Moths in New York

New York has over 1000 moth species, with the large ones mostly belonging to the silkmoth family. You would come across some unique species too. For instance, the pink star moth comes with a pinkish-yellow wing pattern, while the black-bordered lemon moth is noted for its yellow wings marked in black. The trouble-causing gypsy moth has been infamous for defoliating several forests across New York, particularly the western part of the state. The common clothes moth, mainly targetting clothes, has also made its presence felt throughout the state.

Moths in New York (NY)

Large Moths: Cecropia Moth, Luna Moth, Polyphemus Moth

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

Saturniidae Moths

Owlet Moths

Erebidae Moths

  • Chocolate Renia Moth (Renia nemorali)
  • Isabella Tiger Moth (Pyrrharctia isabella)
  • Gypsy Moth (Lymantria dispar)

Flannel Moths

  • Black-waved Flannel Moth (Megalopyge crispate)

Lappet Moths

Clothes Moths