Unidentified (as of November 19) moths from Devils River at Dolan Creek

Associate with this post are a number of moths that I have so far been unable to identify. If anyone knows any of these, or can help narrow them down some more, that would be wonderful! I know how much time this has taken me to get tentative IDs for all the other moths from this trip, so I very much appreciate all the help so far and in the future. In the meantime, I'll keep working on them.

The moth diversity on this trip was amazing to me, and it was fun to do some biogeeking after-hours during the field trip.

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Another journal entry with a few more details for this trip can be found here:

http://www.inaturalist.org/journal/beschwar/7875-october-28-29-devils-river-at-dolan-falls-trip

Dolan Falls Preserve is owned by The Nature Conservancy and is not open to the public. Access is through special permission only. The preserve is adjacent to Devil's River State Natural Area, which is open to the public on a restricted schedule.

Posted by beschwar beschwar, November 19, 2016 17:59

Observations

Photos / Sounds

What

Salt Marsh Moth (Estigmene acrea)

Observer

beschwar

Date

October 28, 2016

Description

Dolan Falls Preserve is owned by The Nature Conservancy and is not open to the public. Access is through special permission only. The preserve is adjacent to Devil's River State Natural Area, which is open to the public on a restricted schedule.

Photos / Sounds

What

Cutworms and Dart Moths (Subfamily Noctuinae)

Observer

beschwar

Date

October 29, 2016

Description

On a moth sheet with a Mercury Vapor light

A mystery moth. I spent a lot of time on the Moth Photographers Group looking for this one and never did. All ID help or suggestions are appreciated.

Dolan Falls Preserve is owned by The Nature Conservancy and is not open to the public. Access is through special permission only. The preserve is adjacent to Devil's River State Natural Area, which is open to the public on a restricted schedule.

Photos / Sounds

What

Sculptured Moth (Eumarozia malachitana)

Observer

beschwar

Date

October 29, 2016

Description

On a moth sheet with a Mercury Vapor light

A mystery moth. I spent a lot of time on the Moth Photographers Group looking for this one and never did. All ID help or suggestions are appreciated.

Dolan Falls Preserve is owned by The Nature Conservancy and is not open to the public. Access is through special permission only. The preserve is adjacent to Devil's River State Natural Area, which is open to the public on a restricted schedule.

Photos / Sounds

What

Eight-spot Moth (Amyna stricta)

Observer

beschwar

Date

October 29, 2016

Description

On a moth sheet with a Mercury Vapor light

A mystery moth. I spent a lot of time on the Moth Photographers Group looking for this one and never did. All ID help or suggestions are appreciated.

Dolan Falls Preserve is owned by The Nature Conservancy and is not open to the public. Access is through special permission only. The preserve is adjacent to Devil's River State Natural Area, which is open to the public on a restricted schedule.

Photos / Sounds

What

Cutworm Moths and Allies (Family Noctuidae)

Observer

beschwar

Date

October 29, 2016

Description

On a moth sheet with a Mercury Vapor light

A mystery moth. I spent a lot of time on the Moth Photographers Group looking for this one and never did. All ID help or suggestions are appreciated.

Dolan Falls Preserve is owned by The Nature Conservancy and is not open to the public. Access is through special permission only. The preserve is adjacent to Devil's River State Natural Area, which is open to the public on a restricted schedule.

Photos / Sounds

What

Genista Broom Moth (Uresiphita reversalis)

Observer

beschwar

Date

October 29, 2016

Description

On a moth sheet with a Mercury Vapor light

A mystery moth. I spent a lot of time on the Moth Photographers Group looking for this one and never did. All ID help or suggestions are appreciated.

Dolan Falls Preserve is owned by The Nature Conservancy and is not open to the public. Access is through special permission only. The preserve is adjacent to Devil's River State Natural Area, which is open to the public on a restricted schedule.

Photos / Sounds

What

Butterflies and Moths (Order Lepidoptera)

Observer

beschwar

Date

October 29, 2016

Description

I think this is a moth rather than a caddisfly. It was an 'extra' in another moth photo and seems to be detailed enough to possibly be identifiable.

On a moth sheet with a Mercury Vapor light

I spent a lot of time on the Moth Photographers Group looking for this one and never did. All ID help or suggestions are appreciated.

Dolan Falls Preserve is owned by The Nature Conservancy and is not open to the public. Access is through special permission only. The preserve is adjacent to Devil's River State Natural Area, which is open to the public on a restricted schedule.

Photos / Sounds

What

Butterflies and Moths (Order Lepidoptera)

Observer

beschwar

Date

October 29, 2016

Description

I think this is a moth rather than a caddisfly. It was an 'extra' in another moth photo and seems to be detailed enough to possibly be identifiable.

On a moth sheet with a Mercury Vapor light

I spent a lot of time on the Moth Photographers Group looking for this one and never did. All ID help or suggestions are appreciated.

