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Page Last Updated: March 19 2017
Virginia Ctenucha Moth (male) - wingspan approx. 5 cm
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Subfamily: Arctiinae (Tiger and Lichen Moths)
Genus: Ctenucha
Species: Virginica
Yellow-collared Scape Moth (male) - length approx. 2 cm
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Genus: Cisseps
Species: Fulvicollis
15 species
Banded Tussock Moth (larva) - approx. 4 cm
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Genus: Halysidota
Species: Tessellaris
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Updated August 21 2016
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Updated January 31 2016
Virginia Ctenucha Moth (larva) - approx. 2.5 cm
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Genus: Ctenucha
Species: Virginica
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Updated August 21 2016
Fall Webworm Moth (larva) - approx. 3 cm
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Genus: Hyphantria
Species: Cunea
Isabella Tiger Moth (larva) - approx. 4 cm
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Genus: Pyrrharctia (Isia)
Species: Isabella
Virginia Tiger Moth (larva) - approx. 4 cm
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Species: Virginica
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Updated March 7 2017
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Milkweed Tussock Moth (larva) - approx. 3.5 cm
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Genus: Euchaetes
Species: Egle
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Updated September 15 2016
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Updated October 24 2013
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Updated February 6 2017
Variable in colour (brown, yellow, white, black) although
early
instars are pale yellow - also known as Yellow Wooly
Bear or Yellow Bear Moth
Salt Marsh Moth (larva) - approx. 5.5 cm
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Genus: Estigmene
Species: Acrea
Fall Webworm Moth? - approx. 2 cm
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Genus: Hyphantria?
Species: Cunea?
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Updated October 24 2013
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Also known as Banded Woolly Bear Caterpillar - two broods
per year, the 2nd of which overwinters as a larva
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Male has feathery antennae
Male has feathery antennae
Confused Haploa Moth - length approx. 2 cm
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Genus: Haploa
Species: Confusa
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Family: Erebidae (formerly Arctiidae)
Subfamily: Arctiinae (Tiger and Lichen Moths)
Family: Erebidae (formerly Arctiidae)
Subfamily: Arctiinae (Tiger and Lichen Moths)
Family: Erebidae (formerly Arctiidae)
Subfamily: Arctiinae (Tiger and Lichen Moths)
Family: Erebidae (formerly Arctiidae)
Subfamily: Arctiinae (Tiger and Lichen Moths)
Family: Erebidae (formerly Arctiidae)
Subfamily: Arctiinae (Tiger and Lichen Moths)
Family: Erebidae (formerly Arctiidae)
Subfamily: Arctiinae (Tiger and Lichen Moths)
Family: Erebidae (formerly Arctiidae)
Subfamily: Arctiinae (Tiger and Lichen Moths)
Family: Erebidae (formerly Arctiidae)
Subfamily: Arctiinae (Tiger and Lichen Moths)
Family: Erebidae (formerly Arctiidae)
Subfamily: Arctiinae (Tiger and Lichen Moths)
Family: Erebidae (formerly Arctiidae)
Subfamily: Arctiinae (Tiger and Lichen Moths)
Family: Erebidae (formerly Arctiidae)
Banded Tussock Moth - approx. 2.5 cm
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Genus: Halysidota
Species: Tessellaris
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Updated February 6 2017
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Subfamily: Arctiinae (Tiger and Lichen Moths)
Family: Erebidae (formerly Arctiidae)
Forewing is typically pure white in northern part of range,
spotted with brown in the south - possibly Agreeable Tiger
Moth (Spilosoma congrua)
Genus: Spilosoma (formerly Diacrisia)
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Updated March 9 2017
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Eats many different plants - colour ranges from yellow to
black
Virginia Tiger Moth - approx. 2.5 cm
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Species: Virginica
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Updated March 7 2017
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Dark spot on forewing is characteristic although other dark
spots may be present - underside of abdomen has dark
spots
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Subfamily: Arctiinae (Tiger and Lichen Moths)
Family: Erebidae (formerly Arctiidae)
Genus: Spilosoma (formerly Diacrisia)
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Updated February 25 2017
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Isabella Tiger Moth - approx. 3 cm
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Genus: Pyrrharctia (Isia)
Species: Isabella
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Subfamily: Arctiinae (Tiger and Lichen Moths)
Family: Erebidae (formerly Arctiidae)
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Updated February 25 2017
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Leconte's Haploa Moth (larva) - approx. 4 cm
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Genus: Haploa
Species: Lecontei
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Subfamily: Arctiinae (Tiger and Lichen Moths)
Family: Erebidae (formerly Arctiidae)
Similar to H. confusa larva
Little White Lichen Moth - length approx. 1.2 cm
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Genus: Clemensia
Species: Albata
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Subfamily: Arctiinae (Tiger and Lichen Moths)
Family: Erebidae (formerly Arctiidae)
Virgin Tiger Moth - length approx. 3 cm
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Genus: Grammia
Species: Virgo
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Subfamily: Arctiinae (Tiger and Lichen Moths)
Family: Erebidae (formerly Arctiidae)
G. anna and G. parthenice have similar forewings with
different hindwings which are normally not seen when
resting
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Updated July 13 2013
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Salt Marsh Moth (larva) - approx. 5.5 cm
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Genus: Estigmene
Species: Acrea
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Subfamily: Arctiinae (Tiger and Lichen Moths)
Family: Erebidae (formerly Arctiidae)
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Updated March 9 2017
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Eats many different plants - colour ranges from yellow to
black
Possibly Sycamore Tussock Moth (H. harrisii)
Milkweed Tussock Moth (larvae) - approx. 1 cm
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Genus: Euchaetes
Species: Egle
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Updated September 15 2016
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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Subfamily: Arctiinae (Tiger and Lichen Moths)
Family: Erebidae (formerly Arctiidae)
Delicate Cycnia Moth - length approx. 2.5 cm
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Genus: Cycnia
Species: Tenera
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Subfamily: Arctiinae (Tiger and Lichen Moths)
Family: Erebidae (formerly Arctiidae)
Also known as Dogbane Tiger Moth - in the similar C.
