One of the most significant publications in the history of American entomology, this series will contain color photographs of more than 12,000 species of North American moths. Written by acknowledged specialists in each group, it constitutes thorough coverage of the North American fauna, including Greenland, with descriptions of
new genera and species where appropriate.
The comprehensive text defines families, genera and species, gives all scientific and common names, type-species designations, type-localities, and references to original publications, plus keys to taxonomic units where applicable. The narrative account for each species gives information necessary to supplement the figures and provides a brief discussion of distribution, flight period, life history and larval characteristics if known, food plants and variation. Data is included for geographic and seasonal distribution.
All species and subspecies are illustrated in color because of the exceptional importance of color and pattern as recognition characteristics in the Lepidoptera. In addition to color photographs of adults, line drawings or photographs of structural characteristics such as antennae, wing venation or genitalia are included as needed
to assure positive identification.
This series is an essential addition to the library of any lepidopterist, museum or institution of higher learning. Fascicles are 8-1/2 x 11"; paperback and hardcover for fascicles published more recently. Parts published to date are listed in fascicle number order.
SESIOIDEA, T.D. Eichlin & W.D. Duckworth
Fascicle 5.1, Tinthiinae, Paranthreninae, Sesiinae.
1988, 176 pages, 6 plates (4 in color), 40 figures. Manual of North American clearwing moths treats 123 species. Emphasizes recognition characters of the often closely similar species and color variation within species. Several species are economically important
stem and root borers as larvae. 9651
GELECHIOIDEA, Ronald W. Hodges
Fascicle 6.1, Antequerinae, Cosmopteriginae, Chrysopeleiinae.
1978, 166 pages, 6 color plates, 53 figures. Treats 80 species. 9601
Fascicle 6.2, Depressariinae, Peleopodinae, Oecophorinae, Chimabachinae.
1974, 152 pages, 8 plates (7 in color), 32 figures. Treats 143 species. Out of print.
Fascicle 7.1, Dichomeridinae.
1986, 203 pages, 38 plates (4 color), 31 figures. First revision of North American Gelechiidae since 1903 redefines the family and its three subfamilies. Treats 84 species. Because several species are economically important, emphasizes larval habits and hosts. 9604
Fascicle 7.6, Gelechiinae, Chionodes
1999, 339 pages, 5 color plates, 49 b/w plates, 11 figures. Treats 187 North American species of the gelechiid genus Chionodes, 115 of which are new to science. Keys for all species based on characters of adults together with wing and genitalia illustrations, and notes on variable characters aid in identifying specimens. Includes synonymic check list of the 231 species described worldwide. 4074
Fascicle 8.1, Sparganothini+Atteriini, see 9305.
Fascicle 9.4, Eucosma Hübner of the Contiguous United States and Canada (Eucosmini), see 9448.
Fascicle 9.5, Pelochrista Lederer of the Contiguous United States and Canada
PYRALOIDEA, E. G. Munroe
Pyralidae 13.1, published in 3 parts
Fascicle 13.1A, part 1, Scopariinae, Nymphulinae.
1972, 134 pages, text. Treats 86 species.
Fascicle 13.1B, part 2, Odontiinae, Glaphryiinae.
1972, 116 pages, text. Treats 108 species. 9610, parts 1 & 2. Individual parts not available separately.
Fascicle 13.1C, part 3, Evergestinae.
1974, 58 pages, text covers 37 species, 23 plates (13 color), index & title page to the 3 parts. Out of print
Pyralidae 13.2, published in 2 parts:
Fascicle 13.2A, part 1, Pyraustinae; Pyraustini.
1976, 78 pages, 12 plates (4 in color). Treats 89 species. 9613
Fascicle 13.2B, part 2, Pyraustinae; Pyraustini.
1976, 70 pages, 17 plates (5 in color), index & title page to the 2 parts. Treats 61 species. 9614
PYRALOIDEA, H. H. Neunzig
Fascicle 15.2, Phycitinae (part)
1986, 120 pages, 11 plates (6 in color), 23 figures. Treats 74 species of pyralid genera Acrobasis, Anabasis, Cryptoblabes, Hypargyria, and Trachy. Identification keys to adults of all species and last instar larvae of most Acrobasis species aid recognition of similar species. Many species are economically important; larval habits and hosts are emphasized. 9616
Fascicle 15.3, Phycitinae (part)
1990, 165 pages, 7 plates (5 in color), 69 figures. Treats 81 species and 35 genera of major Lepidopteran stored-products pests and allies. Keys for all species and genera based on characters of adults in combination with illustrations of wings and genitalia are helpful in identifying specimens. 3565
Fascicle 15.4, Phycitinae (part)
1996, 157 pages, 8 plates (4 color), 59 figures. Treats 90 species and 25 genera of the cactus-feeding phycitines and associates. Keys for all species and genera based on characters of adults, in combination with illustrations of wings and genitalia, are helpful to identify specimens. Many species are economically important; larval habits and hosts are emphasized. 9617
Fascicle 15.5, Phycitinae (part)
2003, 338 pages, 20 plates (10 color), 116 figures. Treats 197 species, some of economic importance such as Dioryctria, pest of northwest conifers. 9683
GEOMETROIDEA, D. C. Ferguson
Fascicle 17.2, Ennominae (part: Abaxini, Cassymini, Macariini), 2008, 430 pages, 15 color plates, 68 text figures. The text treats 169 species in 17 genera of North American moths of the several geometrid tribes. Hard cover. See 9603 for details.
