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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
9302468196 – Parthenice Tiger Moth – Apantesis parthenice
Apantesis parthenice
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Apantesis parthenice
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

9302448197 – Virgin Tiger Moth – Apantesis virgo
Apantesis virgo
Canadian National Collection LG

Apantesis virgo
Jason Dombroskie

Apantesis virgo
Stuart Schwartz

Apantesis virgo
Jason Dombroskie

Apantesis virgo
Stuart Schwartz

9302408199 – Arge Moth – Apantesis arge
Apantesis arge
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

930275.978199.97 – Unidentified Grammia Species – Apantesis [Grammia] sp
Apantesis [Grammia] sp
Jason Dombroskie

Apantesis [Grammia] sp
Jason Dombroskie

Apantesis [Grammia] sp
Jason Dombroskie

Apantesis [Grammia] sp
Jason Dombroskie

9303598201Hypocrisias minima
Hypocrisias minima
Bob Beatson LG

9303648202 – Florida Tussock Moth – Halysidota cinctipes
Halysidota cinctipes
McGuire Center LG

Halysidota cinctipes
Alan Chin-Lee

Halysidota cinctipes
Alan Chin-Lee

9303608203 – Banded Tussock Moth – Halysidota tessellaris
Halysidota tessellaris
Martha Reinhardt

Halysidota tessellaris
Bob Moul

Halysidota tessellaris
Canadian National Collection LG

Halysidota tessellaris
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Halysidota tessellaris
Charles Lewallen

Halysidota tessellaris
Henning von Schmeling

Halysidota tessellaris
Henning von Schmeling

Halysidota tessellaris
Jerry Armstrong LG

Halysidota tessellaris
Lynette Schimming

Halysidota tessellaris
Martha Reinhardt

Halysidota tessellaris
Howell Curtis

Halysidota tessellaris
Yurika Alexander LG

9303618204 – Sycamore Tussock Moth – Halysidota harrisii
Halysidota harrisii
Henning von Schmeling

Halysidota harrisii
Jim Kennedy

Halysidota harrisii
Troy Bartlett

Halysidota harrisii
Ken Childs LG

Halysidota harrisii
Ken Childs LG

Halysidota harrisii
Ken Childs LG

Halysidota harrisii
Joanne Shuman

Halysidota harrisii
Ken Childs LG

9303628205 – Davis' Tussock Moth – Halysidota davisii
Halysidota davisii
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

9303678208Lophocampa ingens
Lophocampa ingens
Bob Barber LG

9303688209 – Silver-spotted Tiger Moth – Lophocampa argentata
Lophocampa argentata
Lynette Schimming

9303708211 – Hickory Tussock Moth – Lophocampa caryae
Lophocampa caryae
Betsy Higgins

Lophocampa caryae
Bob Moul

Lophocampa caryae
McGuire Center LG

Lophocampa caryae
Phil Penketh

Lophocampa caryae
Chris Adam LG

9303718212Lophocampa mixta
Lophocampa mixta
Bob Beatson LG

Lophocampa mixta
Libby & Rick Avis

Lophocampa mixta
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Lophocampa mixta
Salvador Vitanza LG

Lophocampa mixta
Salvador Vitanza LG

9303738214 – Spotted Tussock Moth – Lophocampa maculata
Lophocampa maculata
Shane Fitzgibbons LG

Lophocampa maculata
Douglas Harper LG

Lophocampa maculata
John Davis LG

Lophocampa maculata
Larry de March LG

Lophocampa maculata
Jane & John Balaban LG

Lophocampa maculata
Margrethe Brummermann LG

Lophocampa maculata
Brandon Woo LG

Lophocampa maculata
Lynette Schimming LG

Lophocampa maculata
Bob Cammarata LG

Lophocampa maculata
John Ashley LG

Lophocampa maculata
Libby & Rick Avis LG

Lophocampa maculata
John Skierski LG

9303758216 – Santa Ana Tussock Moth – Lophocampa annulosa
Lophocampa annulosa
Bob Beatson LG

Lophocampa annulosa
Henning von Schmeling

Lophocampa annulosa
Giff Beaton LG
on Ampelopsis cordata
9303798219Apocrisias thaumasta
Apocrisias thaumasta
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

9303868226Carales arizonensis
Carales arizonensis
Tom Bentley

9303878227 – Yellow-winged Pareuchaetes Moth – Pareuchaetes insulata
Pareuchaetes insulata
Valerie G. Bugh

Pareuchaetes insulata
Bob Beatson LG

Pareuchaetes insulata
Jeff Hollenbeck

Pareuchaetes insulata
Tom Bentley LG

Pareuchaetes insulata
Richard Crook LG

Pareuchaetes insulata
Giff Beaton LG
on Eupatorium
9304028229Cycnia collaris
Cycnia collaris
Howell Curtis

Cycnia collaris
Charles Lewallen

Cycnia collaris
Jane & John Balaban LG

9304048230 – Delicate Cycnia Moth – Cycnia tenera
Cycnia tenera
Bob Moul

Cycnia tenera
Bob Moul

Cycnia tenera
Bob Moul

Cycnia tenera
Howell Curtis

Cycnia tenera
Jason Dombroskie

Cycnia tenera
Janice Stiefel
5th instar
Cycnia tenera
Seth Ausubel LG

Cycnia tenera
Seth Ausubel LG

Cycnia tenera
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Cycnia tenera
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Cycnia tenera
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Cycnia tenera
Jeff Janci LG

