What Is a Moth’s Habitat?

Moths live in a wide variety of different habitats. They are highly adaptable to their surroundings and can be found in habitats all over the world, except in polar regions.

Some species of moths, such as leaf roller moths, can be found in heavily forested regions. Other species can be found living near tomato, cotton and other crops. They are considered a nuisance to farmers.

Certain species, such as tiger moths, prefer tropical climates. The caterpillars of many moths, such as the luna moth, can only eat certain plants, such as the white birch and persimmon. For this reason, their habitat generally depends on the location and availability of these particular plants.