar occurring on a great variety of plants, including many of our fruit-trees…

The Caterpillar of a Gypsy Moth eating a leaf.

Gypsy Moth Caterpillar

The Caterpillar of a Gypsy Moth eating a leaf.

An illustration of a Io moth caterpillar. The io moth (Automeris io) is a very colorful North American moth in the Saturniidae family. It ranges from the southeast corner of Manitoba and in the southern extremes of Ontario, Quebec, and New Brunswick in Canada, and in the US it is found from North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Colorado, New Mexico, Texas, Utah, east of those states and down to the southern end of Florida.

Io Moth Caterpillar

An illustration of a Io moth caterpillar. The io moth (Automeris io) is a very colorful North American…

A chrysalis structure of a butterfly or moth.

Chrysalis

A chrysalis structure of a butterfly or moth.

A chrysalis structure of a butterfly or moth.

Chrysalis

A chrysalis structure of a butterfly or moth.

A chrysalis structure of a butterfly or moth.

Chrysalis

A chrysalis structure of a butterfly or moth.

When clear wing moths are larvae they live in burrows, in the roots and stems of many plants, and often do considerable damage.

Clear Wing Moth

When clear wing moths are larvae they live in burrows, in the roots and stems of many plants, and often…

The codlin moth belongs to the tortricina, or leaf roller moths. The moths are very small.

Codlin Moth

The codlin moth belongs to the tortricina, or leaf roller moths. The moths are very small.

The Sphaeria Robertsii a cordycep, a parasitic fungus "growing from the caterpillar of a New Zealand moth called Hepialus verescens." -Lindley, 1853

Cordycep

The Sphaeria Robertsii a cordycep, a parasitic fungus "growing from the caterpillar of a New Zealand…

An adult cotton-boll worm, in the form of a moth.

Cotton Boll Worm, Adult

An adult cotton-boll worm, in the form of a moth.

The side view of a cotton worm.

Cotton Worms

The side view of a cotton worm.

The top view of a cotton worm

Cotton Worms

The top view of a cotton worm

"W-Marked Cutworm and Greasy Cutworm Moth."-Whitney, 1902

Cutworm

"W-Marked Cutworm and Greasy Cutworm Moth."-Whitney, 1902

The larva of a cutworm.

Cutworm

The larva of a cutworm.

A full grown cutworm moth.

Cutworm

A full grown cutworm moth.

A cutworm larva.

Cutworm

A cutworm larva.

Death's head moth feeds on potato, goji berry, and jasmine plants. These moths often have a straight or curved horn, or tail, at the end of the body.

Death's Head Moth

Death's head moth feeds on potato, goji berry, and jasmine plants. These moths often have a straight…

Edema albifrons is a species of moth of the Bombycidae family.

Edema

Edema albifrons is a species of moth of the Bombycidae family.

A moth that flies rather heavily and clumsily during the middle of the day in bright sunlight.

Euchromia Ipomaeae

A moth that flies rather heavily and clumsily during the middle of the day in bright sunlight.

Hyphantria cunea larva

Fall Webworm

Hyphantria cunea larva

Hyphantria cunea larva

Fall Webworm

Hyphantria cunea larva

Hyphantria cunea white form moth

Fall Webworm

Hyphantria cunea white form moth

<em>Hyphantria cunea</em>: variations in the markings of the wings.

Fall Webworm Wings

Hyphantria cunea: variations in the markings of the wings.

The female gipsy moth is larger than the male. The wings are a dingy or yellowish white with darker markings. There is a distinct black mark near the center of the fore wing.

Female Gipsy Moth

The female gipsy moth is larger than the male. The wings are a dingy or yellowish white with darker…

The Plusia is a moth that belongs to the Noctuidae family.

Plusia Gamma

The Plusia is a moth that belongs to the Noctuidae family.

"The Geometrina in the larval condition have only four prolegs, the usual number being ten, and in moving these are brought close up to the last pair of thoracic limbs, thus giving the caterpillar a looped appearance, hence the term "loopers" usually applied to these moths; they then hold on by the prolegs, and releasing those in front carry the body forward until the arched appearance is gone. They thus move by an alternate process of looping and straightening their bodies. The larva of Geometers have also the curious havit of fixing themselves by their hind feet to the branch of a shrub, throwing the remainder of their bodies out, and remaining motionless in this position for hours, thus exhibiting an enormous amount of muscular energy." &mdash; Encyclopedia Britanica; 1893

Geometrina

"The Geometrina in the larval condition have only four prolegs, the usual number being ten, and in moving…

"The Geometrina in the larval condition have only four prolegs, the usual number being ten, and in moving these are brought close up to the last pair of thoracic limbs, thus giving the caterpillar a looped appearance, hence the term "loopers" usually applied to these moths; they then hold on by the prolegs, and releasing those in front carry the body forward until the arched appearance is gone. They thus move by an alternate process of looping and straightening their bodies. The larva of Geometers have also the curious havit of fixing themselves by their hind feet to the branch of a shrub, throwing the remainder of their bodies out, and remaining motionless in this position for hours, thus exhibiting an enormous amount of muscular energy." &mdash; Encyclopedia Britanica; 1893

Geometrina

"The Geometrina in the larval condition have only four prolegs, the usual number being ten, and in moving…

Gipsy moth is the common name of liparis dispar. The female moth is larger and heavier than the male. The female has dingy white wings barred with darker belts.

Female Gipsy Moth

Gipsy moth is the common name of liparis dispar. The female moth is larger and heavier than the male.…