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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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Geometridae
Refereed by John & Jane Balaban
1956756620 – Canadian Melanolophia Moth – Melanolophia canadaria
Melanolophia canadaria
Canadian National Collection LG

Melanolophia canadaria
Leslie Angel LG

Melanolophia canadaria
Leslie Angel LG

Melanolophia canadaria
Leslie Angel

1957756624Carphoides incopriarius
Carphoides incopriarius
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

1961006637Eufidonia convergaria
Eufidonia convergaria
Canadian National Collection LG

Eufidonia convergaria
Canadian National Collection LG

1961256638 – Powder Moth – Eufidonia notataria
Eufidonia notataria
Canadian National Collection LG

1961506639 – Sharp-lined Powder Moth – Eufidonia discospilata
Eufidonia discospilata
Canadian National Collection LG

1962006640 – Peppered Moth – Biston betularia
Biston betularia
Canadian National Collection LG

Biston betularia
Anthony W. Thomas

Biston betularia
Canadian National Collection LG

Biston betularia
Jason Dombroskie

Biston betularia
Jason Dombroskie

Biston betularia
Martha Reinhardt

Biston betularia
Martha Reinhardt

1964506650Cochisea sinuaria
Cochisea sinuaria
Moria Robinson - Arctostaphylos manzanita LG

1964756651 – Stout Spanworm Moth – Lycia ursaria
Lycia ursaria
Canadian National Collection LG

Lycia ursaria
Canadian National Collection LG

Lycia ursaria
Canadian National Collection LG

Lycia ursaria
John G. Franclemont CUIC

1965006652 – Woolly Gray Moth – Lycia ypsilon
Lycia ypsilon
Mike Quinn

Lycia ypsilon
Valerie G. Bugh

Lycia ypsilon
Valerie G. Bugh

Lycia ypsilon
Valerie G. Bugh

1965506654 – One-spotted Variant Moth – Hypagyrtis unipunctata
Hypagyrtis unipunctata
Tom Murray

Hypagyrtis unipunctata
Canadian National Collection LG

Hypagyrtis unipunctata
Jason Dombroskie

Hypagyrtis unipunctata
Betsy Higgins

Hypagyrtis unipunctata
Canadian National Collection LG

Hypagyrtis unipunctata
Canadian National Collection LG

Hypagyrtis unipunctata
Canadian National Collection LG

Hypagyrtis unipunctata
Jason Dombroskie

Hypagyrtis unipunctata
Jason Dombroskie

Hypagyrtis unipunctata
Betsy Higgins

1965756655 – Esther Moth – Hypagyrtis esther
Hypagyrtis esther
Steve Nanz LG

1966006656 – Pine Measuringworm Moth – Hypagyrtis piniata
Hypagyrtis piniata
Canadian National Collection LG

Hypagyrtis piniata
Canadian National Collection LG

1966506658 – Half-wing Moth – Phigalia titea
Phigalia titea
Canadian National Collection LG

Phigalia titea
Tom Murray

Phigalia titea
Valerie G. Bugh

Phigalia titea
Canadian National Collection LG

Phigalia titea
Valerie G. Bugh

1967006660 – Small Phigalia Moth – Phigalia strigataria
Phigalia strigataria
Canadian National Collection LG

Phigalia strigataria
Yurika Alexander LG

Phigalia strigataria
Valerie G. Bugh

Phigalia strigataria
Jason Dombroskie

Phigalia strigataria
Valerie G. Bugh

Phigalia strigataria
Canadian National Collection LG

1968256665 – Linden Looper Moth – Erannis tiliaria
Erannis tiliaria
Canadian National Collection LG

Erannis tiliaria
Jason Dombroskie

Erannis tiliaria
Canadian National Collection LG

Erannis tiliaria
Jason Dombroskie

1968756666 – Bluish Spring Moth – Lomographa semiclarata
Lomographa semiclarata
Jane & John Balaban LG

Lomographa semiclarata
Canadian National Collection LG

1969006667 – White Spring Moth – Lomographa vestaliata
Lomographa vestaliata
Canadian National Collection LG

