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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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Notodontidae - Lymantriidae
Refereed by John & Jane Balaban
9301357959Dasylophia seriata
Dasylophia seriata
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Dasylophia seriata
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

9301377961 – Silvered Prominent Moth – Didugua argentilinea
Didugua argentilinea
Mike Quinn LG

Didugua argentilinea
Curtis Lehman LG

Didugua argentilinea
Seth Patterson LG

Didugua argentilinea
Mike Quinn LG

Didugua argentilinea
Mike Quinn LG

9300527964Cargida pyrrha
Cargida pyrrha
Tom Murray LG

Cargida pyrrha
Bob Beatson

Cargida pyrrha
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Cargida pyrrha
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Cargida pyrrha
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

9300607968Litodonta hydromeli
Litodonta hydromeli
Mike Quinn LG

Litodonta hydromeli
Mike Quinn LG

Litodonta hydromeli
Mike Quinn LG

Litodonta hydromeli
Mike Quinn LG

Litodonta hydromeli
Giff Beaton LG
on Sideroxylon
9300667974 – Drab Prominent Moth – Misogada unicolor
Misogada unicolor
Maury Heiman LG

Misogada unicolor
Steve Scott LG

Misogada unicolor
Heidi Trudell LG

Misogada unicolor
Rebecca Joseph LG

Misogada unicolor
Noah Charney LG

Misogada unicolor
Stephen Cresswell LG

Misogada unicolor
Leslie Angel LG

Misogada unicolor
Joanne Shuman LG

Misogada unicolor
Leslie Angel LG

Misogada unicolor
Mike Quinn LG

Misogada unicolor
Ken Childs LG

Misogada unicolor
Mike Quinn LG

Misogada unicolor
Ken Childs LG

9300677975 – Mottled Prominent Moth – Macrurocampa marthesia
Macrurocampa marthesia
Canadian National Collection LG

Macrurocampa marthesia
Bob Barber LG

Macrurocampa marthesia
Jason Widkacki LG

Macrurocampa marthesia
Tom Murray LG

Macrurocampa marthesia
Tom Murray LG

Macrurocampa marthesia
JoLynn Self LG

Macrurocampa marthesia
Jason Dombroskie

Macrurocampa marthesia
Jason Dombroskie

Macrurocampa marthesia
Scott Justis LG

Macrurocampa marthesia
Yurika Alexander LG

Macrurocampa marthesia
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Macrurocampa marthesia
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

9300697977Heterocampa astarte
Heterocampa astarte
Machele White

Heterocampa astarte
Alan Chin-Lee LG

Heterocampa astarte
Alan Chin-Lee LG

Heterocampa astarte
Alan Chin-Lee LG

9300707978Heterocampa astartoides
Heterocampa astartoides
Mike Quinn LG

Heterocampa astartoides
Virginia Dyson LG

Heterocampa astartoides
Mike Quinn LG

9300757983 – Oblique Heterocampa Moth – Heterocampa obliqua
Heterocampa obliqua
Kim Fleming LG

Heterocampa obliqua
Yurika Alexander LG

Heterocampa obliqua
Yurika Alexander LG

Heterocampa obliqua
James Kramer LG

Heterocampa obliqua
Tom Murray LG

Heterocampa obliqua
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Heterocampa obliqua
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Heterocampa obliqua
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Heterocampa obliqua
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Heterocampa obliqua
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

9300777985 – Small Heterocampa Moth – Heterocampa subrotata
Heterocampa subrotata
Mike Quinn LG

9300827990 – White-blotched Heterocampa Moth – Heterocampa umbrata
Heterocampa umbrata
Troy Bartlett

Heterocampa umbrata
Bob Barber LG

Heterocampa umbrata
Bob Cammarata LG

Heterocampa umbrata
Bob Barber LG

Heterocampa umbrata
Bob Barber LG

Heterocampa umbrata
Bob Barber LG

Heterocampa umbrata
James Reben LG

Heterocampa umbrata
Leslie Angel LG

Heterocampa umbrata
Marvin & Jo Smith LG

Heterocampa umbrata
Martha Reinhardt

Heterocampa umbrata
Troy Bartlett LG

Heterocampa umbrata
Leslie Angel LG

9300837991Heterocampa averna
Heterocampa averna
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Heterocampa averna
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Heterocampa averna
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Heterocampa averna
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Heterocampa averna
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Heterocampa averna
Salvador Vitanza LG

Heterocampa averna
Salvador Vitanza LG

9300867994 – Saddled Prominent Moth – Heterocampa guttivitta
Heterocampa guttivitta
Mike Deep LG

Heterocampa guttivitta
Tom Murray LG

Heterocampa guttivitta
Canadian National Collection LG

Heterocampa guttivitta
Blair Scott LG

Heterocampa guttivitta
Canadian National Collection LG

Heterocampa guttivitta
Canadian National Collection LG

Heterocampa guttivitta
David Reed

Heterocampa guttivitta
Jason Dombroskie

Heterocampa guttivitta
Troy Bartlett LG

Heterocampa guttivitta
Yurika Alexander LG

Heterocampa guttivitta
Yurika Alexander LG

Heterocampa guttivitta
Yurika Alexander LG

Heterocampa guttivitta
Charles Lewallen

Heterocampa guttivitta
Troy Bartlett

9300877995 – Wavy-Lined Heterocampa Moth – Heterocampa biundata
Heterocampa biundata
Carmen Champaigne LG

