New York Natural Heritage Program
Spiny Oakworm Moth
Anisota stigma (Fabricius, 1775)
Insects

New York State Distribution [-]
The spiny oakworm moth is known to occur on Long Island. In New York State, it is a barrens or scrub habitat specialist, found in pitch pine-scrub oak barrens and scrub oak thickets (Wagner et al. 2003, NatureServe 2010).

Global Distribution [-]
The spiny oakworm moth is known from the Atlantic Coast from southern New England to central Florida, west to southern Ontario and Minnesota, south to central Texas (Tuskes et al. 1996). It is common to abundant in southern New Jersey and much of the south. It is extirpated or historical in New England except for Massachusetts, where it is very rare. It is also very rare in Pennsylvania (Schweitzer 1996).