Buck Moths


Buck Moths in North Louisiana

Did you know that buck moth caterpillars are venomous?

Buck Moths
a Glance

Key Features:

Buck moths have black or dark gray wings with a white band on them. Caterpillars are black and spiny or white and spiny.



nesting habits:

Buck moths lay rings of eggs on host plants.

seasons buck moths are active in our area:

All year


Oak leaves

hunting Behavior:

Buck moth caterpillars eat oak. Adult buck moths do not eat.

Commonly Confused With:

White-Striped Black Moths

Buck moths are often confused with white-striped black moths because both have black wings with white on them.

Buck moths have a white band on their wings. White-striped black moths have a white stripe on their wings.

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