COMMON NAME INDEX

The common names adopted here are from Heppner (1996). Names in italics refer to names that are synonyms (or names in previous usage) of currently adopted names. Names adopted are based on the most preferred usage around the world; thus "hawk moths" is used instead of "sphinx moths" even though the latter is more commonly used in the USA. Names indented are in a secondary index entry under the last left margin name above it. The scientific name of the family is noted to the right of each common name. Numbers refer to the family number in the family classification.

African Maiden Moths (Thyretidae) - 121
African Primitive Ghost Moths (Prototheoridae) - 11
African Skipper Moths (Apopoprogonidae) - 88
African Slug Caterpillar Moths (Chrysopolomidae) - 81
Amazonian Primitive Ghost Moths (Neotheoridae) - 9
American Butterfly Moths (Hedylidae) - 93
American False Tiger Moths (Dioptidae) - 120
American Silkworm Moths (Apatelodidae) - 107
American Swallowtail Moths (Sematuridae) - 89
Andean Moon Moths (Cercophanidae) - 116
Archaic Moths, Mandibulate (Micropterigidae) - 1
     Valdivian (Heterobathmiidae) - 3
Archaic Bell Moths (Neopseustidae) - 7
Archaic Sun Moths (Acanthopteroctetidae) - 5
     Australian (Lophocoronidae) - 6
     Sparkling (Eriocraniidae) - 4
Australian Archaic Sun Moths (Lophocoronidae)- 6
Australian Lappet Moths (Anthelidae) - 110
Australian Parasite Moths (Cyclotornidae) - 77
Australian Primitive Ghost Moths (Anomosetidae) - 10
Australian Silkworm Moths (Carthaeidae) - 105
Autumn Silkworm Moths (Lemoniidae) - 113
Bagworm Moths (Psychidae) - 26
Bear Moths, Little (Brachodidae) - 64
Bell Moths, Archaic (Neopseustidae) - 7
Blue Butterflies (see Gossamer-Winged Butterflies) - 97
Brahmin Moths (Brahmaeidae) - 114
Bristle-Legged Moths (Schreckensteiniidae) - 29
Brush-Footed Butterflies (Nymphalidae) - 100
Burnet Moths (Zygaenidae) - 69
     False (Urodidae) - 66
     Long-Tailed (Himantopteridae) - 70
     Mediterranean (Heterogynidae) - 68
     Tropical (Lacturidae) - 71
Butterfly Moths, American (Hedylidae) - 93
     Giant (Castniidae) - 82
     Old World (Callidulidae) - 86
Carpenterworm Moths (Cossidae) - 74
     Dudgeon (Dudgeoneidae) - 75
     Tropical (Metarbelidae) - 76
Casebearer Moths (Coleophoridae) - 40
Cereal Stem Moths (Ochsenheimeriidae) - 48
Clearwing Moths (Sesiidae) - 65
Clothes Moths (see Fungus Moths) - 24
Concealer Moths (Oecophoridae) - 33
Copper Butterflies (see Gossamer-Winged Butterflies) - 97
Cosmet Moths (Cosmopterigidae) - 42
Crenulate Moths (Epiplemidae) - 91
Deltoid Moths (see Owlet Moths) - 124
Diamondback Moths (Plutellidae) - 50
     False (Acrolepiidae) - 55
Double-Eye Moths (Amphitheridae) - 28
Douglas Moths (Douglasiidae) - 30
Dudgeon Carpenterworm Moths (Dudgeoneidae) - 75
Emperor Moths (Saturniidae) - 117
Ermine Moths (Yponomeutidae) - 52
     Tropical (Attevidae) - 51
