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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
9309778585.3Epidromia rotundata
Epidromia rotundata
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Epidromia rotundata
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

9310898587 – Red-lined Panopoda – Panopoda rufimargo
Panopoda rufimargo
Giff Beaton LG
on Beech
Panopoda rufimargo
Martha Reinhardt

Panopoda rufimargo
Charles Lewallen

Panopoda rufimargo
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Panopoda rufimargo
Bob Moul

Panopoda rufimargo
Martha Reinhardt

9310918589 – Orange Panopoda – Panopoda repanda
Panopoda repanda
Randy Newman

9308628591 – Common Oak Moth – Phoberia atomaris
Phoberia atomaris
Tom Bentley

Phoberia atomaris
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Phoberia atomaris
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Phoberia atomaris
Jeff Janci LG

9308678596 – Vigorous Cissusa – Cissusa valens
Cissusa valens
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Cissusa valens
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

9306278642 – Hypocala – Hypocala andremona
Hypocala andremona
Brody J. Thomassen LG
on Persimmon
Hypocala andremona
Brody J. Thomassen LG
on Persimmon
Hypocala andremona
Brody J. Thomassen LG
on Persimmon
Hypocala andremona
Brody J. Thomassen LG
on Persimmon
Hypocala andremona
Brody J. Thomassen LG
on Persimmon
9307598649 – Black Witch Moth – Ascalapha odorata
Ascalapha odorata
Henning von Schmeling

Ascalapha odorata
Carol Wolf

Ascalapha odorata
Carol Wolf

Ascalapha odorata
Salvador Vitanza LG
Size: 96 mm
Ascalapha odorata
Salvador Vitanza LG
Size: 96 mm
9309698650Tyrissa multilinea
Tyrissa multilinea
Mike Quinn LG

Tyrissa multilinea
Mike Quinn LG

9309818658 – Pale-edged Selenisa – Selenisa sueroides
Selenisa sueroides
McGuire Center LG

9309928666 – Live Oak Metria – Metria amella
Metria amella
Giff Beaton LG
on Post Oak
Metria amella
Giff Beaton LG
on Post Oak
Metria amella
Valerie G. Bugh

Metria amella
Tom Bentley

9309938667Metria bilineata
Metria bilineata
Nancy Goor LG

Metria bilineata
Nancy Goor LG

Metria bilineata
Jon McIntyre LG

Metria bilineata
Mike D Overton LG

930999.18676.01Toxonprucha n. sp. 1
Toxonprucha n. sp. 1
Ann Hendrickson LG

9310238689 – Lunate Zale – Zale lunata
Zale lunata
Leslie Angel LG

Zale lunata
Leslie Angel LG

Zale lunata
George Smiley LG

Zale lunata
George Smiley LG
on Dewberry (Rubus) 3rd instar 18mm
Zale lunata
George Smiley LG
on Dewberry (Rubus) 4th instar 25mm
Zale lunata
George Smiley LG
on Dewberry (Rubus) 5th instar 37mm
Zale lunata
George Smiley LG

9310258691Zale declarans
Zale declarans
Randy Newman
13 days
9310268692 – Maple Zale – Zale galbanata
Zale galbanata
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Zale galbanata
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Zale galbanata
Troy Bartlett

9310298694 – Green-dusted Zale – Zale aeruginosa
Zale aeruginosa
George Smiley LG
on Vaccinium arboreum
Zale aeruginosa
George Smiley LG
on Vaccinium arboreum
9310308695 – Black Zale – Zale undularis
Zale undularis
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Zale undularis
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

9310328697 – Colorful Zale – Zale minerea
Zale minerea
Canadian National Collection LG

Zale minerea
Canadian National Collection LG

Zale minerea
George Smiley LG
on oak (Quercus) sapling
Zale minerea
George Smiley LG
on oak (Quercus) sapling
9310338698Zale phaeocapna
Zale phaeocapna
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Zale phaeocapna
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Zale phaeocapna
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Zale phaeocapna
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

9310348699 – Oblique Zale – Zale obliqua
Zale obliqua
George Smiley LG
on Loblolly Pine (Pinus taeda) 52mm
Zale obliqua
George Smiley LG
41mm on Loblolly Pine (Pinus taeda)

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