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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
9309628721 – False Underwing Moth – Allotria elonympha
Allotria elonympha
Lee Ruth

9309618727 – Maple Looper Moth – Parallelia bistriaris
Parallelia bistriaris
Canadian National Collection LG

Parallelia bistriaris
Janice Stiefel
4th instar
Parallelia bistriaris
Janice Stiefel
5th instar
9309298731 – Toothed Somberwing Moth – Euclidia cuspidea
Euclidia cuspidea
Canadian National Collection LG

9309238738 – Clover Looper Moth – Caenurgina crassiuscula
Caenurgina crassiuscula
Canadian National Collection LG

Caenurgina crassiuscula
Canadian National Collection LG

9309438744 – Withered Mocis Moth – Mocis marcida
Mocis marcida
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Mocis marcida
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

9309448745 – Texas Mocis Moth – Mocis texana
Mocis texana
McGuire Center LG

9307608769 – Moon-lined Moth – Spiloloma lunilinea
Spiloloma lunilinea
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Spiloloma lunilinea
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

9307628771 – Penitent Underwing Moth – Catocala piatrix
Catocala piatrix
Betsy Higgins

Catocala piatrix
Betsy Higgins

9307668775 – Sweetfern Underwing Moth – Catocala antinympha
Catocala antinympha
Jason Dombroskie

Catocala antinympha
Jason Dombroskie

Catocala antinympha
Canadian National Collection LG

9307688778 – Habilis Underwing Moth – Catocala habilis
Catocala habilis
Canadian National Collection LG

Catocala habilis
Canadian National Collection LG

9307778788 – Yellow-gray Underwing Moth – Catocala retecta
Catocala retecta
Jane & John Balaban LG

Catocala retecta
Jane & John Balaban LG

9307928801 – Ilia Underwing Moth – Catocala ilia
Catocala ilia
Charles Lewallen

Catocala ilia
Angella Moorehouse LG

Catocala ilia
Valerie G. Bugh

Catocala ilia
Valerie G. Bugh

9307948802 – Yellow-banded Underwing Moth – Catocala cerogama
Catocala cerogama
Carl Barrentine LG

Catocala cerogama
Carl Barrentine LG

Catocala cerogama
Carl Barrentine LG

Catocala cerogama
Carl Barrentine LG

Catocala cerogama
Carl Barrentine LG

9307958803 – White Underwing Moth – Catocala relicta
Catocala relicta
Canadian National Collection LG

Catocala relicta
Carroll Rudy
5th instar
Catocala relicta
Carroll Rudy
4th instar
Catocala relicta
Carroll Rudy
2nd instar
Catocala relicta
Carroll Rudy
3rd instar
Catocala relicta
Carroll Rudy
1st instar
Catocala relicta
Carroll Rudy
1st instar
Catocala relicta
Carroll Rudy
5th instar
Catocala relicta
Carroll Rudy
pupa
Catocala relicta
Carroll Rudy
spinning shelter
Catocala relicta
Carroll Rudy
ventral
Catocala relicta
Janice Stiefel
27days
9308048817 – Briseis Underwing Moth – Catocala briseis
Catocala briseis
Canadian National Collection LG

9308148833 – Pink Underwing Moth – Catocala concumbens
Catocala concumbens
Canadian National Collection LG

Catocala concumbens
Canadian National Collection LG

9308308844 – Three-staff Underwing Moth – Catocala amestris
Catocala amestris
Tom Bentley LG

9308328846 – Sordid Underwing Moth – Catocala sordida
Catocala sordida
Canadian National Collection LG

9308388852Catocala verrilliana
Catocala verrilliana
Moria Robinson LG
on Quercus wislizenii
9308458864 – Woody Underwing Moth – Catocala grynea
Catocala grynea
Betsy Higgins

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