Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Family Nolidae (Tuft Moths)


Motya abseuzalis (Walker, 1859)

Subfamily: Nolinae (Nolines)

Garella nilotica Black-olive Caterpillar Moth (Rogenhofer, 1881)
Meganola fuscula (Grote, 1881)
Meganola minor Dyar, 1899
Meganola minuscula Confused Meganola (Zeller, 1872)
Meganola phylla (Dyar, 1898)
Meganola spodia Ashy Meganola Franclemont, 1985
Nola cereella (Bosc, [1800])
Nola cilicoides Blurry-patched Nola (Grote, 1873)
Nola clethrae Dyar, 1899
Nola involuta (Dyar, 1898)
Nola minna Caonothus Nola Moth (Butler, 1881)
Nola pustulata Sharp-blotched Nola (Walker, 1865)
Nola triquetrana Three-spotted Nola Moth (Fitch, 1856)
Nycteola frigidana Frigid Owlet Moth (Walker, 1863)
Roeselia varia Hübner, [1825]

Subfamily: Chloephorinae (Chloephorine Moths)

Nycteola cinereana (Neumoegen & Dyar, 1893)
Nycteola metaspilella (Walker, 1866)

Subfamily: Risobinae (Risobine Moths)

Baileya acadiana (Brou, 2004)
Baileya australis Small Baileya (Grote, 1881)
Baileya dormitans Sleeping Baileya Moth (Guenée, 1852)
Baileya doubledayi Doubleday's Baileya (Guenée, 1852)
Baileya ellessyoo (Brou, 2004)
Baileya levitans Pale Baileya (J B Smith, 1906)
Baileya ophthalmica Eyed Baileya (Guenée, 1852)

Subfamily: Afridinae (Afridine Moths)

Afrida ydatodes Dyar, 1913

Pollinator Week was June 20-26, 2022!

Butterflies and moths are accidental pollinators of many flowering plants. While most species do not have special structures to carry pollen, they do brush against pollen and transfer it to other flowers.

Did you know? The Eastern Tailed-Blue (Cupido comyntas) flies close to the ground and uses its short proboscis to probe flowers of wild strawberry, white sweet clover, and other low-lying plants.