Larva ID Tips: Moths

Moth larvae have a well-developed head, 6 legs, and prolegs on abdominal segments 3-6 and 10.

Figure 8.20: Moth larva. Image from URL:

Figure 8.N: Moth larva.
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For more general information on insect identification, vist the Northern Rockies Natural History Guide site. Some illustrations and text funded by University of MT-ECOS, a GK-12 program of the National Science Foundation.


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