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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
1863256256 – Infant Moth – Archiearis infans
Archiearis infans
Canadian National Collection LG

1864006258 – Fall Cankerworm Moth – Alsophila pometaria
Alsophila pometaria
Yurika Alexander LG

Alsophila pometaria
Canadian National Collection LG

Alsophila pometaria
Jason Dombroskie

Alsophila pometaria
Jason Dombroskie

1865756270 – Virgin Moth – Protitame virginalis
Protitame virginalis
Canadian National Collection LG

Protitame virginalis
Canadian National Collection LG

1866256272 – Brown-bordered Geometer Moth – Eumacaria madopata
Eumacaria madopata
Canadian National Collection LG

1866506273 – Lesser Maple Spanworm Moth – Speranza pustularia
Speranza pustularia
Canadian National Collection LG

1868006280Speranza andersoni
Speranza andersoni
Canadian National Collection LG

Speranza andersoni
Canadian National Collection LG

Speranza andersoni
Canadian National Collection LG

1871006290Speranza loricaria
Speranza loricaria
Canadian National Collection LG

Speranza loricaria
Canadian National Collection LG

1871506292Speranza exauspicata
Speranza exauspicata
Canadian National Collection LG

Speranza exauspicata
Jason Dombroskie

Speranza exauspicata
Jason Dombroskie

Speranza exauspicata
Canadian National Collection LG

Speranza exauspicata
Canadian National Collection

Speranza exauspicata
Jason Dombroskie

Speranza exauspicata
Jason Dombroskie

1873006299 – Four-spotted Angle Moth – Speranza coortaria
Speranza coortaria
Canadian National Collection LG

1876006308Speranza colata
Speranza colata
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

1878506321 – Black-banded Orange Moth – Epelis truncataria
Epelis truncataria
Canadian National Collection LG

1884006342 – Red-headed Inchworm Moth – Macaria bisignata
Macaria bisignata
Canadian National Collection LG

Macaria bisignata
Canadian National Collection LG

1884506343 – Six-spotted Angle Moth – Macaria sexmaculata
Macaria sexmaculata
Canadian National Collection LG

1884756344 – Pale-marked Angle Moth – Macaria signaria
Macaria signaria
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Macaria signaria
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Macaria signaria
Jason Dombroskie

1885256347 – White Pine Angle Moth – Macaria pinistrobata
Macaria pinistrobata
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Macaria pinistrobata
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

1885506348 – Hemlock Angle Moth – Macaria fissinotata
Macaria fissinotata
Jason Dombroskie

1889006362 – Curve-lined Angle Moth – Digrammia continuata
Digrammia continuata
Canadian National Collection LG

Digrammia continuata
Canadian National Collection LG

1903756418.99 – Unidentified Digrammia Moths – Digrammia sp.
Digrammia sp.
Jason Dombroskie

1906506428Orthofidonia tinctaria
Orthofidonia tinctaria
Canadian National Collection LG

Orthofidonia tinctaria
Canadian National Collection LG

1908256435 – Brown-lined Looper Moth – Neoalcis californiaria
Neoalcis californiaria
Moria Robinson on Quercus wislizenii, LG
Arctostaphylos manzanita, & Ceanothus cuneatus
Neoalcis californiaria
Moria Robinson on Quercus wislizenii LG
Arctostaphylos manzanita, & Ceanothus cuneatus
Neoalcis californiaria
Moria Robinson on Quercus wislizenii LG
Arctostaphylos manzanita, & Ceanothus cuneatus
Neoalcis californiaria
Moria Robinson on Quercus wislizenii LG
Arctostaphylos manzanita, & Ceanothus cuneatus
1908506436 – Cranberry Spanworm Moth – Ematurga amitaria
Ematurga amitaria
Canadian National Collection LG

Ematurga amitaria
Canadian National Collection LG

1909256439 – Umber Moth – Hypomecis umbrosaria
Hypomecis umbrosaria
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Hypomecis umbrosaria
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

