Moths of New Brunswick


Moths of New Brunswick

A group all about the moths of New Brunswick, and also the Maritimes. The variety of these night-flying (and sometimes day-flying) creatures is astounding, so post your images here and we'll get something going.

Location: Fredericton, NB
Members: 75
Latest Activity: 22 hours ago

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Once-Married Underwing [Catocala unijuga] 8805 Aug. 16/17 Quispamsis to baited tree.

Started by Joanne Savage. Last reply by Joanne Savage 22 hours ago. 15 Replies

Posted only as it's so pretty.Continue

How to really get confused while 'Moffing' Critter arrived Aug. 15/17 Quispamsis to lights

Started by Joanne Savage. Last reply by Nancy Mullin 23 hours ago. 5 Replies

On MPG this moth is called Ferguson's Scallop ShellOn BG this moth is called Cherry Scallop Shell [same id in Peterson's pg 187]Both have the same scientific name: Rheumaptera prunivorata and Hodge's…Continue

Cold Nights, but the Moths keep coming to the Quarryville Trap...Aug. 2017

Started by Nancy Mullin. Last reply by Joanne Savage 23 hours ago. 3 Replies

Had these over the past week or so.  The Sordid and Ultronia Underwings made a return this week.  I`ve had both before.  These are all new...Corrections welcomed!1. Sympistis dentata - Toothed…Continue

Tags: Pink-spotted, Dart, bicarnea, Pseudohermonassa, Brocade

Large Maple Spanworm/Prochoerodes lineola Hodges#6982

Started by Imelda Wilmot. Last reply by Imelda Wilmot yesterday. 2 Replies

August 14 AstleNot new to me, I'm sharing this photo just for the beauty of them.…Continue

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Comment by Nancy Mullin on December 15, 2015 at 8:38pm

Thanks for the link Tony. The images sure pale in comparison to yours.  I ran across a video, and got all excited.  It turned out they were dissecting a caterpillar. That was a disappointment!  

Also happy there isn't an exam lol

Comment by Joanne Savage on December 15, 2015 at 6:26pm

Ha, ha Tony some of those [Latin/scientific] terms are already in our vocabulary!!! Glad here will be no 'exam' though!

Comment by Tony on December 15, 2015 at 6:21pm

There is an outline of how to prepare moth genitalia with some (poor, blurry) photos naming the parts. It may be useful - certainly not worth remembering the names; they will not be on the end of the year exam (for Nancy & Joanne).

Comment by Martin Turgeon on September 22, 2015 at 11:19am

agonopterix atrodorsella

Comment by Martin Turgeon on September 22, 2015 at 11:16am

here some Agonopterix  and a nice one the last two 1458 Mompha unifasciella & 5466 Vaxi critica the other 889 Agonopterix argillacea,916 Semioscopis aurella,922 Depressaria pastinacella,867 Agonopterix pulvipennella

I will redo photo if needed but some not in super shape

Comment by Tony on September 21, 2015 at 11:39am

Chris: i had to leave them as they are not mine; work paid for by the Federal Government; I doubt that anyone can legally 'take them'.

Comment by Chris Adam on September 21, 2015 at 11:35am

By the way, did you guys know that there is a page at MPG called Nelson Poirier's Moths of New Brunswick? Not very extensive, but a start, anyway. HERE.

Comment by Chris Adam on September 21, 2015 at 11:31am

They're probably still there, Tony. I was there last summer, and there were many boxes of specimens just lying around. Jon Sweeney or Reggie might know. Maybe he will give them to you.

Comment by Tony on September 21, 2015 at 11:22am
They were left in the CFS lab where all the insect species are/were kept (the old FIDS lab.
Comment by Chris Adam on September 21, 2015 at 11:01am

Where are they now, Tony? Surely some were kept. The NB Museum?


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