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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
9113056871Caripeta hilumaria
Caripeta hilumaria
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Caripeta hilumaria
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Caripeta hilumaria
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

9113106875Snowia montanaria
Snowia montanaria
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Snowia montanaria
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Snowia montanaria
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Snowia montanaria
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

9113166879.1Meris alticola
Meris alticola
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Meris alticola
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Meris alticola
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

9113236884 – Straw Besma Moth – Besma endropiaria
Besma endropiaria
Canadian National Collection LG

9113246885 – Oak Besma Moth – Besma quercivoraria
Besma quercivoraria
Canadian National Collection LG

Besma quercivoraria
Jason Dombroskie

Besma quercivoraria
Canadian National Collection LG

Besma quercivoraria
Canadian National Collection LG

Besma quercivoraria
Jason Dombroskie

Besma quercivoraria
Jason Dombroskie

Besma quercivoraria
Jason Dombroskie

Besma quercivoraria
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Besma quercivoraria
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Besma quercivoraria
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

9113266887Besma sesquilinearia
Besma sesquilinearia
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

9113276888 – Hemlock Looper Moth – Lambdina fiscellaria
Lambdina fiscellaria
Canadian National Collection LG

Lambdina fiscellaria
Canadian National Collection LG

Lambdina fiscellaria
Jason Dombroskie

Lambdina fiscellaria
Jason Dombroskie

Lambdina fiscellaria
Chris Adam LG

9113336894 – Curve-lined Looper Moth – Lambdina fervidaria
Lambdina fervidaria
Jason Dombroskie

Lambdina fervidaria
Jason Dombroskie

9113376898 – Chain-dotted Geometer Moth – Cingilia catenaria
Cingilia catenaria
Canadian National Collection LG

Cingilia catenaria
Jason Dombroskie

Cingilia catenaria
Canadian National Collection LG

Cingilia catenaria
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Cingilia catenaria
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Cingilia catenaria
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

9113496909Nepytia pellucidaria
Nepytia pellucidaria
Jason Dombroskie

Nepytia pellucidaria
Jason Dombroskie

9113526912 – Sharp-lined Yellow Moth – Sicya macularia
Sicya macularia
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Sicya macularia
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Sicya macularia
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

9113556915Sicya morsicaria
Sicya morsicaria
Nicky Davis LG
on Juniper Mistletoe - Phoradendron juniperinum
Sicya morsicaria
Nicky Davis LG
on Juniper Mistletoe - Phoradendron juniperinum
Sicya morsicaria
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Sicya morsicaria
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Sicya morsicaria
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG
on Juniper Mistletoe - Phoradendron juniperinum
Sicya morsicaria
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG
on Juniper Mistletoe - Phoradendron juniperinum
9113596918Eucaterva variaria
Eucaterva variaria
Bob Barber

Eucaterva variaria
Bob Barber
on Desert Willow (Chilopsis linearis)
Eucaterva variaria
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Eucaterva variaria
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Eucaterva variaria
Salvador Vitanza LG

Eucaterva variaria
Salvador Vitanza LG

9113846941 – Confused Eusarca Moth – Eusarca confusaria
Eusarca confusaria
Yurika Alexander LG

Eusarca confusaria
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Eusarca confusaria
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

9114116960Tetracis hirsutaria
Tetracis hirsutaria
Moria Robinson
Ceanothus cuneatus, Adenostoma fasciculatum
Tetracis hirsutaria
Moria Robinson LG
Ceanothus cuneatus, Adenostoma fasciculatum
Tetracis hirsutaria
Moria Robinson LG
Ceanothus cuneatus, Adenostoma fasciculatum
Tetracis hirsutaria
Moria Robinson LG
Ceanothus cuneatus, Adenostoma fasciculatum
Tetracis hirsutaria
Moria Robinson LG
Ceanothus cuneatus, Adenostoma fasciculatum
Tetracis hirsutaria
Moria Robinson LG
Ceanothus cuneatus, Adenostoma fasciculatum
9114006963 – Yellow Slant-line Moth – Tetracis crocallata
Tetracis crocallata
Canadian National Collection LG

Tetracis crocallata
Janice Stiefel
5th instar - 28 days
9114016964 – White Slant-Line Moth – Tetracis cachexiata
Tetracis cachexiata
Canadian National Collection LG

Tetracis cachexiata
Canadian National Collection LG

Tetracis cachexiata
Canadian National Collection LG

9114136965 – Snowy Geometer Moth – Eugonobapta nivosaria
Eugonobapta nivosaria
Canadian National Collection LG

9114146966 – Curve-toothed Geometer Moth – Eutrapela clemataria
Eutrapela clemataria
Canadian National Collection LG

Eutrapela clemataria
Mark Applebaum LG

Eutrapela clemataria
Jason Dombroskie

Eutrapela clemataria
Jane & John Balaban LG

Eutrapela clemataria
Jane & John Balaban LG

Eutrapela clemataria
Jane & John Balaban LG

Eutrapela clemataria
Robert Zimlich
1 day
Eutrapela clemataria
Robert Zimlich
2 days
Eutrapela clemataria
Robert Zimlich
10 days
Eutrapela clemataria
Siobhan Basile LG

9114216973Phyllodonta peccataria
Phyllodonta peccataria
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Phyllodonta peccataria
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Phyllodonta peccataria
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

9114236974 – Juniper Geometer Moth – Patalene olyzonaria
Patalene olyzonaria
McGuire Center LG

