Giant Silk Moths

of the New England Region 

Family:  Saturniidae   

(giant silk moths, royal moths, oak worms, bucks, and ios) 

Subfamily:  Ceratocampinae

(royal moths)


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Presented by Sam Jaffe and The Caterpillar Lab. 

The following resources were used in the creation of these galleries: 

• Samuel Jaffe original photographs and associated Life History Notes.

• David Wagner accounts from "The Caterpillars of Eastern North America"

Moth Photographer's Group range maps


Citheronia regalis

Regal  Moth • Hickory Horned Devil


Citheronia sepulcralis

Pine Devil


Eacles imperialis

Imperial Moth 


Anisota stigma

Spiny Oakworm


Anisota virginiensis

Pink-striped Oakworm


Dryocampa rubicunda

Rosy Maple Moth

Other New England Ceratocampiinae species not yet represented here

• Anisota senatoria (Orange-tipped Oakworm)

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The Caterpillar Lab fosters greater appreciation and care for the complexity and beauty of our local natural history through live caterpillar educational programs, research initiatives, and photography and film projects. We believe that an increased awareness of one’s local environment is the foundation on which healthy and responsible attitudes towards the broader natural systems of this world is built.

© 2015 CATERPILLAR LAB INC.  With original artwork by Heather Reid and Samuel Jaffe


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