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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
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 – 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 – Noctua pronuba
Noctua pronuba
© Jason Dombroskie

Noctua pronuba
© Nolie Schneider

Noctua pronuba
© Nolie Schneider

Noctua pronuba
© Nolie Schneider

Noctua pronuba
© Josée Quimper (Quebec.ca) LG
on a Thuya occidentalis lea
Noctua pronuba
© Roxanne Bertrand (Quebec.ca) LG
on a Thuya occidentalis lea
Noctua pronuba
© Edna Bottorff

Noctua pronuba
© Roxanne Bertrand (Quebec.ca) LG
on a Thuya occidentalis lea
93355211003.2 – Lesser Yellow Underwing – Noctua comes
Noctua comes
© Canadian National Collection LG

Noctua comes
© Canadian National Collection LG

93364911006 – Brown-collared Dart – Protolampra brunneicollis
Protolampra brunneicollis
© Canadian National Collection LG

Protolampra brunneicollis
© Canadian National Collection LG

93356911008 – Two-spot Dart – Eueretagrotis perattentus
Eueretagrotis perattentus
© Canadian National Collection LG

93357011009 – Attentive Dart – Eueretagrotis attentus
Eueretagrotis attentus
© Canadian National Collection LG

Eueretagrotis attentus
© Canadian National Collection LG

93354711010 – Lycophotia – Lycophotia phyllophora
Lycophotia phyllophora
© Canadian National Collection LG

Lycophotia phyllophora
© Canadian National Collection LG

933663.111024.1 – Coastal Heathland Cutworm – Abagrotis benjamini
Abagrotis benjamini
© M.W. Nelson/MassWildlife LG

93368311044Abagrotis brunneipennis
Abagrotis brunneipennis
© Canadian National Collection LG

93203611058 – Small Heliothodes – Heliothodes diminutiva
Heliothodes diminutiva
© Canadian National Collection LG

Heliothodes diminutiva
© Canadian National Collection LG

93203711061Baptarma felicita
Baptarma felicita
© Canadian National Collection LG

93203811062 – White-spotted Midget – Eutricopis nexilis
Eutricopis nexilis
© Canadian National Collection LG

93204011063 – Bordered Sallow – Pyrrhia cilisca
Pyrrhia cilisca
© Canadian National Collection LG

Pyrrhia cilisca
© Canadian National Collection LG

Pyrrhia cilisca
© Janice Stiefel

93204111064 – Purple-Lined Sallow – Pyrrhia exprimens
Pyrrhia exprimens
© Canadian National Collection LG

Pyrrhia exprimens
© Canadian National Collection LG

Pyrrhia exprimens
© Janice Stiefel
4th instar
Pyrrhia exprimens
© Canadian National Collection LG

Pyrrhia exprimens
© Canadian National Collection LG

Pyrrhia exprimens
© Canadian National Collection LG

Pyrrhia exprimens
© Martha Reinhardt
[T]
Pyrrhia exprimens
© Janice Stiefel
5th instar
Pyrrhia exprimens
© Chris Adam LG

Pyrrhia exprimens
© Jeff Janci LG

93204411067Psectrotarsia hebardi
Psectrotarsia hebardi
© Jeff Hooper
5th instar
Psectrotarsia hebardi
© Jeff Hooper
5th instar
93204511068 – Corn Earworm – Helicoverpa zea
Helicoverpa zea
© Canadian National Collection LG

Helicoverpa zea
© Carroll Rudy

93205511070 – Subflexus Straw Moth – Chloridea subflexa
Chloridea subflexa
© Valerie G. Bugh

93205411071 – Tobacco Budworm – Chloridea virescens
Chloridea virescens
© McGuire Center LG

Chloridea virescens
© McGuire Center LG

Chloridea virescens
© Valerie G. Bugh

Chloridea virescens
© Canadian National Collection LG

Chloridea virescens
© Canadian National Collection LG

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