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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
4215431287Coleophora persimplexella
Coleophora persimplexella
Jason Dombroskie

4215571300 – Birch Casebearer Moth – Coleophora comptoniella
Coleophora comptoniella
Canadian National Collection LG

4215591301.1Coleophora limosipennella
Coleophora limosipennella
Claude Pilon

Coleophora limosipennella
Jason Dombroskie
case
4215661308 – Cigar Casebearer Moth – Coleophora serratella
Coleophora serratella
Phil Huntley-Franck

Coleophora serratella
Canadian National Collection LG

Coleophora serratella
Canadian National Collection LG

Coleophora serratella
Jason Dombroskie
case
Coleophora serratella
Jason Dombroskie
case
Coleophora serratella
Jason Dombroskie

4215691311 – Larch Casebearer Moth – Coleophora laricella
Coleophora laricella
Canadian National Collection LG

Coleophora laricella
Canadian National Collection LG

Coleophora laricella
Jason Dombroskie
case
Coleophora laricella
Canadian National Collection LG

4216881398 – Octagonal Casemaker Moth – Homaledra octagonella
Homaledra octagonella
Kim Fleming

Homaledra octagonella
Robert Patterson

Homaledra octagonella
Troy Bartlett

Homaledra octagonella
Lisa Ames LG

Homaledra octagonella
Lisa Ames

4204011515 – Shy Cosmet Moth – Limnaecia phragmitella
Limnaecia phragmitella
Jason Dombroskie

4205871719 – Orache Leafminer Moth – Chrysoesthia sexguttella
Chrysoesthia sexguttella
Beatriz Moisset LG

Chrysoesthia sexguttella
Beatriz Moisset

420705.971786.97Recurvaria sp
Recurvaria sp
Canadian National Collection LG

4207081789 – Green Hemlock Needleminer Moth – Coleotechnites apicitripunctella
Coleotechnites apicitripunctella
Canadian National Collection LG

Coleotechnites apicitripunctella
Canadian National Collection LG

Coleotechnites apicitripunctella
Canadian National Collection LG

4207111792Coleotechnites atrupictella
Coleotechnites atrupictella
Canadian National Collection LG

4207161797 – Banded Jack-Pine Needleminer Moth – Coleotechnites canusella
Coleotechnites canusella
Canadian National Collection LG

Coleotechnites canusella
Canadian National Collection LG

Coleotechnites canusella
Canadian National Collection LG

4207441826 – Orange Spruce Needleminer Moth – Coleotechnites piceaella
Coleotechnites piceaella
Canadian National Collection LG

4207511832 – Brown Cedar Leafminer Moth – Coleotechnites thujaella
Coleotechnites thujaella
Canadian National Collection LG

4207621840 – Pine Needleminer Moth – Exoteleia pinifoliella
Exoteleia pinifoliella
Canadian National Collection LG

Exoteleia pinifoliella
Canadian National Collection LG

4207751865Neotelphusa praefixa
Neotelphusa praefixa
Canadian National Collection LG

4207951869Carpatolechia belangerella
Carpatolechia belangerella
Canadian National Collection LG

Carpatolechia belangerella
Canadian National Collection LG

4207861873Pseudotelphusa palliderosacella
Pseudotelphusa palliderosacella
Canadian National Collection LG

4206801927Deltophora glandiferella
Deltophora glandiferella
Canadian National Collection LG

4212041986 – Goldenrod Gall Moth – Gnorimoschema gallaesolidaginis
Gnorimoschema gallaesolidaginis
Jason Dombroskie

Gnorimoschema gallaesolidaginis
Jason Dombroskie
pupa
Gnorimoschema gallaesolidaginis
Jason Dombroskie
gall
Gnorimoschema gallaesolidaginis
Jason Dombroskie
gall

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