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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
4210162084Chionodes hibiscella
Chionodes hibiscella
Seth Ausubel

Chionodes hibiscella
Seth Ausubel

4209642099 – Boxelder Leafworm Moth – Chionodes obscurusella
Chionodes obscurusella
Canadian National Collection LG

Chionodes obscurusella
Canadian National Collection LG

4209592119Chionodes thoraceochrella
Chionodes thoraceochrella
Canadian National Collection LG

Chionodes thoraceochrella
Canadian National Collection LG

4209742120Chionodes trichostola
Chionodes trichostola
Canadian National Collection LG

4211212169 – Dusky-backed Filatima Moth – Filatima pseudacaciella
Filatima pseudacaciella
Jason Dombroskie

4211512198 – Red-Striped Fireworm Moth – Aroga trialbamaculella
Aroga trialbamaculella
Canadian National Collection LG

4211572204 – Redbud Leaffolder Moth – Fascista cercerisella
Fascista cercerisella
Sam Houston

4204792237 – Dark-headed Aspen Leafroller Moth – Anacampsis innocuella
Anacampsis innocuella
Canadian National Collection LG

4204852243 – Pale-headed Aspen Leafroller Moth – Anacampsis niveopulvella
Anacampsis niveopulvella
Canadian National Collection LG

4205102281 – Palmerworm Moth – Dichomeris ligulella
Dichomeris ligulella
Ilona Loser

Dichomeris ligulella
Ilona Loser

4205532307Dichomeris nonstrigella
Dichomeris nonstrigella
Canadian National Collection LG

4205522308Dichomeris purpureofusca
Dichomeris purpureofusca
Canadian National Collection LG

3600482375 – European Honeysuckle Moth – Ypsolopha dentella
Ypsolopha dentella
Canadian National Collection LG

Ypsolopha dentella
Canadian National Collection LG

Ypsolopha dentella
Ilona Loser

3600532380Ypsolopha falciferella
Ypsolopha falciferella
Eric LaGasa & WSDA LG

3602112401 – Ailanthus Webworm Moth – Atteva aurea
Atteva aurea
Stephen Schueman

Atteva aurea
Erik Blosser

Atteva aurea
Tom Murray

Atteva aurea
Eric Gofreed

Atteva aurea
Tom Bentley

Atteva aurea
Eric Gofreed

Atteva aurea
Yurika Alexander LG

6600032404Lactura basistriga
Lactura basistriga
Giff Beaton LG
on Sideroxylon
6600062407Lactura subfervens
Lactura subfervens
Mike Quinn LG
on gum Bumelia - Sideroxylon lanuginosum
3600032413Swammerdamia caesiella
Swammerdamia caesiella
Canadian National Collection LG

Swammerdamia caesiella
Canadian National Collection LG

3600042414 – Rufous-tipped Swammerdamia Moth – Swammerdamia pyrella
Swammerdamia pyrella
Canadian National Collection LG

Swammerdamia pyrella
Canadian National Collection LG

5400022415.1Wockia asperipunctella
Wockia asperipunctella
Seabrooke Leckie

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