Since 2010 I’ve been observing and learning about the moths we have here at the farm. There are so many species that I’ve had to think hard about how to organize my list.
I’ve organized them first by family. Each photo on this page is a link to a page of the moths I’ve seen in that family. Each family page has photos of the species I’ve seen from that family, each of which is a link to a page with more photos and information on that species.
The photos are mine, and were all taken here, at our farm, in Buffalo County, Wisconsin.
I’ve had a lot of help with identifications – mostly from the wonderful folks at Bugguide, Moth Photographers Group, and the Facebook Groups: Mothing and Moth-watching, and Moths of Eastern North America. I’ve tried to identify the moths correctly, but I’m sure I’ve made mistakes. If you find any, please let me know.
I’m gradually adding Hodges numbers to the pages for each moth. Hodges numbers come from a checklist of North American moths by R.W. Hodges, published in 1983. They’re commonly used to organize and label moths. I’m organizing my photos alphabetically, by family, genus, and species, rather than by Hodges number, but I’ll (eventually) include the Hodges number on each species page, so it can be used in a search.
To see photos of the moths I see each month, click HERE.