Moths of Ohio

The state of Ohio has about 3000 moth species, some native to the place while a few being seasonal. The giant white witch moth and cecropia moth stand out because of their large size. On the other hand, the Io moth is seemingly beautiful because of its spotted appearance.

Common Moths: Cecropia Moth, Io Moth, Hummingbird Hawk-moth

Large Moths: Cecropia Moth, Io Moth, White Witch Moth

Sphinx Moths

Erebidae Moths

  • European Gypsy Moth (Lymantria dispar dispar)
  • White Witch Moth (Thysania Agrippina)
  • Unexpected Cycnia Moth (Cycnia collaris)

Saturniidae Moths

  • Luna Moth (Actias luna)
  • Cecropia Moth (Hyalophora cecropia)
  • Io Moth (Automeris io)
  • Imperial Moth (Eacles imperialis)
  • Regal Moth (Citheronia regalis)
  • Buck Moth (Hemileuca maia)
  • Rosy Maple Moth (Dryocampa rubicund)
  • Spiny Oakworm Moth (Anisota stigma)
  • Polyphemus Moth (Antheraea polyphemus)
  • Promethea Silkmoth (Callosamia promethea)

Tropical Ermine Moths

Zygaenidae Moths

  • Orange-patched Smoky Moth (Pyromorpha dimidiate)

Slug Moths

  • Stinging Rose Caterpillar Moth (Parasa indetermina)

Snout Moths

  • Indianmeal Moth (Plodia interpunctella)
  • Clover Hay Moth (Hypsopygia costalis)
  • Large Tolype Moth (Tolype velleda)
  • Eastern Tent Caterpillar Moth (Malacosoma americanum)

Grass Moths

  • European Corn Borer Moth (Ostrinia nubilalis)
  • Grape Leaffolder Moth (Desmia funeralis)

Geometer Moths

  • White-striped Black Moth (Trichodezia albovittata)
  • Chickweed Geometer Moth (Haematopis grataria)
  • Wavy-Lined Emerald Moth (Synchlora aerate)
  • Tuliptree Beauty Moth (Epimecis hortaria)
  • False Crocus Geometer (Xanthotype urticaria)
  • White Slant-line Moth  (Tetracis cachexiata)

Swallowtail Moths