Content tagged with "moth"

Butterflies and Moths

Image of a monarch
Learn about Missouri's beautiful and important butterflies and moths. More

Cecropia Moth

Image of a Cecropia moth.
Hyalophora cecropia
The largest moth native to our continent, the cecropia moth is butterfly-like. Note, however, its feathery antennae and stout, hairy body. More

Celery Looper

Photo of a Celery Looper
Anagrapha falcifera
Unless this moth rests on a brick wall or vinyl siding, you are unlikely to see it. Its camouflage makes it look like a dead leaf! More

Chickweed Geometer

Photo of a Chickweed Geometer
Haematopis grataria
This colorful, butterfly-like moth flies during the day. It’s called a geometer (“earth measurer”) because the larvae are “inchworms” that loop their bodies with each “step” they take. More

Clothes Moths Undressed

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The secretive clothes moth shares our dwellings and feeds on our clothes. More

Clover Looper

A photo of a Clover Looper.
Caenurgina crassiuscula
Loopers are named for their caterpillars, which are inchworms that “walk” by “looping” their bodies. This species eats clover. More