Eye-Cap Moths (Opostegidae) - 15
Fairy Moths, Longhorned (Adelidae) - 21
False Burnet Moths (Urodidae) - 66
False Diamondback Moths (Acrolepiidae) - 55
False Owlet Moths (Thyatiridae) - 102
False Plume Moths (Tineodidae) - 61
Flannel Moths (Megalopygidae) - 73
     Mediterranean (Somabrachyidae) - 72
Flower Moths (Scythrididae) - 43
Fringe-Tufted Moths (Epermeniidae) - 47
Fruitworm Moths (Carposinidae) - 46
     Tropical (Copromorphidae) - 44
Fungus Moths (Tineidae) - 24
Gall Moths (Cecidosidae) - 19
Geometer Moths (Geometridae) - 92
Ghost Moths (Hepialidae) - 12
     Miniature (Palaeosetidae) - 13
Giant Butterfly Moths (Castniidae) - 82
Giant Hooktip Moths (Cyclidiidae) - 103
Giant Lappet Moths (Eupterotidae) - 106
Giant Silkworm Moths (see Emperor Moths) - 117
Glory Moths (Endromidae) - 112
Goat Moths (see Ghost Moths) - 12
Gold Moths (Axiidae) - 101
Gondwanaland Moths (Palaephatidae) - 17
Gossamer-Winged Butterflies (Lycaenidae) - 97
Grass Miner Moths (Elachistidae) - 35
Hairstreak Butterflies (see Gossamer-Winged Butterflies) - 97
Hawk Moths (Sphingidae) - 118
Head-Standing Moths, Shiny (Argyresthiidae) - 53
Hooktip Moths (Drepanidae) - 104
      Giant (Cyclidiidae) - 103
Imma Moths Immidae) - 57
Inchworm Moths (see Geometer Moths) - 92
Kauri Moths (Agathiphagidae) - 2
Lance-Wing Moths (Pterolonchidae) - 36
Lappet Moths (Lasiocampidae) - 111
      Australian (Anthelidae) - 110
      Giant (Eupterotidae) - 106
Lattice Moths, Tropical (Arrhenophanidae) - 27
Leafcutter Moths (Incurvariidae) - 18
Leafminer Moths (Gracillariidae) - 32
      Trumpet (Tischeriidae) - 16
Leaf Moths, Picture-Winged (Thyrididae) - 59
Leafroller Moths (Tortricidae) - 83
Little Bear Moths (Brachididae) - 64
Long-Tailed Burnet Moths (Himantopteridae) - 70
Longhorned Fairy Moths (Adelidae) - 21
Longhorned Moths, Tropical (Lecithoceridae) - 34
Looper Moths (see Geometer Moths) - 92
Lyonet Moths (Lyonetiidae) - 54
Maiden Moths, African (Thyretidae) - 121
Mandibulate Archaic Moths (Micropterigidae) - 1
Many-Plumed Moths (Alucitidae) - 45
Mediterranean Burnet Moths (Heterogynidae) - 68
Mediterranean Flannel Moths (Somabrachyidae) - 72
Metalmark Butterflies (Riodinidae) - 98
Metalmark Moths (Choreutidae) - 67
Miner Moths, Grass (Elachistidae) - 35
Miniature Ghost Moths (Palaeosetidae) - 13
Mompha Moths (Momphidae) - 40
Moon Moths, Andean (Cercophanidae) - 116
New Zealand Primitive Moths (Mnesarchaeidae) - 8
Noctuid Moths (see Owlet Moths) - 124
Oakworm Moths (see American False Tiger Moths) - 120
Old World Butterfly Moths (Callidulidae) - 86
Old World Spiny-Winged Moths (Eriocottidae) - 25
Olethreutine Moths (see Leafroller Moths) - 83
Oriental Parnassian Moths (Ratardidae) - 84
Oriental Swallowtail Moths (Epicopeiidae) - 87
Owlet Moths (Noctuidae) - 124
     False (Thyatiridae) - 102
Palm Moths (Agonoxenidae) - 41
Parasite Moths, Australian (Cyclotornidae) - 77
     Planthopper (Epipyropidae) - 78
