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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
7700063870Epargyreus 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
7700183882Zestusa dorus
Zestusa dorus
Bob Barber

7700863945Erynnis icelus
Erynnis icelus
Jason Dombroskie

7700883947Erynnis juvenalis
Erynnis juvenalis
Bob Barber LG

7700993959Erynnis baptisiae
Erynnis baptisiae
Betsy Higgins

Erynnis baptisiae
Betsy Higgins

7700713977Pholisora catullus
Pholisora catullus
Yurika Alexander LG

Pholisora catullus
Howell Curtis

Pholisora catullus
Betsy Higgins
5th instar
Pholisora catullus
Betsy Higgins

7701594012Thymelicus lineola
Thymelicus lineola
Jason Dombroskie

7701604115Calpodes ethlius
Calpodes ethlius
McGuire Center LG

7702944157Battus 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

7703014159Papilio polyxenes
Papilio polyxenes
Robert Pearson

Papilio polyxenes
Betsy Higgins
2nd instar
Papilio polyxenes
Betsy Higgins
4th instar

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