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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 (1)
Refereed by John & Jane Balaban
9314699247 – Sad Dagger – Acronicta tristis
Acronicta tristis
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

9314619248 – Witch Hazel Dagger – Acronicta hamamelis
Acronicta hamamelis
Giff Beaton LG
on witch hazel
Acronicta hamamelis
Giff Beaton LG
on witch hazel
Acronicta hamamelis
Brody J. Thomassen LG

Acronicta hamamelis
Brody J. Thomassen LG

9314679249 – Eclipsed Oak Dagger – Acronicta increta
Acronicta increta
Leslie Angel LG

9314709251 – Retarded Dagger – Acronicta retardata
Acronicta retardata
Richard Crook LG

9314719254 – Afflicted Dagger – Acronicta afflicta
Acronicta afflicta
McGuire Center LG

Acronicta afflicta
McGuire Center LG

Acronicta afflicta
Lynette Schimming

Acronicta afflicta
Ken Childs LG

Acronicta afflicta
Angella Moorehouse LG

9314729255 – Charred Dagger – Acronicta brumosa
Acronicta brumosa
Giff Beaton LG

Acronicta brumosa
Giff Beaton LG
on bluejack oak
Acronicta brumosa
Giff Beaton LG

Acronicta brumosa
Brody J. Thomassen LG

9314749257 – Powered Dagger – Acronicta impleta
Acronicta impleta
Bob Cammarata LG

Acronicta impleta
Canadian National Collection LG

Acronicta impleta
Yurika Alexander LG

Acronicta impleta
Troy Bartlett

Acronicta impleta
Bob Cammarata LG

Acronicta impleta
Janice Stiefel
4th instar
Acronicta impleta
Janice Stiefel
5th instar
Acronicta impleta
Libby & Rick Avis

Acronicta impleta
Libby & Rick Avis

Acronicta impleta
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

9314759258Acronicta sperata
Acronicta sperata
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Acronicta sperata
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

9314769259 – Night-Wandering Dagger – Acronicta noctivaga
Acronicta noctivaga
Janice Stiefel
5th instar
Acronicta noctivaga
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Acronicta noctivaga
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

9314779261 – Impressive Dagger – Acronicta impressa
Acronicta impressa
Betsy Higgins

Acronicta impressa
Canadian National Collection LG

Acronicta impressa
Canadian National Collection LG

Acronicta impressa
Janice Stiefel
5th instar
Acronicta impressa
Jason Dombroskie

Acronicta impressa
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Acronicta impressa
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Acronicta impressa
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

9314789264 – Long-winged Dagger – Acronicta longa
Acronicta longa
David Arbour LG

Acronicta longa
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Acronicta longa
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

9314799265Acronicta extricata
Acronicta extricata
Tony G. Jones - early instar LG
on Eriogonum corymbosum, Emery County, UT
Acronicta extricata
Tony G. Jones - last instar LG
on Eriogonum corymbosum, Emery County, UT
Acronicta extricata
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Acronicta extricata
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

9314839269Acronicta edolata
Acronicta edolata
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Acronicta edolata
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Acronicta edolata
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

9314859272 – Smeared Dagger – Acronicta oblinita
Acronicta oblinita
McGuire Center LG

Acronicta oblinita
Carol Wolf

Acronicta oblinita
Troy Bartlett

Acronicta oblinita
Anthony W. Thomas

Acronicta oblinita
Bob Moul

Acronicta oblinita
Martha Reinhardt

Acronicta oblinita
Jason Dombroskie

Acronicta oblinita
Bob Moul

Acronicta oblinita
Howell Curtis

Acronicta oblinita
Eric Moyer

Acronicta oblinita
Ken Childs LG

9314939280 – Marsh Dagger – Acronicta insularis
Acronicta insularis
Bob Moul

Acronicta insularis
Jane & John Balaban LG

Acronicta insularis
Machele White

Acronicta insularis
Ilona Loser LG

Acronicta insularis
Janice Stiefel
5th instar
Acronicta insularis
Larry Clarfeld LG

Acronicta insularis
Larry Clarfeld LG

Acronicta insularis
Marty Robinson LG

Acronicta insularis
Stephen Cresswell LG

Acronicta insularis
Steve Kortum LG

Acronicta insularis
Tom Murray LG

Acronicta insularis
Machele White

931442.19281 – Green Marvel – Acronicta fallax
Acronicta fallax
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

9314979285 – Hebrew Moth – Polygrammate hebraeicum
Polygrammate hebraeicum
McGuire Center LG

9314989286 – Harris's Three-spot – Harrisimemna trisignata
Harrisimemna trisignata
Tom Bentley LG

Harrisimemna trisignata
Eric Gofreed LG

Harrisimemna trisignata
Canadian National Collection LG

Harrisimemna trisignata
Ashley Bradford LG

Harrisimemna trisignata
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Harrisimemna trisignata
Colin Gillette LG

Harrisimemna trisignata
McGuire Center LG

Harrisimemna trisignata
McGuire Center LG

Harrisimemna trisignata
Ellen & John Samsel LG

Harrisimemna trisignata
Troy Bartlett LG

Harrisimemna trisignata
Troy Bartlett LG

Harrisimemna trisignata
Jane & John Balaban LG

9319639298 – Wilson's Wood-nymph Moth – Xerociris wilsonii
Xerociris wilsonii
Cat Traylor LG

Xerociris wilsonii
Tom Bentley LG

9319649299 – Pearly Wood-nymph Moth – Eudryas unio
Eudryas unio
Bev Wigney

Eudryas unio
Ken Childs LG

Eudryas unio
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Eudryas unio
Jane & John Balaban LG

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