Parnassian Moths (Pterothysanidae) - 85
     Oriental (Ratardidae) - 84
Picture-Winged Leaf Moths (Thyrididae) - 59
Planthopper Parasite Moths (Epipyropidae) - 78
Plume Moths (Pterophoridae) - 63
     False (Tineodidae) - 61
Primitive Moths, New Zealand (Mnesarchaeidae) - 8
Primitive Ghost Moths, African (Prototheoridae) - 11
     Amazonian (Neotheoridae) - 9
     Australian (Anomosetidae) - 10
Prominent Moths (Notodontidae) - 119
Pygmy Moths (Nepticulidae) - 14
Ribbed-Cocoon Maker Moths (Bucculatricidae) - 31
Sackbearer Moths (Mimallonidae) - 109
Scavenger Moths (Blastobasidae) - 38
Sedge Moths (Glyphipterigidae) - 49
Serpentine Miner Moths (see Leafminer Moths) - 32
Shield Bearer Moths (Heliozelidae) - 22
Shiny Head-Standing Moths (Argyresthiidae) - 53
Silkworm Moths (Bombycidae) - 108
     American (Apatelodidae) - 107
     Australian (Carthaeidae) - 105
     Autumn (Lemoniidae) - 113
     Giant (see Emperor Moths, Saturniidae) - 117
     Tropical American (Oxytenidae) - 115
Skeletonizer Moths, Leaf (Lyonetiidae) - 54
Skipper Butterflies (Hesperiidae) - 94
Skipper Moths, African (Apoprogonidae) - 88
Slug Caterpillar Moths (Limacodidae) - 80
      African (Chrysopolomidae) - 81
     Tropical (Dalceridae) - 79
Smoky Moths (see Tiger Moths) - 123
Snout Butterflies (Libytheidae) - 99
Snout Moths (Pyralidae) - 60
Sparkling Archaic Sun Moths (Eriocraniidae) - 4
Stem Moths, Cereal (Ochsenheimeriidae) - 48
Sphinx Moths (see Hawk Moths, Sphingidae) - 118
Spiny-Winged Moths, Old World (Eriocottidae) - 25
Sulphur Butterflies (see Yellow-White Butterflies) - 96
Sun Moths (Heliodinidae) - 56
      Archaic (Acanthopteroctetidae) - 5
      Australian Archaic (Lophocoronidae) - 6
      Sparkling Archaic (Eriocraniidae) - 4
Swallowtail Butterflies (Papilionidae) - 95
Swallowtail Moths (Uraniidae) - 90
      American (Sematuridae) - 89
      Oriental (Epicopeiidae) - 87
Teak Moths (Hyblaeidae) - 58
Tiger Moths (Arctiidae) - 123
       American False (Dioptidae) - 120
Tortricid Moths (see Leafroller Moths) - 83
Tropical American Silkworm Moths (Oxytenidae) - 115
Tropical Burnet Moths (Lacturidae) - 70
Tropical Carpenterworm Moths (Metarbelidae) - 76
Tropical Ermine Moths (Attevidae) - 51
Tropical Fruitworm Moths (Copromorphidae) - 44
Tropical Lattice Moths (Arrhenophanidae) - 27
Tropical Longhorned Moths (Lecithoceridae) - 34
Tropical Plume Moths (Oxychirotidae) - 62
Tropical Slug Caterpillar Moths (Dalceridae) - 79
Trumpet Leafminer Moths (Tischeriidae) - 16
Tube Moths (Acrolophidae) - 23
Tussock Moths (Lymantriidae) - 122
Twirler Moths (Gelechiidae) - 37
Valdivian Archaic Moths (Heterobathmiidae) - 3
Wasp Moths (see Tiger Moths) - 123
White Butterflies (see Yellow-White Butterflies) - 96
Yellow-White Butterflies (Pieridae) - 96
Yucca Moths (Prodoxidae) - 20
Yucca Skippers (see Skipper Butterflies) - 94
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