Moth Caterpillars

These are moth caterpillars that I’ve found and been able to identify.  I’ve tried to rear most of them, so I could confirm the ID by seeing the adult.  Some didn’t survive my rearing, so the IDs are based on information and observations from other resources – primarily David Wagner’s books on caterpillars (Caterpillars of Eastern North America, and Owlet Caterpillars of Eastern North America – which is now out of print), and Bugguide.net.

‘T’ after a name means that the ID is tentative.  I’ve included a few unidentified caterpillars at the bottom of the page.

Click on a photo to see my page about that insect with larger photos of the caterpillar.

Family Bombycidae

 

Family Cosmopterigidae

 

Family Crambidae

 

 

Family Depressariidae

 

Family Drepanidae

 

Family Erebidae

 

Family Gelechiidae

 

Family Geometridae

 

Family Lasiocampidae

 

Family Limacodidae

 

Family Noctuidae

 

Family Nolidae

 

Family Notodontidae

 

Family Psychidae

 

Family Pterophoridae

 

Family Saturniidae

 

Family Sphingidae

 

Family Tortricidae

 

Family Zygaenidae

 

Unidentified: