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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
2230007659 – Scalloped Sack-bearer Moth – Lacosoma chiridota
Lacosoma chiridota
McGuire Center LG

Lacosoma chiridota
McGuire Center LG

2230757662 – Melsheimer's Sack-bearer Moth – Cicinnus melsheimeri
Cicinnus melsheimeri
McGuire Center LG

Cicinnus melsheimeri
McGuire Center LG

2231007663 – Spotted Apatelodes Moth – Apatelodes torrefacta
Apatelodes torrefacta
Trisha Teabo LG

Apatelodes torrefacta
Marie Schmidt LG

Apatelodes torrefacta
John Hartgerink LG

Apatelodes torrefacta
Beth Cary LG

Apatelodes torrefacta
M. J. Hatfield LG

Apatelodes torrefacta
M. J. Hatfield LG

Apatelodes torrefacta
Rich Kelly LG

Apatelodes torrefacta
Tom Murray LG

Apatelodes torrefacta
William Tanneberger LG

Apatelodes torrefacta
Yurika Alexander LG

2231257664Apatelodes pudefacta
Apatelodes pudefacta
Bob Beatson LG

Apatelodes pudefacta
Bob Beatson LG

Apatelodes pudefacta
Margarethe Brummermann LG

Apatelodes pudefacta
Margarethe Brummermann LG

Apatelodes pudefacta
Mark Brown LG

Apatelodes pudefacta
Philip Kline LG

Apatelodes pudefacta
Rich Hoyer LG

Apatelodes pudefacta
Tom Bentley

2232257668 – Silkworm Moth – Bombyx mori
Bombyx mori
Peter J. Bryant

Bombyx mori
Canadian National Collection LG

Bombyx mori
Peter J. Bryant

2233507673 – Larch Tolype Moth – Tolype laricis
Tolype laricis
Canadian National Collection LG

Tolype laricis
Jason Dombroskie

Tolype laricis
Anthony W. Thomas

2235757681Apotolype brevicrista
Apotolype brevicrista
Arlene Ripley
fall larva
Apotolype brevicrista
Randy Hardy LG
day 32 - 32 mm
Apotolype brevicrista
Randy Hardy LG
day 20 - 16 mm
Apotolype brevicrista
Randy Hardy LG
day 14 - 8 mm
Apotolype brevicrista
Randy Hardy
day 9 - 5 mm
Apotolype brevicrista
Randy Hardy
day 1 - 2 mm
Apotolype brevicrista
Arlene Ripley

Apotolype brevicrista
Arlene Ripley
winter cocoon
2237257687 – Lappet Moth – Phyllodesma americana
Phyllodesma americana
Jason Dombroskie

Phyllodesma americana
Janice Stiefel
5th instar - 31 days
Phyllodesma americana
Canadian National Collection LG

Phyllodesma americana
Canadian National Collection LG

Phyllodesma americana
McGuire Center LG

Phyllodesma americana
Troy Bartlett

2238507692Dicogaster coronada
Dicogaster coronada
Arlene Ripley LG

2239257695Gloveria gargamelle
Gloveria gargamelle
Valerie G. Bugh

Gloveria gargamelle
Valerie G. Bugh

2240007698 – Forest Tent Caterpillar Moth – Malacosoma disstria
Malacosoma disstria
Jerry Armstrong LG

Malacosoma disstria
Canadian National Collection LG

Malacosoma disstria
Bob Moul

Malacosoma disstria
Jason Dombroskie

Malacosoma disstria
Nolie Schneider

Malacosoma disstria
Nolie Schneider

Malacosoma disstria
Valerie G. Bugh

Malacosoma disstria
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Malacosoma disstria
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Malacosoma disstria
Valerie G. Bugh

Malacosoma disstria
Canadian National Collection LG

Malacosoma disstria
Jason Dombroskie
eggs
2240757701 – Eastern Tent Caterpillar Moth – Malacosoma americana
Malacosoma americana
Bob Moul

Malacosoma americana
Jason Dombroskie

Malacosoma americana
Canadian National Collection LG

Malacosoma americana
Jason Dombroskie

Malacosoma americana
Stephen Cresswell
1st instar
Malacosoma americana
Tony DiTerlizzi
pupa
Malacosoma americana
Jim Kennedy

Malacosoma americana
Nolie Schneider

Malacosoma americana
Nolie Schneider

Malacosoma americana
Nolie Schneider

Malacosoma americana
Stephen Cresswell

2241007702 – Western Tent Caterpillar Moth – Malacosoma californica
Malacosoma californica
Canadian National Collection LG

Malacosoma californica
Canadian National Collection LG

Malacosoma californica
John Ashley LG

Malacosoma californica
Mike Mclvor

Malacosoma californica
Marius V. Aurelian

Malacosoma californica
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Malacosoma californica
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

