Moths in Utah

The state of Utah has different moths, the prominent ones belonging to the Sphingidae and Noctuidae families. The hummingbird hawm moth is said to be the state’s largest moth. In fact, onlookers have mentioned seeing these giant moths, replicating a hummingbird with a colorful appearance. Moths of several other families like the Noctuidae also thrive here. In Salt Lake and Utah counties of Utah, the common clothes moth and the meal moth are found, infesting closets and even pantries.

Large Moths: Hummingbird Hawk Moth, White-lined Sphinx Moth, Cecropia Moth

Common Moths: Achemon Sphinx Moth, White-lined Sphinx Moth, Five-spotted Hawkmoth

Here is the list of moths found in Utah arranged in order of the family they belong to.

Moths in Utah (UT)

Hawk Moths

Owlet Moths

Snout Moths

Clothes Moth

Crambid Snout Moths

  • Wolly Grass Veneer Moth (Thaumatopsis pexella)
  • Vagabond Crambus Moth (Agriphila vulgivagellus)
  • Alfalfa Webworm Moth (Loxostege cereralis)

Saturniidae Moths

Geometer Moths

  • Virgin Moth (Protitame virginalis)
  • Barberry Geometer Moth (Coryphista meadii)
  • Bent-line Carpet Moth (Costaconvexa centrostrigaria)
  • Common Gray Moth (Anavitrinella pampinaria)
  • Creosote Moth (Digrammia colorata)

Prominent Moths

  • Pale Prominent Moth (Oligocentria pallid)

Erebidae Moths

Lappet Moths

Carpenter Moths

Flower Moths

  • Banded Scythris Moth (Scythris trivinctella)

Tineid Moths