Dolan Falls Preserve is owned by The Nature Conservancy and is not open to the public. Access is through special permission only. The preserve is adjacent to Devil's River State Natural Area, which is open to the public on a restricted schedule.

Photos / Sounds

What

Knot-horn Moths (Subfamily Phycitinae)

Observer

beschwar

Date

October 29, 2016

Description

On a moth sheet with a Mercury Vapor light

I spent a lot of time on the Moth Photographers Group looking for this one and never did. All ID help or suggestions are appreciated.

Dolan Falls Preserve is owned by The Nature Conservancy and is not open to the public. Access is through special permission only. The preserve is adjacent to Devil's River State Natural Area, which is open to the public on a restricted schedule.

Photos / Sounds

What

Pyralid and Crambid Snout Moths (Superfamily Pyraloidea)

Observer

beschwar

Date

October 29, 2016

Description

On a moth sheet with a Mercury Vapor light

I spent a lot of time on the Moth Photographers Group looking for this one and never did. All ID help or suggestions are appreciated.

Dolan Falls Preserve is owned by The Nature Conservancy and is not open to the public. Access is through special permission only. The preserve is adjacent to Devil's River State Natural Area, which is open to the public on a restricted schedule.

Photos / Sounds

What

Butterflies and Moths (Order Lepidoptera)

Observer

beschwar

Date

October 29, 2016

Description

On a moth sheet with a Mercury Vapor light

I spent a lot of time on the Moth Photographers Group looking for this one and never did. All ID help or suggestions are appreciated.

Dolan Falls Preserve is owned by The Nature Conservancy and is not open to the public. Access is through special permission only. The preserve is adjacent to Devil's River State Natural Area, which is open to the public on a restricted schedule.

Photos / Sounds

What

Butterflies and Moths (Order Lepidoptera)

Observer

beschwar

Date

October 29, 2016

Description

On a moth sheet with a Mercury Vapor light

I spent a lot of time on the Moth Photographers Group looking for this one and never did. All ID help or suggestions are appreciated.

Dolan Falls Preserve is owned by The Nature Conservancy and is not open to the public. Access is through special permission only. The preserve is adjacent to Devil's River State Natural Area, which is open to the public on a restricted schedule.

Photos / Sounds

What

Sculptured Moth (Eumarozia malachitana)

Observer

beschwar

Date

October 29, 2016

Description

On a moth sheet with a Mercury Vapor light

I spent a lot of time on the Moth Photographers Group looking for this one and never did. All ID help or suggestions are appreciated.

Dolan Falls Preserve is owned by The Nature Conservancy and is not open to the public. Access is through special permission only. The preserve is adjacent to Devil's River State Natural Area, which is open to the public on a restricted schedule.

Photos / Sounds

What

Aon Moth (Aon noctuiformis)

Observer

beschwar

Date

October 29, 2016

Description

On a moth sheet with a Mercury Vapor light

I spent a lot of time on the Moth Photographers Group looking for this one and never did. All ID help or suggestions are appreciated.

Dolan Falls Preserve is owned by The Nature Conservancy and is not open to the public. Access is through special permission only. The preserve is adjacent to Devil's River State Natural Area, which is open to the public on a restricted schedule.

Photos / Sounds

What

Alfalfa Looper Moth (Tathorhynchus exsiccata)

Observer

beschwar

Date

October 28, 2016

Description

On a moth sheet with a Mercury Vapor light

I spent a lot of time on the Moth Photographers Group looking for this one and never did find it. All ID help or suggestions are appreciated.

Dolan Falls Preserve is owned by The Nature Conservancy and is not open to the public. Access is through special permission only. The preserve is adjacent to Devil's River State Natural Area, which is open to the public on a restricted schedule.

Photos / Sounds

Observer

beschwar

Date

October 28, 2016

Description

On a moth sheet with a Mercury Vapor light

I spent a lot of time on the Moth Photographers Group looking for this one and never did find it. All ID help or suggestions are appreciated.

Dolan Falls Preserve is owned by The Nature Conservancy and is not open to the public. Access is through special permission only. The preserve is adjacent to Devil's River State Natural Area, which is open to the public on a restricted schedule.

Photos / Sounds

What

Variable Narrow-Wing (Magusa divaricata)

Observer

beschwar

Date

October 28, 2016

Description

On a moth sheet with a Mercury Vapor light

I spent a lot of time on the Moth Photographers Group looking for this one and never did find it. All ID help or suggestions are appreciated.

Dolan Falls Preserve is owned by The Nature Conservancy and is not open to the public. Access is through special permission only. The preserve is adjacent to Devil's River State Natural Area, which is open to the public on a restricted schedule.

Photos / Sounds

What

Green Cloverworm Moth (Hypena scabra)

Observer

beschwar

Date

October 28, 2016

Description

On a moth sheet with a Mercury Vapor light

I spent a lot of time on the Moth Photographers Group looking for this one and never did find it. All ID help or suggestions are appreciated.

