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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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Geometridae
Refereed by John & Jane Balaban
9111516726 – 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
9111536728 – Effective Euchlaena Moth – Euchlaena effecta
Euchlaena effecta
Canadian National Collection LG

Euchlaena effecta
Canadian National Collection LG

9111546729 – Johnson's Euchlaena Moth – Euchlaena johnsonaria
Euchlaena johnsonaria
Canadian National Collection LG

9111566731 – Scrub Euchlaena Moth – Euchlaena madusaria
Euchlaena madusaria
Canadian National Collection LG

Euchlaena madusaria
Canadian National Collection LG

9111656740 – False Crocus Geometer Moth – Xanthotype urticaria
Xanthotype urticaria
Carroll Rudy
5th instar
Xanthotype urticaria
Canadian National Collection LG

9111676742 – Rufous Geometer Moth – Xanthotype rufaria
Xanthotype rufaria
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

9111686743 – Crocus Geometer Moth – Xanthotype sospeta
Xanthotype sospeta
Canadian National Collection LG

Xanthotype sospeta
Canadian National Collection LG

9111836755 – Morrison's Pero Moth – Pero morrisonaria
Pero morrisonaria
Canadian National Collection LG

Pero morrisonaria
Canadian National Collection LG

9111896760Pero behrensaria
Pero behrensaria
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Pero behrensaria
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Pero behrensaria
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

9111926764Phaeoura cristifera
Phaeoura cristifera
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Phaeoura cristifera
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

9111946766Phaeoura mexicanaria
Phaeoura mexicanaria
Marius V. Aurelian

Phaeoura mexicanaria
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Phaeoura mexicanaria
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

9111956767Phaeoura belua
Phaeoura belua
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Phaeoura belua
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

9111966768Phaeoura perfidaria
Phaeoura perfidaria
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

9112016773Holochroa dissociarius
Holochroa dissociarius
Ronald Parry LG
on Juniperus deppeana
9112026774Aethaloida packardaria
Aethaloida packardaria
Moria Robinson - 5th instar LG
on Adenostoma fasciculatum, Ceanothus cuneatus
Aethaloida packardaria
Moria Robinson - 4th instar LG
on Adenostoma fasciculatum, Ceanothus cuneatus
Aethaloida packardaria
Moria Robinson - 4th instar LG
on Adenostoma fasciculatum, Ceanothus cuneatus
Aethaloida packardaria
Moria Robinson LG
on Adenostoma fasciculatum, Ceanothus cuneatus
Aethaloida packardaria
Moria Robinson - 3rd instar LG
on Adenostoma fasciculatum, Ceanothus cuneatus
Aethaloida packardaria
Moria Robinson - 1st instar molting
on Adenostoma fasciculatum, Ceanothus cuneatus
9112076779Ceratonyx permagnaria
Ceratonyx permagnaria
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Ceratonyx permagnaria
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Ceratonyx permagnaria
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Ceratonyx permagnaria
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Ceratonyx permagnaria
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Ceratonyx permagnaria
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

9112266796 – Pale Beauty Moth – Campaea perlata
Campaea perlata
Betsy Higgins
late instar
Campaea perlata
Janice Stiefel
5th instar
Campaea perlata
Jason Dombroskie

Campaea perlata
Betsy Higgins

Campaea perlata
Betsy Higgins

Campaea perlata
Betsy Higgins

Campaea perlata
Canadian National Collection LG

9112276797 – Maple Spanworm Moth – Ennomos magnaria
Ennomos magnaria
John Ashley LG

Ennomos magnaria
Canadian National Collection LG

Ennomos magnaria
Canadian National Collection LG

Ennomos magnaria
Jane & John Balaban LG

Ennomos magnaria
Tom Bentley

9112296798 – Elm Spanworm Moth – Ennomos subsignaria
Ennomos subsignaria
Canadian National Collection LG

