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For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada
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Upcoming Events

Photos of insects and people from the 2015 gathering in Wisconsin, July 10-12

Photos of insects and people from the 2014 gathering in Virginia, June 4-7.

Photos of insects and people from the 2013 gathering in Arizona, July 25-28

Photos of insects and people from the 2012 gathering in Alabama

Photos of insects and people from the 2011 gathering in Iowa

Photos from the 2010 Workshop in Grinnell, Iowa

Photos from the 2009 gathering in Washington


Genus Macrochilo

Louisiana Macrochilo - Macrochilo louisiana moth - Macrochilo orciferalis Moth - Macrochilo louisiana Bronzy Macrochilo - Macrochilo orciferalis Erebidae: Macrochilo litophora - Macrochilo litophora Achyra, perhaps? - Macrochilo louisiana Slant-lined Owlet  - Macrochilo absorptalis Slant-lined Owlet - Macrochilo absorptalis
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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Noctuoidea (Owlet Moths and kin)
Family Erebidae
Subfamily Herminiinae (Litter Moths)
Genus Macrochilo
7 species in North America (
5 species in Canada (CBIF)
eastern two-thirds of North America
Internet References
pinned adult images of the 5 species occurring in Canada (CBIF)