Moths in North Dakota

North Dakota is home to quite a number of moths majorly belonging to the Sphingidae family. The stocky waved sphinx moth marked with wavy lines on its wings; and the big poplar sphinx moth having prominent markings and bands are few worth mentioning.

Large Moths: Big Poplar Sphinx Moth, Achemon Sphinx Moth, Waved Sphinx Moth

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

Moths in North Dakota (ND)

Hawk Moths

  • Waved Sphinx Moth (Ceratomia undulosa)
  • Vashti’s Sphinx Moth (Sphinx vashti)
  • Twin-spotted Sphinx Moth (Smerinthus jamaicensis)
  • Big Poplar Sphinx Moth (Pachysphinx modesta)
  • Achemon Sphinx Moth (Eumorpha achemon)
  • Snowberry Clearwing Moth (Hemaris diffinis)
  • Virginia Creeper Sphinx Moth (Darapsa myron)
  • Spurge Hawk-moth (Hyles euphorbiae)
  • White-lined Sphinx Moth (Hyles lineata)
  • Elm Sphinx Moth (Ceratomia amyntor)
  • Hermit Sphinx Moth (Sphinx eremitus)
  • Apple Sphinx Moth (Sphinx gordius)
  • Wild Cherry Sphinx Moth (Sphinx drupiferarum)
  • Great Ash Sphinx Moth (Sphinx chersis)
  • Blinded Sphinx Moth (Paonias excaecatus)
  • Small-eyed Sphinx Moth (Paonias myops)
  • Anchemola Sphinx Moth (Eumorpha anchemola)
  • Titan Sphinx Moth (Aellopos titan)
  • Juanita Sphinx Moth (Proserpinus juanita)
  • Bedstraw Hawk-moth (Hyles gallii)

Owlet Moths

  • Fall Armyworm Moth (Spodoptera frugiperda)
  • Army Cutworm Moth (Euxoa auxiliaries)
  • Variegated Cutworm Moth (Peridroma saucia)
  • Obelisk Dart Moth (Euxoa obeliscoides)
  • Celery Looper Moth (Anagrapha falcifera)
  • Obelisk Dart Moth (Euxoa obeliscoides)
  • Spotted Buff Gem Moth (Heliothis phloxiphaga)
  • Pink-barred Lithacodia Moth (Pseudeustrotia carneola)

Lappet Moths

  • Large Tolype Moth (Tolype velleda)
  • Cabbage Looper Moth (Trichoplusia ni)

Ghost Moths

  • Four-spotted Ghost Moth (Sthenopis purpurascens)

Erebidae Moths

  • Forage Looper (Caenurgina erechtea)
  • Virginia Ctenucha Moth (Ctenucha virginica)
  • Pearly-winged Lichen Moth (Crambidia casta)
  • Gypsy Moth (Lymantria dispar)

Snout Moths

  • Meal Moth (Pyralis farinalis)

Crambid Snout Moths

  • Alfalfa Webworm Moth (Loxostege cereralis)
  • Beet Webworm Moth (Loxostege sticticalis)
  • Snowy Urola Moth (Urola nivalis)
  • Common Grass-veneer Moth (Crambus praefectellus)
  • Dogbane Saucrobotys Moth (Saucrobotys futilalis)
  • Lucerne Moth (Nomophila nearctica)
  • Leach’s Grass-veneer Moth (Crambus leachellus)

Tortrix Moths

  • Garden Tortrix Moth (Clepsis peritana)

Geometer Moths

  • Filament Bearer Moth (Nematocampa resistaria)
  • Fall Cankerworm Moth (Alsophila pometaria)

Many-Plumed Moths

  • Montana Six-plume Moth (Alucita montana)

Clearwing Moths

  • Virginia Creeper Clearwing Moth (Albuna fraxini)