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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
93279110508Egira crucialis
Egira crucialis
Moria Robinson - on Eriodictyon californica LG
5th instar
93279510513Egira dolosa
Egira dolosa
Canadian National Collection LG

Egira dolosa
Canadian National Collection LG

Egira dolosa
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Egira dolosa
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

93279710515 – Brown Woodling Moth – Egira perlubens
Egira perlubens
Moria Robinson - 5th instar LG
on Ceanothus cuneatus
Egira perlubens
Moria Robinson - 4th instar LG
on Ceanothus cuneatus
Egira perlubens
Moria Robinson - 3rd instar LG
on Ceanothus cuneatus
93279910517 – Alternate Woodling Moth – Egira alternans
Egira alternans
Jerry Armstrong

Egira alternans
Jerry Armstrong

Egira alternans
Canadian National Collection LG

Egira alternans
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Egira alternans
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Egira alternans
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Egira alternans
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

93280010518 – Distinct Quaker Moth – Achatia distincta
Achatia distincta
Canadian National Collection LG

Achatia distincta
Canadian National Collection LG

Achatia distincta
Canadian National Collection LG

Achatia distincta
Bob Barber LG

93280110519Morrisonia mucens
Morrisonia mucens
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Morrisonia mucens
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Morrisonia mucens
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Morrisonia mucens
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

93280210520 – Bicolored Woodgrain Moth – Morrisonia evicta
Morrisonia evicta
Canadian National Collection LG

Morrisonia evicta
Canadian National Collection LG

Morrisonia evicta
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Morrisonia evicta
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

93280310521 – Confused Woodgrain Moth – Morrisonia confusa
Morrisonia confusa
Canadian National Collection LG

Morrisonia confusa
Canadian National Collection LG

Morrisonia confusa
Jerry Armstrong

Morrisonia confusa
Bob Barber

Morrisonia confusa
Bob Barber LG

Morrisonia confusa
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Morrisonia confusa
Jane & John Balaban LG

93281010524 – Bronzed Cutworm Moth – Nephelodes minians
Nephelodes minians
Canadian National Collection LG

Nephelodes minians
Nolie Schneider

Nephelodes minians
Canadian National Collection LG

Nephelodes minians
Betsy Higgins

Nephelodes minians
Canadian National Collection LG

Nephelodes minians
Canadian National Collection LG

Nephelodes minians
Canadian National Collection LG

Nephelodes minians
Jason Dombroskie

Nephelodes minians
Nolie Schneider

Nephelodes minians
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Nephelodes minians
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Nephelodes minians
Carl Barrentine LG

93308610530Anhimella contrahens
Anhimella contrahens
John G. Franclemont CUIC

Anhimella contrahens
John G. Franclemont CUIC

93308810532 – Northern Scurfy Quaker Moth – Homorthodes furfurata
Homorthodes furfurata
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Homorthodes furfurata
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

93311310563 – Ruddy Quaker Moth – Protorthodes oviduca
Protorthodes oviduca
Canadian National Collection LG

Protorthodes oviduca
Canadian National Collection LG

93311810567 – Sheathed Quaker Moth – Ulolonche culea
Ulolonche culea
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Ulolonche culea
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

93312810578 – Small Brown Quaker Moth – Pseudorthodes vecors
Pseudorthodes vecors
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Pseudorthodes vecors
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Pseudorthodes vecors
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Pseudorthodes vecors
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

93313610585 – Rustic Quaker Moth – Orthodes majuscula
Orthodes majuscula
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Orthodes majuscula
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

93313810587 – Cynical Quaker Moth – Orthodes cynica
Orthodes cynica
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Orthodes cynica
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Orthodes cynica
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Orthodes cynica
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Orthodes cynica
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Orthodes cynica
John G. Franclemont CUIC

933156.110601Hexorthodes accurata
Hexorthodes accurata
Bob Beatson LG

Hexorthodes accurata
Bob Beatson LG

Hexorthodes accurata
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Hexorthodes accurata
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Hexorthodes accurata
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Hexorthodes accurata
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Hexorthodes accurata
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

93320410634Lophoceramica artega
Lophoceramica artega
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Lophoceramica artega
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

93321010640 – Spanish Moth – Xanthopastis regnatrix
Xanthopastis regnatrix
Jane & John Balaban

Xanthopastis regnatrix
Lyn Atherton LG

93350610641 – Old Man Dart Moth – Agrotis vetusta
Agrotis vetusta
Canadian National Collection LG

Agrotis vetusta
Canadian National Collection LG

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