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Digital Guide to Moth Identification

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
5800192642 – Rosinweed Moth – Tebenna silphiella
Tebenna silphiella
Carroll Rudy

Tebenna silphiella
Carroll Rudy

5800272650 – Apple Leaf Skeletonizer Moth – Choreutis pariana
Choreutis pariana
Eric LaGasa & WSDA

5800282651 – Diana's Choreutis Moth – Choreutis diana
Choreutis diana
Canadian National Collection LG

Choreutis diana
Jason Dombroskie

6400292693 – Carpenterworm Moth – Prionoxystus robiniae
Prionoxystus robiniae
Machele White

Prionoxystus robiniae
Carroll Rudy
1st instar
Prionoxystus robiniae
Carroll Rudy
eggs
Prionoxystus robiniae
Carl Barrentine

6204852701 – Sumac Leaftier Moth – Episimus argutana
Episimus argutana
Canadian National Collection LG

Episimus argutana
Canadian National Collection LG

6204662738 – Verbena Bud Moth – Endothenia hebesana
Endothenia hebesana
M. J. Hatfield

Endothenia hebesana
M. J. Hatfield

6205172749 – Sculptured Moth – Eumarozia malachitana
Eumarozia malachitana
Machele White

6205282753 – Sallow Apotomis Moth – Apotomis capreana
Apotomis capreana
Canadian National Collection LG

Apotomis capreana
Canadian National Collection LG

6205212755 – Funereal Apotomis Moth – Apotomis funerea
Apotomis funerea
Canadian National Collection LG

6205292765 – Deceptive Apotomis Moth – Apotomis deceptana
Apotomis deceptana
Canadian National Collection LG

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