Ennomos subsignaria
Canadian National Collection LG

Ennomos subsignaria
Canadian National Collection LG

Ennomos subsignaria
Betsy Higgins

Ennomos subsignaria
Betsy Higgins

Ennomos subsignaria
Betsy Higgins

Ennomos subsignaria
Betsy Higgins

Ennomos subsignaria
Carl Barrentine LG

9112306799Spodolepis substriataria
Spodolepis substriataria
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Spodolepis substriataria
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

9112416811Homochlodes lactispargaria
Homochlodes lactispargaria
Canadian National Collection LG

9112496817 – Northern Selenia Moth – Selenia alciphearia
Selenia alciphearia
Canadian National Collection LG

Selenia alciphearia
Canadian National Collection LG

Selenia alciphearia
Canadian National Collection LG

9112506818 – Kent's Geometer Moth – Selenia kentaria
Selenia kentaria
Tom Murray LG

9112516819 – Pale Metanema Moth – Metanema inatomaria
Metanema inatomaria
Harvey Schmidt LG

Metanema inatomaria
Canadian National Collection LG

Metanema inatomaria
Harvey Schmidt LG

9112546822 – Ruddy Metarranthis Moth – Metarranthis duaria
Metarranthis duaria
Canadian National Collection LG

Metarranthis duaria
Canadian National Collection LG

Metarranthis duaria
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

9112576825 – Pale Metarranthis Moth – Metarranthis indeclinata
Metarranthis indeclinata
Janice Stiefel
5th instar - 48 days
9112626829Metarranthis lateritiaria
Metarranthis lateritiaria
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Metarranthis lateritiaria
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

9112656832 – Yellow-washed Metarranthis Moth – Metarranthis obfirmaria
Metarranthis obfirmaria
Canadian National Collection LG

Metarranthis obfirmaria
Canadian National Collection LG

9112686835 – Scallop Moth – Cepphis armataria
Cepphis armataria
Canadian National Collection LG

Cepphis armataria
Tom Murray LG

Cepphis armataria
Janice Stiefel

9112756836 – American Barred Umber Moth – Plagodis pulveraria
Plagodis pulveraria
Canadian National Collection LG

Plagodis pulveraria
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Plagodis pulveraria
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

9112706838 – Friendly Probole Moth – Probole amicaria
Probole amicaria
Canadian National Collection LG

Probole amicaria
Canadian National Collection LG

Probole amicaria
Canadian National Collection LG

9112726840 – Lemon Plagodis Moth – Plagodis serinaria
Plagodis serinaria
Canadian National Collection LG

Plagodis serinaria
Canadian National Collection LG

9112736841 – Purple Plagodis Moth – Plagodis kuetzingi
Plagodis kuetzingi
Janice Stiefel
5th instar - 41 days
Plagodis kuetzingi
Janice Stiefel

9112776844 – Hollow-spotted Plagodis Moth – Plagodis alcoolaria
Plagodis alcoolaria
Canadian National Collection LG

Plagodis alcoolaria
Canadian National Collection LG

Plagodis alcoolaria
Canadian National Collection LG

9112956862Neoterpes graefiaria
Neoterpes graefiaria
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Neoterpes graefiaria
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Neoterpes graefiaria
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Neoterpes graefiaria
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

9112966863 – Gray Spruce Looper Moth – Caripeta divisata
Caripeta divisata
Canadian National Collection LG

Caripeta divisata
Canadian National Collection LG

9112976864 – Northern Pine Looper Moth – Caripeta piniata
Caripeta piniata
Canadian National Collection LG

Caripeta piniata
Canadian National Collection LG

Caripeta piniata
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

9113006866Caripeta interalbicans
Caripeta interalbicans
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Caripeta interalbicans
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

9113016867 – Brown Pine Looper Moth – Caripeta angustiorata
Caripeta angustiorata
Canadian National Collection LG

Caripeta angustiorata
Canadian National Collection LG

Caripeta angustiorata
Canadian National Collection LG

Caripeta angustiorata
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Caripeta angustiorata
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

9113046870Caripeta pulcherrima
Caripeta pulcherrima
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Caripeta pulcherrima
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Caripeta pulcherrima
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

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