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Digital Guide to Moth Identification

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.

Unidentified & Non-Lep Larvae
Refereed by John & Jane Balaban
93500016000 – Unidentified Larvae – Larvae sp.
Larvae sp.
Martha Reinhardt

Larvae sp.
Arlene Ripley
on Gallardia pulchella
Larvae sp.
Martha Reinhardt

93500116001 – Unidentified Larvae – Larvae sp.
Larvae sp.
Nolie Schneider
JJB: Orgyia sp.
Larvae sp.
Nolie Schneider
JJB: Orgyia sp.
93600017000 – Sawfly Larvae – Sawfly sp.
Sawfly sp.
Martha Reinhardt - ID by Christopher Adam
Diprion similis - Introduced Pine Sawfly
Sawfly sp.
Martha Reinhardt - ID by Christopher Adam
Diprion similis - Introduced Pine Sawfly
Sawfly sp.
Martha Reinhardt - ID by Christopher Adam
very likely Cimbex americana - Elm sawfly
Sawfly sp.
Martha Reinhardt

Sawfly sp.
Martha Reinhardt


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