Heterocampa biundata
Joe Zito LG

Heterocampa biundata
Canadian National Collection LG

Heterocampa biundata
Bob Barber LG

Heterocampa biundata
Canadian National Collection LG

Heterocampa biundata
Dan Leeder LG

Heterocampa biundata
Jason Dombroskie

Heterocampa biundata
Jason Dombroskie

Heterocampa biundata
Roy Sigafus LG

Heterocampa biundata
Troy Bartlett LG

Heterocampa biundata
Troy Bartlett LG

Heterocampa biundata
Tom Murray LG

Heterocampa biundata
Yvonne Merriam LG

9300887996Heterocampa ruficornis
Heterocampa ruficornis
Stan Gorodenski LG
on Emory Oak
Heterocampa ruficornis
Stan Gorodenski LG
on Emory Oak
Heterocampa ruficornis
Stan Gorodenski LG
on Emory Oak
9300907998 – Variable Oakleaf Caterpillar Moth – Lochmaeus manteo
Lochmaeus manteo
Jason Dombroskie

Lochmaeus manteo
Tom Murray LG

Lochmaeus manteo
Tom Murray LG

Lochmaeus manteo
Canadian National Collection LG

Lochmaeus manteo
Canadian National Collection LG

Lochmaeus manteo
McGuire Center LG

Lochmaeus manteo
Jerry Armstrong LG

Lochmaeus manteo
Jason Dombroskie

Lochmaeus manteo
Jason Dombroskie

Lochmaeus manteo
Leslie Angel LG

Lochmaeus manteo
Troy Bartlett LG

Lochmaeus manteo
Tom Murray LG

Lochmaeus manteo
Tom Murray LG

Lochmaeus manteo
Tom Murray LG

9300917999 – Double-lined Prominent Moth – Lochmaeus bilineata
Lochmaeus bilineata
Howell Curtis
late instar
Lochmaeus bilineata
Bob Cammarata LG

Lochmaeus bilineata
Stephen Cresswell LG

Lochmaeus bilineata
Charles Lewallen

Lochmaeus bilineata
Jeff Janci LG

Lochmaeus bilineata
Jason Dombroskie

Lochmaeus bilineata
John & Nancy Rapp LG

Lochmaeus bilineata
Stephen Cresswell LG

Lochmaeus bilineata
Valerie G. Bugh

Lochmaeus bilineata
Valerie G. Bugh

Lochmaeus bilineata
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Lochmaeus bilineata
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

9300938000Theroa zethus
Theroa zethus
Bob Beatson LG

Theroa zethus
Dave Beaudette LG

Theroa zethus
Dave Beaudette LG

Theroa zethus
Bob Beatson LG

Theroa zethus
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Theroa zethus
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

9300978004Schizura biedermani
Schizura biedermani
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Schizura biedermani
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Schizura biedermani
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

9300988005 – Morning-glory Prominent Moth – Schizura ipomaeae
Schizura ipomaeae
Ashley Bradford LG

Schizura ipomaeae
Larry Clarfeld LG

Schizura ipomaeae
Troy Bartlett LG

Schizura ipomaeae
Tom Murray LG

Schizura ipomaeae
Lynette Schimming LG

Schizura ipomaeae
Kevin Stohlgren LG

Schizura ipomaeae
Yurika Alexander LG

Schizura ipomaeae
Tom Murray LG

Schizura ipomaeae
Mike Quinn LG

Schizura ipomaeae
Ken Childs LG

Schizura ipomaeae
Canadian National Collection LG

Schizura ipomaeae
Ilona Loser LG

9300998006 – Chestnut Schizura Moth – Schizura badia
Schizura badia
Tom Murray LG

Schizura badia
Tom Murray LG

9301008007 – Unicorn Caterpillar Moth – Schizura unicornis
Schizura unicornis
Ronnie Gaubert LG

Schizura unicornis
Troy Bartlett LG

Schizura unicornis
Sharon Perrault LG

Schizura unicornis
Dan Leeder LG

Schizura unicornis
Janice Stiefel
5th instar
Schizura unicornis
Martha Reinhardt

Schizura unicornis
Phil Huntley-Franck LG

Schizura unicornis
Troy Bartlett LG

Schizura unicornis
Tom Murray LG

Schizura unicornis
Tom Murray LG

Schizura unicornis
Valerie G. Bugh

Schizura unicornis
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

9301018008Schizura errucata
Schizura errucata
Mike Quinn LG

Schizura errucata
Mike Quinn LG

Schizura errucata
Lisa Reid LG

9301038010 – Red-humped Caterpillar Moth – Schizura concinna
Schizura concinna
Tom Murray LG

