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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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Butterflies - Drepanidae
Refereed by John & Jane Balaban
1191003870Epargyreus clarus
Epargyreus clarus
Seth Ausubel LG

Epargyreus clarus
Seth Ausubel LG

Epargyreus clarus
Betsy Higgins

Epargyreus clarus
Jason Dombroskie

Epargyreus clarus
Bob Barber LG

Epargyreus clarus
Yurika Alexander

Epargyreus clarus
Betsy Higgins

Epargyreus clarus
Jane & John Balaban LG
on Amorpha fruticosa
Epargyreus clarus
Jane & John Balaban LG
on Amorpha fruticosa
1194253882Zestusa dorus
Zestusa dorus
Bob Barber

1212003945Erynnis icelus
Erynnis icelus
Jason Dombroskie

1212503947Erynnis juvenalis
Erynnis juvenalis
Bob Barber LG

1215503959Erynnis baptisiae
Erynnis baptisiae
Betsy Higgins

Erynnis baptisiae
Betsy Higgins

1220253977Pholisora catullus
Pholisora catullus
Yurika Alexander LG

Pholisora catullus
Howell Curtis

Pholisora catullus
Betsy Higgins
5th instar
Pholisora catullus
Betsy Higgins

1229754012Thymelicus lineola
Thymelicus lineola
Jason Dombroskie

1256754115Calpodes ethlius
Calpodes ethlius
McGuire Center LG

1265254157Battus philenor
Battus philenor
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Battus philenor
Howell Curtis
early instar
Battus philenor
Howell Curtis
middle instar
Battus philenor
Howell Curtis
late instar
Battus philenor
McGuire Center LG

Battus philenor
McGuire Center LG

Battus philenor
Betsy Higgins

Battus philenor
Betsy Higgins

Battus philenor
Betsy Higgins

Battus philenor
McGuire Center LG

Battus philenor
McGuire Center LG

Battus philenor
McGuire Center LG

1265754159Papilio polyxenes
Papilio polyxenes
Robert Pearson

Papilio polyxenes
Betsy Higgins
2nd instar
Papilio polyxenes
Betsy Higgins
4th instar
1268754174Papilio ornythion
Papilio ornythion
Cat Traylor LG

1271254181Papilio troilus
Papilio troilus
McGuire Center LG

Papilio troilus
Howell Curtis

1276004192Pontia sisymbrii
Pontia sisymbrii
Patrick Alexander LG

Pontia sisymbrii
Patrick Alexander LG

1276254193Pontia protodice
Pontia protodice
Howell Curtis

1277754197Pieris rapae
Pieris rapae
Howell Curtis

Pieris rapae
Betsy Higgins

1286004224Zerene cesonia
Zerene cesonia
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Zerene cesonia
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

1287004228Phoebis sennae
Phoebis sennae
Howell Curtis
late instar
Phoebis sennae
Howell Curtis

Phoebis sennae
McGuire Center LG

1287254229Phoebis philea
Phoebis philea
Tom Bentley

1294004256Lycaena hyllus
Lycaena hyllus
Bob Barber

1295004260Lycaena epixanthe
Lycaena epixanthe
Jason Dombroskie

Lycaena epixanthe
Jason Dombroskie

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