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Luna Moth

Luna moth

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Photo of a Magdalen Underwing

Magdalen Underwing

Catocala illecta
Underwing moths are named for their brightly colored hindwings, which are usually hidden beneath the dull brown camouflage of the forewings.

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Photo of a Magdalen Underwing

Magdalen Underwing (Catocala illecta)

Dozens of moths in the genus Catocala live in Missouri. Almost all of them have drab tan forewings that conceal bright orange, red, yellowish or pinkish hindwings with contrasting bold dark patterns.

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Photo of a Morning-Glory Prominent

Morning-Glory Prominent

Schizura ipomoeae
This common moth is easily overlooked in Missouri’s woods: The caterpillars mimic curled, dead edges on the leaves they feed on, and the adults blend in with tree bark.

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Mystery of the Sphinx

Among Missouri’s insects, sphinx moths can appear to be part hummingbird, part bat and part moth.

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Photo of an Orange Wing

Orange Wing

Mellilla xanthometata
This moth’s bright orange hindwings identify it, even in flight. It’s abundant in all regions of Missouri.

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Photo of a Painted Lichen Moth

Painted Lichen Moth

Hypoprepia fucosa
An attractive moth associated with woodlands, this species can be recognized by the distinctive pattern of gray stripes on the forewings.

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