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Discussion of 2018 gathering

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

FOR REVIEW: Moths That Can Be Confused

These are moths that are confused often.
OVERVIEW:
Family Arctiidae - Tiger Moths
Family Saturniidae - Giant Silkworm Moths
Family Noctuidae - Owlet Moths
Family Sesiidae - Clear-Winged and Wasp Moths
Family Notodontidae - Prominents
Family Sphingidae - Sphinx Moths

Family Arctiidae - Tiger Moths
Leopard Moth vs. Giant Leopard Moth


Giant Leopard Moth vs. Many-spotted Tiger Moth


Acrea Moth vs. Virginian Tiger Moth


Agreeable Tiger Moth vs. Fall Webworm Moth


Agreeable Tiger Moth vs. Dubious Tiger Moth


Fall Webworm vs. Dubious Tiger Moth


Spilosoma danbyi vs. Brown Tiger Moth


Great Tiger Moth vs. St. Lawrence Tiger Moth


Virginia Ctenucha vs. Yellow-Collared Scape Moth


Black-and-yellow Lichen Moth vs. Orange Patched Smoky Moth


Yellow-Collared Scape Moth vs. Grapeleaf Skeletonizer


Genus Apantesis vs. Genus Grammia


Apantesis carlotta vs. A. phalerata vs. A. nais


Grammia phyllira vs. Parthenice Tiger Moth


Fall Webworm Moth vs. Many Spotted Tiger Moth


Oregon Cycnia vs Reversed Haploa


Hypercompe oslari vs. Giant Leopard Moth


Notarctia proxima vs. Grammia nevadensis


Arge Moth vs. Doris Tiger Moth


Edward's Wasp Moth vs. Yellow-Collared Scape Moth


Acrea Moth vs. Many-spotted Tiger Moth



Family Saturniidae - Giant Silkworm Moths
Female Promethea Moth vs. Male Tulip-Tree Silkmoth


Rosy Maple Moth vs. Pink Prominent


Family Noctuidae - Owlet Moths
Wittfield's Forester vs. Eight-Spotted Forester


Pearly Wood Nymph vs. Beautiful Wood Nymph


Family Sesiidae - Clear-Winged and Wasp Moths
Vitacea admiranda vs. Oak Stump Borer Moth


Hornet Clearwing vs. Paranthrene pellucida


Western Poplar Clearwing vs. Hornet Clearwing


Family Notodontidae - Prominents
White Furcula vs. Black-Etched Prominent


Family Sphingidae - Sphinx Moths
Rustic Sphinx vs. Pawpaw Sphinx


Tomato Hornworm vs. Tobacco Hornworm


Genus Sphinx vs. Elsa's Sphinx


Virginia Creeper Sphinx vs. Azalea Sphinx

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Under "Fall Webworm vs. Dubious Tiger Moth," what species is in the third picture?

 
Hmm... Not sure
will remove

Nice job!
I agree with both John and Lynette's comments as well. I'll have to consider drafting something like this for wasps....

If these
aren't in the "See Also" sections of the info pages, that would be a good place to have them. If I find a moth in the guide that looks like mine then I look to see what else might look like that in the "See Also" section.

I like this
I've been thinking of doing the same thing with some spiders.

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