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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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Butterflies - Drepanidae
Refereed by John & Jane Balaban
5700434648 – Mesquite Stinger Moth – Norape tener
Norape tener
Bob Beatson LG

5700464649Norape virgo
Norape virgo
Mike Quinn

Norape virgo
Mike Quinn

Norape virgo
Giff Beaton LG
on Pithecellobium dulce
Norape virgo
Giff Beaton LG
on Ebenopsis ebano
Norape virgo
Giff Beaton LG
on Mimosa texana
5700444650 – White Flannel Moth – Norape cretata
Norape cretata
Giff Beaton LG
on Redbud
Norape cretata
Giff Beaton LG
on Black Locust
Norape cretata
Fred Siskind

Norape cretata
McGuire Center LG

Norape cretata
Carmen Champagne

Norape cretata
Carmen Champagne

Norape cretata
Stephen Cresswell

5700454650.1Norape sorpresa
Norape sorpresa
Margarethe Brummermann LG

Norape sorpresa
Tony Palmer LG

Norape sorpresa
James Bailey LG

5700644652 – Early Button Slug Moth – Tortricidia testacea
Tortricidia testacea
Yurika Alexander LG

5700624653 – Red-crossed Button Slug Moth – Tortricidia pallida of authors
Tortricidia pallida of authors
Scott Justis

Tortricidia pallida of authors
Scott Justis

Tortricidia pallida of authors
Scott Justis

Tortricidia pallida of authors
Giff Beaton LG
on Elm
5700634654 – Abbreviated Button Slug Moth – Tortricidia flexuosa of authors
Tortricidia flexuosa of authors
Jennifer Forman Orth

Tortricidia flexuosa of authors
Tom Murray

Tortricidia flexuosa of authors
Casey Thoreson

Tortricidia flexuosa of authors
Casey Thoreson

Tortricidia flexuosa of authors
Jennifer Forman Orth

Tortricidia flexuosa of authors
Sylvia Fulcher

Tortricidia flexuosa of authors
Tom Murray

Tortricidia flexuosa of authors
Jo McGavin

Tortricidia flexuosa of authors
Jo McGavin

5700524657 – Red-eyed Button Slug Moth – Heterogenea shurtleffi
Heterogenea shurtleffi
George Smiley LG
on Oak (Quercus) 9mm
5700584659 – Jeweled Tailed Slug Moth – Packardia geminata
Packardia geminata
Bob Barber

Packardia geminata
Bob Barber

Packardia geminata
Marcie O'Connor

5700544665 – Yellow-shouldered Slug Moth – Lithacodes fasciola
Lithacodes fasciola
Carmen Champagne

Lithacodes fasciola
Tom Murray

Lithacodes fasciola
Carmen Champagne

Lithacodes fasciola
Jon Hart

Lithacodes fasciola
Jon Hart

Lithacodes fasciola
Jon Hart

Lithacodes fasciola
Bob Barber LG

Lithacodes fasciola
Martha Reinhardt
on mountain ash
Lithacodes fasciola
Stephen Cresswell

Lithacodes fasciola
Carroll Rudy

Lithacodes fasciola
Valerie G. Bugh

5700494667 – Yellow-collared Slug Moth – Apoda y-inversa
Apoda y-inversa
George Smiley LG
on Mockernut Hickory (Carya tomentosa)
5700484669 – Shagreened Slug Moth – Apoda biguttata
Apoda biguttata
George Smiley LG
on Overcup Oak (Quercus lyrata) 17mm
Apoda biguttata
Jane & John Balaban LG

Apoda biguttata
Patrick Coin

5700654671 – Skiff Moth – Prolimacodes badia
Prolimacodes badia
Bob Barber LG

Prolimacodes badia
Bob Barber LG

Prolimacodes badia
Yurika Alexander LG

Prolimacodes badia
Yurika Alexander LG

Prolimacodes badia
L. Wayne Thompson LG

Prolimacodes badia
Tom Murray

Prolimacodes badia
Tom Murray

Prolimacodes badia
Troy Bartlett

Prolimacodes badia
Troy Bartlett

5700744672Monema flavescens
Monema flavescens
Luke Aengenheyster LG

Monema flavescens
Luke Aengenheyster

Monema flavescens
Luke Aengenheyster

5700684674 – Ocotillo Slug Moth – Cryptophobetron oropeso
Cryptophobetron oropeso
Sue Carnahan LG

Cryptophobetron oropeso
Sue Carnahan LG

5700694675 – Spun Glass Slug Moth – Isochaetes beutenmuelleri
Isochaetes beutenmuelleri
Troy Bartlett

Isochaetes beutenmuelleri
Troy Bartlett

Isochaetes beutenmuelleri
Troy Bartlett

Isochaetes beutenmuelleri
Troy Bartlett

5700714677 – Hag [Monkey Slug] Moth – Phobetron pithecium
Phobetron pithecium
Canadian National Collection LG

Phobetron pithecium
Bob Barber LG

Phobetron pithecium
George Smiley LG
on Fraxinus pennsylvanica
Phobetron pithecium
Troy Bartlett

Phobetron pithecium
Lee Ruth

Phobetron pithecium
Lee Ruth

Phobetron pithecium
Charles Lewallen

Phobetron pithecium
Norma Platt

Phobetron pithecium
Betsy Higgins

Phobetron pithecium
Norma Platt

Phobetron pithecium
Betsy Higgins

5700774679 – Nason's Slug Moth – Natada nasoni
Natada nasoni
Brody J. Thomassen LG

Natada nasoni
Giff Beaton LG
on black or red oak
Natada nasoni
Giff Beaton LG
on Black Oak
Natada nasoni
Carmen Champagne

Natada nasoni
Howell Curtis

Natada nasoni
Carmen Champagne

5700804681 – Crowned Slug Moth – Isa textula
Isa textula
Bob Barber LG

Isa textula
Leslie Angel LG

Isa textula
Howell Curtis

Isa textula
George Smiley LG
on Sugar Hackberry (Celtis laevigata)
Isa textula
John Maxwell

Isa textula
Michael Pettigrew

Isa textula
Michael Pettigrew

Isa textula
Tucker J. Cooley

Isa textula
Tom Bentley

5700834682Adoneta gemina
Adoneta gemina
Giff Beaton LG
on Ebonopsis ebano

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