AnimalsArthropodsInsectsButterflies & Moths — Order Lepidoptera
Probiscus coiled when not feeding. Wings covered with scales.
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Butterflies

Fiery Skipper
Skippers — Family Hesperiidae
The Spread-wing Skippers hold their wings out flat, but others typically hold their forewings at an angle over flat hindwings.
Hairstreaks & Blues
Hairstreaks & Blues — Family Lycaenidae
Wings copper, blue, or brown. Hindwings often with false antennae.
Brush-footed Butterflies
Brush-footed Butterflies — Family Nymphalidae
Front pair of legs modified into brushes.
Swallowtails
Swallowtails — Family Papilionidae
Hindwings typically with elongated tails.
Whites & Yellows
Whites & Yellows — Family Pieridae
Wings white, yellow, or orange, with black or red marks.
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Metalmarks — Family Riodinidae






Moths

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Acrolepiopsis leucoscia [1]
Family Acrolepiidae.
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Burrowing Webworm Moths — Family Acrolophidae
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Adela caeruleella [1]
Family Adelidae.
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Many-plume Moths — Genus Alucita [2]
Family Alucitidae.
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Family Amphisbatidae
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Family Autostichidae
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Silkworm Moths — Family Bombycidae
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Ribbed Cocoon-maker Moths — Genus Bucculatrix
Family Bucculatricidae.
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Fruitworm Moths — Family Carposinidae
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Everlasting Tebenna Moth —  Tebenna gnaphaliella [1,2]
Family Choreutidae.
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Casebearer Moths — Family Coleophoridae
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Tropical Fruitworm Moth —  Ellabella melanoclista [1,2]
Family Copromorphidae.
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Cosmet Moths — Family Cosmopterigidae
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Cossid Moths & Carpenter Moths — Family Cossidae
Lucerne Moth
Crambid Snout Moths — Family Crambidae
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Doa ampla [1,2,3]
Family Doidae.
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Hooktip & False Owlet Moths — Family Drepanidae
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Grass Miner Moths — Family Elachistidae
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Planthopper Parasite Moth —  Fulgoraecia exigua [1,2]
Family Epipyropidae.
Erebid Moths
Erebid Moths — Family Erebidae
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Eriocraniids — Family Eriocraniidae
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Family Euteliidae
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Twirler Moths — Family Gelechiidae
Deep Yellow Euchlaena
Geometer Moths & Looper Moths — Family Geometridae
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Genus Glyphidocera
Family Glyphidoceridae.
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Sedge Moths — Family Glyphipterigidae
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Leaf Blotch Miner Moths — Family Gracillariidae
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Family Heliodinidae
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Shield Bearer Moths — Family Heliozelidae
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Teak Defoliator Moth —  Hyblaea puera [1]
Family Hyblaeidae.
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Maple Leafcutter Moth —  Paraclemensia acerifoliella [1]
Family Incurvariidae.
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Tropical Burnet Moths — Genus Lactura
Family Lacturidae.
Large Tolype Moth
Tent Caterpillar & Lappet Moths — Family Lasiocampidae
Yellow-collared Slug Moth
Limacodids & Slug Caterpillar Moths — Family Limacodidae
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Flannel Moths — Family Megalopygidae
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Sack-bearers — Family Mimallonidae
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Ectoedemia virgulae [1]
Family Nepticulidae.
Eight-spotted Forester
Owlet Moths — Family Noctuidae
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Tuft Moths — Family Nolidae
White-dotted Prominent
Prominent Moths — Family Notodontidae
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Concealer Moths — Family Oecophoridae
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Genus Pseudopostega
Family Opostegidae.
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Durrantia piperatella [1,2,3]
Family Peleopodidae.
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Diamondback Moth —  Plutella xylostella [1,2,3]
Family Plutellidae.
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Bogus Yucca Moths — Genus Prodoxus
Family Prodoxidae.
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Bagworm Moths — Family Psychidae
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Pterophorid Moths & Plume Moths — Family Pterophoridae
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Pyralid Moths — Family Pyralidae
Cecropia Silkmoth
Wild Silk Moths — Family Saturniidae
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Sesiid Moths — Family Sesiidae
Sphinx Moths
Sphinx Moths — Family Sphingidae
Forewings pointed or irregular.
Mournful Thyris
Window-Winged Moths — Family Thyrididae
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Clothes Moths — Family Tineidae
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Family Tischeriidae
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Tortricid Moths — Family Tortricidae
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Swallowtail Moths — Family Uraniidae
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Bumelia Webworm Moth —  Urodus parvula [1,2]
Family Urodidae.
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Flower Moths — Family Xyloryctidae
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Ermine Moths — Family Yponomeutidae
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Genus Ypsolopha
Family Ypsolophidae.
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Zygaenid Moths — Family Zygaenidae




Evidence that species is found in Texas:
  1. Texas Moths, Moth Photographers Group at the Mississippi Entomological Museum at the Mississippi State University.
  2. BugGuide, a large online photo collection of insects and spiders from North America. Use the advanced search to find subjects from Texas.
  3. Butterflies and Moths of North America (BAMONA).
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