Moths in Mississippi

Mississippi has moths of different families distributed throughout the state. The largest moths belong to the Saturniidae family, including the yellowish io moth with prominent eyespots and the tan-colored polyphemus moth.

The gypsy moth feeding over 300 shrubs and trees is a major pest of the state, causing severe damage.

Large Moths: Io Moth, Polyphemus Moth,Black Witch Moth

Moths in Mississippi (MS)

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Hawk Moths

Saturniidae Moths

  • Io Moths (Automeris io)
  • Polyphemus Moth (Antheraea polyphemus)

Erebidae Moths

Owlet Moths

  • Pearly Wood-nymph Moth (Eudryas unio)

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