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Archived Photos of Living Moths

Please see the page on submitting photos (link above at right). Photos that are identified here are retained for later use on pages like this one and on individual species pages. For photos to be usable here they must be capable of cropping and reduction to fit a square 225 x 225 pixels in size. A different size (300 x 225) will be used for some species that normally pose with the wings fully spread.

Photos are preferred of moths oriented head upward rather than at an angle. Normally, four photos, each by a different photographer, will be the limit per species. Exceptions might be made for species where there are many morphs, forms and aberrations. Better photos will replace those not as capable of helping to identify the species. There is no guarantee that a photo, once in the archive, will be retained permanently.

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Micros through Tortricidae
Refereed by John & Jane Balaban
6203343661 – Ugly-nest Caterpillar Moth – Archips cerasivorana
Archips cerasivorana
Janice Stiefel

Archips cerasivorana
Jason Dombroskie

Archips cerasivorana
Canadian National Collection LG

Archips cerasivorana
Jason Dombroskie

Archips cerasivorana
Nelson Poirier

Archips cerasivorana
Nelson Poirier

Archips cerasivorana
Jason Dombroskie
pupa
Archips cerasivorana
Janice Stiefel

Archips cerasivorana
Janice Stiefel

Archips cerasivorana
Nelson Poirier

6203373662 – Southern Ugly-nest Caterpillar Moth – Archips rileyana
Archips rileyana
Larry Thompson

Archips rileyana
Larry Thompson LG

Archips rileyana
Larry Thompson

6203213663.1 – Large Fruit-tree Tortrix Moth – Archips podana
Archips podana
Eric LaGasa & WSDA

Archips podana
Eric LaGasa & WSDA

6203223663.2 – Exotic Leafroller Moth – Archips fuscocupreanus
Archips fuscocupreanus
Eric LaGasa & WSDA

Archips fuscocupreanus
Eric LaGasa & WSDA LG

Archips fuscocupreanus
Eric LaGasa & WSDA

6203143667 – Spring Spruce Needle Moth – Archips packardiana
Archips packardiana
Canadian National Collection LG

Archips packardiana
Canadian National Collection LG

6203453675 – Allen's Tortrix Moth – Aphelia alleniana
Aphelia alleniana
Canadian National Collection LG

6203493678 – Carnation Tortrix Moth – Cacoecimorpha pronubana
Cacoecimorpha pronubana
Eric LaGasa & WSDA

Cacoecimorpha pronubana
Lynette Schimming

Cacoecimorpha pronubana
Lynette Schimming

6203553681.1Clepsis spectrana
Clepsis spectrana
Eric LaGasa & WSDA

6203573682 – White-triangle Tortrix Moth – Clepsis persicana
Clepsis persicana
Canadian National Collection LG

Clepsis persicana
Canadian National Collection LG

6203623686 – Black-patched Clepsis Moth – Clepsis melaleucanus
Clepsis melaleucanus
Canadian National Collection LG

Clepsis melaleucanus
Jason Dombroskie

6203903695 – Sparganothis Fruitworm Moth – Sparganothis sulfureana
Sparganothis sulfureana
Canadian National Collection LG

Sparganothis sulfureana
Canadian National Collection LG

Sparganothis sulfureana
Canadian National Collection LG

6203983706 – Mosaic Sparganothis Moth – Sparganothis xanthoides
Sparganothis xanthoides
Canadian National Collection LG

6204103715Sparganothis umbrana
Sparganothis umbrana
Canadian National Collection LG

Sparganothis umbrana
Canadian National Collection LG

6204193720 – Reticulated Fruitworm Moth – Cenopis reticulatana
Cenopis reticulatana
Canadian National Collection LG

Cenopis reticulatana
Canadian National Collection LG

6204173725 – Maple-basswood Leafroller Moth – Cenopis pettitana
Cenopis pettitana
Canadian National Collection LG

Cenopis pettitana
Canadian National Collection LG

6204333740 – Tufted Apple Budmoth – Platynota idaeusalis
Platynota idaeusalis
Ted Kropiewnicki

6204363745 – Omnivorous Platynota Moth – Platynota rostrana
Platynota rostrana
Machele White

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