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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
9106696256 – Infant Moth – Archiearis infans
Archiearis infans
Canadian National Collection LG

9106726258 – Fall Cankerworm Moth – Alsophila pometaria
Alsophila pometaria
Yurika Alexander LG

Alsophila pometaria
Canadian National Collection LG

Alsophila pometaria
Jason Dombroskie

Alsophila pometaria
Jason Dombroskie

9106836270 – Virgin Moth – Protitame virginalis
Protitame virginalis
Canadian National Collection LG

Protitame virginalis
Canadian National Collection LG

9106906272 – Brown-bordered Geometer Moth – Eumacaria madopata
Eumacaria madopata
Canadian National Collection LG

9107356273 – Lesser Maple Spanworm Moth – Macaria pustularia
Macaria pustularia
Canadian National Collection LG

9107336290Macaria loricaria
Macaria loricaria
Canadian National Collection LG

Macaria loricaria
Canadian National Collection LG

9107126292Macaria exauspicata
Macaria exauspicata
Canadian National Collection LG

Macaria exauspicata
Jason Dombroskie

Macaria exauspicata
Jason Dombroskie

Macaria exauspicata
Canadian National Collection LG

Macaria exauspicata
Canadian National Collection

Macaria exauspicata
Jason Dombroskie

Macaria exauspicata
Jason Dombroskie

9107156299 – Four-spotted Angle Moth – Macaria coortaria
Macaria coortaria
Canadian National Collection LG

9107246308Macaria colata
Macaria colata
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

9106936321 – Black-banded Orange Moth – Epelis truncataria
Epelis truncataria
Canadian National Collection LG

9107566342 – Red-headed Inchworm Moth – Macaria bisignata
Macaria bisignata
Canadian National Collection LG

Macaria bisignata
Canadian National Collection LG

9107656343 – Six-spotted Angle Moth – Macaria sexmaculata
Macaria sexmaculata
Canadian National Collection LG

9107666344 – Pale-marked Angle Moth – Macaria signaria
Macaria signaria
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Macaria signaria
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Macaria signaria
Jason Dombroskie

9107676347 – White Pine Angle Moth – Macaria pinistrobata
Macaria pinistrobata
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Macaria pinistrobata
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

9107686348 – Hemlock Angle Moth – Macaria fissinotata
Macaria fissinotata
Jason Dombroskie

9107896362 – Curve-lined Angle Moth – Digrammia continuata
Digrammia continuata
Canadian National Collection LG

Digrammia continuata
Canadian National Collection LG

9107966363.2Digrammia cinereola
Digrammia cinereola
Nicholas Pardikes LG
2nd instar on Juniper
Digrammia cinereola
Nicholas Pardikes LG
3rd instar on Juniper
Digrammia cinereola
Nicholas Pardikes LG
4th instar on Juniper
Digrammia cinereola
Nicholas Pardikes LG
5th instar on Juniper
Digrammia cinereola
Nicholas Pardikes LG
5th instar on Juniper
Digrammia cinereola
Nicholas Pardikes LG
5th instar on Juniper
Digrammia cinereola
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Digrammia cinereola
John G. Franclemont CUIC

910836.996418.99 – Unidentified Digrammia Moths – Digrammia sp
Digrammia sp
Jason Dombroskie

9108426428Orthofidonia tinctaria
Orthofidonia tinctaria
Canadian National Collection LG

Orthofidonia tinctaria
Canadian National Collection LG

9108496435 – 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
9108506436 – Cranberry Spanworm Moth – Ematurga amitaria
Ematurga amitaria
Canadian National Collection LG

Ematurga amitaria
Canadian National Collection LG

9108536439 – Umber Moth – Hypomecis umbrosaria
Hypomecis umbrosaria
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Hypomecis umbrosaria
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

9108636448Glena 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

9108756460Stenoporpia mediatra
Stenoporpia mediatra
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Stenoporpia mediatra
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

9108776462Stenoporpia 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

9108786463Stenoporpia pulmonaria
Stenoporpia pulmonaria
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Stenoporpia pulmonaria
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

9108806465Stenoporpia vernata
Stenoporpia vernata
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Stenoporpia vernata
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

9108816466Stenoporpia vernalella
Stenoporpia vernalella
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Stenoporpia vernalella
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

9108856470Stenoporpia macdunnoughi
Stenoporpia macdunnoughi
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Stenoporpia macdunnoughi
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

9108916476Stenoporpia graciella
Stenoporpia graciella
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

9108986486 – Dimorphic Gray Moth – Tornos scolopacinaria
Tornos scolopacinaria
George Smiley LG

Tornos scolopacinaria
Robert L. Zimlich LG
on goldenrod
Tornos scolopacinaria
Sam Houston LG

Tornos scolopacinaria
Jeff Trahan LG
on Eupatorium serotinum
Tornos scolopacinaria
Sam Houston LG

Tornos scolopacinaria
Sam Houston LG

9109886570 – Four-Barred Gray Moth – Aethalura intertexta
Aethalura intertexta
Canadian National Collection LG

9109936575 – Mountain Mahogany Looper Moth – Iridopsis clivinaria
Iridopsis clivinaria
Moria Robinson LG
on Adenostoma fasciculatum
Iridopsis clivinaria
Moria Robinson LG
on Adenostoma fasciculatum
9110006582 – Large Purplish Gray Moth – Iridopsis vellivolata
Iridopsis vellivolata
Canadian National Collection LG

9110016583 – Pale-winged Gray Moth – Iridopsis ephyraria
Iridopsis ephyraria
Canadian National Collection LG

9110026584 – 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

9110076588 – Bent-line Gray Moth – Iridopsis larvaria
Iridopsis larvaria
Terry Allison LG

Iridopsis larvaria
Yurika Alexander LG

Iridopsis larvaria
Howell Curtis
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Iridopsis larvaria
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Iridopsis larvaria
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

9110096590 – 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

9110146595 – Projecta Gray Moth – Cleora projecta
Cleora projecta
Canadian National Collection LG

Cleora projecta
Canadian National Collection LG

9110166597 – 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

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