Common and Scientific Names of Major Lepidoptera Groups

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African Maiden Moths (Thyretidae)
African Primitive Ghost Moths (Prototheoridae)
African Skipper Moths (Apopoprogonidae) - 88
African Slug Caterpillar Moths (Chrysopolomidae)
Amazonian Primitive Ghost Moths (Neotheoridae)
American Butterfly Moths (Hedylidae)
American False Tiger Moths (Dioptidae)
American Silkworm Moths (Apatelodidae) 
American Swallowtail Moths (Sematuridae) 
Andean Moon Moths (Cercophanidae)
Archaic Moths, Mandibulate (Micropterigidae)
     Valdivian (Heterobathmiidae)
Archaic Bell Moths (Neopseustidae)
Archaic Sun Moths (Acanthopteroctetidae)
     Australian (Lophocoronidae)
     Sparkling (Eriocraniidae)
Australian Archaic Sun Moths (Lophocoronidae)
Australian Lappet Moths (Anthelidae) 
Australian Parasite Moths (Cyclotornidae)
Australian Primitive Ghost Moths (Anomosetidae)
Australian Silkworm Moths (Carthaeidae) 
Autumn Silkworm Moths (Lemoniidae) 
Bagworm Moths (Psychidae)
Bear Moths, Little (Brachodidae)
Bell Moths, Archaic (Neopseustidae)
Blue Butterflies (see Gossamer-Winged Butterflies)
Brahmin Moths (Brahmaeidae)
Bristle-Legged Moths (Schreckensteiniidae)
Brush-Footed Butterflies (Nymphalidae)
Burnet Moths (Zygaenidae) 
     False (Urodidae)
     Long-Tailed (Himantopteridae)
     Mediterranean (Heterogynidae)
     Tropical (Lacturidae)
Butterfly Moths, American (Hedylidae) 
     Giant (Castniidae) 
     Old World (Callidulidae) 
Carpenterworm Moths (Cossidae)
     Dudgeon (Dudgeoneidae)
     Tropical (Metarbelidae) 
Casebearer Moths (Coleophoridae)
Cereal Stem Moths (Ochsenheimeriidae)
Clearwing Moths (Sesiidae)
Clothes Moths (see Fungus Moths)
Concealer Moths (Oecophoridae) 
Copper Butterflies (see Gossamer-Winged Butterflies)
Cosmet Moths (Cosmopterigidae)
Crenulate Moths (Epiplemidae) 
Deltoid Moths (see Owlet Moths) 
Diamondback Moths (Plutellidae) 
     False (Acrolepiidae) - 55
Double-Eye Moths (Amphitheridae) 
Douglas Moths (Douglasiidae)
Dudgeon Carpenterworm Moths (Dudgeoneidae) 
Emperor Moths (Saturniidae) 
Ermine Moths (Yponomeutidae)
     Tropical (Attevidae) 
Eye-Cap Moths (Opostegidae) 
Fairy Moths, Longhorned (Adelidae) 
False Burnet Moths (Urodidae) 
False Diamondback Moths (Acrolepiidae) 
False Owlet Moths (Thyatiridae) 
False Plume Moths (Tineodidae) 
Flannel Moths (Megalopygidae) 
     Mediterranean (Somabrachyidae) 
Flower Moths (Scythrididae) 
Fringe-Tufted Moths (Epermeniidae)
Fruitworm Moths (Carposinidae) 
     Tropical (Copromorphidae) 
Fungus Moths (Tineidae) 
Gall Moths (Cecidosidae)
Geometer Moths (Geometridae) 
Ghost Moths (Hepialidae) 
     Miniature (Palaeosetidae)
Giant Butterfly Moths (Castniidae)
Giant Hooktip Moths (Cyclidiidae) 
Giant Lappet Moths (Eupterotidae) 
Giant Silkworm Moths (see Emperor Moths) 
Glory Moths (Endromidae) 
Goat Moths (see Ghost Moths)
Gold Moths (Axiidae) 
Gondwanaland Moths (Palaephatidae)
Gossamer-Winged Butterflies (Lycaenidae)
Grass Miner Moths (Elachistidae)
Hairstreak Butterflies (see Gossamer-Winged Butterflies) 
Hawk Moths (Sphingidae) 
Head-Standing Moths, Shiny (Argyresthiidae)
Hooktip Moths (Drepanidae) 
      Giant (Cyclidiidae) 
Imma Moths Immidae) 
Inchworm Moths (see Geometer Moths)
Kauri Moths (Agathiphagidae)
Lance-Wing Moths (Pterolonchidae) 
Lappet Moths (Lasiocampidae) 
      Australian (Anthelidae) 
      Giant (Eupterotidae) 
Lattice Moths, Tropical (Arrhenophanidae)
Leafcutter Moths (Incurvariidae) 
Leafminer Moths (Gracillariidae) 
      Trumpet (Tischeriidae)
Leaf Moths, Picture-Winged (Thyrididae) 
Leafroller Moths (Tortricidae) 
