Io and Buck Moths

of the New England Region 

Family:  Saturniidae   

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

Subfamily:  Hemileucinae   

(Io and buck 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


Automeris io  

Io Moth


Hemileuca lucina

New England Buck Moth

Other New England Saturniinae species not yet represented here

• Hemileuca maia (Barrens Buckmoth)

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