Content tagged with "moth"

Plume Moths

image of Plume Moth on blade of grass
Numerous species in the family Pterophoridae (plume moths)
These slim, delicate moths are instantly recognizable by their T-shaped silhouette, long legs, and muted shades of tan and brown. Plume moths are most commonly seen from spring through fall. More

Polyphemus Moth

Photo of a Polyphemus Moth
Antheraea polyphemus
The second-largest Missouri moth is named after the giant one-eyed monster of Homer’s Odyssey. Note the big eyespot on each hindwing! More

Red-Fringed Emerald

Photo of a Red-Fringed Emerald
Nemoria bistriaria
A common moth in Missouri, this emerald has two color forms depending on the season: In spring, they’re tan. In summer, they’re green. More

Silver-Spotted Skipper

Image of a silver-spotted skipper
Epargyreus clarus
In a large, worldwide family that contains several thousand species, the silver-spotted skipper is one of the easiest to identify in our state. More