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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
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

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

1995756766Phaeoura mexicanaria
Phaeoura mexicanaria
Marius V. Aurelian

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

2004006798 – 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

2007256811Homochlodes lactispargaria
Homochlodes lactispargaria
Canadian National Collection LG

2008506817 – Northern Selenia Moth – Selenia alciphearia
Selenia alciphearia
Canadian National Collection LG

Selenia alciphearia
Canadian National Collection LG

Selenia alciphearia
Canadian National Collection LG

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