Simple key to major moth groups in GALLERY C. 

The silhouettes are general in nature, and there are exceptions in each group.

* Some of the moth silhouettes are from BugGuide.net http://bugguide.net/node/view/21675

 

(Hover on the moth silhouette and           to view album)

Philippine

Moth Album #3

(EREBIDS)

EREBIDAE, ARCTIINAE

Tiger, Footmen, Lichen and Wasp Moths or Woolly Bears

Usually have bright colours, footmen (which are usually much drabber), lichen moths, and wasp moths. Many species have 'hairy' caterpillars which are popularly known as woolly bears or woolly worms.

EREBIDAE, AGANAINAE

Snouted Tiger Moths

They are most easily recognized by the typical wing shape, the usually bright colours and the large porrected palpae (snout).

EREBIDAE, BOLETOBIINAE

* No common name

The Boletobiinae are a subfamily of moths in the Erebidae family.  The tribe-level groupings of genera within this expanded Boletobiinae subfamily are a topic of continued study.

EREBIDAE, CALPINAE

Fruit Piercing Moths

Both sexes of adults can pierce ripening fruit, penetrate the skin and pulp of fruit with their modified mouthparts (proboscis) which is armed with saw teeth to withdraw juice.

EREBIDAE, EREBINAE

Underwing Moths and Allies

Many of the species in the subfamily are large. Some of these large moths, such as those in Catocala and related genera, have brightly colored hindwings used as distraction displays. 

EREBIDAE, HERMINIINAE

Litter Moths

The members of the subfamily are called litter moths because the caterpillars of most members feed on dead leaves of plants, though others feed on living leaves.

EREBIDAE, HYPENINAE

Snout Moths

They are characterized by their triangular shape and long palps resembling a snout.

EREBIDAE, LYMANTRIINAE

Tussock Moths

They usually have muted colours (browns and greys), although some are white, and tend to be very hairy.

EREBIDAE

Other Erebid Moths

Erebid moths from other sub-families not included in the major albums.

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