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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
8901877865 – Banded Sphinx Moth – Eumorpha fasciatus
Eumorpha fasciatus
Lynette Schimming

Eumorpha fasciatus
Lynette Schimming

Eumorpha fasciatus
Lynette Schimming

Eumorpha fasciatus
McGuire Center LG

Eumorpha fasciatus
McGuire Center LG

Eumorpha fasciatus
Valerie G. Bugh

Eumorpha fasciatus
Valerie G. Bugh

Eumorpha fasciatus
Valerie G. Bugh

8901887866 – Gaudy Sphinx Moth – Eumorpha labruscae
Eumorpha labruscae
Richard Crook LG

8901757868 – Spurious Sphinx Moth – Cautethia spuria
Cautethia spuria
Giff Beaton LG
on David's Milkberry
8901927870 – Abbot's Sphinx Moth – Sphecodina abbottii
Sphecodina abbottii
Jim McCalin

Sphecodina abbottii
Canadian National Collection LG

Sphecodina abbottii
Canadian National Collection LG

Sphecodina abbottii
Janice Stiefel
4th instar
Sphecodina abbottii
Janice Stiefel

Sphecodina abbottii
Janice Stiefel
5th instar
Sphecodina abbottii
Yurika Alexander LG

Sphecodina abbottii
Jim McCalin

Sphecodina abbottii
Jim McCalin

8901937871 – Lettered Sphinx Moth – Deidamia inscriptum
Deidamia inscriptum
Canadian National Collection LG

Deidamia inscriptum
Tom Bentley

8901947873 – Nessus Sphinx Moth – Amphion floridensis
Amphion floridensis
Patrick Coin
1st instar
8901997877 – Yellow-banded Day Sphinx Moth – Proserpinus flavofasciata
Proserpinus flavofasciata
Anthony W. Thomas

8902017879 – Baron Terloo's Sphinx Moth – Proserpinus terlooii
Proserpinus terlooii
Randy Hardy LG
4 cm
Proserpinus terlooii
Randy Hardy LG

Proserpinus terlooii
Randy Hardy LG
on Boerhavia coccinea - 22 mm
Proserpinus terlooii
Randy Hardy
first instar - 2 mm
8902037881Euproserpinus euterpe
Euproserpinus euterpe
Paul Johnson
5th instar
Euproserpinus euterpe
Paul Johnson
4th instar
Euproserpinus euterpe
Paul Johnson
3rd instar
Euproserpinus euterpe
Paul Johnson
4th instar
8902077885 – Virginia Creeper Sphinx Moth – Darapsa myron
Darapsa myron
Canadian National Collection LG

Darapsa myron
Janice Stiefel
4th instar
Darapsa myron
Yurika Alexander LG

Darapsa myron
Yurika Alexander LG

8902097887 – Pluto Sphinx Moth – Xylophanes pluto
Xylophanes pluto
Richard Crook LG

8902107889 – Falcon Sphinx Moth – Xylophanes falco
Xylophanes falco
Arlene Ripley

8902117890 – Tersa Sphinx Moth – Xylophanes tersa
Xylophanes tersa
Jerry Armstrong LG

Xylophanes tersa
Troy Bartlett

Xylophanes tersa
McGuire Center LG

Xylophanes tersa
McGuire Center LG

Xylophanes tersa
Alan Chin-Lee
5th instar
Xylophanes tersa
Lee Ruth

Xylophanes tersa
Valerie G. Bugh

Xylophanes tersa
McGuire Center LG

Xylophanes tersa
Alan Chin-Lee

Xylophanes tersa
Hannah Nendick-Mason

Xylophanes tersa
Hannah Nendick-Mason

Xylophanes tersa
Valerie G. Bugh

Xylophanes tersa
Jerry Armstrong LG

8902157892 – Leafy Spurge Hawk Moth – Hyles euphorbiae
Hyles euphorbiae
Canadian National Collection LG

Hyles euphorbiae
Bryan Reynolds LG

Hyles euphorbiae
USDA

Hyles euphorbiae
Bryan Reynolds LG

Hyles euphorbiae
Canadian National Collection LG

8902167893 – Gallium Sphinx Moth – Hyles gallii
Hyles gallii
Canadian National Collection LG

Hyles gallii
Canadian National Collection LG

Hyles gallii
Jason Knight LG

8902177894 – White-lined Sphinx Moth – Hyles lineata
Hyles lineata
Hannah Nendick-Mason

Hyles lineata
Bob Moul

Hyles lineata
Valerie G. Bugh

Hyles lineata
Carol Wolf

Hyles lineata
Joyce Gross

Hyles lineata
Joyce Gross

Hyles lineata
Patrick Dockens

Hyles lineata
Valerie G. Bugh

Hyles lineata
Valerie G. Bugh

Hyles lineata
Charles Lewallen

Hyles lineata
Stuart Schwartz
varieties
Hyles lineata
Stuart Schwartz

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