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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
8901007784 – Pawpaw Sphinx Moth – Dolba hyloeus
Dolba hyloeus
Patrick Coin

8901027786 – Elm Sphinx Moth – Ceratomia amyntor
Ceratomia amyntor
Canadian National Collection LG

8901037787 – Waved Sphinx Moth – Ceratomia undulosa
Ceratomia undulosa
Canadian National Collection LG

Ceratomia undulosa
Bev Wigney

8901057789 – Catalpa Sphinx Moth – Ceratomia catalpae
Ceratomia catalpae
McGuire Center LG

Ceratomia catalpae
Charles Lewallen

Ceratomia catalpae
Charles Lewallen

Ceratomia catalpae
Yurika Alexander LG

Ceratomia catalpae
Yurika Alexander LG

8901087791 – Bald Cypress Sphinx Moth – Isoparce cupressi
Isoparce cupressi
Richard Crook LG

Isoparce cupressi
Giff Beaton LG
on bald cypress
8901287796 – Hermit Sphinx Moth – Lintneria eremitus
Lintneria eremitus
Janice Stiefel
5th instar
Lintneria eremitus
Gerald Fauske

Lintneria eremitus
Canadian National Collection LG

8901117802 – Great Ash Sphinx Moth – Sphinx chersis
Sphinx chersis
Nolie Schneider

Sphinx chersis
Canadian National Collection LG

Sphinx chersis
Janice Stiefel
5th instar
Sphinx chersis
Martha Reinhardt

Sphinx chersis
Martha Reinhardt

Sphinx chersis
Martha Reinhardt

8901147805 – Elegant Sphinx Moth – Sphinx perelegans
Sphinx perelegans
Moria Robinson LG
Host: Arctostaphylos viscida
8901187809 – Laurel Sphinx Moth – Sphinx kalmiae
Sphinx kalmiae
Tim Dyson
5th instar
Sphinx kalmiae
Canadian National Collection LG

Sphinx kalmiae
Dave Pelletier

Sphinx kalmiae
Tim Dyson
4th instar
Sphinx kalmiae
Tim Dyson
pupa
Sphinx kalmiae
Siobhan Basile

8901197810 – Apple Sphinx Moth – Sphinx gordius
Sphinx gordius
Bruce Duncan

Sphinx gordius
Canadian National Collection LG

8901217810.1 – Northern Apple Sphinx Moth – Sphinx poecila
Sphinx poecila
Jason Dombroskie

8901227811 – Clemens' Sphinx Moth – Sphinx luscitiosa
Sphinx luscitiosa
Canadian National Collection LG

8901237812 – Wild Cherry Sphinx Moth – Sphinx drupiferarum
Sphinx drupiferarum
Janice Stiefel
5th instar
Sphinx drupiferarum
Canadian National Collection LG

Sphinx drupiferarum
Janice Stiefel
4th instar
8901247813 – Doll's Sphinx Moth – Sphinx dollii
Sphinx dollii
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Sphinx dollii
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Sphinx dollii
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

8901257814 – Sequoia Sphinx Moth – Sphinx sequoiae
Sphinx sequoiae
Edna Bottorff

Sphinx sequoiae
Edna Bottorff
2nd instar, 8 days
8901357816 – Southern Pine Sphinx Moth – Lapara coniferarum
Lapara coniferarum
Richard Crook LG

8901367817 – Northern Pine Sphinx Moth – Lapara bombycoides
Lapara bombycoides
Canadian National Collection LG

Lapara bombycoides
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

8901407821 – Twin-spotted Sphinx Moth – Smerinthus jamaicensis
Smerinthus jamaicensis
Howell Curtis

Smerinthus jamaicensis
Jason Dombroskie

Smerinthus jamaicensis
Canadian National Collection LG

Smerinthus jamaicensis
Anthony W. Thomas

Smerinthus jamaicensis
Anthony W. Thomas

Smerinthus jamaicensis
Janice Stiefel
5th instar - 17 days
8901417822 – One-eyed Sphinx Moth – Smerinthus cerisyi
Smerinthus cerisyi
Peter J. Bryant
5th instar
Smerinthus cerisyi
Janice Stiefel
5th instar - 23 days
Smerinthus cerisyi
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Smerinthus cerisyi
Peter J. Bryant

Smerinthus cerisyi
Peter J. Bryant
1st instar
Smerinthus cerisyi
Peter J. Bryant
2nd instar
Smerinthus cerisyi
Peter J. Bryant
3rd instar
Smerinthus cerisyi
Peter J. Bryant
4th instar
Smerinthus cerisyi
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Smerinthus cerisyi
Peter J. Bryant
pre pupa
Smerinthus cerisyi
Peter J. Bryant
early pupa
Smerinthus cerisyi
Peter J. Bryant
pupa
890143.977823.97Smerinthus sp
Smerinthus sp
Martha Reinhardt

Smerinthus sp
Martha Reinhardt

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