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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
6203033638 – Spruce Budworm Moth – Choristoneura fumiferana
Choristoneura fumiferana
Canadian National Collection LG

Choristoneura fumiferana
Tom Murray

Choristoneura fumiferana
Chris Adam

Choristoneura fumiferana
Chris Adam

Choristoneura fumiferana
Canadian National Collection LG

6203083643 – Jack Pine Budworm Moth – Choristoneura pinus
Choristoneura pinus
Chris Adam

Choristoneura pinus
Canadian National Collection LG

Choristoneura pinus
Chris Adam

Choristoneura pinus
Chris Adam

6203133647 – Juniper Budworm Moth – Choristoneura houstonana
Choristoneura houstonana
Mike Quinn

Choristoneura houstonana
Mike Quinn

6203233648 – Fruit-tree Leafroller Moth – Archips argyrospila
Archips argyrospila
Canadian National Collection LG

Archips argyrospila
Canadian National Collection LG

6203243649Archips mortuana
Archips mortuana
Canadian National Collection LG

Archips mortuana
Canadian National Collection LG

6203203650 – Rose Tortrix Moth – Archips rosana
Archips rosana
Canadian National Collection LG

Archips rosana
Canadian National Collection LG

Archips rosana
Eric LaGasa & WSDA LG

6203283652Archips myricana
Archips myricana
Canadian National Collection LG

6203303654 – Larger Boxelder Leafroller Moth – Archips negundana
Archips negundana
Canadian National Collection LG

6203353655 – Oak Webworm Moth – Archips fervidana
Archips fervidana
Canadian National Collection LG

6203383658 – Omnivorous Leafroller Moth – Archips purpurana
Archips purpurana
Canadian National Collection LG

Archips purpurana
Jason Dombroskie

Archips purpurana
Canadian National Collection LG

Archips purpurana
Jason Dombroskie

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