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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
890143.977823.97Smerinthus sp
Smerinthus sp
Martha Reinhardt

Smerinthus sp
Martha Reinhardt

8901447824 – Blind-eyed Sphinx Moth – Paonias excaecata
Paonias excaecata
Bob Moul

Paonias excaecata
Tom Murray

Paonias excaecata
Janice Stiefel
5th instar - 35 days
Paonias excaecata
Canadian National Collection LG

Paonias excaecata
Stephen Cresswell

Paonias excaecata
Jeff Janci LG

8901457825 – Small-eyed Sphinx Moth – Paonias myops
Paonias myops
Jason Dombroskie

Paonias myops
Stan Malcom

Paonias myops
Stan Malcom

Paonias myops
Stan Malcom

890146.977826.97 – Unidentified Paonias Moths – Paonias sp
Paonias sp
Martha Reinhardt
on pussy willow
8901477827 – Walnut Sphinx Moth – Amorpha juglandis
Amorpha juglandis
Canadian National Collection LG

Amorpha juglandis
Jason Dombroskie

8901487828 – Big Poplar Sphinx Moth – Pachysphinx modesta
Pachysphinx modesta
Stuart Schwartz
4th instar
Pachysphinx modesta
Stuart Schwartz
3rd instar
Pachysphinx modesta
Stuart Schwartz
2nd instar
8901507830 – Tetrio Sphinx Moth – Pseudosphinx tetrio
Pseudosphinx tetrio
Alan Chin-Lee
5th instar
8901527832 – Alope Sphinx Moth – Erinnyis alope
Erinnyis alope
McGuire Center LG

8901547834 – Ello Sphinx Moth – Erinnyis ello
Erinnyis ello
Mike Quinn

Erinnyis ello
Alan Chin-Lee

Erinnyis ello
Alan Chin-Lee

Erinnyis ello
Alan Chin-Lee

Erinnyis ello
Tom Bentley

8901567837 – Obscure Sphinx Moth – Erinnyis obscura
Erinnyis obscura
Randy Hardy LG
on climbing milkweed
Erinnyis obscura
Randy Hardy LG

Erinnyis obscura
Randy Hardy LG
on climbing milkweed
Erinnyis obscura
Randy Hardy LG

8901617841 – Fig Sphinx Moth – Pachylia ficus
Pachylia ficus
Leslie Angel LG

Pachylia ficus
Cat Traylor LG

Pachylia ficus
Joshua Rose LG

Pachylia ficus
Joshua Rose LG

Pachylia ficus
Robert Pilla LG

8901727851 – Mournful Sphinx Moth – Enyo lugubris
Enyo lugubris
Alan Chin-Lee
5th instar
Enyo lugubris
Alan Chin-Lee
4th instar
Enyo lugubris
Alan Chin-Lee
1st instar
Enyo lugubris
Richard Crook LG

Enyo lugubris
Richard Crook LG

8901777853 – Hummingbird Clearwing Moth – Hemaris thysbe
Hemaris thysbe
Tom Murray

Hemaris thysbe
Janice Stiefel
5th instar
Hemaris thysbe
Tom Murray

Hemaris thysbe
Howell Curtis

8901797855 – Snowberry Clearwing Moth – Hemaris diffinis
Hemaris diffinis
Valerie G. Bugh

Hemaris diffinis
Jason Dombroskie

Hemaris diffinis
Bob Cammarata LG

Hemaris diffinis
Canadian National Collection LG

Hemaris diffinis
Jane & John Balaban

Hemaris diffinis
Janice Stiefel
5th instar
Hemaris diffinis
Martha Reinhardt

Hemaris diffinis
Bob Webster LG

Hemaris diffinis
Martha Reinhardt

Hemaris diffinis
Martha Reinhardt

Hemaris diffinis
Jason Dombroskie

Hemaris diffinis
Patrick Coin
1st instar
Hemaris diffinis
Patrick Coin

8901807855.1Hemaris thetis
Hemaris thetis
Marius Aurelian

Hemaris thetis
Tom Bentley LG

890180.17855.2Hemaris aethra
Hemaris aethra
Tom Bentley LG

Hemaris aethra
Sarah Richer LG

Hemaris aethra
Sarah Richer LG

Hemaris aethra
Sarah Richer LG

8901817858 – Satellite Sphinx Moth – Eumorpha satellitia
Eumorpha satellitia
McGuire Center LG

8901827859 – Pandorus Sphinx Moth – Eumorpha pandorus
Eumorpha pandorus
David Bree

Eumorpha pandorus
Kelley Young

Eumorpha pandorus
Erik Blosser

Eumorpha pandorus
Betsy Higgins
5th instar
Eumorpha pandorus
Eric Moyer

Eumorpha pandorus
Betsy Higgins

Eumorpha pandorus
Bev Wigney

Eumorpha pandorus
Erik Blosser

8901847861 – Achemon Sphinx Moth – Eumorpha achemon
Eumorpha achemon
Janice Stiefel
5th instar
Eumorpha achemon
Terry Allison LG

8901857863 – Typhon Sphinx Moth – Eumorpha typhon
Eumorpha typhon
Robert Pearson

Eumorpha typhon
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Eumorpha typhon
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Eumorpha typhon
Alexis White LG

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