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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.

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Geometridae
Refereed by John & Jane Balaban
9110176598 – Porcelain Gray Moth – Protoboarmia porcelaria
Protoboarmia porcelaria
Jason Dombroskie

Protoboarmia porcelaria
Jason Dombroskie

Protoboarmia porcelaria
Canadian National Collection LG

Protoboarmia porcelaria
Canadian National Collection LG

Protoboarmia porcelaria
Canadian National Collection LG

Protoboarmia porcelaria
Jason Dombroskie

Protoboarmia porcelaria
Jason Dombroskie

9110186599 – Tulip-tree Beauty Moth – Epimecis hortaria
Epimecis hortaria
Leslie Angel LG

Epimecis hortaria
Leslie Angel LG

Epimecis hortaria
Jerry Armstrong

9110316613Prionomelia spododea
Prionomelia spododea
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Prionomelia spododea
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

9110346616 – White-tipped Black Moth – Melanochroia chephise
Melanochroia chephise
Karen Anthonisen Finch

Melanochroia chephise
Alan Chin-Lee
6th Instar
Melanochroia chephise
George Detrio

Melanochroia chephise
Alan Chin-Lee
2nd Instar
Melanochroia chephise
Alan Chin-Lee
1st Instar
Melanochroia chephise
Alan Chin-Lee

Melanochroia chephise
Alan Chin-Lee LG

Melanochroia chephise
John & Barbara Moerk LG

Melanochroia chephise
Alan Chin-Lee

9110596620 – Canadian Melanolophia Moth – Melanolophia canadaria
Melanolophia canadaria
Canadian National Collection LG

Melanolophia canadaria
Leslie Angel LG

Melanolophia canadaria
Leslie Angel LG

Melanolophia canadaria
Leslie Angel

9110436624Carphoides incopriarius
Carphoides incopriarius
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

9110396637Eufidonia convergaria
Eufidonia convergaria
Canadian National Collection LG

Eufidonia convergaria
Canadian National Collection LG

9110406638 – Powder Moth – Eufidonia notataria
Eufidonia notataria
Canadian National Collection LG

9110416639 – Sharp-lined Powder Moth – Eufidonia discospilata
Eufidonia discospilata
Canadian National Collection LG

9110626640 – Peppered Moth – Biston betularia
Biston betularia
Canadian National Collection LG

Biston betularia
Anthony W. Thomas

Biston betularia
Canadian National Collection LG

Biston betularia
Jason Dombroskie

Biston betularia
Jason Dombroskie

Biston betularia
Martha Reinhardt

Biston betularia
Martha Reinhardt

9110716650Cochisea sinuaria
Cochisea sinuaria
Moria Robinson - Arctostaphylos manzanita LG

9110726651 – Stout Spanworm Moth – Lycia ursaria
Lycia ursaria
Canadian National Collection LG

Lycia ursaria
Canadian National Collection LG

Lycia ursaria
Canadian National Collection LG

Lycia ursaria
John G. Franclemont CUIC

Lycia ursaria
Jane & John Balaban LG

Lycia ursaria
Jane & John Balaban LG

Lycia ursaria
Jane & John Balaban LG

Lycia ursaria
Tom Bentley

9110736652 – Woolly Gray Moth – Lycia ypsilon
Lycia ypsilon
Mike Quinn

Lycia ypsilon
Valerie G. Bugh

Lycia ypsilon
Valerie G. Bugh

Lycia ypsilon
Valerie G. Bugh

9110756654 – One-spotted Variant Moth – Hypagyrtis unipunctata
Hypagyrtis unipunctata
Tom Murray

Hypagyrtis unipunctata
Canadian National Collection LG

Hypagyrtis unipunctata
Jason Dombroskie

Hypagyrtis unipunctata
Betsy Higgins

Hypagyrtis unipunctata
Canadian National Collection LG

Hypagyrtis unipunctata
Canadian National Collection LG

Hypagyrtis unipunctata
Canadian National Collection LG

Hypagyrtis unipunctata
Jason Dombroskie

Hypagyrtis unipunctata
Jason Dombroskie

Hypagyrtis unipunctata
Betsy Higgins

9110766655 – Esther Moth – Hypagyrtis esther
Hypagyrtis esther
Steve Nanz LG

9110776656 – Pine Measuringworm Moth – Hypagyrtis piniata
Hypagyrtis piniata
Canadian National Collection LG

Hypagyrtis piniata
Canadian National Collection LG

9110796658 – Half-wing Moth – Phigalia titea
Phigalia titea
Canadian National Collection LG

Phigalia titea
Tom Murray

Phigalia titea
Valerie G. Bugh

Phigalia titea
Canadian National Collection LG

Phigalia titea
Valerie G. Bugh

9110816660 – Small Phigalia Moth – Phigalia strigataria
Phigalia strigataria
Canadian National Collection LG

Phigalia strigataria
Yurika Alexander LG

Phigalia strigataria
Valerie G. Bugh

Phigalia strigataria
Jason Dombroskie

Phigalia strigataria
Valerie G. Bugh

Phigalia strigataria
Canadian National Collection LG

Phigalia strigataria
Jane & John Balaban LG

9110856664Paleacrita longiciliata
Paleacrita longiciliata
Moria Robinson - 2nd instar
on Adenostoma fasciculatum
Paleacrita longiciliata
Moria Robinson - 3rd instar LG
on Adenostoma fasciculatum
Paleacrita longiciliata
Moria Robinson - late instar LG
on Adenostoma fasciculatum
Paleacrita longiciliata
Moria Robinson - late instar LG
on Adenostoma fasciculatum
Paleacrita longiciliata
Moria Robinson - late instar LG
on Adenostoma fasciculatum
9110866665 – Linden Looper Moth – Erannis tiliaria
Erannis tiliaria
Canadian National Collection LG

