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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
9302058090 – Painted Lichen Moth – Hypoprepia fucosa
Hypoprepia fucosa
Canadian National Collection LG

Hypoprepia fucosa
Carl Barrentine LG

9303968099 – Mouse-colored Lichen Moth – Pagara simplex
Pagara simplex
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Pagara simplex
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

9301738104.1Acsala anomala
Acsala anomala
Canadian National Collection LG

9303488105 – Ornate Bella Moth – Utetheisa ornatrix
Utetheisa ornatrix
Karen Anthonisen Finch LG

Utetheisa ornatrix
Sean McCann LG

Utetheisa ornatrix
Mike Deep

Utetheisa ornatrix
Alan Chin-Lee

Utetheisa ornatrix
Mike Cruz LG

Utetheisa ornatrix
Mike Cruz LG

Utetheisa ornatrix
Machele White

Utetheisa ornatrix
Machele White

Utetheisa ornatrix
Darryl Searcy
host plant
Utetheisa ornatrix
Machele White
host plant
Utetheisa ornatrix
Machele White
pupa
Utetheisa ornatrix
Machele White

9303418107 – Clymene Moth – Haploa clymene
Haploa clymene
Betsy Higgins

Haploa clymene
Betsy Higgins

Haploa clymene
Betsy Higgins

Haploa clymene
Betsy Higgins

9303428108 – Colona Moth – Haploa colona
Haploa colona
Canadian National Collection LG

9303448110 – Neighbor Moth – Haploa contigua
Haploa contigua
Canadian National Collection LG

Haploa contigua
Canadian National Collection LG

9303458111 – Leconte's Haploa Moth – Haploa lecontei
Haploa lecontei
Angella Moorehouse LG

Haploa lecontei
Jason Dombroskie

Haploa lecontei
Patrick Alexander LG

9303468112 – Confused Haploa Moth – Haploa confusa
Haploa confusa
Canadian National Collection LG

Haploa confusa
Anthony W. Thomas

Haploa confusa
Charles Lewallen

Haploa confusa
Canadian National Collection LG

Haploa confusa
Jason Dombroskie

Haploa confusa
Jason Dombroskie

Haploa confusa
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Haploa confusa
Jane & John Balaban LG

Haploa confusa
Jane & John Balaban LG

Haploa confusa
Jane & John Balaban LG

Haploa confusa
Jeff Janci LG

930346.978112.97Haploa sp
Haploa sp
Jason Dombroskie

Haploa sp
Jason Dombroskie

Haploa sp
Hannah Nendick-Mason

9303478113 – Cinnabar Moth – Tyria jacobaeae
Tyria jacobaeae
Lynette Schimming

Tyria jacobaeae
Canadian National Collection LG

9302998121 – Orange Holomelina Moth – Virbia aurantiaca
Virbia aurantiaca
Canadian National Collection LG

Virbia aurantiaca
McGuire Center LG

9303078124 – Immaculate Holomelina Moth – Virbia immaculata
Virbia immaculata
McGuire Center LG

9303018125Virbia fragilis
Virbia fragilis
McGuire Center LG

Virbia fragilis
McGuire Center LG

930307.978125.97 – Unidentified Virbia Moths – Virbia sp
Virbia sp
Jason Dombroskie

9303358129 – Isabella Tiger Moth – Pyrrharctia isabella
Pyrrharctia isabella
Bob Moul

Pyrrharctia isabella
Canadian National Collection LG

Pyrrharctia isabella
Jason Dombroskie

Pyrrharctia isabella
Betsy Higgins
1st instar
Pyrrharctia isabella
Betsy Higgins
2nd & 3rd instar
Pyrrharctia isabella
Jason Dombroskie

Pyrrharctia isabella
Betsy Higgins

Pyrrharctia isabella
Betsy Higgins

Pyrrharctia isabella
Jason Dombroskie

Pyrrharctia isabella
Sean McCann
1st instar
9303088130 – Echo Moth – Seirarctia echo
Seirarctia echo
McGuire Center LG

9303178131 – Salt Marsh Moth – Estigmene acrea
Estigmene acrea
Bob Moul

Estigmene acrea
Canadian National Collection LG

Estigmene acrea
Valerie G. Bugh

Estigmene acrea
Betsy Higgins

Estigmene acrea
Betsy Higgins

Estigmene acrea
Charles Lewallen

Estigmene acrea
Hannah Nendick-Mason

Estigmene acrea
Hannah Nendick-Mason

Estigmene acrea
Jillian Cowes

Estigmene acrea
Jillian Cowes

Estigmene acrea
Jason Dombroskie

Estigmene acrea
Valerie G. Bugh

Estigmene acrea
Valerie G. Bugh

9303118133 – Pink-legged Tiger Moth – Spilosoma latipennis
Spilosoma latipennis
Carroll Rudy
4th instar
Spilosoma latipennis
Carroll Rudy
3rd instar
Spilosoma latipennis
Carroll Rudy
5th instar
Spilosoma latipennis
Carroll Rudy
diapause
Spilosoma latipennis
Carroll Rudy

