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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
93150410200 – Asteroid Moth – Cucullia asteroides
Cucullia asteroides
Tom Murray

Cucullia asteroides
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Cucullia asteroides
Jane & John Balaban LG
on Goldenrod - Solidago
Cucullia asteroides
Jane & John Balaban LG
on Goldenrod - Solidago
93151310202 – Brown-hooded Owlet Moth – Cucullia convexipennis
Cucullia convexipennis
Bob Moul

Cucullia convexipennis
Martha Reinhardt

Cucullia convexipennis
Jason Dombroskie

Cucullia convexipennis
Betsy Higgins

Cucullia convexipennis
Canadian National Collection LG

Cucullia convexipennis
Jerry Armstrong LG

Cucullia convexipennis
Jason Dombroskie

Cucullia convexipennis
Jason Dombroskie

Cucullia convexipennis
Janice Stiefel
5th instar
Cucullia convexipennis
Martha Reinhardt

Cucullia convexipennis
Martha Reinhardt

Cucullia convexipennis
Martha Reinhardt

93151210203Cucullia oribac
Cucullia oribac
John G. Franclemont CUIC

Cucullia oribac
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

93282610223 – Nutmeg Moth – Anarta trifolii
Anarta trifolii
Canadian National Collection LG

Anarta trifolii
Canadian National Collection LG

Anarta trifolii
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Anarta trifolii
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

93290610265 – Rosewing Moth – Sideridis rosea
Sideridis rosea
Janice Stiefel
4th instar
Sideridis rosea
Janice Stiefel
5th instar - 26 days
Sideridis rosea
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Sideridis rosea
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

93289810271Mamestra configurata
Mamestra configurata
Canadian National Collection LG

Mamestra configurata
Canadian National Collection LG

Mamestra configurata
Canadian National Collection LG

Mamestra configurata
Canadian National Collection LG

93289910272Mamestra curialis
Mamestra curialis
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Mamestra curialis
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Mamestra curialis
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Mamestra curialis
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Mamestra curialis
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Mamestra curialis
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

93286710275 – Stormy Arches Moth – Polia nimbosa
Polia nimbosa
Canadian National Collection LG

Polia nimbosa
Chris Adam LG

93286810276 – Cloudy Arches Moth – Polia imbrifera
Polia imbrifera
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Polia imbrifera
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Polia imbrifera
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Polia imbrifera
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Polia imbrifera
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

93287110279Polia richardsoni
Polia richardsoni
Canadian National Collection LG

Polia richardsoni
Canadian National Collection LG

93287210280 – Purple Arches Moth – Polia purpurissata
Polia purpurissata
Canadian National Collection LG

Polia purpurissata
Canadian National Collection LG

Polia purpurissata
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Polia purpurissata
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Polia purpurissata
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

93315910285Hexorthodes tuana
Hexorthodes tuana
John G. Franclemont CUIC

Hexorthodes tuana
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Hexorthodes tuana
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

93314610288 – Disparaged Arches Moth – Orthodes detracta
Orthodes detracta
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Orthodes detracta
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

93280510291 – Fluid Arches Moth – Morrisonia latex
Morrisonia latex
Betsy Higgins

Morrisonia latex
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

93287410292 – Hitched Arches Moth – Melanchra adjuncta
Melanchra adjuncta
Jason Dombroskie

Melanchra adjuncta
Bob Moul

Melanchra adjuncta
Canadian National Collection LG

Melanchra adjuncta
Canadian National Collection LG

Melanchra adjuncta
Jason Knight LG
Melanchra adjuncta
Jason Dombroskie

Melanchra adjuncta
Martha Reinhardt

Melanchra adjuncta
Tom Murray

Melanchra adjuncta
Janice Stiefel
5th instar
Melanchra adjuncta
Martha Reinhardt

Melanchra adjuncta
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

93287510293 – Zebra Caterpillar Moth – Melanchra picta
Melanchra picta
Janice Stiefel
5th instar
Melanchra picta
Janice Stiefel
5th instar
Melanchra picta
Canadian National Collection LG

Melanchra picta
Bryan Reynolds LG

Melanchra picta
Canadian National Collection LG

Melanchra picta
Canadian National Collection LG

Melanchra picta
Jason Dombroskie

Melanchra picta
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Melanchra picta
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Melanchra picta
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

93287710295 – Black Arches Moth – Melanchra assimilis
Melanchra assimilis
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Melanchra assimilis
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

93287810296 – Nevada Arches Moth – Lacanobia nevadae
Lacanobia nevadae
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Lacanobia nevadae
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

93287910297 – Atlantic Arches Moth – Lacanobia atlantica
Lacanobia atlantica
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

93288110299 – Speckled Cutworm Moth – Lacanobia subjuncta
Lacanobia subjuncta
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Lacanobia subjuncta
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

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