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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
3600172420 – American Ermine Moth – Yponomeuta multipunctella
Yponomeuta multipunctella
Jonathan Burishkin

Yponomeuta multipunctella
Jonathan Burishkin

3600192421.1 – Apple Ermine Moth – Yponomeuta malinellus
Yponomeuta malinellus
Lynette Schimming

Yponomeuta malinellus
Lynette Schimming

3600122423.1 – Spindle Ermine Moth – Yponomeuta cagnagella
Yponomeuta cagnagella
Carroll Rudy

Yponomeuta cagnagella
Charley Eiseman

Yponomeuta cagnagella
Carmen Champagne

Yponomeuta cagnagella
Carroll Rudy

3600232427 – Pine Needle Sheathminer Moth – Zelleria haimbachi
Zelleria haimbachi
Canadian National Collection LG

Zelleria haimbachi
Canadian National Collection LG

3601352490.1Acrolepiopsis heppneri
Acrolepiopsis heppneri
Terry Harrison

5000032509 – Blackberry Skeletonizer Moth – Schreckensteinia festaliella
Schreckensteinia festaliella
Henning von Schmeling

Schreckensteinia festaliella
Henning von Schmeling

Schreckensteinia festaliella
Henning von Schmeling

Schreckensteinia festaliella
Henning von Schmeling

Schreckensteinia festaliella
Henning von Schmeling

6400572513 – Raspberry Crown Borer Moth – Pennisetia marginatum
Pennisetia marginatum
Phil Huntley-Franck

6400952554 – Maple Callus Borer Moth – Synanthedon acerni
Synanthedon acerni
Canadian National Collection LG

6401242583 – Peachtree Borer Moth – Synanthedon exitiosa
Synanthedon exitiosa
Marius Aurelian

Synanthedon exitiosa
Marius Aurelian
eclosure
6401262585 – Pitch Mass Borer Moth – Synanthedon pini
Synanthedon pini
Canadian National Collection LG

Synanthedon pini
Canadian National Collection LG

5800192642 – Rosinweed Moth – Tebenna silphiella
Tebenna silphiella
Carroll Rudy

Tebenna silphiella
Carroll Rudy

5800272650 – Apple Leaf Skeletonizer Moth – Choreutis pariana
Choreutis pariana
Eric LaGasa & WSDA

5800282651 – Diana's Choreutis Moth – Choreutis diana
Choreutis diana
Canadian National Collection LG

Choreutis diana
Jason Dombroskie

6400292693 – Carpenterworm Moth – Prionoxystus robiniae
Prionoxystus robiniae
Machele White

Prionoxystus robiniae
Carroll Rudy
1st instar
Prionoxystus robiniae
Carroll Rudy
eggs
Prionoxystus robiniae
Carl Barrentine

6204852701 – Sumac Leaftier Moth – Episimus argutana
Episimus argutana
Canadian National Collection LG

Episimus argutana
Canadian National Collection LG

6204662738 – Verbena Bud Moth – Endothenia hebesana
Endothenia hebesana
M. J. Hatfield

Endothenia hebesana
M. J. Hatfield

6205172749 – Sculptured Moth – Eumarozia malachitana
Eumarozia malachitana
Machele White

6205282753 – Sallow Apotomis Moth – Apotomis capreana
Apotomis capreana
Canadian National Collection LG

Apotomis capreana
Canadian National Collection LG

6205212755 – Funereal Apotomis Moth – Apotomis funerea
Apotomis funerea
Canadian National Collection LG

6205292765 – Deceptive Apotomis Moth – Apotomis deceptana
Apotomis deceptana
Canadian National Collection LG

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