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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
9310378702Zale submediana
Zale submediana
© Roxanne Bertrand (Quebec.ca) LG
on Pinus resinosa
Zale submediana
© Roxanne Bertrand (Quebec.ca) LG
on Pinus resinosa
9310388703 – Pine False Looper – 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

Zale duplicata
© Roxanne Bertrand (Quebec.ca) LG
on Pinus strobus
Zale duplicata
© Jessica Durand (Quebec.ca) LG
on Pinus strobus
Zale duplicata
© Jessica Durand (Quebec.ca) LG
on Pinus strobus
Zale duplicata
© Jessica Durand (Quebec.ca) LG
on Pinus strobus
9310398704 – Brown-spotted Zale – Zale helata
Zale helata
© Canadian National Collection LG

Zale helata
© Canadian National Collection LG

Zale helata
© George Smiley LG

9310418706Zale buchholzi
Zale buchholzi
© George Smiley LG

Zale buchholzi
© George Smiley LG

9310488713 – Bold-based Zale – Zale lunifera
Zale lunifera
© George Smiley LG
on Quercus - Oak
9310498713.1Zale intenta
Zale intenta
© Teá Montagna LG
3rd instar
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 – Zale unilineata
Zale unilineata
© Canadian National Collection LG

9310538717 – Horrid Zale – 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 – Zale perculta
Zale perculta
© Giff Beaton LG
on Climbing fetterbush
Zale perculta
© Karen Chiasson LG

Zale perculta
© Karen Chiasson LG

9310558719 – Locust Underwing – Euparthenos nubilis
Euparthenos nubilis
© John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

9309628721 – False Underwing – Allotria elonympha
Allotria elonympha
© George Smiley LG
on Black Gum (Nyssa sylvatica)
Allotria elonympha
© Lee Ruth

9309618727 – Maple Looper – Parallelia bistriaris
Parallelia bistriaris
© Giff Beaton LG
on Beech
Parallelia bistriaris
© George Smiley LG
on Red Maple (Acer rubrum)
Parallelia bistriaris
© George Smiley LG
on Red Maple (Acer rubrum)
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 – Caenurgina crassiuscula
Caenurgina crassiuscula
© Roxanne Bertrand (Quebec.ca) LG
found on Gramineae
Caenurgina crassiuscula
© Roxanne Bertrand (Quebec.ca) LG
found on Gramineae
Caenurgina crassiuscula
© Canadian National Collection LG

Caenurgina crassiuscula
© Canadian National Collection LG

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

Mocis marcida
© John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

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

9309408747 – Black Bit Moth – Celiptera frustulum
Celiptera frustulum
© George Smiley LG
on Hog Peanut (Amphicarpaea bracteata) 51mm
Celiptera frustulum
© George Smiley LG
on Hog Peanut (Amphicarpaea bracteata) 51mm
9309548762 – Four-Lined Chocolate Moth – Argyrostrotis quadrifilaris
Argyrostrotis quadrifilaris
© Brody J. Thomassen LG

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

Spiloloma lunilinea
© John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Spiloloma lunilinea
© George Smiley LG
on Honey Locust (Gleditsia triacanthos)
Spiloloma lunilinea
© George Smiley LG
after a molt - 30mm
Spiloloma lunilinea
© George Smiley LG
dark instance final instar 51mm

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