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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
9300037895 – Sigmoid Prominent Moth – Clostera albosigma
Clostera albosigma
Martha Reinhardt

Clostera albosigma
Betsy Higgins

Clostera albosigma
Carroll Rudy
4th instar
Clostera albosigma
Carroll Rudy

Clostera albosigma
Martha Reinhardt

Clostera albosigma
Carroll Rudy
5th instar
Clostera albosigma
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

9300047896 – Angle-lined Prominent Moth – Clostera inclusa
Clostera inclusa
Martha Reinhardt

Clostera inclusa
Bob Barber LG

Clostera inclusa
McGuire Center LG

Clostera inclusa
McGuire Center LG

Clostera inclusa
Howell Curtis

Clostera inclusa
Howell Curtis

9300067898 – Striped Chocolate-tip Moth – Clostera strigosa
Clostera strigosa
Janice Stiefel
5th instar
Clostera strigosa
Janice Stiefel
4th instar
Clostera strigosa
Janice Stiefel
3rd instar
9300097901 – Apical Prominent Moth – Clostera apicalis
Clostera apicalis
Janice Stiefel
5th instar
Clostera apicalis
Janice Stiefel

9300337902 – Yellow-necked Caterpillar Moth – Datana ministra
Datana ministra
Canadian National Collection LG

Datana ministra
Jason Dombroskie

Datana ministra
Jason Dombroskie

Datana ministra
Jason Dombroskie

Datana ministra
Jason Dombroskie

9300357904 – Drexel's Datana Moth – Datana drexelii
Datana drexelii
Tom Murray

9300367905 – Major Datana Moth – Datana major
Datana major
McGuire Center LG

Datana major
Seth Ausubel LG

Datana major
Lynette Schimming

9300377906 – Contracted Datana Moth – Datana contracta
Datana contracta
Charles Lewallen

9300387907 – Walnut Caterpillar Moth – Datana integerrima
Datana integerrima
Charles Lewallen

Datana integerrima
Seth Ausubel LG

Datana integerrima
Ken Childs LG

Datana integerrima
Machele White

Datana integerrima
Tom Bentley

9300397908 – Spotted Datana Moth – Datana perspicua
Datana perspicua
Bob Barber LG

9300467915 – White-dotted Prominent Moth – Nadata gibbosa
Nadata gibbosa
McGuire Center LG

Nadata gibbosa
Bob Moul

Nadata gibbosa
Betsy Higgins

Nadata gibbosa
Leslie Angel LG

Nadata gibbosa
Betsy Higgins

Nadata gibbosa
Canadian National Collection LG

Nadata gibbosa
Howell Curtis

Nadata gibbosa
Jason Dombroskie

Nadata gibbosa
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Nadata gibbosa
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Nadata gibbosa
Janice Stiefel
5th instar
Nadata gibbosa
Betsy Higgins

9300107917 – Georgian Prominent Moth – Hyperaeschra georgica
Hyperaeschra georgica
Lynette Schimming LG

Hyperaeschra georgica
Jo McGavin LG

Hyperaeschra georgica
Mike Quinn LG

Hyperaeschra georgica
Jennifer Orth LG

Hyperaeschra georgica
Jennifer Orth LG

Hyperaeschra georgica
Canadian National Collection LG

9300487919 – Oval-Based Prominent Moth – Peridea basitriens
Peridea basitriens
Tom Murray LG

Peridea basitriens
Sharon Perrault LG

Peridea basitriens
Jason Dombroskie

Peridea basitriens
Jason Dombroskie

Peridea basitriens
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Peridea basitriens
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

9300497920 – Angulose Prominent Moth – Peridea angulosa
Peridea angulosa
Charley Eiseman LG

Peridea angulosa
Bob Barber LG

Peridea angulosa
Troy Bartlett LG

Peridea angulosa
Lee Ruth LG

Peridea angulosa
Tom Murray LG

Peridea angulosa
Leslie Angel LG

Peridea angulosa
Mike Quinn LG

Peridea angulosa
Tom Murray LG

Peridea angulosa
Tom Murray LG

Peridea angulosa
Lynette Schimming LG

Peridea angulosa
Troy Bartlett LG

Peridea angulosa
Leslie Angel LG

9300507921 – Chocolate Prominent Moth – Peridea ferruginea
Peridea ferruginea
Janice Steifel LG
4th instar, 20 days
Peridea ferruginea
Janice Steifel LG
5th instar, 29 days
Peridea ferruginea
Canadian National Collection LG

Peridea ferruginea
Canadian National Collection LG

Peridea ferruginea
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Peridea ferruginea
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

9300127922 – Black-rimmed Prominent Moth – Pheosia rimosa
Pheosia rimosa
Tom Murray LG

Pheosia rimosa
Matt Goff LG

Pheosia rimosa
Tom Murray LG

Pheosia rimosa
Canadian National Collection LG

Pheosia rimosa
Jason Dombroskie

Pheosia rimosa
Jason Dombroskie

Pheosia rimosa
Janice Stiefel LG
5th instar
Pheosia rimosa
Janice Stiefel LG
5th instar
Pheosia rimosa
Susan Wise-Eagle LG

9300137924 – Elegant prominent Moth – [Odontosia] elegans
[Odontosia] elegans
Canadian National Collection LG

[Odontosia] elegans
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

[Odontosia] elegans
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

9300157926 – Finned-willow Prominent Moth – Notodonta scitipennis
Notodonta scitipennis
Canadian National Collection LG

Notodonta scitipennis
Canadian National Collection LG

Notodonta scitipennis
Canadian National Collection LG

Notodonta scitipennis
Tom Murray LG

Notodonta scitipennis
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Notodonta scitipennis
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

9300177928 – Northern Finned Prominent Moth – Notodonta torva
Notodonta torva
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Notodonta torva
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

9300187929 – Double-toothed Prominent Moth – Nerice bidentata
Nerice bidentata
Carmen Champaigne LG

Nerice bidentata
Janice Stiefel LG
5th instar
Nerice bidentata
Tom Murray LG

Nerice bidentata
Janice Stiefel LG
3rd instar, 11 days
Nerice bidentata
Tom Murray LG

Nerice bidentata
Bob Moul

Nerice bidentata
Howell Curtis
late instar
Nerice bidentata
Canadian National Collection LG

Nerice bidentata
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Nerice bidentata
Sara Rall LG

Nerice bidentata
Jason Dombroskie

Nerice bidentata
Jason Dombroskie

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