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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
9314259205 – Cottonwood Dagger – Acronicta lepusculina
Acronicta lepusculina
Canadian National Collection LG

Acronicta lepusculina
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Acronicta lepusculina
Jane & John Balaban LG

Acronicta lepusculina
Janice Stiefel
3rd instar
Acronicta lepusculina
Janice Stiefel
4th instar
Acronicta lepusculina
Janice Stiefel
21days
Acronicta lepusculina
Canadian National Collection LG

Acronicta lepusculina
Anthony W. Thomas

9314269205.1 – Blue-gray Dagger – Acronicta cyanescens
Acronicta cyanescens
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

9314279206 – Miller Dagger – Acronicta vulpina
Acronicta vulpina
Janice Stiefel
5th instar
Acronicta vulpina
Janice Stiefel
4th instar
Acronicta vulpina
Janice Stiefel
3rd instar
Acronicta vulpina
Janice Stiefel
2nd instar
9314299208 – River Birch Dagger – Acronicta betulae
Acronicta betulae
George Smiley LG
36mm on Betula nigra
Acronicta betulae
George Smiley LG
31mm on Betula nigra
Acronicta betulae
George Smiley LG
31mm on Betula nigra
Acronicta betulae
George Smiley LG
23mm on Betula nigra
Acronicta betulae
George Smiley LG
10mm on Betula nigra
Acronicta betulae
Yurika Alexander LG
on river birch leaf
9314309209 – Radcliffe's Dagger – Acronicta radcliffei
Acronicta radcliffei
Bob Barber LG

Acronicta radcliffei
Bob Barber LG

Acronicta radcliffei
Canadian National Collection LG

9314329211 – Triton Dagger – Acronicta tritona
Acronicta tritona
Brody J. Thomassen LG

Acronicta tritona
Bob Barber

9314339212 – Gray Dagger – Acronicta grisea
Acronicta grisea
Canadian National Collection LG

9314389221 – Funerary Dagger – Acronicta funeralis
Acronicta funeralis
Bob Barber

Acronicta funeralis
Jane & John Balaban LG

Acronicta funeralis
Tom Bentley LG

9314419224Acronicta quadrata
Acronicta quadrata
Sarah Richer LG

Acronicta quadrata
Sarah Richer LG

Acronicta quadrata
Sarah Richer LG

9314429225 – Delightful Dagger – Acronicta vinnula
Acronicta vinnula
Mike Quinn LG
Central TX
Acronicta vinnula
Mike Quinn LG
Central TX
Acronicta vinnula
George Smiley LG
Found feeding on an Elm (Ulmus), Eastern TX
Acronicta vinnula
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG
A. v. paupercula
Acronicta vinnula
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG
A. v. paupercula
9314439226 – Splendid Dagger – Acronicta superans
Acronicta superans
Jason Dombroskie

Acronicta superans
Anthony W. Thomas

Acronicta superans
Jason Dombroskie

Acronicta superans
Jason Dombroskie

Acronicta superans
Jason Dombroskie

Acronicta superans
Jason Dombroskie

9314449227 – Pleasant Dagger – Acronicta laetifica
Acronicta laetifica
George Smiley LG
38mm on Carpinus caroliniana
Acronicta laetifica
George Smiley LG
34mm on Carpinus caroliniana
Acronicta laetifica
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Acronicta laetifica
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Acronicta laetifica
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Acronicta laetifica
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

9314459229 – Cherry Dagger – Acronicta hasta
Acronicta hasta
Canadian National Collection LG

Acronicta hasta
Bob Moul

Acronicta hasta
Janice Stiefel
3rd instar
Acronicta hasta
Jason Dombroskie

Acronicta hasta
Janice Stiefel
5th instar
Acronicta hasta
Troy Bartlett

Acronicta hasta
Janice Stiefel
1st instar
Acronicta hasta
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Acronicta hasta
Tom Bentley

9314539236 – Ochre Dagger – Acronicta morula
Acronicta morula
Anthony W. Thomas

Acronicta morula
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Acronicta morula
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Acronicta morula
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

9314549237 – Interrupted Dagger – Acronicta interrupta
Acronicta interrupta
M. J. Hatfield

Acronicta interrupta
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Acronicta interrupta
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

9314559238 – Greater Oak Dagger – Acronicta lobeliae
Acronicta lobeliae
Valerie G. Bugh

Acronicta lobeliae
Leslie Angel LG

Acronicta lobeliae
Leslie Angel LG

Acronicta lobeliae
Jane & John Balaban LG

Acronicta lobeliae
Jane & John Balaban LG

Acronicta lobeliae
Giff Beaton LG

Acronicta lobeliae
Giff Beaton LG
on Oak
9314589241 – Fragile Dagger – Acronicta fragilis
Acronicta fragilis
Giff Beaton LG
on beech
9314639243 – Epauleted Ovate Dagger – Acronicta ovata
Acronicta ovata
Lew Scharpf

9314659244 – Hesitant Dagger – Acronicta modica
Acronicta modica
Jason Dombroskie

Acronicta modica
Bob Barber

Acronicta modica
Martha Reinhardt
sp. complex
9314609246 – Clear Dagger – Acronicta clarescens
Acronicta clarescens
McGuire Center LG

Acronicta clarescens
Bob Barber LG

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