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Photo of a Banded Tiger Moth

Banded Tiger Moth

Apantesis vittata
The striking pattern on tiger moths tells predators that these insects are inedible. But what serves as a “warning label” to birds is attractive to us!

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Photo of a Black-and-Yellow Lichen Moth

Black-and-Yellow Lichen Moth

Lycomorpha pholus
The “black-and-yellow” part of the name is obvious! The “lichen” part refers to the caterpillars’ food—plus their camouflage.

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Image of a Black-Bordered Lemon Moth

Black-Bordered Lemon Moth

Marimatha nigrofimbria
This Missouri moth has lustrous yellow forewings with a black edge. It is one of our noctuid, or owlet moths.

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