Order: Lepidoptera

Aquatic Moths

The key for Lepidoptera can be found in Chapter 11 of the Guide to Aquatic Invertebrates of the Upper Midwest, pages 139-140. Once you have keyed out your insect, you can use the photographs on this website to verify your identification. If you click on the link to the family on the right, you will be directed to a page that has photographs of that family along with close-up photos of their identifying characters. The character featured matches the character used in the identification key.

Lepidoptera

PyralidaePyralidae
Aquatic Moths


There is only one family of aquatic moths, however some have gills and some do not (compare photos above and below). Click on the photos for more information.

PyralidaePyralidae
Aquatic Moths