Moths in Kansas

Kansas has moths of different families thriving here, some seasonal, while a few found all year-round. Those of the Saturniidae family are the biggest, while the armyworm and army cutworm moths of the Noctuidae family have a reputation of being annoying pests.

Large Moths: Polyphemus Moth, Luna Moth, Regal Moth

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

Moths in Kansas (KS)

Saturniidae Moths

Owlet Moths

  • Army Cutworm Moth (Euxoa auxiliaries)
  • Armyworm Moth (Mythimna unipuncta)
  • Black-barred Brown Moth (Plagiomimicus pityochromus)
  • Gray Looper Moth (Rachiplusia ou)
  • Bleeding Flower Moth (Schinia sanguine)
  • Alfalfa Looper Moth (Autographa californica)
  • Lacinipolia erecta
  • Heliothis phloxiphaga

Hawk Moths

Geometer Moths

  • Chickweed Geometer Moth (Haematopis grataria)
  • Soft-lined Wave Moth (Scopula inductata)

Erebidae Moths

  • Isabella Tiger Moth (Pyrrharctia Isabella)
  • Texas Mocis (Mocis texana)
  • Gypsy Moth (Lymantria dispar)

Crambid Snout Moths

  • Lucerne Moth (Nomophila nearctica)