Following is a pictorial checklist of just a sampling of the species that I've seen either here at my house in Columbus, or during one night last weekend at a cabin in Jackson County. No special effort was made to lure them; these all just came into the regular porch lights.
Here's that Harnessed Tiger Moth in repose.
Ash-tip Borer, Papaipema cerussata
Banded Tussock Moth, Halysidota tessellaris
Black-bordered Lemon, Marimatha nigrofimbria
Chickweed Geometer, Haematopis grataria
Closeup of male Chickweed Geometer's antennae
Common Looper, Autographa precationis
Delicate Cycnia, Cycnia tenera
Double-banded Grass Veneer, Crambus agitatellus
The Beggar, Eubaphe mendica
Friendly Probole, Probole amicaria
Bold-feathered Grass Moth, Herpetogramma pertextalis
Virginian Tiger Moth, Spilosoma virginica
Clymene Moth, Haploa clymene
The past few nights, I've been getting blizzards of these tiny moths.
Up close, they're rather charming with those swept-back plumes. This is the Clemens' Grass Tubeworm Moth, Acrolophus popeanella, an animal with a name far bigger than its size. Their caterpillars feast on red clover, and there's plenty of that around here. Thanks to Michael Fitts and Diane Brooks for putting me onto the correct identification of this one.
In a way, mothing is a bit like fishing, and night lights are the bait. You just never know what interesting creatures are going to show up.