Moths in Connecticut

Most of the moths found in Connecticut belong to the Sphingidae family. Some prominent ones include the pink-banded white-lined sphinx moth and the pandora sphinx moth with pink edges and eyespots. Then, there are the beautiful moths of the Saturniidae family, like luna, rosy maple, and io, alongside the unique-patterned moths of the Erebidae and Geometer families such as the yellow-collared scape moth and scallop moth. 

Moths in Connecticut (CT)

The gypsy moth is an infamous pest defoliating hardwood trees and causing immense damage.

Large Moths: Pandorus Sphinx Moth, Luna Moth, Polyphemus Moth

Here is the list of moths found in Connecticut arranged in order of the family they belong to.

Hawk Moths

Saturniidae Moths

Erebidae Moths

  • Gypsy Moth (Lymantria dispar)
  • Yellow-collared Scape Moth (Cisseps fulvicollis)
  • Dark-spotted Palthis Moth (Palthis angulalis)
  • Little Virgin Tiger Moth (Grammia virguncula)
  • Clover Looper Moth (Caenurgina crassiuscula)

Geometer Moths

  • Common Gray Moths (Anavitrinella pampinaria)
  • Scallop Moth (Cepphis armataria)
  • Bent-line Carpet Moth (Costaconvexa centrostrigaria)
  • Sharp-angled Carpet Moth (Euphyia intermediate)

Silkworm Moths

Prominent Moths

  • Saddled Prominent Moth (Heterocampa guttivitta)

Burnet Moths

  • Orange-patched Smoky Moth (Pyromorpha dimidiate)