Dolan Falls Preserve is owned by The Nature Conservancy and is not open to the public. Access is through special permission only. The preserve is adjacent to Devil's River State Natural Area, which is open to the public on a restricted schedule.

Photos / Sounds

What

Corn Earworm Moth (Helicoverpa zea)

Observer

beschwar

Date

October 28, 2016

Description

On a moth sheet with a Mercury Vapor light

I spent a lot of time on the Moth Photographers Group looking for this one and never did find it. All ID help or suggestions are appreciated.

Dolan Falls Preserve is owned by The Nature Conservancy and is not open to the public. Access is through special permission only. The preserve is adjacent to Devil's River State Natural Area, which is open to the public on a restricted schedule.

Photos / Sounds

What

Green Cloverworm Moth (Hypena scabra)

Observer

beschwar

Date

October 28, 2016

Description

On a moth sheet with a Mercury Vapor light

I spent a lot of time on the Moth Photographers Group looking for this one and never did find it. All ID help or suggestions are appreciated.

Dolan Falls Preserve is owned by The Nature Conservancy and is not open to the public. Access is through special permission only. The preserve is adjacent to Devil's River State Natural Area, which is open to the public on a restricted schedule.

Photos / Sounds

What

Gray-marked Tortricid (Decodes basiplagana)

Observer

beschwar

Date

October 28, 2016

Description

On a moth sheet with a Mercury Vapor light

I spent a lot of time on the Moth Photographers Group looking for this one and never did find it. All ID help or suggestions are appreciated.

Dolan Falls Preserve is owned by The Nature Conservancy and is not open to the public. Access is through special permission only. The preserve is adjacent to Devil's River State Natural Area, which is open to the public on a restricted schedule.

Photos / Sounds

What

Knot-horn Moths (Subfamily Phycitinae)

Observer

beschwar

Date

October 28, 2016

Description

On a moth sheet with a Mercury Vapor light

I spent a lot of time on the Moth Photographers Group looking for this one and never did find it. All ID help or suggestions are appreciated.

Dolan Falls Preserve is owned by The Nature Conservancy and is not open to the public. Access is through special permission only. The preserve is adjacent to Devil's River State Natural Area, which is open to the public on a restricted schedule.

Photos / Sounds

What

Deceptive Cochylid (Eugnosta deceptana)

Observer

beschwar

Date

October 28, 2016

Description

On a moth sheet with a Mercury Vapor light

I spent a lot of time on the Moth Photographers Group looking for this one and never did find it. All ID help or suggestions are appreciated.

Dolan Falls Preserve is owned by The Nature Conservancy and is not open to the public. Access is through special permission only. The preserve is adjacent to Devil's River State Natural Area, which is open to the public on a restricted schedule.

Photos / Sounds

What

Hook-tipped Amyna Moth (Amyna bullula)

Observer

beschwar

Date

October 28, 2016

Description

On a moth sheet with a Mercury Vapor light

I spent a lot of time on the Moth Photographers Group looking for this one and never did find it. All ID help or suggestions are appreciated.

Dolan Falls Preserve is owned by The Nature Conservancy and is not open to the public. Access is through special permission only. The preserve is adjacent to Devil's River State Natural Area, which is open to the public on a restricted schedule.

Photos / Sounds

What

Velvet Armyworm Moth (Spodoptera latifascia)

Observer

beschwar

Date

October 28, 2016

Description

On a moth sheet with a Mercury Vapor light

I spent a lot of time on the Moth Photographers Group looking for this one and never did find it. All ID help or suggestions are appreciated.

Dolan Falls Preserve is owned by The Nature Conservancy and is not open to the public. Access is through special permission only. The preserve is adjacent to Devil's River State Natural Area, which is open to the public on a restricted schedule.

Photos / Sounds

Observer

beschwar

Date

October 28, 2016

Description

On a moth sheet with a Mercury Vapor light

I spent a lot of time on the Moth Photographers Group looking for this one and never did find it. All ID help or suggestions are appreciated.

Dolan Falls Preserve is owned by The Nature Conservancy and is not open to the public. Access is through special permission only. The preserve is adjacent to Devil's River State Natural Area, which is open to the public on a restricted schedule.

Photos / Sounds

Observer

beschwar

Date

October 28, 2016

Description

On a moth sheet with a Mercury Vapor light

I spent a lot of time on the Moth Photographers Group looking for this one and never did find it. All ID help or suggestions are appreciated.

Dolan Falls Preserve is owned by The Nature Conservancy and is not open to the public. Access is through special permission only. The preserve is adjacent to Devil's River State Natural Area, which is open to the public on a restricted schedule.

Comments

I've REALLY enjoyed these observations, Ben. :) Great job!

Posted by sambiology over 5 years ago (Flag)

Thanks, Sam. It sure was a lot of (fun) work to figure out as many as I could, but I feel like I'm getting a bit better with where to start looking for things. It's been fun to see that a few are small range extensions or uncommon species. Imagine what moths could be found with months of mothing out there!!

Posted by beschwar over 5 years ago (Flag)

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