Moth Caterpillars

When a caterpillar is found, it can be difficult to determine the species. Here are a few moth caterpillars that we’ve found and raised over the years.

Please be aware that we may not have identified each one correctly. We have identified them as best as we can. If we are incorrect with a moth caterpillar identity, please contact us.

Curve Lined Owlet Phyprosopus callitrichoides

Curve Lined Owlet
Phyprosopus callitrichoides

Cross-striped Cabbageworm Evergestis rimosalis

Cross-striped Cabbageworm
Evergestis rimosalis

Clear Dagger Moth larvae caterpillar Acronicta clarescens

Clear Dagger Moth
Acronicta clarescens

Clear Dagger Moth larvae caterpillar Acronicta clarescens

Clear Dagger Moth
Acronicta clarescens

Panopoda Moth larvae caterpillar

Panopoda Moth

Panopoda Moth larvae caterpillar

Panopoda Moth

Goldenrod Stowaway larvae caterpillar Cirrhophanus triangulifer

Goldenrod Stowaway
Cirrhophanus triangulifer

Woolly Gray Moth caterpillar larvae Lycia ypsilon

Woolly Gray Moth
Lycia ypsilon

condica species moth caterpillar larvae

Moth caterpillar
Condica species?

condica species moth caterpillar larvae

Moth caterpillar
Condica species?

Heterocampa astarte caterpillar larvae moth

Heterocampa astarte

Common Eupithecia, Eupithecia miserulata larvae caterpillar

Common Eupithecia
Eupithecia miserulata

Yellow-necked caterpillar Datana larvae caterpillar - Datana ministra

Yellow-necked Caterpillar
Datana ministra

Yellow-necked Caterpillar Datana larvae caterpillar - Datana ministra

Yellow-necked Caterpillar
Datana ministra

Yellow-necked Caterpillar Datana larvae caterpillar - Datana ministra

Yellow-necked Caterpillar
Datana ministra

Virginian Tiger Moth - Yellow Woolybear Moth caterpillar larvae - Spilosoma virginica

Virginian Tiger Moth
Yellow Woolybear Moth
Spilosoma virginica

Virginian Tiger Moth - Yellow Woolybear Moth caterpillar larvae - Spilosoma virginica

