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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
9326659579Hyppa contrasta
Hyppa contrasta
Canadian National Collection LG

Hyppa contrasta
Jason Dombroskie

Hyppa contrasta
Jason Dombroskie

9322839582 – Gray Half-spot Moth – Nedra ramosula
Nedra ramosula
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Nedra ramosula
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

9322089618 – Turbulent Phosphila Moth – Phosphila turbulenta
Phosphila turbulenta
Lee Ruth

Phosphila turbulenta
Lee Ruth

9322099619 – Spotted Phosphila Moth – Phosphila miselioides
Phosphila miselioides
Charles Lewallen

Phosphila miselioides
Valerie G. Bugh

Phosphila miselioides
Howell Curtis

Phosphila miselioides
Giff Beaton LG
on Greenbrier
Phosphila miselioides
Giff Beaton LG
on Greenbrier
9315679620Miracavira brillians
Miracavira brillians
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Miracavira brillians
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Miracavira brillians
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

9327499629 – Marsh Fern Moth – Fagitana littera
Fagitana littera
McGuire Center LG

Fagitana littera
McGuire Center LG

9321909630 – Florida Fern Moth – Callopistria floridensis
Callopistria floridensis
Valerie G. Bugh

Callopistria floridensis
McGuire Center LG

Callopistria floridensis
Tom Bentley

9321929631 – Pink-shaded Fern Moth – Callopistria mollissima
Callopistria mollissima
Jason Dombroskie

Callopistria mollissima
Canadian National Collection LG

9321949633 – Silver-spotted Fern Moth – Callopistria cordata
Callopistria cordata
Canadian National Collection LG

Callopistria cordata
Jason Dombroskie

Callopistria cordata
Canadian National Collection LG

Callopistria cordata
Jason Dombroskie

9315449638 – Copper Underwing Moth – Amphipyra pyramidoides
Amphipyra pyramidoides
David Reed

Amphipyra pyramidoides
Canadian National Collection LG

Amphipyra pyramidoides
Jason Dombroskie

Amphipyra pyramidoides
Carl Barrentine LG

Amphipyra pyramidoides
Canadian National Collection LG

Amphipyra pyramidoides
Jerry Armstrong LG

Amphipyra pyramidoides
John Davis

Amphipyra pyramidoides
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Amphipyra pyramidoides
Tom Bentley

Amphipyra pyramidoides
Jason Dombroskie

Amphipyra pyramidoides
Janice Stiefel
5th instar
Amphipyra pyramidoides
Betsy Higgins

9315459639 – Mouse Moth – Amphipyra tragopoginis
Amphipyra tragopoginis
Canadian National Collection LG

Amphipyra tragopoginis
Canadian National Collection LG

Amphipyra tragopoginis
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Amphipyra tragopoginis
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Amphipyra tragopoginis
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Amphipyra tragopoginis
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

9322699650 – Slowpoke Moth – Athetis tarda
Athetis tarda
Yurika Alexander LG

Athetis tarda
Yurika Alexander LG

9322569653 – Mottled Rustic Moth – Caradrina morpheus
Caradrina morpheus
Canadian National Collection LG

Caradrina morpheus
Canadian National Collection LG

9314189663 – Three-lined Balsa – Balsa tristrigella
Balsa tristrigella
Canadian National Collection LG

9322159665 – Beet Armyworm Moth – Spodoptera exigua
Spodoptera exigua
Robert Gorman LG

9322169666 – Fall Armyworm Moth – Spodoptera frugiperda
Spodoptera frugiperda
Ken Childs LG

Spodoptera frugiperda
Ken Childs LG

Spodoptera frugiperda
Ken Childs LG

Spodoptera frugiperda
Ken Childs LG

Spodoptera frugiperda
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

9322189668 – Caribbean Armyworm Moth – Spodoptera pulchella
Spodoptera pulchella
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Spodoptera pulchella
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

9322199669 – Yellow-striped Armyworm Moth – Spodoptera ornithogalli
Spodoptera ornithogalli
Howell Curtis

Spodoptera ornithogalli
Valerie G. Bugh

Spodoptera ornithogalli
McGuire Center LG

Spodoptera ornithogalli
Bob Moul

Spodoptera ornithogalli
McGuire Center LG

Spodoptera ornithogalli
Valerie G. Bugh

Spodoptera ornithogalli
Lynette Schimming

Spodoptera ornithogalli
Ken Childs LG

Spodoptera ornithogalli
Ken Childs LG

Spodoptera ornithogalli
Betsy Higgins

Spodoptera ornithogalli
Betsy Higgins

Spodoptera ornithogalli
Betsy Higgins

9322209670 – Velvet Armyworm Moth – Spodoptera latifascia
Spodoptera latifascia
McGuire Center LG

Spodoptera latifascia
McGuire Center LG

9322239672 – Southern Armyworm Moth – Spodoptera eridania
Spodoptera eridania
McGuire Center LG

Spodoptera eridania
McGuire Center LG

Spodoptera eridania
McGuire Center LG

Spodoptera eridania
McGuire Center LG

Spodoptera eridania
McGuire Center LG

Spodoptera eridania
Lee Ruth
middle instar
Spodoptera eridania
Lee Ruth
middle instar
Spodoptera eridania
Ken Childs LG

Spodoptera eridania
Ken Childs LG

Spodoptera eridania
McGuire Center LG

Spodoptera eridania
Valerie G. Bugh

Spodoptera eridania
Ken Childs LG

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