inopinatus, the yellow edge does not extend as far along
the
forewing
Yellow-collared Scape Moth (male) - length approx. 2 cm - Lower Don Valley (Crother's Woods) - August 2007
Banded Tussock Moth (larva) on Autumn Olive - approx. 4 cm - Guildwood Park - August 2011
Fall Webworm Moth (larva) - approx. 3 cm - Leslie Spit - September 2008
Isabella Tiger Moth (larva) - approx. 4 cm - West Don Valley (E.T. Seton Park) - September 2013
Milkweed Tussock Moth (larva) on Common Milkweed - approx. 3.5 cm - Leslie Spit - August 2008
Salt Marsh Moth (larvae) on White Sweet-clover - approx. 5 cm - Leslie Spit - October 2013
Fall Webworm Moth? on Common Reed (Phragmites) - approx. 2 cm - wingspan to 4 cm - High Park - August 2010
Virginia Tiger Moth (larva) - approx. 4 cm - Leslie Spit - September 2008
Virginia Tiger Moth - approx. 2.5 cm - wingspan to 5 cm - East Don Parkland - June 2012
Virginia Ctenucha Moth (larva) -  approx. 2.5 cm - Bluffers Park - November 2011
Virgin Tiger Moth - length approx. 3 cm - wingspan to 5 cm  - East Don Valley (Milne Hollow) - July 2013
Salt Marsh Moth (larva) on White Sweet-clover - approx. 5 cm - Leslie Spit - July 2013
Milkweed Tussock Moth (larvae) on Common Milkweed - approx. 1 cm - Toronto Islands - August 2013
Leconte's Haploa Moth (larva) on Canada Anemone - approx. 4 cm - Rouge Park - June 2013
Yellow-collared Scape Moth (larva) - approx. 2.5 cm
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Genus: Cisseps
Species: Fulvicollis
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Updated January 31 2016
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Subfamily: Arctiinae (Tiger and Lichen Moths)
Family: Erebidae (formerly Arctiidae)
Yellow-collared Scape Moth (larva) - approx. 2.5 cm - Rouge Park - May 2015
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Updated December 4 2016
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Updated January 2 2017
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Isabella Tiger Moth - length 2.5 to 3.5 cm - High Park - June 2016
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Updated August 19 2016
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Delicate Cycnia Moth - length approx. 2.5 cm - wingspan approx. 4 cm  - High Park  - June 2016
Virginia Ctenucha Moth (male) - wingspan approx. 5 cm - High Park - June 2016
Little White Lichen Moth - length approx. 1.2 cm - wingspan to 2.5 cm  - High Park - June 2016
Clymene Moth - length approx. 2.5 cm
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Genus: Haploa
Species: Clymene
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Subfamily: Arctiinae (Tiger and Lichen Moths)
Family: Erebidae (formerly Arctiidae)
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Updated November 28 2016
Clymene Moth - length approx. 2.5 cm - wingspan 4 to 5.5 cm - High Park - July 2016
Banded Tussock Moth - approx. 2.5 cm - wingspan approx. 4.5 cm - High Park - July 2016
Painted Lichen Moth - length approx. 1.5 cm
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Genus: Hypoprepia
Species: Fucosa
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Subfamily: Arctiinae (Tiger and Lichen Moths)
Family: Erebidae (formerly Arctiidae)
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Updated November 30 2016
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Painted Lichen Moth - length approx. 1.5 cm - wingspan 2.5 to 3.5 cm  - High Park  - July 2016
Confused Haploa Moth - length approx. 2 cm - High Park - July 2016
Tribe: Arctiini (Tiger Moths)
Subtribe: Spilosomina
Leconte's Haploa Moth - approx. 2.5 cm
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Genus: Haploa
Species: Lecontei
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Subfamily: Arctiinae (Tiger and Lichen Moths)
Family: Erebidae (formerly Arctiidae)
Leconte's Haploa Moth - length approx. 2.5 cm -wingspan to 5 cm - West Oak Trails (Oakville) - June 2016