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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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Noctuidae (1)
Refereed by John & Jane Balaban
9304718323 – Common Idia Moth – Idia aemula
Idia aemula
Canadian National Collection LG

Idia aemula
Canadian National Collection LG

9304748326 – Rotund Idia Moth – Idia rotundalis
Idia rotundalis
Canadian National Collection LG

9304768328Idia julia
Idia julia
Canadian National Collection LG

9304828334 – Glossy Black Idia Moth – Idia lubricalis
Idia lubricalis
Jason Dombroskie

Idia lubricalis
Jason Dombroskie

Idia lubricalis
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Idia lubricalis
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

9304968349Zanclognatha protumnusalis
Zanclognatha protumnusalis
Canadian National Collection LG

Zanclognatha protumnusalis
Canadian National Collection LG

930501.978354.97Zanclognatha sp
Zanclognatha sp
McGuire Center LG

9305118360 – Bronzy Macrochilo Moth – Macrochilo orciferalis
Macrochilo orciferalis
Canadian National Collection LG

Macrochilo orciferalis
Canadian National Collection LG

9305518397 – Dark-spotted Palthis Moth – Palthis angulalis
Palthis angulalis
Canadian National Collection LG

Palthis angulalis
Canadian National Collection LG

Palthis angulalis
Canadian National Collection LG

Palthis angulalis
Betsy Higgins

Palthis angulalis
Betsy Higgins

9305958405Oxycilla tripla
Oxycilla tripla
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Oxycilla tripla
John G. Franclemont CUIC

9306608435Sigela eoides
Sigela eoides
McGuire Center LG

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