9304078233Euchaetes perlevis
Euchaetes perlevis
Randy Hardy LG
13 mm
Euchaetes perlevis
Randy Hardy LG
on Sarcostemma hirtellum
Euchaetes perlevis
Randy Hardy LG
on Sarcostemma hirtellum - 17 mm
Euchaetes perlevis
Randy Hardy

9304118237Euchaetes elegans
Euchaetes elegans
Randy Hardy LG

Euchaetes elegans
Randy Hardy LG

Euchaetes elegans
Randy Hardy LG

Euchaetes elegans
Randy Hardy LG

Euchaetes elegans
Randy Hardy LG

Euchaetes elegans
Randy Hardy LG

Euchaetes elegans
Randy Hardy LG

Euchaetes elegans
Randy Hardy

Euchaetes elegans
Randy Hardy

9304128238 – Milkweed Tussock Moth – Euchaetes egle
Euchaetes egle
Valerie G. Bugh

Euchaetes egle
Jason Dombroskie

Euchaetes egle
Bob Moul

Euchaetes egle
Canadian National Collection LG

Euchaetes egle
Martha Reinhardt

Euchaetes egle
Steve Scott
early instar
Euchaetes egle
Cheryl Johnson

Euchaetes egle
Carroll Rudy

Euchaetes egle
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

9304158241Euchaetes bolteri
Euchaetes bolteri
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Euchaetes bolteri
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Euchaetes bolteri
Bo Zaremba LG

Euchaetes bolteri
Bryan Reynolds LG

Euchaetes bolteri
Tom Murray LG

9304188244Pygoctenucha terminalis
Pygoctenucha terminalis
Charles Melton LG

Pygoctenucha terminalis
Bob Beatson LG

9303888246 – Crimson-bodied Lichen Moth – Lerina incarnata
Lerina incarnata
Arlene Ripley
mid instar
9304228249 – Clio Tiger Moth – Ectypia clio
Ectypia clio
Stephen Holloway LG

Ectypia clio
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Ectypia clio
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

9304238250Pygarctia murina
Pygarctia murina
Bob Barber LG

Pygarctia murina
Bob Barber LG

Pygarctia murina
Margarethe Brummermann LG

9304278253Pygarctia roseicapitis
Pygarctia roseicapitis
Bob Beatson LG

Pygarctia roseicapitis
Bob Beatson LG

Pygarctia roseicapitis
Salvador Vitanza LG

9304338260 – Veined Ctenucha Moth – Ctenucha venosa
Ctenucha venosa
Bob Barber LG

Ctenucha venosa
Bob Barber LG

Ctenucha venosa
Bob Barber LG

9304358262 – Virginia Ctenucha Moth – Ctenucha virginica
Ctenucha virginica
Tony DiTerlizzi

Ctenucha virginica
Anthony W. Thomas
5th instar
Ctenucha virginica
Nolie Schneider

Ctenucha virginica
Canadian National Collection LG

Ctenucha virginica
Jason Dombroskie

Ctenucha virginica
Jason Dombroskie

Ctenucha virginica
Jason Dombroskie

Ctenucha virginica
Nolie Schneider

Ctenucha virginica
Nolie Schneider

Ctenucha virginica
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Ctenucha virginica
Jason Dombroskie

Ctenucha virginica
Nolie Schneider

9304398266 – Black-winged Dahana Moth – Dahana atripennis
Dahana atripennis
Carol Wolf LG

Dahana atripennis
Carol Wolf LG

Dahana atripennis
Carol Wolf LG

Dahana atripennis
Richard Crook LG

9304408267 – Yellow-collared Scape Moth – Cisseps fulvicollis
Cisseps fulvicollis
Jason Dombroskie

Cisseps fulvicollis
Janice Stiefel
5th instar
Cisseps fulvicollis
McGuire Center LG

Cisseps fulvicollis
Leslie Angel LG

Cisseps fulvicollis
Jane & John Balaban LG

Cisseps fulvicollis
Tom Bentley

9304438270 – Edwards' Wasp Moth – Lymire edwardsii
Lymire edwardsii
Bob Patterson

Lymire edwardsii
Bob Patterson

Lymire edwardsii
Bob Patterson

Lymire edwardsii
Paul Ayick LG

Lymire edwardsii
Lyn Atherton

Lymire edwardsii
Lyn Atherton

Lymire edwardsii
Richard Crook LG

Lymire edwardsii
Richard Crook LG

9304588280 – Scarlet-bodied Wasp Moth – Cosmosoma myrodora
Cosmosoma myrodora
Alan Chin-Lee

Cosmosoma myrodora
Alan Chin-Lee

9304628284 – Polka-dot Wasp Moth – Syntomeida epilais
Syntomeida epilais
McGuire Center LG

Syntomeida epilais
Bob Moul

Syntomeida epilais
Alan Chin-Lee

Syntomeida epilais
Alan Chin-Lee

Syntomeida epilais
Alan Chin-Lee

Syntomeida epilais
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

9304638286 – Lesser Wasp Moth – Pseudocharis minima
Pseudocharis minima
Alan Chin-Lee
1st instar
Pseudocharis minima
Alan Chin-Lee
eggs
9304658287 – Texas Wasp Moth – Horama panthalon
Horama panthalon
Giff Beaton LG
on Schaefferia cuneifolia
930468.988288.98Arctiinae sp
Arctiinae sp
Jason Dombroskie

9301428290Gynaephora rossii
Gynaephora rossii
Canadian National Collection LG

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