Moths in Louisiana

Of the several moths thriving in Louisiana, the most common ones include the luna moth of the Saturniidae family found throughout the year, mostly at night. Moths resembling the hummingbird like the snowberry clearwing, and hummingbird clearwing moths also inhabit parts of the state, observed during the day and at night. The other frequently sighted moths are the colorful salt marsh moth and the white, spotted fall webworm moth belonging to the Erebidae family.

Moths in Louisiana (LA)

Large Moths: Luna Moth,Io Moth,Giant Leopard Moth

Common Moths: Luna Moth, Hummingbird Clearwing Moth, Salt Marsh Moth

Saturniidae Moths

Erebidae Moths

Crambid Snout Moths

  • Salvinia Stem-borer Moth (Samea multiplicalis))
  • Waterlily Leafcutter Moth (Elophila obliteralis)
  • Elegant Grass-veneer Moth ( Microcrambus elegans)
  • Celery Leaftier Moth (Udea rubigalis)
  • Bluegrass Webworm Moth (Parapediasia teterrellus)
  • Hawaiian Beet Webworm (Spoladea recurvalis)
  • Assembly Moth (Samea ecclesialis)
  • Black Duckweed Moth (Elophila tinealis)

Hawk Moths

Lappet Moths

Owlet Moths

  • Wedgling Moth (Galgula partita)
  • Yellow-striped Armyworm Moth (Spodoptera ornithogalli)
  • Common Spragueia Moth (Spragueia leo)
  • Black-bordered Lemon Moth (Marimatha nigrofimbria)
  • Pearly Wood-nymph Moth (Eudryas unio)
  • Eight-spotted Forester Moth (Alypia octomaculata)
  • Green Cutworm Moth (Anicla infecta)

Flannel Moths

Tortrix Moths

  • Garden Tortrix Moth (Clepsis peritana)
  • Javelin Moth (Bactra verutana)
  • Oblique Banded Leaf Roller Moth (Choristoneura rosaceana)
  • Bidens Borer Moth (Epiblema otiosana)

Geometer Moths

  • Curved-toothed Geometer Moth (Eutrapela clemataria)
  • Drab Brown Wave Moth (Lobocleta ossularia)
  • Pannaria Wave Moth (Leptostales pannaria)
  • Large Maple Spanworm Moth (Prochoerodes lineola)
  • Brown-shaded Gray Moth (Anacamptodes defectaria)
  • Dot-lined Wave Moth (Idaea tacturata)
  • Southern Emerald Moth (Synchlora frondaria)
  • Cross-lined Wave Moth (Timandra amaturaria)
  • Red-bordered Emerald Moth (Nemoria lixaria)
  • Cypress Looper Moth (Iridopsis pergracilis)
  • Bent-lined Carpet Moth (Costaconvexa centrostrigaria)
  • Common Tan Wave (Pleuroprucha insulsaria)

Lappet Moths

Burnet Moths

  • Grapeleaf Skeletonizer Moth (Harrisina americana)

Tropical Ermine Moths

Prominent Moths

  • White-dotted Prominent Moth (Nadata gibbosa)

Snout Moths

  • Maple Webworm Moth (Pococera asperatella)
  • Sweetgum Leafroller Moth (Sciota uvinella)

Cup Moths

  • Spiny Oak-slug Moth (Euclea delphinii)