Lomographa vestaliata
Tom Murray LG

Lomographa vestaliata
Canadian National Collection LG

Lomographa vestaliata
Canadian National Collection LG

1972256678 – Vestal Moth – Cabera variolaria
Cabera variolaria
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Cabera variolaria
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Cabera variolaria
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Cabera variolaria
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

1972506679Cabera borealis
Cabera borealis
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Cabera borealis
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Cabera borealis
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Cabera borealis
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Cabera borealis
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Cabera borealis
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

1973006681Eudrepanulatrix rectifascia
Eudrepanulatrix rectifascia
Canadian National Collection LG

1974256686Drepanulatrix foeminaria
Drepanulatrix foeminaria
Canadian National Collection LG

1976506693Apodrepanulatrix liberaria
Apodrepanulatrix liberaria
Canadian National Collection LG

Apodrepanulatrix liberaria
Canadian National Collection LG

1978256700 – Bicolored Chloraspilates Moth – Chloraspilates bicoloraria
Chloraspilates bicoloraria
McGuire Center LG

1982006714Episemasia cervinaria
Episemasia cervinaria
Valerie G. Bugh

Episemasia cervinaria
Valerie G. Bugh

1983756720 – Common Lytrosis Moth – Lytrosis unitaria
Lytrosis unitaria
Canadian National Collection LG

1985256726 – Obtuse Euchlaena Moth – Euchlaena obtusaria
Euchlaena obtusaria
Canadian National Collection LG

Euchlaena obtusaria
Canadian National Collection LG

Euchlaena obtusaria
Janice Stiefel
5th instar - 91 days
1985756728 – Effective Euchlaena Moth – Euchlaena effecta
Euchlaena effecta
Canadian National Collection LG

Euchlaena effecta
Canadian National Collection LG

1986006729 – Johnson's Euchlaena Moth – Euchlaena johnsonaria
Euchlaena johnsonaria
Canadian National Collection LG

1986506731 – Scrub Euchlaena Moth – Euchlaena madusaria
Euchlaena madusaria
Canadian National Collection LG

Euchlaena madusaria
Canadian National Collection LG

1988756740 – False Crocus Geometer Moth – Xanthotype urticaria
Xanthotype urticaria
Carroll Rudy
5th instar
Xanthotype urticaria
Canadian National Collection LG

1989256742 – Rufous Geometer Moth – Xanthotype rufaria
Xanthotype rufaria
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

1989506743 – Crocus Geometer Moth – Xanthotype sospeta
Xanthotype sospeta
Canadian National Collection LG

Xanthotype sospeta
Canadian National Collection LG

1992256755 – Morrison's Pero Moth – Pero morrisonaria
Pero morrisonaria
Canadian National Collection LG

Pero morrisonaria
Canadian National Collection LG

1993506760Pero behrensaria
Pero behrensaria
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Pero behrensaria
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Pero behrensaria
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

1995256764Phaeoura cristifera
Phaeoura cristifera
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Phaeoura cristifera
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

1995756766Phaeoura mexicanaria
Phaeoura mexicanaria
Marius V. Aurelian

Phaeoura mexicanaria
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Phaeoura mexicanaria
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

1996006767Phaeoura belua
Phaeoura belua
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Phaeoura belua
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

1996256768Phaeoura perfidaria
Phaeoura perfidaria
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

2003256796 – Pale Beauty Moth – Campaea perlata
Campaea perlata
Betsy Higgins
late instar
Campaea perlata
Janice Stiefel
5th instar
Campaea perlata
Jason Dombroskie

Campaea perlata
Canadian National Collection LG

Campaea perlata
Betsy Higgins
late instar
Campaea perlata
Betsy Higgins

2003506797 – Maple Spanworm Moth – Ennomos magnaria
Ennomos magnaria
John Ashley LG

Ennomos magnaria
Canadian National Collection LG

Ennomos magnaria
Canadian National Collection LG

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