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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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Noctuidae (2)
Refereed by John & Jane Balaban
93287510293 – Zebra Caterpillar – Melanchra picta
Melanchra picta
Janice Stiefel
5th instar
Melanchra picta
Janice Stiefel
5th instar
Melanchra picta
Canadian National Collection LG

Melanchra picta
Bryan Reynolds LG

Melanchra picta
Canadian National Collection LG

Melanchra picta
Canadian National Collection LG

Melanchra picta
Jason Dombroskie

Melanchra picta
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Melanchra picta
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Melanchra picta
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

93287710295 – Black Arches – Melanchra assimilis
Melanchra assimilis
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Melanchra assimilis
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

93287810296 – Nevada Arches – Lacanobia nevadae
Lacanobia nevadae
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Lacanobia nevadae
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

93287910297 – Atlantic Arches – Lacanobia atlantica
Lacanobia atlantica
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

93288110299 – Speckled Cutworm – Lacanobia subjuncta
Lacanobia subjuncta
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Lacanobia subjuncta
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

93288210300 – Grand Arches – Lacanobia grandis
Lacanobia grandis
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Lacanobia grandis
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

93288310301 – Otter Spiramater – Spiramater lutra
Spiramater lutra
Canadian National Collection LG

Spiramater lutra
Canadian National Collection LG

Spiramater lutra
Canadian National Collection LG

Spiramater lutra
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Spiramater lutra
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Spiramater lutra
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Spiramater lutra
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Spiramater lutra
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

93288510303Trichordestra tacoma
Trichordestra tacoma
Canadian National Collection LG

93288610304 – Striped Garden Caterpillar – Trichordestra legitima
Trichordestra legitima
Canadian National Collection LG

Trichordestra legitima
Bob Moul

Trichordestra legitima
Martha Reinhardt

Trichordestra legitima
Yurika Alexander LG

Trichordestra legitima
Jason Dombroskie

Trichordestra legitima
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Trichordestra legitima
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Trichordestra legitima
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Trichordestra legitima
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

93288910307 – Aster Cutworm – Trichordestra lilacina
Trichordestra lilacina
Janice Stiefel

Trichordestra lilacina
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Trichordestra lilacina
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

93289210310Papestra quadrata
Papestra quadrata
Canadian National Collection LG

93286310332Coranarta luteola
Coranarta luteola
Canadian National Collection LG

Coranarta luteola
Canadian National Collection LG

93299210334Lasionycta staudingeri
Lasionycta staudingeri
Canadian National Collection LG

93297510360Lasionycta mutilata
Lasionycta mutilata
Canadian National Collection LG

93297310362Lasionycta conjugata
Lasionycta conjugata
Canadian National Collection LG

93301710370Lacinipolia lustralis
Lacinipolia lustralis
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Lacinipolia lustralis
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

93304210395Lacinipolia pensilis
Lacinipolia pensilis
Canadian National Collection LG

Lacinipolia pensilis
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Lacinipolia pensilis
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Lacinipolia pensilis
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Lacinipolia pensilis
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

93304310396Lacinipolia basiplaga
Lacinipolia basiplaga
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Lacinipolia basiplaga
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Lacinipolia basiplaga
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Lacinipolia basiplaga
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

93304410397 – Bristly Cutworm – Lacinipolia renigera
Lacinipolia renigera
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Lacinipolia renigera
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Lacinipolia renigera
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Lacinipolia renigera
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

93304510398 – Brown Arches – Lacinipolia stricta
Lacinipolia stricta
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Lacinipolia stricta
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

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