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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
9301428290Gynaephora rossii
Gynaephora rossii
Canadian National Collection LG

9301448292 – Tephra Tussock Moth – Dasychira tephra
Dasychira tephra
Carol Wolf LG

9301458293 – Sharp-lined Tussock Moth – Dasychira dorsipennata
Dasychira dorsipennata
Canadian National Collection LG

9301468294 – Variable Tussock Moth – Dasychira vagans
Dasychira vagans
Jason Dombroskie

Dasychira vagans
Jason Dombroskie

Dasychira vagans
Canadian National Collection LG

Dasychira vagans
Canadian National Collection LG

Dasychira vagans
Jason Dombroskie

Dasychira vagans
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Dasychira vagans
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Dasychira vagans
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Dasychira vagans
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

9301508298 – Southern Tussock Moth – Dasychira meridionalis
Dasychira meridionalis
Machele White

Dasychira meridionalis
Machele White

9301548302 – Streaked Tussock Moth – Dasychira obliquata
Dasychira obliquata
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

9301568304 – Northern Pine Tussock Moth – Dasychira plagiata
Dasychira plagiata
Canadian National Collection LG

Dasychira plagiata
Jason Dombroskie

Dasychira plagiata
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

9301598307 – Manto Tussock Moth – Dasychira manto
Dasychira manto
McGuire Center LG

9301608308 – Rusty Tussock Moth – Orgyia antiqua
Orgyia antiqua
Harvey Schmidt LG

Orgyia antiqua
Tom Murray LG

Orgyia antiqua
Canadian National Collection LG

Orgyia antiqua
Jason Dombroskie

Orgyia antiqua
Canadian National Collection LG

Orgyia antiqua
Canadian National Collection LG

Orgyia antiqua
Canadian National Collection LG

Orgyia antiqua
Jason Dombroskie

Orgyia antiqua
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

9301618309 – Western Tussock Moth – Orgyia vetusta
Orgyia vetusta
Aaron Schusteff LG

Orgyia vetusta
Aaron Schusteff LG

Orgyia vetusta
Don Loarie LG

Orgyia vetusta
Moria Robinson on Ceanothus cuneatus LG
and Arctostaphylos manzanita
Orgyia vetusta
Moria Robinson on Adenostoma fasciculatum, LG
and Quercus wislizenii and berberidifolia
Orgyia vetusta
Moria Robinson on Ceanothus cuneatus LG
and Quercus wislizenii and berberidifolia
Orgyia vetusta
Hartmut Wisch

9301648312 – Douglas Fir Tussock Moth – Orgyia pseudotsugata
Orgyia pseudotsugata
Bob Barber LG

Orgyia pseudotsugata
Lynette Schimming LG

Orgyia pseudotsugata
Will Chatfield-Taylor LG

Orgyia pseudotsugata
William Geoghegan LG

Orgyia pseudotsugata
Marius Aurelian

Orgyia pseudotsugata
Marius Aurelian

Orgyia pseudotsugata
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Orgyia pseudotsugata
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

9301658313 – Fir Tussock Moth – Orgyia detrita
Orgyia detrita
Seth Ausubel LG

Orgyia detrita
Jon Hart LG

Orgyia detrita
Jon Hart LG

Orgyia detrita
Gary McClellan LG

Orgyia detrita
Gary McClellan LG

Orgyia detrita
Machele White

9301668314 – Definite Tussock Moth – Orgyia definita
Orgyia definita
Canadian National Collection LG

Orgyia definita
Janice Stiefel
5th instar
Orgyia definita
Chris Adam LG

Orgyia definita
Martha Reinhardt

Orgyia definita
Janice Stiefel
5th instar
Orgyia definita
Martha Reinhardt

Orgyia definita
Martha Reinhardt

Orgyia definita
Martha Reinhardt

Orgyia definita
Janice Stiefel
pupa
9301678315Orgyia leuschneri
Orgyia leuschneri
Jason Robert O'Gorman LG

9301688316 – White-marked Tussock Moth – Orgyia leucostigma
Orgyia leucostigma
Nolie Schneider

Orgyia leucostigma
Canadian National Collection LG

Orgyia leucostigma
Canadian National Collection LG

Orgyia leucostigma
Bob Moul

Orgyia leucostigma
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Orgyia leucostigma
Robert Patterson
parasitoids
Orgyia leucostigma
Canadian National Collection LG

Orgyia leucostigma
Jason Dombroskie

Orgyia leucostigma
Jason Dombroskie

Orgyia leucostigma
Larry de March

Orgyia leucostigma
Janice Stiefel
5th instar
Orgyia leucostigma
Larry de March

9301418318 – Gypsy Moth – Lymantria dispar
Lymantria dispar
Canadian National Collection LG

Lymantria dispar
Canadian National Collection LG

Lymantria dispar
Canadian National Collection LG

Lymantria dispar
Chris Adam LG

Lymantria dispar
Jason Dombroskie

Lymantria dispar
Jason Dombroskie

Lymantria dispar
Seth Ausubel LG

Lymantria dispar
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Lymantria dispar
Nolie Schneider

Lymantria dispar
Nolie Schneider

Lymantria dispar
Jason Dombroskie

Lymantria dispar
Jason Dombroskie
pupae
9301708319 – Satin Moth – Leucoma salicis
Leucoma salicis
Don Johnston LG

Leucoma salicis
Martha Reinhardt

Leucoma salicis
Lynette Schimming LG

Leucoma salicis
Canadian National Collection LG

Leucoma salicis
Canadian National Collection LG

Leucoma salicis
Lynette Schimming LG

Leucoma salicis
Heidi Ware LG

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