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

Cissusa valens
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

9306278642 – Hypocala Moth – 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 Moth – Selenisa sueroides
Selenisa sueroides
McGuire Center LG

9309928666 – Live Oak Metria Moth – Metria amella
Metria amella
Valerie G. Bugh

Metria amella
Tom Bentley

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

Zale lunata
Leslie Angel LG

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

Zale galbanata
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Zale galbanata
Troy Bartlett

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

Zale undularis
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

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

Zale minerea
Canadian National Collection LG

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

9310388703 – Pine False Looper Moth – Zale duplicata
Zale duplicata
Canadian National Collection LG

Zale duplicata
Canadian National Collection LG

Zale duplicata
Canadian National Collection LG

Zale duplicata
Canadian National Collection LG

9310398704 – Brown-spotted Zale Moth – Zale helata
Zale helata
Canadian National Collection LG

Zale helata
Canadian National Collection LG

9310518715Zale colorado
Zale colorado
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Zale colorado
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Zale colorado
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Zale colorado
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

9310528716 – One-lined Zale Moth – Zale unilineata
Zale unilineata
Canadian National Collection LG

9310538717 – Horrid Zale Moth – Zale horrida
Zale horrida
Janice Stiefel
5th instar
Zale horrida
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Zale horrida
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

9310548718 – Okefenokee Zale Moth – Zale perculta
Zale perculta
Giff Beaton LG
on Climbing fetterbush
9310558719 – Locust Underwing Moth – Euparthenos nubilis
Euparthenos nubilis
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

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