Virginian Tiger Moth
Yellow Woolybear Moth
Spilosoma virginica

 Yellow-haired Dagger Moth caterpillar larvae Acronicta impleta

Yellow-haired Dagger Moth
Acronicta impleta

Spiny Oakworm Moth larvae caterpillar Anisota consularis

Consular Oakworm Moth
Anisota consularis

Spiny Oakworm Moth larvae caterpillar Anisota consularis

Consular Oakworm Moth
Anisota consularis

Banded Sphinx Moth larvae caterpillar Eumorpha fasciatus

Banded Sphinx Moth
Eumorpha fasciatus

Banded Sphinx Moth larvae caterpillar Eumorpha fasciatus

Banded Sphinx Moth
Eumorpha fasciatus

Banded Sphinx Moth larvae caterpillar Eumorpha fasciatus

Banded Sphinx Moth
Eumorpha fasciatus

Banded Sphinx Moth larvae caterpillar Eumorpha fasciatus

Banded Sphinx Moth
Eumorpha fasciatus

Banded Sphinx Moth larvae caterpillar Eumorpha fasciatus

Banded Sphinx Moth
Eumorpha fasciatus

Black Etched Prominent larvae caterpillar Cerura scitiscripta

Black Etched Prominent
Cerura scitiscripta

Eight Spotted Forester larvae caterpillar Alypic octomaculata

Eight Spotted Forester
Alypic octomaculata

Manto Tussock Moth larvae caterpillar Dasychira manto

Manto Tussock Moth
Dasychira manto

Manto Tussock Moth larvae caterpillar Dasychira manto

Manto Tussock Moth
Dasychira manto

Poplar Tentmaker - Angle-lined Prominent caterpillar larvae Clostera inclusa

Poplar Tentmaker
Angle-lined Prominent
Clostera inclusa

Poplar Tentmaker - Angle-lined Prominent caterpillar larvae Clostera inclusa

Poplar Tentmaker
Angle-lined Prominent
Clostera inclusa

Scalloped Sack-bearer larvae caterpillar Lacosoma chiridota

Scalloped Sack-bearer
Lacosoma chiridota

Virgin Tiger Moth larvae caterpillar Grammia virgo

Virgin Tiger Moth
Grammia virgo

Virgin Tiger Moth larvae caterpillar Grammia virgo

Virgin Tiger Moth
Grammia virgo

Toadflax Brocade caterpillar larvae - Calophasia lunula

Toadflax Brocade
Calophasia lunula

Toadflax Brocade caterpillar larvae - Calophasia lunula

Toadflax Brocade
Calophasia lunula

Eastern Tent Caterpillar - Malacosoma americanum

Eastern Tent Caterpillar
Malacosoma americanum

Pawpaw Leaf Roller caterpillar larvae - Ompalocera munroei

Pawpaw Leaf Roller
Ompalocera munroei

Smeared Dagger Moth caterpillar larvae  Acronicta oblinita

Smeared Dagger Moth
Acronicta oblinita

Afflicted Dagger Moth Caterpillar - Acronicta afflicta

Afflicted Dagger Moth
Acronicta afflicta

Afflicted Dagger Moth Caterpillar - Acronicta afflicta

Afflicted Dagger Moth
Acronicta afflicta

Common Gray Moth Caterpillar - Anavitrinella pampinaria

Common Gray Moth Caterpillar – Anavitrinella pampinaria

Bagworm Moth

Bagworm Moth
One of hundreds

Banded Sphinx - Eumorpha fasciatus

Banded Sphinx
Eumorpha fasciatus

Banded Tussock Moth - Halysidota tessellaris

Banded Tussock Moth
Halysidota tessellaris

Banded Tussock Moth - Halysidota tessellaris

Banded Tussock Moth
Halysidota tessellaris

Bella Moth -  Utetheisa ornatrix

Bella Moth
Utetheisa ornatrix

Blinded Sphinx Moth - Paonias excaecata

Blinded Sphinx Moth
Paonias excaecata

Blinded Sphinx Moth - Paonias excaecata

Blinded Sphinx Moth
Paonias excaecata

Cecropia Moth - Hyalophora cecropia

Cecropia Moth
Hyalophora cecropia

Cecropia Moth - Hyalophora cecropia

Cecropia Moth
Hyalophora cecropia

Cecropia Moth - Hyalophora cecropia

Cecropia Moth
Hyalophora cecropia

Cecropia Moth - Hyalophora cecropia

Cecropia Moth
Hyalophora cecropia

Clouded Crimson Moth - Schinia gaurae

Clouded Crimson Moth
Schinia gaurae

Southern Emerald  Moth - Synchlora frondaria

Southern Emerald Moth
Synchlora frondaria

Southern Emerald Moth - Synchlora frondaria

Southern Emerald Moth
Synchlora frondaria

Southern Emerald Moth - Synchlora frondaria

Southern Emerald Moth
Synchlora frondaria

Triton Dagger Moth - Acronicta tritona

Triton Dagger Moth
Acronicta tritona

Triton Dagger Moth - Acronicta tritona

Triton Dagger Moth
Acronicta tritona

Southern Flannel Moth - Megalopyge opercularis

Southern Flannel Moth
Megalopyge opercularis

Southern Flannel Moth - Megalopyge opercularis

Southern Flannel Moth
Megalopyge opercularis

Giant Leopard Moth - Hypercompe scribonia

Giant Leopard Moth
Hypercompe scribonia

