Moths in Maryland
Be it the giant cercropia or promethea silkmoths, or the spotted leopard moth, Maryland has it all. The pretty luna moth distinguished by its green body and flowing tail was a regular visitor here. However, its numbers saw a decline after a parasitic fly was introduced to combat the gypsy moth. Other invasive species besides the gypsy moth known to be a menace to the state include the Indian meal moth and common clothes moth.
Here is the list of moths found in Maryland arranged in order of the family they belong.
- Io Moth (Automeris io)
- Cecropia Moth (Hyalophora cecropia)
- Promethea Silkmoth (Callosamia promethea)
- Luna Moth (Actias luna)
- Giant Leopard Moth (Hypercompe scribonia)
- Hickory Tussock Moth (Lophocampa caryae)
- Salt Marsh Moth (Estigmene acrea)
- Gypsy Moth (Lymantria dispar)
Tropical Ermine Moths
- Ailanthus Webworm Moth (Atteva aurea)
- Indianmeal Moth (Plodia interpunctella)