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

‘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 Pterophoridae


Family Pyralidae



Family Saturniidae


Family Sphingidae


Family Tortricidae


Family Zygaenidae