Giant Leopard Moth - Hypercompe scribonia

Giant Leopard Moth
Hypercompe scribonia

Regal Moth / Hickory Horned Devil - Citheronia regalis

Regal Moth / Hickory Horned Devil – Citheronia regalis

Imperial Moth - Eacles imperialis

Imperial Moth
Eacles imperialis

Imperial Moth - Eacles imperialis

Imperial Moth
Eacles imperialis

Imperial Moth - Eacles imperialis

Imperial Moth
Eacles imperialis

Imperial Moth - Eacles imperialis

Imperial Moth
Eacles imperialis

Imperial Moth - Eacles imperialis

Imperial Moth
Eacles imperialis

IO Moth - Automeris io

IO Moth
Automeris io

IO Moth caterpillar larvae stinging Automeris io

IO Moth
Automeris io

IO Moth - Automeris io

IO Moth
Automeris io

Large paectes - Paectes abrostoloides

Large paectes -
Paectes abrostoloides

Luna Moth - Actias luna

Luna Moth
Actias luna

Luna Moth - Actias luna

Luna Moth
Actias luna

Luna Moth - Actias luna

Luna Moth
Actias luna

Nason's Slug Moth - Natada nasoni

Nason’s Slug Moth
Natada nasoni

Polka-Dot Wasp Moth - Syntomeida epilais

Polka-Dot Wasp Moth
Syntomeida epilais

Polyphemus Moth - Antheraea polyphemus

Polyphemus Moth
Antheraea polyphemus

Polyphemus Moth - Antheraea polyphemus

Polyphemus Moth
Antheraea polyphemus

Polyphemus Moth - Antheraea polyphemus

Polyphemus Moth
Antheraea polyphemus

Polyphemus Moth - Antheraea polyphemus

Polyphemus Moth
Antheraea polyphemus

Promethia Moth - Callosamia promethea

Promethia Moth
Callosamia promethea

Promethia Moth - Callosamia promethea

Promethia Moth
Callosamia promethea

Promethia Moth - Callosamia promethea

Promethia Moth
Callosamia promethea

Red-eyed Button Slug Moth - Heterogenea shurtleffi

Red-eyed Button Slug Moth
Heterogenea shurtleffi

Saddleback Moth - Acharia stimulea

Saddleback Moth
Acharia stimulea

Saddleback Moth - Acharia stimulea

Saddleback Moth
Acharia stimulea

Skiff Moth -  Prolimacodes badia

Skiff Moth -
Prolimacodes badia

Skiff Moth -  Prolimacodes badia

Skiff Moth
Prolimacodes badia

Skiff Moth -  Prolimacodes badia

Skiff Moth
Prolimacodes badia

Small-eyed Sphinx Moth - Paonias myops

Small-eyed Sphinx Moth
Paonias myops

Small-eyed Sphinx moth larvae caterpillar - Paonias myops

Small-eyed Sphinx – Paonias myops

Small-eyed Sphinx moth larvae caterpillar Paonias myops

Small-eyed Sphinx – Paonias myops

Spanish Moth - Xanthopastis timais

Spanish Moth
Xanthopastis timais

Spanish Moth - Xanthopastis timais

Spanish Moth
Xanthopastis timais

Spiny Oak Slug Moth - Euclea delphinii

Spiny Oak Slug Moth
Euclea delphinii

Spiny Oak Slug Moth - Euclea delphinii

Spiny Oak Slug Moth
Euclea delphinii

Spiny Oak Slug Moth - Euclea delphinii

Spiny Oak Slug Moth
Euclea delphinii

Spotted Oleander Moth -  Empyreuma pugione

Spotted Oleander Moth -
Empyreuma pugione

Spotted Oleander Moth -  Empyreuma pugione

Spotted Oleander Moth -
Empyreuma pugione

Sweet Bay Moth - Callosamia securifera

Sweet Bay Moth
Callosamia securifera

Sweet Bay Moth - Callosamia securifera

Sweet Bay Moth
Callosamia securifera

Tersa Sphinx Moth - Xylophanes tersa

Tersa Sphinx Moth
Xylophanes tersa

Tersa Sphinx caterpillar larvae- Xylophanes tersa

Tersa Sphinx
Xylophanes tersa

The Laugher Moth - Charadra deridens

The Laugher Moth
Charadra deridens

White-barred Emerald Moth - Nemoria bifilata

White-barred Emerald Moth
Nemoria bifilata

White-barred Emerald Moth - Nemoria bifilata

White-barred Emerald Moth
Nemoria bifilata

White-barred Emerald Moth - Nemoria bifilata

White-barred Emerald Moth
Nemoria bifilata

White-marked Tussock Moth - Orgyia leucostigma

White-marked Tussock Moth
Orgyia leucostigma

White-marked Tussock Moth - Orgyia leucostigma

White-marked Tussock Moth
Orgyia leucostigma

Yellow-shouldered Oak Slug Moth - Lithacodes fasciola

Yellow-shouldered Oak Slug
Lithacodes fasciola

Yellow-shouldered Slug Moth- Lithacodes fasciola

Yellow-shouldered Slug
Lithacodes fasciola

Yellow-shouldered Oak Slug Moth - Lithacodes fasciola

Yellow-shouldered Oak Slug
Lithacodes fasciola

Blackberry Looper Moth - Chlorochlamys chloroleucaria

Blackberry Looper Moth
Chlorochlamys chloroleucaria

Blackberry Looper Moth - Chlorochlamys chloroleucaria

