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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
9322199669 – Yellow-striped Armyworm – 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 – Spodoptera latifascia
Spodoptera latifascia
McGuire Center LG

Spodoptera latifascia
McGuire Center LG

9322239672 – Southern Armyworm – 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

9322249673 – Gray-streaked Armyworm Moth – Spodoptera albula
Spodoptera albula
McGuire Center LG

Spodoptera albula
McGuire Center LG

9322259675Elaphria fuscimacula
Elaphria fuscimacula
McGuire Center LG

9322269676 – Sugarcane Midget – Elaphria nucicolora
Elaphria nucicolora
Yurika Alexander LG

Elaphria nucicolora
Yurika Alexander LG

Elaphria nucicolora
Yurika Alexander LG

9322289678 – Variegated Midget – Elaphria versicolor
Elaphria versicolor
Ken Childs LG

Elaphria versicolor
McGuire Center LG

Elaphria versicolor
Canadian National Collection LG

Elaphria versicolor
Giff Beaton LG
on Persimmon
Elaphria versicolor
Chris Adam

Elaphria versicolor
Jason Dombroskie

9322309679 – Chalcedony Midget – Elaphria chalcedonia
Elaphria chalcedonia
McGuire Center LG

Elaphria chalcedonia
McGuire Center LG

Elaphria chalcedonia
McGuire Center LG

Elaphria chalcedonia
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Elaphria chalcedonia
George Smiley LG
25mm
9322339681 – Festive Midget – Elaphria festivoides
Elaphria festivoides
George Smiley LG

9322349681.1
              Pale-winged Midget – Elaphria alapallida
Elaphria alapallida
Canadian National Collection LG

Elaphria alapallida
Canadian National Collection LG

9322469686 – Half-banded Bryolymnia – Bryolymnia semifascia
Bryolymnia semifascia
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

9322499688 – Wedgling Moth – Galgula partita
Galgula partita
Yurika Alexander LG

Galgula partita
Lisa Reid LG

Galgula partita
Dorothy Pugh LG

Galgula partita
Yurika Alexander LG

Galgula partita
Yurika Alexander LG

Galgula partita
Yurika Alexander LG

Galgula partita
Yurika Alexander LG

Galgula partita
Carol Rittiman LG
Galgula partita
John G. Franclemont CUIC

9319869689 – Red Groundling Moth – Perigea xanthioides
Perigea xanthioides
Giff Beaton LG
on iron weed
Perigea xanthioides
Angella Moorehouse LG

9319899690 – White-dotted Groundling Moth – Condica videns
Condica videns
Ken Childs LG

Condica videns
Seth Ausubel LG

Condica videns
George Smiley LG
on Canada Goldenrod (Solidago canadensis) 24mm
Condica videns
George Smiley LG
on Canada Goldenrod (Solidago canadensis) 31mm
9319959696 – Dusky Groundling Moth – Condica vecors
Condica vecors
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Condica vecors
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Condica vecors
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Condica vecors
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Condica vecors
Angella Moorehouse LG

Condica vecors
Giff Beaton LG
on Dog Fennel
9320029702Condica albigera
Condica albigera
Bob Beatson LG

Condica albigera
Bob Beatson LG

Condica albigera
Giff Beaton LG
Host Ampelopsis
9320189720 – Common Pinkband Moth – Ogdoconta cinereola
Ogdoconta cinereola
Canadian National Collection LG

Ogdoconta cinereola
Canadian National Collection LG

Ogdoconta cinereola
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Ogdoconta cinereola
Karen Chiasson LG
on Sunflower (Helianthus).
Ogdoconta cinereola
Karen Chiasson LG
on Sunflower (Helianthus).
Ogdoconta cinereola
Karen Chiasson LG

9316659758Lineostriastiria hachita
Lineostriastiria hachita
Bob Barber

9316819766 – Goldenrod Stowaway Moth – Cirrhophanus triangulifer
Cirrhophanus triangulifer
Giff Beaton LG
on Bidens polylepis
Cirrhophanus triangulifer
Giff Beaton LG
on Bidens polylepis
Cirrhophanus triangulifer
McGuire Center LG

Cirrhophanus triangulifer
George Smiley LG
on Bidens aristosa
Cirrhophanus triangulifer
George Smiley LG
on Bidens aristosa
Cirrhophanus triangulifer
George Smiley LG
on Bidens aristosa
9316789780Basilodes chrysopis
Basilodes chrysopis
Roger Rittmaster LG

Basilodes chrysopis
Maury Heiman LG

Basilodes chrysopis
Darin Ungerman LG

Basilodes chrysopis
Bob Barber LG

Basilodes chrysopis
Bob Barber

Basilodes chrysopis
Gregg Lee LG

Basilodes chrysopis
Gregg Lee LG

Basilodes chrysopis
Gregg Lee LG

Basilodes chrysopis
Gregg Lee LG

Basilodes chrysopis
Lee Elliott LG

Basilodes chrysopis
Tzila Duenzl LG

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