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Digital Guide to Moth Identification

Exotic Species of Potential Concern
Imago and Genitalia Library

Welcome to MPG's species of concern to North American agriculture. Currently, this list contains 75 taxa, many of which are on the Cooperative Agricultural Pest Survey (CAPS) "Priority Pest List". They were chosen because they are not yet established in the United States or are of limited distribution in North America. The purpose of this site is to provide images and resources for the identification of the listed species which are usually identified by dissection of genitalia. Each species page also includes references, including Screening Aids and Approved Methods for identification and recent literature on the status of the species. Because of the quarantine significance of these species, identifications need to be confirmed by experts and voucher specimens need to be collected.

To get further information on these pests or to report a suspect pest that might be one of these species, consult the Domestic Survey Coordinator if you are part of the CAPS program, or your Local Extension Office if you are not.

Funding for the acquisition, dissection, and imaging of specimens, and development of species pages was provided by USDA-APHIS through the Farm Bill.

Sequence Species Name Author
99001019010Acrolepiopsis assectella(Zeller, 1839)
99002519025Adoxophyes orana(Fischer von Röslerstamm, 1834)
99004019040Archips podana(Scopoli, 1763)
99005519055Archips xylosteanus(Linnaeus, 1758)
99006019060Argyrotaenia ljungiana(Thunberg, 1797)
99007019070Autographa gamma(Linnaeus, 1758)
99008519085Cactoblastis cactorum(Berg, 1885)
99010019100Chilecomadia valdivianaPhilippi, 1860
99011419114Chilo partellus(Swinhoe, 1885)
99011519115Chilo suppressalis(Walker, 1863)
99013019130Chrysodeixis chalcites(Esper, 1789)
99014519145Conogethes punctiferalis(Guenée, 1854)
99020519205Copitarsia decolora(Guenée, 1852)
99022019220Crocidolomia binotalisZeller, 1852
99022319223Crocidosema aporema(Walsingham, 1914)
99022519225Cryptoblabes gnidiella(Milliere, 1864)
99024019240Cydia splendana(Hübner, [1799])
99025019250Darna pallivittaMoore, 1877
99026519265Dendrolimus piniLinnaeus, 1767
99027019270Dendrolimus punctatus(Walker, 1855)
99027819278Dendrolimus sibiricusTschetverikov, 1908
99028019280Dendrolimus superans(Butler, 1877)
99028819288Diatraea lineolata(Walker, 1856)
99029119291Diatraea saccharalis(Fabricius, 1794)
99029519295Duponchelia fovealisZeller, 1847
99029819298Dyspessa ulula(Borkhausen, 1790)
99030119301Earias vittella (= fabia Stoll)Fabricius, 1794
99030219302Earias insulana(Boisduval, 1833)
99030619306Enarmonia formosana(Scopoli, 1763)
99030819308Eoreuma loftini(Dyar, 1917)
99031019310Epiphyas postvittana(Walker, 1863)
99032519325Erannis defoliariaClerck, 1759
99034019340Eudocima phalonia(Linnaeus, 1763)
99035519355Eupoecilia ambiguella(Hübner, 1796)
99036219362Aspila funebrana(Treitschke, 1835)
99036819768Gymnandrosoma aurantianumLima, 1927
99037019370Helicoverpa armigera(Hübner, [1808])
99038519385Helicoverpa gelotopoeon(Dyar, 1921)
99039619396Leguminivora glycinivorellaObraztsov, 1960
99040019400Leucinodes orbonalisGuenée, 1854
99041519415Leucoma salicisLinnaeus, 1758
99043019430Leucoptera malifoliella(Costa, 1836)
99044519445Lobesia botrana(Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)
99045819458Lymantria albescensHori & Umeno, 1930
99046119461Lymantria dispar(Linnaeus, 1758)
99047519475Lymantria mathuraMoore, 1866
99049019490Lymantria monacha(Linnaeus, 1758)
99049319493Lymantria postalbaInoue, 1956
99049519495Lymantria umbrosa(Butler, 1881)
99049619496Lymantria xylinaSwinhoe, 1903
99050519505Mamestra brassicaeLinnaeus, 1758
99052019520Maruca vitrata(Fabricius, 1787)
99053519535Neoleucinodes elegantalis(Guenée, 1854)
99054019540Omphisa anastomosalis(Guenée, 1854)
99054819548Opogona sacchari(Bojer, 1856)
99055019550Ostrinia furnacalis(Guenée, 1854)
99055619556Pammene fasciana(Linnaeus, 1761)
99055919559Panolis flammeaDenis & Schiffermüller, 1775
99056519565Paysandisia arcon(Burmeister, 1880)
99058019580Pectinophora gossypiella(Saunders, 1844)
99058219582Pectinophora scutigera(Holdaway, 1926)
99062019620Prays citriMillière, 1873
99062119621Prays endocarpaMeyrick, 1919
99062519625Pryeria sinicaMoore, 1877
99064019640Spodoptera littoralisBoisduval, 1833
99065519655Spodoptera litura(Fabricius, 1775)
99066019660Stenoma cateniferWalsingham, 1912
99068019680Tecia solanivora(Povolný, 1973)
99068519685Thaumatotibia leucotreta(Meyrick, 1913)
99068919689Thaumetopoea processionaeaLinnaeus, 1758
99070019700Tortrix viridanaLinnaeus, 1758
99071519715Phthorimaea absoluta(Meyrick, 1917)
99073019730Yponomeuta malinellus(Zeller, 1838)
99074519745Yponomeuta padella(Linnaeus, 1758)
99076019760Sparganothis pilleriana([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

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