Little Bear Moths (Brachididae)
Long-Tailed Burnet Moths (Himantopteridae) 
Longhorned Fairy Moths (Adelidae) 
Longhorned Moths, Tropical (Lecithoceridae) 
Looper Moths (see Geometer Moths) 
Lyonet Moths (Lyonetiidae)
Maiden Moths, African (Thyretidae) 
Mandibulate Archaic Moths (Micropterigidae) 
Many-Plumed Moths (Alucitidae) 
Mediterranean Burnet Moths (Heterogynidae) 
Mediterranean Flannel Moths (Somabrachyidae) 
Metalmark Butterflies (Riodinidae)
Metalmark Moths (Choreutidae)
Miner Moths, Grass (Elachistidae)
Miniature Ghost Moths (Palaeosetidae)
Mompha Moths (Momphidae) 
Moon Moths, Andean (Cercophanidae) 
New Zealand Primitive Moths (Mnesarchaeidae)
Noctuid Moths (see Owlet Moths)
Oakworm Moths (see American False Tiger Moths)
Old World Butterfly Moths (Callidulidae) 
Old World Spiny-Winged Moths (Eriocottidae) 
Olethreutine Moths (see Leafroller Moths) 
Oriental Parnassian Moths (Ratardidae)
Oriental Swallowtail Moths (Epicopeiidae)
Owlet Moths (Noctuidae) 
     False (Thyatiridae) 
Palm Moths (Agonoxenidae) 
Parasite Moths, Australian (Cyclotornidae)
     Planthopper (Epipyropidae) 
Parnassian Moths (Pterothysanidae) 
     Oriental (Ratardidae) 
Picture-Winged Leaf Moths (Thyrididae) 
Planthopper Parasite Moths (Epipyropidae)
Plume Moths (Pterophoridae)
     False (Tineodidae)
Primitive Moths, New Zealand (Mnesarchaeidae)
Primitive Ghost Moths, African (Prototheoridae) 
     Amazonian (Neotheoridae) 
     Australian (Anomosetidae) 
Prominent Moths (Notodontidae) 
Pygmy Moths (Nepticulidae) 
Ribbed-Cocoon Maker Moths (Bucculatricidae) 
Sackbearer Moths (Mimallonidae) 
Scavenger Moths (Blastobasidae) 
Sedge Moths (Glyphipterigidae)
Serpentine Miner Moths (see Leafminer Moths) 
Shield Bearer Moths (Heliozelidae) 
Shiny Head-Standing Moths (Argyresthiidae) 
Silkworm Moths (Bombycidae) 
     American (Apatelodidae) 
     Australian (Carthaeidae) 
     Autumn (Lemoniidae) 
     Giant (see Emperor Moths, Saturniidae) 
     Tropical American (Oxytenidae) 
Skeletonizer Moths, Leaf (Lyonetiidae) 
Skipper Butterflies (Hesperiidae) 
Skipper Moths, African (Apoprogonidae) 
Slug Caterpillar Moths (Limacodidae) 
      African (Chrysopolomidae) 
     Tropical (Dalceridae) 
Smoky Moths (see Tiger Moths) 
Snout Butterflies (Libytheidae) 
Snout Moths (Pyralidae) 
Sparkling Archaic Sun Moths (Eriocraniidae)
Stem Moths, Cereal (Ochsenheimeriidae) 
Sphinx Moths (see Hawk Moths, Sphingidae) 
Spiny-Winged Moths, Old World (Eriocottidae) 
Sulphur Butterflies (see Yellow-White Butterflies) 
Sun Moths (Heliodinidae)
      Archaic (Acanthopteroctetidae)
      Australian Archaic (Lophocoronidae)
      Sparkling Archaic (Eriocraniidae)
Swallowtail Butterflies (Papilionidae) 
Swallowtail Moths (Uraniidae)
      American (Sematuridae) 
      Oriental (Epicopeiidae) 
Teak Moths (Hyblaeidae) 
Tiger Moths (Arctiidae) 
       American False (Dioptidae) 
Tortricid Moths (see Leafroller Moths)
Tropical American Silkworm Moths (Oxytenidae) 
Tropical Burnet Moths (Lacturidae) 
Tropical Carpenterworm Moths (Metarbelidae)
Tropical Ermine Moths (Attevidae) 
Tropical Fruitworm Moths (Copromorphidae)
Tropical Lattice Moths (Arrhenophanidae)
Tropical Longhorned Moths (Lecithoceridae) 
Tropical Plume Moths (Oxychirotidae)
Tropical Slug Caterpillar Moths (Dalceridae)
Trumpet Leafminer Moths (Tischeriidae)
Tube Moths (Acrolophidae) 
Tussock Moths (Lymantriidae) 
Twirler Moths (Gelechiidae) 
Valdivian Archaic Moths (Heterobathmiidae)
Wasp Moths (see Tiger Moths)
White Butterflies (see Yellow-White Butterflies)
Yellow-White Butterflies (Pieridae) 
Yucca Moths (Prodoxidae) 
Yucca Skippers (see Skipper Butterflies)