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Digital Guide to Moth Identification

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
9311428975 – Frigid Owlet Moth – Nycteola frigidana
Nycteola frigidana
Canadian National Collection LG

Nycteola frigidana
Canadian National Collection LG

Nycteola frigidana
Moria Robinson - on Salix LG

9311448977Nycteola cinereana
Nycteola cinereana
Canadian National Collection LG

Nycteola cinereana
Canadian National Collection LG

9311228983.1 – Coastal Plain Meganola Moth – Meganola phylla
Meganola phylla
Yurika Alexander LG
on young black oak leaf
9311308990 – Blurry-patched Nola Moth – Nola cilicoides
Nola cilicoides
M. J. Hatfield

9311318991 – Sorghum Webworm Moth – Nola cereella
Nola cereella
Giff Beaton LG
Sweep net through grass
9311338993 – Ceanothus Nola Moth – Nola minna
Nola minna
Moria Robinson LG
on Adenostoma fasciculatum
Nola minna
Moria Robinson LG
on Adenostoma fasciculatum
9312548999 – Straight-lined Cydosia Moth – Cydosia aurivitta
Cydosia aurivitta
Valerie G. Bugh

9312559000 – Curve-lined Cydosia Moth – Cydosia nobilitella
Cydosia nobilitella
Robert Pilla LG
on Spigelia anthelmia
Cydosia nobilitella
Robert Pilla LG
on Spigelia anthelmia
9311889021 – Epauletted Pitcher-plant Moth – Exyra fax
Exyra fax
Canadian National Collection LG

Exyra fax
Canadian National Collection LG

Exyra fax
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

9311909023Exyra ridingsii
Exyra ridingsii
Gretchen Waggy

9311899024Exyra semicrocea
Exyra semicrocea
Henning von Schmeling

Exyra semicrocea
Henning von Schmeling

Exyra semicrocea
Henning von Schmeling

Exyra semicrocea
Henning von Schmeling

Exyra semicrocea
Giff Beaton LG

930692.59025 – White Edge Moth – Oruza albocostaliata
Oruza albocostaliata
Giff Beaton LG
on Sassafrass
9312959049 – Black-dotted Lithacodia Moth – Maliattha synochitis
Maliattha synochitis
Canadian National Collection LG

9320249056 – Waterlily Owlet Moth – Homophoberia cristata
Homophoberia cristata
McGuire Center LG

9315009061 – The Agate – Cerma cora
Cerma cora
Jason Dombroskie

Cerma cora
Jason Dombroskie

9315019062 – Cherry Agate – Cerma cerintha
Cerma cerintha
Bob Moul

Cerma cerintha
Giff Beaton LG
on cherry
9313019064Cerathosia tricolor
Cerathosia tricolor
Valerie G. Bugh LG

Cerathosia tricolor
Valerie G. Bugh LG

9320269065 – Green Leuconycta Moth – Leuconycta diphteroides
Leuconycta diphteroides
Canadian National Collection LG

Leuconycta diphteroides
Canadian National Collection LG

Leuconycta diphteroides
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Leuconycta diphteroides
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Leuconycta diphteroides
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

9320279066 – Marbled-green Leuconycta Moth – Leuconycta lepidula
Leuconycta lepidula
Canadian National Collection LG

Leuconycta lepidula
Canadian National Collection LG

Leuconycta lepidula
Jane & John Balaban LG

9320289067 – Lantana Moth – Diastema tigris
Diastema tigris
McGuire Center LG

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