Blackberry Looper Moth
Chlorochlamys chloroleucaria

Grape Skeletonizer Moth - Harrisina american

Grape Skeletonizer Moth
Harrisina american

Hog Sphinx Moth - Darapsa myron

Hog Sphinx Moth
Darapsa myron

Legume Caterpillar Moth - Selenisa sueroides

Legume Caterpillar Moth
Selenisa sueroides

Legume Caterpillar Moth - Selenisa sueroides

Legume Caterpillar Moth
Selenisa sueroides

White-dotted Prominent Moth - Nadata gibbosa

White-dotted Prominent
Nadata gibbosa

White-dotted Prominent Moth - Nadata gibbosa

White-dotted Prominent Moth
Nadata gibbosa

Variable Oakleaf Caterpillar Moth - Lochmaeus manteo

Variable Oakleaf Caterpillar
Lochmaeus manteo

Variable Oakleaf Caterpillar - Heterocampa manteo

Variable Oakleaf Caterpillar
Heterocampa manteo

Variable Oakleaf Caterpillar Moth - Heterocampa manteo

Variable Oakleaf Caterpillar
Heterocampa manteo

Variable Oakleaf Caterpillar Moth - Heterocampa manteo

Variable Oakleaf Caterpillar
Heterocampa manteo

Pink-striped Oakworm Moth - Anisota virginiensis

Pink-striped Oakworm Moth – Anisota virginiensis

Spiny Oakworm Moth - Anisota stigma

Spiny Oakworm Moth
Anisota stigma

Tobacco Hornworm - Manduca sexta

Tobacco Hornworm
Manduca sexta

Smeared Dagger Moth - Acronicta oblinita

Smeared Dagger Moth
Acronicta oblinita

Hag Moth - Phobetron pithecium

Hag Moth
Phobetron pithecium

Large paectes - Paectes abrostoloides

Large paectes
Paectes abrostoloides

Salt Marsh Moth - Estigmene acrea

Salt Marsh Moth
Estigmene acrea

Salt Marsh Moth or Acrea Moth caterpillar larvae Estigmene acrea

Salt Marsh Moth
Estigmene acrea

Unicorn Caterpillar Moth – Schizura unicornis

Unicorn Caterpillar Moth
Schizura unicornis

Unicorn Caterpillar Moth – Schizura unicornis

Unicorn Caterpillar Moth
Schizura unicornis

Unicorn moth caterpillar larvae Schizura unicornis

Unicorn Caterpillar Moth
Schizura unicornis

Angulose Prominent - Peridea angulosa

Angulose Prominent
Peridea angulosa

Angulose Prominent Moth caterpillar larvae – Peridea angulosa

Angulose Prominent Moth
Peridea angulosa

Unicorn Caterpillar Moth - Schizura unicornis

Unicorn Caterpillar Moth
Schizura unicornis

Oblique Hererocampa - Heterocampa obliqua

Oblique Hererocampa
Heterocampa obliqua

Oblique Heterocampa Moth caterpillar larvae – Heterocampa obliqua

Oblique Heterocampa Moth
Heterocampa obliqua

Oblique Hererocampa - Heterocampa obliqua

Oblique Hererocampa
Heterocampa obliqua

Oblique Hererocampa - Heterocampa obliqua

Oblique Hererocampa
Heterocampa obliqua

Fall Webworm - Hyphantria cunea

Fall Webworm
Hyphantria cunea

Fall Webworm - Hyphantria cunea

Fall Webworm
Hyphantria cunea

Fall Webworm  Hyphantria cunea

Fall Webworm
Hyphantria cunea

Fall Webworm larvae caterpillar  Hyphantria cunea

Fall Webworm
Hyphantria cunea

Fall Webworm larvae caterpillar  Hyphantria cunea

Fall Webworm
Hyphantria cunea

Rustic Sphinx Moth - Manduca rustica

Rustic Sphinx Moth
Manduca rustica

Rustic Sphinx Moth - Manduca rustica

Rustic Sphinx Moth
Manduca rustica

 Lettered Sphinx Moth - Deidamia inscriptum

Lettered Sphinx Moth
Deidamia inscriptum

Yellow Striped Armyworm larvae caterpillar Spodoptera ornithogalli

Yellow Striped Armyworm
Spodoptera ornithogalli

Yellow Striped Armyworm larvae caterpillar Spodoptera ornithogalli

Yellow Striped Armyworm
Spodoptera ornithogalli

Yellow Striped Armyworm larvae caterpillar Spodoptera ornithogalli

Yellow Striped Armyworm
Spodoptera ornithogalli

Tobacco Budworm larvae caterpillar Heliothis virenscens

Tobacco Budworm
Heliothis virenscens

Tobacco Budworm larvae caterpillar Heliothis virenscens

Tobacco Budworm
Heliothis virenscens

Tobacco Budworm - Photo by Suzanne Flatt -  Heliothis virescens

Tobacco Budworm
Photo by Suzanne Flatt
Heliothis virescens

White-headed Prominent moth larvae caterpillar Symmerista albifrons

White-headed Prominent
Symmerista albifrons

Red-humped Caterpillar larvae Schizura concinna

Red-humped Caterpillar
Schizura concinna

Melanolophia canadaria or Melanolophia signataria larvae caterpillar

Melanolophia canadaria?
Melanolophia signataria?

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