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Luna Moth Actias luna

This section contains a checklist of the 14 species of Moths (Lepidoptera) positively identified at Hilton Pond Center for Piedmont Natural History.

We are just beginning our formal survey of Moths, so please check back later for the results of our work. (Photos and/or other information are available by clicking on underlined common names below.)

NOTE: If you have expertise in Moth identification and would like to help survey the species at Hilton Pond Center, please contact us at RESEARCH

LASIOCAMPIDAE (Tent Caterpillar & Lappet Moth Family)
Eastern Tent Caterpillar Moth Malacasoma americanum

SATURNIIDAE (Giant Silkworm & Royal Moth Family)
Imperial Moth Eacles imperialis
Pink-striped Oakworm Moth Anisota virginiensis (caterpillar & adult female)
Luna Moth Actias luna
(photo above)

SPHINGIDAE (Sphinx or Hawkmoth Family)
Catalpa Sphinx Moth Ceratomia catalpae
Snowberry Clearwing Hemaris diffinis
Nessus Sphinx Amphion floridensis
Big Poplar Sphinx Pachysphinx modesta

ARCTIIDAE (Tiger, Lichen & Wasp Moth Family)
Giant Leopard Moth Ecpantheria scribonia
Woolly Bear Pyrrharctia isabella
Agreeable Tiger Moth
Spilosoma congrua
Yellow-collared Scape Moth
Cisseps fulvicollis

NOCTUIDAE (Owlet or Noctuid Moth Family)
Velvetbean Caterpillar Moth Anticarsia gemmatalis

YPONOMEUTIDAE (Ermine Moth Family)
Ailanthus Webworm Moth Atteva punctella

* Caterpillar only; adult moth not observed

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