9303098134 – Agreeable Tiger Moth – Spilosoma congrua
Spilosoma congrua
Troy Bartlett

Spilosoma congrua
Anthony W. Thomas

Spilosoma congrua
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Spilosoma congrua
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Spilosoma congrua
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Spilosoma congrua
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

9303108136 – Dubious Tiger Moth – Spilosoma dubia
Spilosoma dubia
Canadian National Collection LG

9303168137 – Virginian Tiger Moth – Spilosoma virginica
Spilosoma virginica
Canadian National Collection LG

Spilosoma virginica
Valerie G. Bugh

Spilosoma virginica
Valerie G. Bugh

Spilosoma virginica
Martha Reinhardt

Spilosoma virginica
Martha Reinhardt

Spilosoma virginica
Bruce Duncan

Spilosoma virginica
Bob Moul

Spilosoma virginica
Howell Curtis

Spilosoma virginica
Jason Dombroskie

Spilosoma virginica
Bob Moul

Spilosoma virginica
Valerie G. Bugh

Spilosoma virginica
Ken Childs LG

Spilosoma virginica
Betsy Higgins

Spilosoma virginica
Betsy Higgins

9303198140 – Fall Webworm Moth – Hyphantria cunea
Hyphantria cunea
Nolie Schneider

Hyphantria cunea
Richard Leung

Hyphantria cunea
Jason Dombroskie

Hyphantria cunea
Betsy Higgins

Hyphantria cunea
Canadian National Collection LG

Hyphantria cunea
McGuire Center LG

Hyphantria cunea
Howell Curtis

Hyphantria cunea
Jason Dombroskie

Hyphantria cunea
Valerie G. Bugh

Hyphantria cunea
Nolie Schneider

Hyphantria cunea
Nolie Schneider

Hyphantria cunea
Anthony W. Thomas

Hyphantria cunea
Bob Moul

Hyphantria cunea
Jason Dombroskie

Hyphantria cunea
John Himmelman

9303218144 – Many-spotted Tiger Moth – Hypercompe permaculata
Hypercompe permaculata
Marius Aurelian

Hypercompe permaculata
Marius Aurelian
eclosing
Hypercompe permaculata
Marius Aurelian

9303238146 – Giant Leopard Moth – Hypercompe scribonia
Hypercompe scribonia
Machele White

Hypercompe scribonia
Sasha Azevedo LG
Hypercompe scribonia
Valerie G. Bugh

Hypercompe scribonia
Valerie G. Bugh

Hypercompe scribonia
Bob Moul

Hypercompe scribonia
Machele White

Hypercompe scribonia
Machele White

Hypercompe scribonia
Valerie G. Bugh

Hypercompe scribonia
Machele White

Hypercompe scribonia
Machele White

9303258149Hypercompe suffusa
Hypercompe suffusa
Salvador Vitanza LG
on Cat's-Claw Vine (Dolichandra unguis-cati)
Hypercompe suffusa
Salvador Vitanza LG
on Cat's-Claw Vine (Dolichandra unguis-cati)
9303308155 – Tiger Moth – Arachnis aulaea
Arachnis aulaea
Tom Bentley LG

9303328156 – Ruby Tiger Moth – Phragmatobia fuliginosa
Phragmatobia fuliginosa
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Phragmatobia fuliginosa
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

9302378160.1Chelis lafontainei
Chelis lafontainei
Canadian National Collection LG

Chelis lafontainei
Canadian National Collection LG

9302888162 – St. Lawrence Tiger Moth – Arctia parthenos
Arctia parthenos
Jason Dombroskie

Arctia parthenos
Bob Moul

9302898163 – Ranchman's Tiger Moth – Arctia virginalis
Arctia virginalis
Marius V. Aurelian

9302858165Arctia lapponica
Arctia lapponica
Canadian National Collection LG

Arctia lapponica
Canadian National Collection LG

9302868165.2Arctia yarrowii
Arctia yarrowii
Canadian National Collection LG

9302908166 – Great Tiger Moth – Arctia caja
Arctia caja
Jason Dombroskie

Arctia caja
Jason Dombroskie

Arctia caja
Jane & John Balaban LG

9302918166.1 – Tiger Moth – Arctia opulenta
Arctia opulenta
David Livingstone

Arctia opulenta
David Livingstone

9302788169 – Harnessed Tiger Moth – Apantesis phalerata
Apantesis phalerata
Ken Childs LG

Apantesis phalerata
Ken Childs LG

Apantesis phalerata
Ken Childs LG

Apantesis phalerata
Ken Childs LG

9302508172Apantesis quenseli
Apantesis quenseli
Canadian National Collection LG

Apantesis quenseli
Canadian National Collection LG

9302478175 – Little Virgin Tiger Moth – Apantesis virguncula
Apantesis virguncula
Carl Barrentine LG

9302558180Apantesis incorrupta
Apantesis incorrupta
Bob Beatson LG

9302428194 – Phyllira Tiger Moth – Apantesis phyllira
Apantesis phyllira
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Apantesis phyllira
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

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