Moths in Virginia

Virginia has some of the most beautiful moth species, from the lovely green luna moth to the distinctly patterned bella moth. At the same time, the state even houses certain moth species like the brown house, gypsy, and Indian meal moths, infesting clothes, grains, and plants causing severe damage.

Moths in Virginia (VA)

Common Moths: Luna Moth, Bella Moth, Rosy Maple Moth

Large Moths: Cecropia Moth, Luna Moth,Imperial Moth

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

Saturniidae Moths

Erebidae Moths

Hawk Moths

Concealer Moths

Geometer Moths

  • False Crocus Geometer Moth (Xanthotype urticaria)
  • Chickweed Geometer Moth (Haematopis grataria)
  • Large Lace-border Moth (Scopula limboundata)
  • Blackberry Lopper Moth (Chlorochlamys chloroleucaria)
  • Bicolored Angle Moth (Macaria bicolorata)
  • Juniper-twig Geometer Moth (Patalene olyzonaria)
  • Common Spring Moth (Heliomata cycladata)
  • Faint-Spotted Angle Moth (Digrammia ocellinata)
  • Faint-Spotted Angle Moth (Digrammia ocellinata)
  • Fine-lined Gray Moth (Exelis pyrolaria)
  • Lesser Maple Spanworm Moth (Speranza pustularia)
  • One-spotted Variant Moth (Hypagyrtis unipunctata)
  • Pale Beauty Moth (Campaea perlata)
  • Tulip-tree Beauty Moth (Epimecis hortaria)

Flat-bodied Moths

  • Gold-striped Leaftier Moth (Machimia tentoriferella)

Owlet Moths

Slug  Moths

  • Yellow-shouldered Slug Moth (Lithacodes fasciola)
  • Graceful Slug Moth (Lithacodes gracea)

Tropical Ermine Moths

Snout Moths

Tineid Moths

Prominent Moths