1911756448Glena nigricaria
Glena nigricaria
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Glena nigricaria
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Glena nigricaria
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Glena nigricaria
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Glena nigricaria
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Glena nigricaria
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

1915006460Stenoporpia mediatra
Stenoporpia mediatra
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Stenoporpia mediatra
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

1915506462Stenoporpia anastomosaria
Stenoporpia anastomosaria
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Stenoporpia anastomosaria
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Stenoporpia anastomosaria
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Stenoporpia anastomosaria
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

1916256465Stenoporpia vernata
Stenoporpia vernata
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Stenoporpia vernata
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

1916506466Stenoporpia vernalella
Stenoporpia vernalella
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Stenoporpia vernalella
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

1917506470Stenoporpia macdunnoughi
Stenoporpia macdunnoughi
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Stenoporpia macdunnoughi
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

1919006476Stenoporpia graciella
Stenoporpia graciella
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

1943756570 – Four-Barred Gray Moth – Aethalura intertexta
Aethalura intertexta
Canadian National Collection LG

1945006575 – Mountain Mahogany Looper Moth – Iridopsis clivinaria
Iridopsis clivinaria
Moria Robinson LG
on Adenostoma fasciculatum
Iridopsis clivinaria
Moria Robinson LG
on Adenostoma fasciculatum
1947006582 – Large Purplish Gray Moth – Iridopsis vellivolata
Iridopsis vellivolata
Canadian National Collection LG

1947256583 – Pale-winged Gray Moth – Iridopsis ephyraria
Iridopsis ephyraria
Canadian National Collection LG

1947506584 – Small Purplish Gray Moth – Iridopsis humaria
Iridopsis humaria
Howell Curtis

Iridopsis humaria
Canadian National Collection LG

Iridopsis humaria
McGuire Center LG

Iridopsis humaria
Canadian National Collection LG

Iridopsis humaria
Howell Curtis

1948756588 – Bent-line Gray Moth – Iridopsis larvaria
Iridopsis larvaria
Terry Allison LG

Iridopsis larvaria
Yurika Alexander LG

Iridopsis larvaria
Howell Curtis
[T]
Iridopsis larvaria
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Iridopsis larvaria
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

1949256590 – Common Gray Moth – Anavitrinella pampinaria
Anavitrinella pampinaria
Canadian National Collection LG

Anavitrinella pampinaria
Canadian National Collection LG

Anavitrinella pampinaria
Yurika Alexander LG

Anavitrinella pampinaria
Terry Allison LG

1950506595 – Projecta Gray Moth – Cleora projecta
Cleora projecta
Canadian National Collection LG

Cleora projecta
Canadian National Collection LG

1951006597 – Small Engrailed Moth – Ectropis crepuscularia
Ectropis crepuscularia
Canadian National Collection LG

Ectropis crepuscularia
Canadian National Collection LG

Ectropis crepuscularia
Canadian National Collection LG

Ectropis crepuscularia
Canadian National Collection LG

Ectropis crepuscularia
Canadian National Collection LG

Ectropis crepuscularia
Canadian National Collection LG

Ectropis crepuscularia
Jason Dombroskie

Ectropis crepuscularia
Jason Dombroskie

Ectropis crepuscularia
Jason Dombroskie

Ectropis crepuscularia
Jason Dombroskie

Ectropis crepuscularia
Tom Bentley

1951256598 – Porcelain Gray Moth – Protoboarmia porcelaria
Protoboarmia porcelaria
Jason Dombroskie

Protoboarmia porcelaria
Jason Dombroskie

Protoboarmia porcelaria
Canadian National Collection LG

Protoboarmia porcelaria
Canadian National Collection LG

Protoboarmia porcelaria
Canadian National Collection LG

Protoboarmia porcelaria
Jason Dombroskie

Protoboarmia porcelaria
Jason Dombroskie

1951506599 – Tulip-tree Beauty Moth – Epimecis hortaria
Epimecis hortaria
Leslie Angel LG

Epimecis hortaria
Leslie Angel LG

Epimecis hortaria
Jerry Armstrong

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