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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

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