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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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Epiplemidae - Sphingidae
Refereed by John & Jane Balaban
8900097706 – Regal Moth – Citheronia regalis
Citheronia regalis
Troy Bartlett

Citheronia regalis
Troy Bartlett

Citheronia regalis
Debbie Roos

Citheronia regalis
McGuire Center LG

Citheronia regalis
Troy Bartlett

Citheronia regalis
Stuart Schwartz
hatchling
Citheronia regalis
Troy Bartlett

Citheronia regalis
Troy Bartlett

8900117707Citheronia splendens
Citheronia splendens
Evan Rand
4th instar - 100 mm
8900107708 – Pine Devil Moth – Citheronia sepulcralis
Citheronia sepulcralis
McGuire Center LG

8900267711Syssphinx hubbardi
Syssphinx hubbardi
Bob Barber LG

Syssphinx hubbardi
Tom Bentley

Syssphinx hubbardi
Jillian Cowes

Syssphinx hubbardi
Arlene Ripley
Velvet Mesquite
Syssphinx hubbardi
Arlene Ripley

Syssphinx hubbardi
Randy Hardy LG
day 1 - 2 mm
Syssphinx hubbardi
Arlene Ripley
1st instar
Syssphinx hubbardi
Randy Hardy LG

Syssphinx hubbardi
Arlene Ripley
4 days
Syssphinx hubbardi
Randy Hardy LG
at 2 weeks - 22 mm
Syssphinx hubbardi
Arlene Ripley
19 days
Syssphinx hubbardi
Arlene Ripley
25 days
Syssphinx hubbardi
Arlene Ripley

8900227715 – Rosy Maple Moth – Dryocampa rubicunda
Dryocampa rubicunda
Martha Reinhardt

Dryocampa rubicunda
Canadian National Collection LG

Dryocampa rubicunda
Martha Reinhardt

Dryocampa rubicunda
Stan Malcom
pupa, shed skin
Dryocampa rubicunda
Sasha Azevedo

8900147716 – Spiny Oakworm Moth – Anisota stigma
Anisota stigma
Howell Curtis

Anisota stigma
McGuire Center LG

8900167718 – Consular Oakworm Moth – Anisota consularis
Anisota consularis
Richard Crook LG

Anisota consularis
Richard Crook LG

8900187719 – Orange-tipped Oakworm Moth – Anisota senatoria
Anisota senatoria
Bob Moul

Anisota senatoria
Lee Ruth

Anisota senatoria
Canadian National Collection LG

Anisota senatoria
Lee Ruth

Anisota senatoria
Jim Kennedy

8900207720 – Peigler's Oakworm Moth – Anisota peigleri
Anisota peigleri
Patrick Coin
1st instar
Anisota peigleri
Patrick Coin
eggs
8900197721 – Finlayson's Oakworm Moth – Anisota finlaysoni
Anisota finlaysoni
Canadian National Collection LG

8900217722 – Oslar's Oakworm Moth – Anisota oslari
Anisota oslari
Tom Bentley

Anisota oslari
Salvador Vitanza LG
from an Emory oak
8900177723 – Pink-striped Oakworm Moth – Anisota virginiensis
Anisota virginiensis
Canadian National Collection LG

Anisota virginiensis
Charles Lewallen

Anisota virginiensis
Jason Dombroskie

Anisota virginiensis
Yurika Alexander LG

Anisota virginiensis
Jo McGavin

Anisota virginiensis
Machele White

Anisota virginiensis
McGuire Center LG

Anisota virginiensis
Bob Webster LG

8900387728 – Hualapai Buckmoth – Hemileuca hualapai
Hemileuca hualapai
Bob Beatson LG

8900407730 – Buck Moth – Hemileuca maia
Hemileuca maia
Jerry Armstrong LG

Hemileuca maia
Jerry Armstrong LG

Hemileuca maia
Lee Ruth

Hemileuca maia
Lee Ruth

Hemileuca maia
Lee Ruth

Hemileuca maia
Howell Curtis

Hemileuca maia
Tom Murray

Hemileuca maia
Tom Murray
1st instar
Hemileuca maia
Tom Murray

Hemileuca maia
Tom Murray

Hemileuca maia
Aaron Brees LG
on Redroot (Ceanothus herbaceus)
Hemileuca maia
Aaron Brees LG

8900417732 – New England Buck Moth – Hemileuca lucina
Hemileuca lucina
Martha Reinhardt

Hemileuca lucina
Martha Reinhardt

8900467733 – Grote's Buck Moth – Hemileuca grotei
Hemileuca grotei
Valerie G. Bugh

8900457735 – Juno Buck Moth – Hemileuca juno
Hemileuca juno
Bob Beatson LG

Hemileuca juno
Bob Barber

Hemileuca juno
Arlene Ripley
on Prospis velutina
Hemileuca juno
Bob Barber LG

Hemileuca juno
Arlene Ripley

Hemileuca juno
Arlene Ripley

8900447736Hemileuca electra
Hemileuca electra
Evan Rand LG
5th instar - 50 mm
8900537743Hemileuca nuttalli
Hemileuca nuttalli
Marius Aurelian
on Pursia tridentata
890047.977744.97Hemileuca sp
Hemileuca sp
Canadian National Collection LG

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