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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
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

2008756818 – Kent's Geometer Moth – Selenia kentaria
Selenia kentaria
Tom Murray LG

2009006819 – Pale Metanema Moth – Metanema inatomaria
Metanema inatomaria
Harvey Schmidt LG

Metanema inatomaria
Canadian National Collection LG

Metanema inatomaria
Harvey Schmidt LG

2009756822 – Ruddy Metarranthis Moth – Metarranthis duaria
Metarranthis duaria
Canadian National Collection LG

Metarranthis duaria
Canadian National Collection LG

2010506825 – Pale Metarranthis Moth – Metarranthis indeclinata
Metarranthis indeclinata
Janice Stiefel
5th instar - 48 days
2012256832 – Yellow-washed Metarranthis Moth – Metarranthis obfirmaria
Metarranthis obfirmaria
Canadian National Collection LG

Metarranthis obfirmaria
Canadian National Collection LG

2013256835 – Scallop Moth – Cepphis armataria
Cepphis armataria
Canadian National Collection LG

Cepphis armataria
Tom Murray LG

Cepphis armataria
Janice Stiefel

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