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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
9319669301 – Beautiful Wood-nymph Moth – Eudryas grata
Eudryas grata
Bob Cammarata LG

Eudryas grata
Seth Ausubel LG

9319689303Gerra sevorsa
Gerra sevorsa
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Gerra sevorsa
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Gerra sevorsa
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

9319699304Gerrodes minatea
Gerrodes minatea
Bob Beatson LG

9319729307 – Purslane Moth – Euscirrhopterus gloveri
Euscirrhopterus gloveri
Bryan Reynolds LG

Euscirrhopterus gloveri
John G. Franclemont CUIC

Euscirrhopterus gloveri
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

9319749308 – Staghorn Cholla Moth – Euscirrhopterus cosyra
Euscirrhopterus cosyra
Bob Beatson

Euscirrhopterus cosyra
Jillian Cowes

Euscirrhopterus cosyra
Bob Barber LG

Euscirrhopterus cosyra
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Euscirrhopterus cosyra
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

9319759309 – Grapevine Epimenis Moth – Psychomorpha epimenis
Psychomorpha epimenis
Audrey Hoff LG

Psychomorpha epimenis
Bill Johnson

Psychomorpha epimenis
David Dawson LG

Psychomorpha epimenis
Tom Murray LG

Psychomorpha epimenis
Tom Murray LG

Psychomorpha epimenis
Valerie G. Bugh

9319779312 – Two-spotted Forester Moth – Alypiodes bimaculata
Alypiodes bimaculata
Bob Beatson LG

Alypiodes bimaculata
Robert Behrstock LG

9319789313Alypiodes geronimo
Alypiodes geronimo
Tom Murray LG

Alypiodes geronimo
Bob Beatson LG

Alypiodes geronimo
Philip Kline LG

Alypiodes geronimo
Philip Kline LG

9319799314 – Eight-spotted Forester Moth – Alypia octomaculata
Alypia octomaculata
Mike Quinn LG

Alypia octomaculata
Valerie G. Bugh

Alypia octomaculata
Lynette Schimming

Alypia octomaculata
Canadian National Collection LG

Alypia octomaculata
Canadian National Collection LG

Alypia octomaculata
Lee Ruth

Alypia octomaculata
Mike Quinn LG

Alypia octomaculata
Betsy Higgins

Alypia octomaculata
Robin Seeber LG

Alypia octomaculata
Sam Houston LG

Alypia octomaculata
Tom Murray LG

Alypia octomaculata
William Dedo LG

9319809316 – Wittfeld's Forester Moth – Alypia wittfeldii
Alypia wittfeldii
Machele White

Alypia wittfeldii
Lyn Atherton LG

9319819318 – Langton's Forester Moth – Alypia langtoni
Alypia langtoni
Tom Murray LG

Alypia langtoni
Anthony W. Thomas

9319829319 – Ridings' Forester Moth – Alypia ridingsii
Alypia ridingsii
Aaron Schusteff LG

Alypia ridingsii
Aaron Schusteff LG

Alypia ridingsii
Ceal Klinger LG

9319859322Androloma disparata
Androloma disparata
Mike Quinn

Androloma disparata
Jane & John Balaban LG

Androloma disparata
Jane & John Balaban LG

9323149364 – Bordered Apamea Moth – Apamea sordens
Apamea sordens
Stephen Luk

9323509382 – Glassy Cutworm Moth – Apamea devastator
Apamea devastator
Canadian National Collection LG

9323779402Oligia chlorostigma
Oligia chlorostigma
Canadian National Collection LG

Oligia chlorostigma
Canadian National Collection LG

9323709406 – Broken-lined Brocade Moth – Mesapamea fractilinea
Mesapamea fractilinea
Canadian National Collection LG

Mesapamea fractilinea
Canadian National Collection LG

Mesapamea fractilinea
Canadian National Collection LG

9326999419 – Adorable Brocade Moth – Platypolia mactata
Platypolia mactata
Canadian National Collection LG

Platypolia mactata
Canadian National Collection LG

Platypolia mactata
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Platypolia mactata
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Platypolia mactata
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Platypolia mactata
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

9326959420 – Wandering Brocade Moth – Fishia illocata
Fishia illocata
Canadian National Collection LG

Fishia illocata
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Fishia illocata
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

