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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
4201360922 – Parsnip Webworm Moth – Depressaria radiella
Depressaria radiella
Canadian National Collection LG

Depressaria radiella
Nolie Schneider

Depressaria radiella
Andrew Bateman LG

4201570942 – Hazel Leaftier Moth – Nites grotella
Nites grotella
Canadian National Collection LG

Nites grotella
Canadian National Collection LG

4201580943Nites atrocapitella
Nites atrocapitella
Canadian National Collection LG

4201590944 – Black-dotted Birch Leaftier Moth – Nites betulella
Nites betulella
Canadian National Collection LG

4202570951 – Gold-striped Leaftier Moth – Machimia tentoriferella
Machimia tentoriferella
Canadian National Collection LG

Machimia tentoriferella
Canadian National Collection LG

4202590955 – Oak Leaftier Moth – Psilocorsis quercicella
Psilocorsis quercicella
Canadian National Collection LG

4202600956 – Black-fringed Leaftier Moth – Psilocorsis cryptolechiella
Psilocorsis cryptolechiella
Canadian National Collection LG

4202610957 – Dotted Leaftier Moth – Psilocorsis reflexella
Psilocorsis reflexella
Canadian National Collection LG

Psilocorsis reflexella
Canadian National Collection LG

420265.970960.97Unidentified Psilocorsis Moths
Unidentified Psilocorsis Moths
Jason Dombroskie

4201670961.1 – Buddleia Budworm Moth – Pyramidobela angelarum
Pyramidobela angelarum
Rephah Berg
early instar
Pyramidobela angelarum
Rephah Berg
late instar
4201930986 – Viper's Bugloss Moth – Ethmia bipunctella
Ethmia bipunctella
Canadian National Collection LG

Ethmia bipunctella
Jason Dombroskie

Ethmia bipunctella
Jason Dombroskie

4202241011 – Schlaeger's Fruitworm Moth – Antaeotricha schlaegeri
Antaeotricha schlaegeri
Canadian National Collection LG

4202271014 – Pale Gray Bird-dropping Moth – Antaeotricha leucillana
Antaeotricha leucillana
Ken Childs LG

Antaeotricha leucillana
Ken Childs LG

4200621068Eido trimaculella
Eido trimaculella
Jason Dombroskie

4217521221Holcocera immaculella
Holcocera immaculella
Canadian National Collection LG

Holcocera immaculella
Canadian National Collection LG

4215101255Coleophora sacramenta
Coleophora sacramenta
Canadian National Collection LG

4215111256Coleophora tiliaefoliella
Coleophora tiliaefoliella
Jason Dombroskie
case
Coleophora tiliaefoliella
Jason Dombroskie
case
4215161261Coleophora querciella
Coleophora querciella
Jason Dombroskie
case
4215261271 – Cherry Casebearer Moth – Coleophora pruniella
Coleophora pruniella
Jason Dombroskie
case
Coleophora pruniella
Jason Dombroskie
case
Coleophora pruniella
Canadian National Collection LG

Coleophora pruniella
Canadian National Collection LG

Coleophora pruniella
Canadian National Collection LG

4215421286Coleophora ledi
Coleophora ledi
Jason Dombroskie
case

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