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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
3602020475 – Cottonwood Leafminer Moth – Paraleucoptera albella
Paraleucoptera albella
Canadian National Collection LG

Paraleucoptera albella
Canadian National Collection LG

3300800560 – Birch Skeletonizer Moth – Bucculatrix canadensisella
Bucculatrix canadensisella
Canadian National Collection LG

Bucculatrix canadensisella
Canadian National Collection LG

Bucculatrix canadensisella
Jason Dombroskie

Bucculatrix canadensisella
Jason Dombroskie
Moulting Pads
3300920572 – Oak Skeletonizer Moth – Bucculatrix ainsliella
Bucculatrix ainsliella
Canadian National Collection LG

Bucculatrix ainsliella
Canadian National Collection LG

Bucculatrix ainsliella
Canadian National Collection LG

3301260604Caloptilia flavella
Caloptilia flavella
Canadian National Collection LG

3301280606 – Ash Leaf Cone Roller Moth – Caloptilia fraxinella
Caloptilia fraxinella
Jason Dombroskie

3301310609 – Cherry Leaf-cone Caterpillar Moth – Caloptilia invariabilis
Caloptilia invariabilis
Canadian National Collection LG

3301680644Caloptilia violacella
Caloptilia violacella
Marie Schmidt

3301690645 – Lilac Leafminer Moth – Gracillaria syringella
Gracillaria syringella
Canadian National Collection LG

3302360708 – White Pine Barkminer Moth – Marmara fasciella
Marmara fasciella
Canadian National Collection LG

Marmara fasciella
Canadian National Collection LG

Marmara fasciella
Canadian National Collection LG

3302740742Phyllonorycter celtifoliella
Phyllonorycter celtifoliella
M. J. Hatfield

Phyllonorycter celtifoliella
M. J. Hatfield

Phyllonorycter celtifoliella
M. J. Hatfield

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