|Moths of North America – Index
Adult moths and their caterpillars macro-
photographed at North American locations.
Moths Main | Moth Index | Lepidoptera
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Order Lepidoptera: Moths. Unlike butterflies, moths are usually nocturnal. Many moths and their caterpillars are major agricultural pests in large parts of the world. Moths in the family Tineidae are commonly regarded as pests because their larvae eat fabrics, clothes and blankets made from natural fibers such as wool or silk.