9114326982 – Large Maple Spanworm Moth – Prochoerodes lineola
Prochoerodes lineola
Canadian National Collection LG

Prochoerodes lineola
Canadian National Collection LG

9114376987 – Variable Antepione Moth – Antepione thisoaria
Antepione thisoaria
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Antepione thisoaria
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Antepione thisoaria
Sarah Richer LG

Antepione thisoaria
Sarah Richer LG

9114446997Sabulodes sericeata
Sabulodes sericeata
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Sabulodes sericeata
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

9106757009Ligdia wagneri
Ligdia wagneri
Canadian National Collection LG

Ligdia wagneri
Canadian National Collection LG

Ligdia wagneri
Canadian National Collection LG

9106767010 – Horned Spanworm Moth – Nematocampa resistaria
Nematocampa resistaria
Valerie G. Bugh

Nematocampa resistaria
Alan Chin-Lee

Nematocampa resistaria
Charles Lewallen

Nematocampa resistaria
David Silsbee

Nematocampa resistaria
Valerie G. Bugh

Nematocampa resistaria
Tom Bentley

911045.977011.99Ennominae sp
Ennominae sp
Jason Dombroskie

Ennominae sp
Jason Dombroskie

Ennominae sp
Jason Dombroskie

Ennominae sp
Jason Dombroskie

9106237043Nemoria intensaria
Nemoria intensaria
Nicky Davis LG
on Corymbosum Buckwheat
Nemoria intensaria
Nicky Davis LG
on Corymbosum Buckwheat
Nemoria intensaria
Nicky Davis LG
on Corymbosum Buckwheat
Nemoria intensaria
Nicky Davis LG
on Corymbosum Buckwheat
Nemoria intensaria
Nicky Davis

Nemoria intensaria
Nicky Davis

Nemoria intensaria
Nicky Davis

9106297048 – White-Fringed Emerald Moth – Nemoria mimosaria
Nemoria mimosaria
Canadian National Collection LG

Nemoria mimosaria
Canadian National Collection LG

9106347053 – Showy Emerald Moth – Dichorda iridaria
Dichorda iridaria
Troy Bartlett LG

Dichorda iridaria
Karl Hillig

Dichorda iridaria
Troy Bartlett LG

Dichorda iridaria
Karl Hillig LG

Dichorda iridaria
Karl Hillig

Dichorda iridaria
Troy Bartlett LG

Dichorda iridaria
Troy Bartlett LG

Dichorda iridaria
Troy Bartlett LG

Dichorda iridaria
Troy Bartlett LG

9106397058 – Wavy-lined Emerald Moth – Synchlora aerata
Synchlora aerata
Carroll Rudy

Synchlora aerata
Howell Curtis

Synchlora aerata
Machele White

Synchlora aerata
Charles Lewallen

Synchlora aerata
Carroll Rudy

Synchlora aerata
Lynette Schimming

Synchlora aerata
Lynette Schimming

Synchlora aerata
Lynette Schimming

Synchlora aerata
Yurika Alexander LG

Synchlora aerata
Yurika Alexander LG

9106407059 – Southern Emerald Moth – Synchlora frondaria
Synchlora frondaria
Robert Patterson

Synchlora frondaria
Machele White
pupa
Synchlora frondaria
Machele White
host plant
9106547071 – Blackberry Looper Moth – Chlorochlamys chloroleucaria
Chlorochlamys chloroleucaria
Rob Curtis LG

Chlorochlamys chloroleucaria
Tom Murray LG

Chlorochlamys chloroleucaria
John Carr LG

Chlorochlamys chloroleucaria
Lynette Schimming

Chlorochlamys chloroleucaria
Tom Murray

Chlorochlamys chloroleucaria
Tom Murray

Chlorochlamys chloroleucaria
Betsy Higgins

Chlorochlamys chloroleucaria
Janice Stiefel
5th instar
Chlorochlamys chloroleucaria
Canadian National Collection LG

Chlorochlamys chloroleucaria
Howell Curtis

Chlorochlamys chloroleucaria
Carroll Rudy

9106687085 – Day Emerald Moth – Mesothea incertata
Mesothea incertata
Canadian National Collection LG

9105407132 – Common Tan Wave Moth – Pleuroprucha insulsaria
Pleuroprucha insulsaria
Machele White

Pleuroprucha insulsaria
Machele White

Pleuroprucha insulsaria
Bob Webster LG

9105477139 – Sweetfern Geometer Moth – Cyclophora pendulinaria
Cyclophora pendulinaria
Tom Murray

Cyclophora pendulinaria
Tom Murray

Cyclophora pendulinaria
Tom Murray

Cyclophora pendulinaria
Canadian National Collection LG

Cyclophora pendulinaria
Canadian National Collection LG

Cyclophora pendulinaria
Martha Reinhardt

9105547146 – Chickweed Geometer Moth – Haematopis grataria
Haematopis grataria
Mike Boone

9105557147 – Cross-lined Wave Moth – Timandra amaturaria
Timandra amaturaria
Bob Cammarata LG

Timandra amaturaria
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Timandra amaturaria
Giff Beaton LG

9105677159 – Large Lace-border Moth – Scopula limboundata
Scopula limboundata
Canadian National Collection LG

Scopula limboundata
Canadian National Collection LG

9100217187 – Marbled Carpet Moth – Dysstroma truncata
Dysstroma truncata
Canadian National Collection LG

Dysstroma truncata
Canadian National Collection LG

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