Fascicle 18.1, Geometrinae.
1985, 153 pages, 4 color plates, 31 figures. Treats all 75 known species of Green Geometrids and higher categories of subfamily Geometrinae. Covers larval hosts, geographic & temporal distribution. 9618
MIMALLONOIDEA, Mimallonidae and BOMBYCOIDEA, Apatelodidae, Bombycidae, Lasiocampidae, excluding Saturniidae, J. G. Franclemont
1973, 94 pages, 11 color plates, 22 figures. Treats 45 species. 9620
BOMBYCOIDEA, D. C. Ferguson
Saturniidae, published in 2 parts:
Fascicle 20.2A, Citheroniinae, and Hemileucinae
1971, 153 pages, 11 color plates, 19 figures. Treats 48 species. 9621
Fascicle 20.2B, Hemileucinae in part, and Saturniinae.
1972, 142 pages, 11 color plates, 11 figures. Treats 20 species. 9622
SPHINGOIDEA, Ronald W. Hodges
Fascicle 21, Sphinginae, Macroglossinae.
1971, 170 pages, 20 plates (14 in color), 19 figures. Treats 115 species. 9630
NOCTUOIDEA, D. C. Ferguson
Fascicle 22.2, Lymantriinae.
1978, 120 pages, 9 plates (8 in color), 23 figures. Treats 46 species. 9640
NOCTUOIDEA, J. D. Lafontaine & R. W. Poole
Fascicle 25.1, Plusiinae.
1991, 182 pages, 22 plates (4 color), 68 figures. Treats 80 species and 23 genera, including important pests whose larvae are called loopers. Illustrates adults and representative last instar larvae in color. Has keys for species and genera, plus last instar larvae. 9607
NOCTUOIDEA, R. W. Poole
Fascicle 26.1, Cuculliniinae, Stiriinae, Psaphidinae
1995, 250 pages, 28 plates (5 in color), 147 figures. Treats 170 species and 31 genera. Keys for all species and genera based on characters of adults in combination with illustrations of wings and genitalia help in identifying specimens. Distribution maps
demonstrate known range of each species. 3418
NOCTUOIDEA, J. Donald Lafontaine
Fascicle 27.1, Noctuinae (Part: Agrotini).
2004, 385 pp., 75 plates (12 color), 136 figs. Treats 181 species in 15 genera of North American and Mexican moths of noctuid tribe Agrotini. Two genera, two subgenera, and 56 species are newly described. Forty-four species occur in Mexico but not farther north. Keys, and wing & genitalia illustrations for all genera and species facilitate identification. Synonymic check list of described species updates Check List by R.W.Hodges 9600. 4025
Fascicle 27.2, Noctuinae (Part-Euxoa).
1987, 237 pages, 40 plates (8 color), 2 figures. Major revision of the genus in North America treats all 170 species and 24 subspecies. Newly describes 10 species, 3 subspecies, and 2 subgenera. Several species are economically important cutworms as larvae. 9660
Fascicle 27.3, Noctuidae, Noctuinae, Noctuini
1998, 348 pages, 44 plates (8 color), 130 figures. Treats 169 species and 31 genera. Illustrates larvae of 24 species in color, and diagnoses 89 species. Provides keys for all species and genera. 3676
See also 9603 for description of Fascicle 17.2, Geometroidea, Geometridae, Ennominae (part: Abaxini, Cassymini, Macariini), by Douglas C. Ferguson, published 2008.
See also 9611 for description of Fascicle 26.9, Noctuoidea, Noctuidae, Xyleninae, Apameini (part: Apamea group of genera), by Kauri Mikkola, J. Donald Lafontaine, & Jocelyn Gill, published 2009.
See also 9305 for description of Fascicle 8.1, Sparganothini + Atteriini, by Jerry A. Powell & John W. Brown, published 2012.