Moths in Vermont

Of the several moths inhabiting Vermont, most of them belong to the Erebidae family, the notable ones being the banded tussock moth, milkweed tussock moth, and Isabella tiger moths. Gypsy moths, also of the same family, are infamous for infesting coniferous and deciduous trees are present in abundance here. The luna and Polyphemus moths of the Saturniidae families are the biggest here, with a wingspan of approximately 6 inches on average.

Large Moths: Polyphemus Moth, Luna Moth,Cecropia Moth

Common Moths: Isabella Tiger Moth, Hickory Tussock Moth, Luna Moth

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

Erebidae Moths

  • Gypsy Moth (Lymantria dispar)
  • Banded Tussock Moth (Halysidota tessellaris)
  • Milkweed Tussock Moth (Euchaetes egle)
  • Isabella Tiger Moth (Pyrrharctia isabella)
  • Virginia Tiger Moth (Spilosoma virginica)
  • Hickory Tussock Moth (Lophocampa caryae)
  • Garden Tiger Moth (Arctia caja)
  • Virginia Ctenucha Moth (Ctenucha virginica)
  • Clover Looper Moth (Caenurgina crassiuscula)
  • Definite Tussock Moth (Orgyia definite)
  • Common Idia Moth (Idia aemula)
  • Painted Lichen Moth (Hypoprepia fucosa)
  • Fall Webworm Moth (Hyphantria cunea)
  • Yellow-collared Scape Moth (Cisseps fulvicollis)
  • Confused Hapola Moth (Haploa confusa)
  • Spotted Tussock Moth (Lophocampa maculata)

Saturniidae Moths

  • Luna Moth (Actias luna)
  • Rosy Maple Moth (Dryocampa rubicunda)
  • Polyphemus Moth (Antheraea polyphemus)
  • Cecropia Moth (Hyalophora cecropia)

Owlet Moths

  • Eight-spotted Forester Moth (Alypia octomaculata)
  • American Dagger Moth (Acronicta Americana)
  • Large Yellow Underwing Moth (Noctua pronuba)
  • Green Leuconycta Moth (Leuconycta diphteroides)
  • Bristly Cutworm Moth (Lacinipolia renigera)
  • Common Looper Moth (Autographa precationis)
  • Flame-shouldered Dart Moth (Ochropleura implecta)
  • Black-dotted Maliattha Moth (Maliattha synochitis)
  • Signate Quaker Moth (Tricholita signata)
  • Three-lined Balsa Moth (Balsa tristrigella)

Hawk Moths

  • Waved Sphinx Moth (Ceratomia undulosa)
  • Walnut Sphinx Moth (Amorpha juglandis)
  • Nessus Sphinx Moth (Amphion floridensis)
  • Bedstraw Hawk Moth (Hyles gallii)
  • Blinded Sphinx Moth (Paonias excaecatus)
  • Hummingbird Clearwing Moth (Hemaris thysbe)
  • Snowberry Clearwing Moth (Hemaris diffinis)
  • Modest Sphinx Moth (Pachysphinx modesta)
  • Northern Pine Sphinx Moth (Lapara bombycoides)
  • Laurel Sphinx Moth (Sphinx kalmiae)
  • Twin-spotted Sphinx Moth (Smerinthus jamaicensis)

Geometer Moths

  • Lesser Maple Spanworm Moth (Speranza pustularia)
  • Pale Beauty Moth (Campaea perlata)
  • Hemlock Looper Moth (Lambdina fiscellaria)
  • Large Lace-border Moth ( Scopula limboundata)
  • Common Carpet Moth (Epirrhoe alternate)
  • Sharpe-angled Carpet Moth (Euphyia intermediata)
  • Blackberry Looper Moth (Chlorochlamys chloroleucaria)
  • Unadorned Carpet Moth (Hydrelia inornata)
  • Small Phoenix Moth (Ecliptopera silaceata)
  • Filament Bearer Moth (Nematocampa resistaria)
  • Curved-toothed Geometer Moth (Eutrapela clemataria)
  • Friendly Probole Moth (Probole amicaria)
  • Green Pug Moth (Pasiphila rectangulata)
  • White Spring Moth (Lomographa vestaliata)
  • Red-fringed Emerald Moth (Nemoria bistriaria)
  • Lemon Plagodis Moth (Plagodis serinaria)
  • White Slant-line Moth (Tetracis cachexiata)
  • Yellow Slant-line Moth (Tetracis crocallata)
  • One-spotted Variant Moth (Hypagyrtis unipunctata)
  • Dark Marbled Carpet Moth (Dysstroma citrata)

Hooktip Moths

  • Arched Hooktip (Drepana arcuata)

Lappet Moths

Crambid Snout Moths

  • Elegant Grass-veneer Moth (Microcrambus elegans)
  • Double-banded Grass-veneer Moth (Crambus agitatellus)
  • Darker Diacme Moth (Diacme adipaloides)

Flat-bodied Moths

  • Bog Bibarrambla Moth (Bibarrambla allenella)