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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
6205232768 – Green Aspen Leafroller Moth – Apotomis removana
Apotomis removana
Canadian National Collection LG

6205382769 – Poplar Leafroller Moth – Pseudosciaphila duplex
Pseudosciaphila duplex
Canadian National Collection LG

Pseudosciaphila duplex
Canadian National Collection LG

6205392770 – Dusky Leafroller Moth – Orthotaenia undulana
Orthotaenia undulana
Canadian National Collection LG

Orthotaenia undulana
Jason Dombroskie

6205412772 – Labyrinth Moth – Phaecasiophora niveiguttana
Phaecasiophora niveiguttana
Bonnie Caruthers

Phaecasiophora niveiguttana
Bonnie Caruthers

Phaecasiophora niveiguttana
Bonnie Caruthers

Phaecasiophora niveiguttana
Bonnie Caruthers

6205452776 – Woolly-backed Moth – Olethreutes furfuranum
Olethreutes furfuranum
Canadian National Collection LG

6205482779Olethreutes fraternanum
Olethreutes fraternanum
Canadian National Collection LG

6205502781Olethreutes electrofuscum
Olethreutes electrofuscum
Canadian National Collection LG

Olethreutes electrofuscum
Canadian National Collection LG

6205542785Olethreutes atrodentana
Olethreutes atrodentana
Canadian National Collection LG

Olethreutes atrodentana
Canadian National Collection LG

6205632795 – Basswood Olethreutes Moth – Olethreutes tilianum
Olethreutes tilianum
Canadian National Collection LG

Olethreutes tilianum
Janice Stiefel

6205682800 – Variable Nigranum Moth – Olethreutes nigranum
Olethreutes nigranum
Canadian National Collection LG

Olethreutes nigranum
Canadian National Collection LG

6205802812Olethreutes valdanum
Olethreutes valdanum
Canadian National Collection LG

6205852817 – Raspberry Leafroller Moth – Olethreutes permundana
Olethreutes permundana
Canadian National Collection LG

6205892821 – Serviceberry Leafroller Moth – Olethreutes appendiceum
Olethreutes appendiceum
Canadian National Collection LG

6205952827 – Hydrangea Leaftier Moth – Olethreutes ferriferana
Olethreutes ferriferana
Canadian National Collection LG

6206342860 – Pink-washed Leafroller Moth – Hedya separatana
Hedya separatana
Canadian National Collection LG

6206942867 – European Pine Shoot Moth – Rhyacionia buoliana
Rhyacionia buoliana
Canadian National Collection LG

Rhyacionia buoliana
Canadian National Collection LG

6207222892 – Northern Pitch Twig Moth – Retinia albicapitana
Retinia albicapitana
Canadian National Collection LG

Retinia albicapitana
Canadian National Collection LG

6207352906 – Eye-spotted Bud Moth – Spilonota ocellana
Spilonota ocellana
Canadian National Collection LG

6207372907 – Bayberry Leaftier Moth – Strepsicrates smithiana
Strepsicrates smithiana
Aaron Hunt LG

Strepsicrates smithiana
Aaron Hunt LG

Strepsicrates smithiana
Aaron Hunt LG

Strepsicrates smithiana
Aaron Hunt LG

6210533066 – Eastern Pine Shoot Borer Moth – Eucopina gloriola
Eucopina gloriola
Canadian National Collection LG

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