Erannis tiliaria
Jason Dombroskie

Erannis tiliaria
Canadian National Collection LG

Erannis tiliaria
Jason Dombroskie

9110886666 – Bluish Spring Moth – Lomographa semiclarata
Lomographa semiclarata
Jane & John Balaban LG

Lomographa semiclarata
Canadian National Collection LG

9110896667 – White Spring Moth – Lomographa vestaliata
Lomographa vestaliata
Canadian National Collection LG

Lomographa vestaliata
Tom Murray LG

Lomographa vestaliata
Canadian National Collection LG

Lomographa vestaliata
Canadian National Collection LG

9110996678 – Vestal Moth – Cabera variolaria
Cabera variolaria
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Cabera variolaria
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Cabera variolaria
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Cabera variolaria
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

9111026681Eudrepanulatrix rectifascia
Eudrepanulatrix rectifascia
Canadian National Collection LG

9111036682 – Spurred Wave Moth – Drepanulatrix unicalcararia
Drepanulatrix unicalcararia
Moria Robinson LG
on Ceanothus cuneatus
9111046683Drepanulatrix hulstii
Drepanulatrix hulstii
Moria Robinson - 5th instar LG
on Ceanothus cuneatus and C. jepsonii
Drepanulatrix hulstii
Moria Robinson - 4th instar LG
on Ceanothus cuneatus and C. jepsonii
Drepanulatrix hulstii
Moria Robinson - 3rd instar LG
on Ceanothus cuneatus and C. jepsonii
9111066685Drepanulatrix quadraria
Drepanulatrix quadraria
Moria Robinson - late instar LG
on Ceanothus cuneatus and C. jepsonii
Drepanulatrix quadraria
Moria Robinson - 3rd instar LG
on Ceanothus cuneatus and C. jepsonii
Drepanulatrix quadraria
Moria Robinson - 2nd instar molting LG
on Ceanothus cuneatus and C. jepsonii
9111076686Drepanulatrix foeminaria
Drepanulatrix foeminaria
Canadian National Collection LG

9111116689Drepanulatrix falcataria
Drepanulatrix falcataria
Moria Robinson - 5th instar LG
more common light green form
Drepanulatrix falcataria
Moria Robinson - 5th instar LG
on Ceanothus cuneatus and C. jepsonii
Drepanulatrix falcataria
Moria Robinson LG
on Ceanothus cuneatus and C. jepsonii
Drepanulatrix falcataria
Moria Robinson LG
on Ceanothus cuneatus and C. jepsonii
Drepanulatrix falcataria
Moria Robinson
on Ceanothus cuneatus and C. jepsonii
9111146692Drepanulatrix monicaria
Drepanulatrix monicaria
Moria Robinson LG
on Ceanothus cuneatus and C. jepsonii
Drepanulatrix monicaria
Moria Robinson LG
on Ceanothus cuneatus and C. jepsonii
Drepanulatrix monicaria
Moria Robinson
on Ceanothus cuneatus and C. jepsonii
Drepanulatrix monicaria
Moria Robinson
on Ceanothus cuneatus and C. jepsonii
Drepanulatrix monicaria
Moria Robinson LG
on Ceanothus cuneatus and C. jepsonii
9111156693Apodrepanulatrix liberaria
Apodrepanulatrix liberaria
Canadian National Collection LG

Apodrepanulatrix liberaria
Canadian National Collection LG

9111216700 – Bicolored Chloraspilates Moth – Chloraspilates bicoloraria
Chloraspilates bicoloraria
McGuire Center LG

9111386714Episemasia cervinaria
Episemasia cervinaria
Valerie G. Bugh

Episemasia cervinaria
Valerie G. Bugh

9111456720 – Common Lytrosis Moth – Lytrosis unitaria
Lytrosis unitaria
Canadian National Collection LG

9111516726 – Obtuse Euchlaena Moth – Euchlaena obtusaria
Euchlaena obtusaria
Canadian National Collection LG

Euchlaena obtusaria
Canadian National Collection LG

Euchlaena obtusaria
Janice Stiefel
5th instar - 91 days
9111536728 – Effective Euchlaena Moth – Euchlaena effecta
Euchlaena effecta
Canadian National Collection LG

Euchlaena effecta
Canadian National Collection LG

9111546729 – Johnson's Euchlaena Moth – Euchlaena johnsonaria
Euchlaena johnsonaria
Canadian National Collection LG

9111566731 – Scrub Euchlaena Moth – Euchlaena madusaria
Euchlaena madusaria
Canadian National Collection LG

Euchlaena madusaria
Canadian National Collection LG

9111656740 – False Crocus Geometer Moth – Xanthotype urticaria
Xanthotype urticaria
Carroll Rudy
5th instar
Xanthotype urticaria
Canadian National Collection LG

9111676742 – Rufous Geometer Moth – Xanthotype rufaria
Xanthotype rufaria
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

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