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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
8300017659 – Scalloped Sack-bearer Moth – Lacosoma chiridota
Lacosoma chiridota
McGuire Center LG

Lacosoma chiridota
McGuire Center LG

8300047662 – Melsheimer's Sack-bearer Moth – Cicinnus melsheimeri
Cicinnus melsheimeri
McGuire Center LG

Cicinnus melsheimeri
McGuire Center LG

8900017663 – 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

8900027664Apatelodes 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

8900077668 – Silkworm Moth – Bombyx mori
Bombyx mori
Peter J. Bryant

Bombyx mori
Canadian National Collection LG

Bombyx mori
Peter J. Bryant

8700247673 – Larch Tolype Moth – Tolype laricis
Tolype laricis
Canadian National Collection LG

Tolype laricis
Jason Dombroskie

Tolype laricis
Anthony W. Thomas

8700327681Apotolype 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
8700037687 – 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

8700087692Dicogaster coronada
Dicogaster coronada
Arlene Ripley LG

8700117695Gloveria gargamelle
Gloveria gargamelle
Valerie G. Bugh

Gloveria gargamelle
Valerie G. Bugh

8700147698 – 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
8700177701 – 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

8700187702 – 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

8900127704 – 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

8900137705 – Oslar's Imperial Moth – Eacles oslari
Eacles oslari
Evan Rand
final instar - 100 mm
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

8900267711Sphingicampa 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

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

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