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Digital Guide to Moth Identification

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

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