2241507704 – Imperial Moth – Eacles imperialis
Eacles imperialis
Ken Childs LG

Eacles imperialis
McGuire Center LG

Eacles imperialis
Marilyn Hanson LG

Eacles imperialis
McGuire Center LG

Eacles imperialis
Canadian National Collection LG

Eacles imperialis
McGuire Center LG

Eacles imperialis
Robert Patterson

Eacles imperialis
Robert Patterson
hatchling
Eacles imperialis
Bob Moul

Eacles imperialis
Ken Childs LG

Eacles imperialis
Stuart Schwartz
3rd instar
Eacles imperialis
Stuart Schwartz
4th instar
Eacles imperialis
McGuire Center LG

2241757705 – Oslar's Imperial Moth – Eacles oslari
Eacles oslari
Evan Rand
final instar - 100 mm
2242007706 – 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

2242257707Citheronia splendens
Citheronia splendens
Evan Rand
4th instar - 100 mm
2242507708 – Pine Devil Moth – Citheronia sepulcralis
Citheronia sepulcralis
McGuire Center LG

2243257711Sphingicampa hubbardi
Sphingicampa hubbardi
Bob Barber LG

Sphingicampa hubbardi
Tom Bentley

Sphingicampa hubbardi
Jillian Cowes

Sphingicampa hubbardi
Arlene Ripley
Velvet Mesquite
Sphingicampa hubbardi
Arlene Ripley

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

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

2245007715 – 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

2245257716 – Spiny Oakworm Moth – Anisota stigma
Anisota stigma
Howell Curtis

Anisota stigma
McGuire Center LG

2246007719 – 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

2246257720 – Peigler's Oakworm Moth – Anisota peigleri
Anisota peigleri
Patrick Coin
1st instar
Anisota peigleri
Patrick Coin
eggs
2246507721 – Finlayson's Oakworm Moth – Anisota finlaysoni
Anisota finlaysoni
Canadian National Collection LG

2246757722 – Oslar's Oakworm Moth – Anisota oslari
Anisota oslari
Tom Bentley

2247007723 – 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

2248757728 – Hualapai Buckmoth – Hemileuca hualapai
Hemileuca hualapai
Bob Beatson LG

2249257730 – 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

2249757731 – Nevada Buck Moth – Hemileuca nevadensis
Hemileuca nevadensis
Aaron Brees LG

Hemileuca nevadensis
Aaron Brees LG

2250257732 – New England Buck Moth – Hemileuca lucina
Hemileuca lucina
Martha Reinhardt

Hemileuca lucina
Martha Reinhardt

2250507733 – Grote's Buck Moth – Hemileuca grotei
Hemileuca grotei
Valerie G. Bugh

2251007735 – 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

2251257736Hemileuca electra
Hemileuca electra
Evan Rand LG
5th instar - 50 mm
2253007743Hemileuca nuttalli
Hemileuca nuttalli
Marius Aurelian
on Pursia tridentata
2254607744.97Hemileuca sp.
Hemileuca sp.
Canadian National Collection LG

2255007746 – Io Moth – Automeris io
Automeris io
Seth Ausubel LG

Automeris io
Seth Ausubel LG

Automeris io
Machele White

Automeris io
Valerie G. Bugh

Automeris io
Canadian National Collection LG

Automeris io
Alan Chin-Lee
4th or 5th instar
Automeris io
Charles Lewallen

Automeris io
Troy Bartlett

Automeris io
Machele White

Automeris io
Alan Chin-Lee

2255507748Automeris cecrops
Automeris cecrops
Tom Bentley

Automeris cecrops
Tom Bentley

Automeris cecrops
McGuire Center LG

2255757749 – Zephyr-eyed Silkmoth – Automeris zephyria
Automeris zephyria
Paul Brophy

2258757756Agapema homogena
Agapema homogena
Margarethe Brummermann LG

2259007757 – Polyphemus Moth – Antheraea polyphemus
Antheraea polyphemus
Canadian National Collection LG

Antheraea polyphemus
Leslie Angel LG

Antheraea polyphemus
Betsy Higgins

Antheraea polyphemus
Stuart Schwartz

Antheraea polyphemus
Martha Reinhardt

Antheraea polyphemus
Seth Ausubel LG

Antheraea polyphemus
Jim Kennedy

Antheraea polyphemus
Lee Ruth
1st instar
Antheraea polyphemus
Leslie Angel LG

Antheraea polyphemus
Jim Kennedy

Antheraea polyphemus
Martha Reinhardt

Antheraea polyphemus
Jason Dombroskie

Antheraea polyphemus
Bob Moul

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