Tag: Moths

New on Featured Creatures! Fiddlewood leafroller (suggested common name)

We are pleased to announce a new article on Featured Creatures! Take a sneak peek with this excerpt from the article: Epicorsia oedipodalis is known as the fiddlewood leafroller and the seagrape moth. These caterpillars roll up leaves… Read More

New on Featured Creatures! The squash vine borer

We are pleased to announce a new article on Featured Creatures! Take a sneak peek with this excerpt from the article: Squash vine borer, Melittia cucurbitae (Harris), is a diurnal (active during the day) moth species (Fig. 1)…. Read More

New on Featured Creatures! Io moth

  We are pleased to announce a new article on Featured Creatures! Take a sneak peek with this excerpt from the article: The beautiful Io moth, Automeris io (Fabricius), is one of our most recognizable moths. It is… Read More

New on Featured Creatures! Tussock moths.

We are pleased to announce a new article on Featured Creatures! Take a sneak peek with this excerpt from the article: Tussock moths in the genus Orgyia are small moths that are best-known because of their attractive larvae. ABOVE:… Read More

New on Featured Creatures! Erythrina leafminer. By Sourakov.

We are pleased to announce a new article on Featured Creatures! Take a sneak peek with this excerpt from the article: The erythrina leafminer is a member of the genus Leucoptera, which are leaf borers that can cause severe… Read More

New Featured Creatures, the cactus moth, Cactoblastis cactorum by D.H. Habeck, F.D. Bennett, and Christine Miller, University of Florida

The cactus moth, Cactoblastis cactorum Berg (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) arrived in 1989 in the Florida Keys, and this invasive species has become a serious threat to the diversity and abundance of Opuntia cactus in North America. The spread of… Read More