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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 (2)
Refereed by John & Jane Balaban
93358410968 – Northern Variable Dart Moth – Xestia badicollis
Xestia badicollis
Canadian National Collection LG

93358510968.1 – Praevia Dart Moth – Xestia praevia
Xestia praevia
Canadian National Collection LG

Xestia praevia
Canadian National Collection LG

93358610969 – Dull Reddish Dart Moth – Xestia dilucida
Xestia dilucida
Canadian National Collection LG

Xestia dilucida
Canadian National Collection LG

93360910969.1Xestia intermedia
Xestia intermedia
Canadian National Collection LG

93359310980.1Xestia inuitica
Xestia inuitica
Canadian National Collection LG

93361210984Xestia aequaeva
Xestia aequaeva
Canadian National Collection LG

93361410986Xestia bryanti
Xestia bryanti
Canadian National Collection LG

93361510986.1Xestia lyngei
Xestia lyngei
Canadian National Collection LG

93360310987.1Xestia kolymae
Xestia kolymae
Canadian National Collection LG

93362410988 – Blueberry Dart Moth – Coenophila opacifrons
Coenophila opacifrons
Canadian National Collection LG

Coenophila opacifrons
Canadian National Collection LG

Coenophila opacifrons
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

93354410992Paradiarsia littoralis
Paradiarsia littoralis
Canadian National Collection LG

Paradiarsia littoralis
Canadian National Collection LG

93354610993.1Hemipachnobia monochromatea
Hemipachnobia monochromatea
Canadian National Collection LG

Hemipachnobia monochromatea
Canadian National Collection LG

93353610994 – Reddish Speckled Dart Moth – Cerastis tenebrifera
Cerastis tenebrifera
Canadian National Collection LG

Cerastis tenebrifera
Canadian National Collection LG

Cerastis tenebrifera
Canadian National Collection LG

Cerastis tenebrifera
Canadian National Collection LG

Cerastis tenebrifera
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Cerastis tenebrifera
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

93354010995.2 – Enigmatic Dart Moth – Cerastis enigmatica
Cerastis enigmatica
Canadian National Collection LG

Cerastis enigmatica
Canadian National Collection LG

93354210996 – Willow Dart Moth – Cerastis salicarum
Cerastis salicarum
Canadian National Collection LG

Cerastis salicarum
Canadian National Collection LG

Cerastis salicarum
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Cerastis salicarum
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Cerastis salicarum
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Cerastis salicarum
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Cerastis salicarum
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

93353710997Cerastis fishii
Cerastis fishii
Canadian National Collection LG

Cerastis fishii
Canadian National Collection LG

Cerastis fishii
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

93356710999Aplectoides condita
Aplectoides condita
Canadian National Collection LG

Aplectoides condita
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Aplectoides condita
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

93356411000 – Green Arches Moth – Anaplectoides prasina
Anaplectoides prasina
Janice Stiefel
5th instar - 54 days
Anaplectoides prasina
Canadian National Collection LG

Anaplectoides prasina
Canadian National Collection LG

Anaplectoides prasina
Janice Stiefel
4th instar
Anaplectoides prasina
Janice Stiefel
3rd instar
Anaplectoides prasina
Janice Stiefel

93355111003.1 – Large Yellow Underwing Moth – Noctua pronuba
Noctua pronuba
Jason Dombroskie

Noctua pronuba
Nolie Schneider

Noctua pronuba
Edna Bottorff

Noctua pronuba
Nolie Schneider

Noctua pronuba
Nolie Schneider

93355211003.2 – Lesser Yellow Underwing Moth – Noctua comes
Noctua comes
Canadian National Collection LG

Noctua comes
Canadian National Collection LG

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