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Digital Guide to Moth Identification

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

8700097693Gloveria howardi
Gloveria howardi
Charles W. Melton LG
1st instar - Day 1

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