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Photos of insects and people from the 2022 BugGuide gathering in New Mexico, July 20-24

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Photos of insects and people from the Spring 2021 gathering in Louisiana, April 28-May 2

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Subfamily Calpinae - Fruit-piercing Moths

Citrus Fruit-piercer ... final instar larva - Gonodonta nutrix Citrus Fruit-piercer ... cocoon - Gonodonta nutrix Canadian Owlet - Calyptra canadensis Bird Turd Looper - Plusiodonta compressipalpis Erebidae, Canadian Owlet, larva - dorsal - Calyptra canadensis Canadian Owlet - Hodges#8536 - Calyptra canadensis Moonseed - Plusiodonta compressipalpis Moonseed Moth (Plusiodonta compressipalpis) caterpillar - Plusiodonta compressipalpis
Show images of: caterpillars · adults · both
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 Calpinae (Fruit-piercing Moths)
Explanation of Names
Calpinae Boisduval, 1840