Moths in Wyoming

One of the commonest moths dwelling in Wyoming is the miller moth infesting homes and backyards, the peak season being between May and June. The adults do not damage fabric or property but the larval form feeds on leaves of trees like oak, willow, and poplar causing defoliation. The polyphemus and imperial moths of the Saturniidae family are considered the largest here.

Large Moths: Imperial Moth, Polyphemus Moth

Common Moths: Miller Moth

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

Owlet Moths

  • Miller Moth (Acronicta leporine)
  • Dingy Cutworm Moth (Feltia jaculifera)
  • Speckled Cutworm Moth (Lacanobia subjuncta)
  • Celery Looper Moth (Anagrapha falcifera)
  • Yellow Dart Moth (Dichagyris variabilis)
  • Speckled Green Fruitworm Moth (Orthosia hibisci)
  • Clover Cutworm Moth (Anarta trifolii)
  • Dark Sword-grass Moth (Agrotis ipsilon)
  • Sloping Sallow Moth (Epiglaea decliva)
  • Old Man Dart Moth (Agrotis vetusta)
  • Brown-collared Dart Moth (Protolampra brunneicollis)
  • Bronzed Cutworm Moth (Nephelodes minians)
  • Pink-barred Lithacodia Moth (Pseudeustrotia carneola)
  • Jaguar Flower Moth (Schinia jaguarina)
  • Streaked Hooded Owlet Moth (Cucullia strigata)
  • Corn Earworm Moth (Helicoverpa zea)
  • Euxoa olivia
  • Sympistis dunbari

Erebidae Moths

  • Isabella Tiger Moth (Pyrrharctia isabella)
  • Lunate Zale Moth (Zale lunata)
  • Many-spotted Tiger Moth (Hypercompe permaculata)
  • Wasp Moth (Amata huebneri)
  • Forage Looper Moth (Caenurgina erechtea)
  • Parthenice Tiger Moth (Apantesis parthenice)
  • Nevada Tiger Moth (Grammia nevadensis)
  • Pearly-winged Lichen Moth (Crambidia casta)
  • Bent-winged Owlet Moth (Bleptina caradrinalis)
  • Hermia Underwing Moth (Catocala hermia)
  • Levant Blackneck Moth (Tathorhynchus exsiccate)
  • Garden Tiger Moth (Arctia caja)

Saturniidae Moths

  • Imperial Moth (Eacles imperialis)
  • Polyphemus Moth (Antheraea polyphemus)
  • Cecropia Moth (Hyalophora cecropia)

Hawk Moths

  • Big Poplar Sphinx Moth (Pachysphinx occidentalis)
  • Small-eyed Sphinx Moth (Paonias myops)
  • Vine Sphinx Moth (Eumorpha vitis)
  • Walnut Sphinx Moth (Amorpha juglandis)
  • White-lined Sphinx Moth (Hyles lineata)

Geometer Moths

  • Chickweed Geometer Moth (Haematopis grataria)
  • Sulphur Moth (Hesperumia sulphuraria)
  • Large Banded Wave Moth (Apodrepanulatrix litaria)
  • Soft-lined Wave Moth (Scopula inductata)
  • Fall Cankerworm Moth (Alsophila pometaria)

Bedelliidae Moths

  • Sweet Potato Leaf Miner Moth (Bedellia somnulentella)

Tortrix Moths

  • Cockerell’s Moth (Diedra cockerellana)

Crambid Snout Moths

  • Woolly Grass-veneer Moth (Thaumatopsis pexella)
  • Large Sod Webworm Moth (Pediasia trisecta)

Ypsolophidae Moths

  • Canary Ypsolopha Moth (Ypsolopha canariella)