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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
9100327197 – Greater Grapevine Looper Moth – Eulithis gracilineata
Eulithis gracilineata
Canadian National Collection LG

Eulithis gracilineata
Canadian National Collection LG

Eulithis gracilineata
Lynette Schimming

Eulithis gracilineata
Lynette Schimming

9100377201 – Chevron Moth – Eulithis testata
Eulithis testata
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Eulithis testata
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Eulithis testata
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

9100427206 – White Eulithis Moth – Eulithis explanata
Eulithis explanata
Canadian National Collection LG

Eulithis explanata
Canadian National Collection LG

9100547217 – Juniper Carpet Moth – Thera juniperata
Thera juniperata
Canadian National Collection LG

Thera juniperata
Canadian National Collection LG

9100737235 – Black-dashed Hydriomena Moth – Hydriomena divisaria
Hydriomena divisaria
Canadian National Collection LG

Hydriomena divisaria
Canadian National Collection LG

9100747236 – Renounced Hydriomena Moth – Hydriomena renunciata
Hydriomena renunciata
Canadian National Collection LG

9101307292 – Ferguson's Scallop Shell Moth – Rheumaptera prunivorata
Rheumaptera prunivorata
Jason Dombroskie

Rheumaptera prunivorata
Martha Reinhardt

Rheumaptera prunivorata
Canadian National Collection LG

Rheumaptera prunivorata
Canadian National Collection LG

Rheumaptera prunivorata
Jason Dombroskie

Rheumaptera prunivorata
Martha Reinhardt

9101317293 – Spear-Marked Black Moth – Rheumaptera hastata
Rheumaptera hastata
Canadian National Collection LG

9101337295Archirhoe neomexicana
Archirhoe neomexicana
Randy Hardy LG
23 mm
Archirhoe neomexicana
Randy Hardy LG
23 mm
Archirhoe neomexicana
Randy Hardy LG
13 mm
Archirhoe neomexicana
Randy Hardy LG
13 mm
9102617417 – Somber Carpet Moth – Disclisioprocta stellata
Disclisioprocta stellata
Ken Childs LG

Disclisioprocta stellata
Ken Childs LG

Disclisioprocta stellata
Ken Childs LG

Disclisioprocta stellata
Ken Childs LG

Disclisioprocta stellata
Ken Childs LG

Disclisioprocta stellata
Ken Childs LG

Disclisioprocta stellata
Ken Childs LG

9102637419 – Light Carpet Moth – Hydrelia lucata
Hydrelia lucata
Canadian National Collection LG

Hydrelia lucata
Canadian National Collection LG

Hydrelia lucata
Canadian National Collection LG

9102667422 – Unadorned Carpet Moth – Hydrelia inornata
Hydrelia inornata
Canadian National Collection LG

9102787433 – Autumnal Moth – Epirrita autumnata
Epirrita autumnata
Canadian National Collection LG

Epirrita autumnata
Canadian National Collection LG

Epirrita autumnata
Jason Dombroskie

Epirrita autumnata
Jason Dombroskie

9102827437 – Bruce Spanworm Moth – Operophtera bruceata
Operophtera bruceata
Canadian National Collection LG

Operophtera bruceata
Canadian National Collection LG

9102967449 – Small Pine Looper Moth – Eupithecia palpata
Eupithecia palpata
Canadian National Collection LG

Eupithecia palpata
Canadian National Collection LG

Eupithecia palpata
Canadian National Collection LG

9103057459Eupithecia columbiata
Eupithecia columbiata
Canadian National Collection LG

Eupithecia columbiata
Canadian National Collection LG

Eupithecia columbiata
Canadian National Collection LG

9103247474 – Common Eupithecia Moth – Eupithecia miserulata
Eupithecia miserulata
Canadian National Collection LG

Eupithecia miserulata
Janice Stiefel
5th instar
Eupithecia miserulata
Machele White

Eupithecia miserulata
Marie Schmidt

Eupithecia miserulata
Marie Schmidt

9103267476Eupithecia misturata
Eupithecia misturata
Moria Robinson LG
on Ceanonthus cuneatus
9103357487 – Grey Pug Moth – Eupithecia subfuscata
Eupithecia subfuscata
Canadian National Collection LG

Eupithecia subfuscata
Canadian National Collection LG

Eupithecia subfuscata
Canadian National Collection LG

9103637518Eupithecia intricata
Eupithecia intricata
Canadian National Collection LG

Eupithecia intricata
Canadian National Collection LG

9103657520Eupithecia satyrata
Eupithecia satyrata
Canadian National Collection LG

Eupithecia satyrata
Carroll Rudy

9103677523Eupithecia strattonata
Eupithecia strattonata
Canadian National Collection LG

Eupithecia strattonata
Canadian National Collection LG

9103737532Eupithecia zygadeniata
Eupithecia zygadeniata
Valerie G. Bugh

Eupithecia zygadeniata
Valerie G. Bugh

9103807538Eupithecia gelidata
Eupithecia gelidata
Canadian National Collection LG

9103827540Eupithecia perfusca
Eupithecia perfusca
Canadian National Collection LG

9103837543 – Larch Pug Moth – Eupithecia annulata
Eupithecia annulata
Canadian National Collection LG

9103137551 – Juniper Looper Moth – Eupithecia interruptofasciata
Eupithecia interruptofasciata
Canadian National Collection LG

Eupithecia interruptofasciata
Canadian National Collection LG

9104217581Eupithecia gilvipennata
Eupithecia gilvipennata
Moria Robinson LG
on Arctostaphylos viscida, A. manzanita
Eupithecia gilvipennata
Moria Robinson LG
on Arctostaphylos viscida, A. manzanita
9104227583Eupithecia scabrogata
Eupithecia scabrogata
Moria Robinson LG
on Arctostaphylos viscida, A. manzanita
9104267586.1Eupithecia absinthiata
Eupithecia absinthiata
Canadian National Collection LG

9104447605 – Tawny Eupithecia Moth – Eupithecia ravocostaliata
Eupithecia ravocostaliata
Canadian National Collection LG

Eupithecia ravocostaliata
Canadian National Collection LG

Eupithecia ravocostaliata
Canadian National Collection LG

910450.977609.99Eupithecia sp
Eupithecia sp
Jason Dombroskie

Eupithecia sp
Jason Dombroskie

Eupithecia sp
Jason Dombroskie

Eupithecia sp
Jason Dombroskie

Eupithecia sp
Jason Dombroskie

9104687627 – Treble-bar Moth – Aplocera plagiata
Aplocera plagiata
Canadian National Collection LG

Aplocera plagiata
Canadian National Collection LG

Aplocera plagiata
Canadian National Collection LG

9104787637 – Mottled Gray Carpet Moth – Cladara limitaria
Cladara limitaria
Canadian National Collection LG

9104817640 – Powdered Bigwing Moth – Lobophora nivigerata
Lobophora nivigerata
Canadian National Collection LG

Lobophora nivigerata
Canadian National Collection LG

Lobophora nivigerata
Canadian National Collection LG

9104867645 – Three-patched Bigwig Moth – Heterophleps refusaria
Heterophleps refusaria
Canadian National Collection LG

Heterophleps refusaria
Canadian National Collection LG

910489.997648.99Geometridae sp
Geometridae sp
Jason Dombroskie

Geometridae sp
Jason Dombroskie

Geometridae sp
Jason Dombroskie

Geometridae sp
Jason Dombroskie

Geometridae sp
Jason Dombroskie

Geometridae sp
Jason Dombroskie

Geometridae sp
Jason Dombroskie

Geometridae sp
Jason Dombroskie

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