Schizura concinna
Canadian National Collection LG

Schizura concinna
Charles Lewallen LG

Schizura concinna
Ashley Bradford LG

Schizura concinna
Bob Barber LG

Schizura concinna
Chris Adam LG

Schizura concinna
Canadian National Collection LG

Schizura concinna
McGuire Center LG

Schizura concinna
Howell Curtis

Schizura concinna
Jason Dombroskie

Schizura concinna
Mike Miller LG

Schizura concinna
Tom Murray LG

Schizura concinna
Tom Murray LG

Schizura concinna
Tom Murray LG

9301048011 – Black-blotched Schizura Moth – Schizura leptinoides
Schizura leptinoides
Bob Barber LG

Schizura leptinoides
Bob Cammarata LG

Schizura leptinoides
Tom Murray LG

Schizura leptinoides
Bob Barber LG

Schizura leptinoides
Canadian National Collection LG

Schizura leptinoides
Harvey Schmidt LG

Schizura leptinoides
Harvey Schmidt LG

Schizura leptinoides
Martha Reinhardt

Schizura leptinoides
Martha Reinhardt
on Hickory
Schizura leptinoides
Valerie G. Bugh

Schizura leptinoides
Giff Beaton LG
on Hickory
9301058012 – Red-washed Prominent Moth – Oligocentria semirufescens
Oligocentria semirufescens
Tom Murray LG

Oligocentria semirufescens
Canadian National Collection LG

Oligocentria semirufescens
Canadian National Collection LG

Oligocentria semirufescens
Kerry Yurewicz LG

Oligocentria semirufescens
Kerry Yurewicz LG

Oligocentria semirufescens
Jason Knight LG

Oligocentria semirufescens
Giff Beaton LG
on Titi
9301068013Oligocentria alpica
Oligocentria alpica
Michael Plagens
on berberis
9301108017 – White-streaked Prominent Moth – Oligocentria lignicolor
Oligocentria lignicolor
Troy Bartlett LG

Oligocentria lignicolor
Tom Murray LG

Oligocentria lignicolor
Bob Cammarata LG

Oligocentria lignicolor
Canadian National Collection LG

Oligocentria lignicolor
Ilze Villers-Golde LG

Oligocentria lignicolor
Jason Dombroskie

Oligocentria lignicolor
Jon Hart LG

Oligocentria lignicolor
Leslie Angel LG

Oligocentria lignicolor
Leslie Durham LG

Oligocentria lignicolor
Leslie Durham LG

Oligocentria lignicolor
Tom Murray LG

Oligocentria lignicolor
Giff Beaton LG
on Oak
9301158022 – Pink Prominent Moth – Hyparpax aurora
Hyparpax aurora
Lew Scharpf LG

Hyparpax aurora
Bob Barber LG

Hyparpax aurora
Bob Barber LG

Hyparpax aurora
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Hyparpax aurora
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Hyparpax aurora
Giff Beaton LG
on Black Oak
9301188025Hyparpax aurostriata
Hyparpax aurostriata
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Hyparpax aurostriata
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

9301408027Lirimiris truncata
Lirimiris truncata
Charles Melton LG

Lirimiris truncata
Margarethe Brummermann LG

Lirimiris truncata
Bob Beatson LG

Lirimiris truncata
Eric Eaton LG

9300538028Crinodes biedermani
Crinodes biedermani
Marilyn Hanson LG

9301388031 – California Oak Moth – Phryganidia californica
Phryganidia californica
Scott Peden LG

Phryganidia californica
Scott Peden LG

Phryganidia californica
Gary McDonald LG

Phryganidia californica
Aaron Schusteff LG

Phryganidia californica
Aaron Schusteff LG

9303558036Gnophaela discreta
Gnophaela discreta
Evan Rand
final instar - 30 mm - on Mertensia lanceolata
9303568037 – Police Car Moth – Gnophaela vermiculata
Gnophaela vermiculata
Jane & John Balaban

9303498038 – Faithful Beauty Moth – Composia fidelissima
Composia fidelissima
Valerie G. Bugh

Composia fidelissima
Giff Beaton LG

9303518039 – Saucy Beauty Moth – Phaloesia saucia
Phaloesia saucia
Stan O. Sterba LG

Phaloesia saucia
Mike Quinn

Phaloesia saucia
Mike Quinn

Phaloesia saucia
Tom Bentley

9303588040 – Northern Giant Flag Moth – Dysschema howardi
Dysschema howardi
Linda Wiener LG

Dysschema howardi
Barb Sendelbach LG

Dysschema howardi
Dave Ferguson LG

Dysschema howardi
Ruth Milner

Dysschema howardi
Evan Rand LG
2 weeks old - 25 mm
Dysschema howardi
Evan Rand LG
hatchlings - 3 mm
Dysschema howardi
Salvador Vitanza LG

9302178043 – Bicolored Moth – Manulea bicolor
Manulea bicolor
Canadian National Collection LG

Manulea bicolor
Canadian National Collection LG

9302198045.1 – Pale Lichen Moth – Crambidia pallida
Crambidia pallida
Canadian National Collection LG

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