9326259431Parastichtis suspecta
Parastichtis suspecta
Canadian National Collection LG

9324429452 – Iris Borer Moth – Macronoctua onusta
Macronoctua onusta
Canadian National Collection LG

Macronoctua onusta
Canadian National Collection LG

9323589454 – Veiled Ear Moth – Loscopia velata
Loscopia velata
Canadian National Collection LG

Loscopia velata
Jason Dombroskie

Loscopia velata
Jason Dombroskie

Loscopia velata
Jason Dombroskie

Loscopia velata
Jason Dombroskie

Loscopia velata
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Loscopia velata
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Loscopia velata
Jane & John Balaban LG
on Carex
Loscopia velata
Jane & John Balaban LG
on Carex squarrosa
Loscopia velata
Tom Bentley LG

Loscopia velata
Tom Bentley LG

9324889478 – Columbine Borer Moth – Papaipema leucostigma
Papaipema leucostigma
Jason Dombroskie

Papaipema leucostigma
Jason Dombroskie

Papaipema leucostigma
Jason Dombroskie

9324449520 – Elder Shoot Borer Moth – Achatodes zeae
Achatodes zeae
Canadian National Collection LG

9325139523 – White-tailed Diver Moth – Bellura gortynoides
Bellura gortynoides
McGuire Center LG

9325189526 – Pickerelweed Borer Moth – Bellura densa
Bellura densa
McGuire Center LG

9326289529Aseptis perfumosa
Aseptis perfumosa
Moria Robinson LG
on Adenostoma fasciculatum
Aseptis perfumosa
Moria Robinson LG
on Adenostoma fasciculatum
Aseptis perfumosa
Moria Robinson LG
on Adenostoma fasciculatum
Aseptis perfumosa
Moria Robinson LG
on Adenostoma fasciculatum
9326299530Aseptis fumeola
Aseptis fumeola
Moria Robinson - on Arctostaphylos spp. LG
Arctostaphylos viscida and manzanita
Aseptis fumeola
Moria Robinson - on Arctostaphylos spp. LG
Arctostaphylos viscida and manzanita
Aseptis fumeola
Moria Robinson - on Arctostaphylos spp. LG
Arctostaphylos viscida and manzanita
9326309531Aseptis ethnica
Aseptis ethnica
Moria Robinson - on Arctostaphylos spp. LG
Arctostaphylos viscida and manzanita
9322909545 – American Angle Shades Moth – Euplexia benesimilis
Euplexia benesimilis
Canadian National Collection LG

Euplexia benesimilis
Canadian National Collection LG

Euplexia benesimilis
Janice Stiefel
5th instar
Euplexia benesimilis
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Euplexia benesimilis
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Euplexia benesimilis
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Euplexia benesimilis
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Euplexia benesimilis
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

9322919546 – Olive Angle Shades Moth – Phlogophora iris
Phlogophora iris
Janice Stiefel
30 days
Phlogophora iris
Janice Stiefel
24 days
Phlogophora iris
Janice Stiefel
95 days
Phlogophora iris
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Phlogophora iris
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

9322929547 – Brown Angle Shades Moth – Phlogophora periculosa
Phlogophora periculosa
Canadian National Collection LG

Phlogophora periculosa
Canadian National Collection LG

9326749549 – Pale Enargia Moth – Enargia decolor
Enargia decolor
Canadian National Collection LG

Enargia decolor
Canadian National Collection LG

Enargia decolor
Janice Stiefel
5th instar
9326759550 – Smoked Sallow Moth – Enargia infumata
Enargia infumata
Canadian National Collection LG

9326799555 – Even-lined Sallow Moth – Ipimorpha pleonectusa
Ipimorpha pleonectusa
Canadian National Collection LG

Ipimorpha pleonectusa
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Ipimorpha pleonectusa
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

932249.59556 – Cloaked Marvel Moth – Chytonix palliatricula
Chytonix palliatricula
Jason Dombroskie

Chytonix palliatricula
Jason Dombroskie

Chytonix palliatricula
Canadian National Collection LG

Chytonix palliatricula
Ken Childs LG

9326649578 – Common Hyppa Moth – Hyppa xylinoides
Hyppa xylinoides
Canadian National Collection LG

Hyppa xylinoides
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Hyppa xylinoides
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

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

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