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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
9312959049 – Black-dotted Maliattha – Maliattha synochitis
Maliattha synochitis
Canadian National Collection LG

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

931419.519061 – The Agate – Cerma cora
Cerma cora
Jason Dombroskie

Cerma cora
Jason Dombroskie

Cerma cora
Giff Beaton LG
on Prunus
931419.529062 – Tufted Bird-dropping Moth – Cerma cerintha
Cerma cerintha
Bob Moul

Cerma cerintha
Giff Beaton LG
on cherry
Cerma cerintha
George Smiley LG
on Hawthorn (Crataegus) 36mm
931699.69064Cerathosia tricolor
Cerathosia tricolor
Valerie G. Bugh LG

Cerathosia tricolor
Valerie G. Bugh LG

9320269065 – Green Leuconycta – 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 – 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

Diastema tigris
Giff Beaton LG
Host Crucita
9313089085 – Half-yellow Moth – Ponometia semiflava
Ponometia semiflava
Giff Beaton LG
on camphorweed
9313149090 – Olive-shaded Bird-dropping Moth – Ponometia candefacta
Ponometia candefacta
Canadian National Collection LG

Ponometia candefacta
Canadian National Collection LG

Ponometia candefacta
Canadian National Collection LG

Ponometia candefacta
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Ponometia candefacta
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

9313199095 – Small Bird-dropping Moth – Ponometia erastrioides
Ponometia erastrioides
Canadian National Collection LG

Ponometia erastrioides
John G. Franclemont CUIC

Ponometia erastrioides
John G. Franclemont CUIC

9313669113Tarache huachuca
Tarache huachuca
John G. Franclemont CUIC

Tarache huachuca
John G. Franclemont CUIC

Tarache huachuca
John G. Franclemont CUIC

9313879127 – Common Spragueia – Spragueia leo
Spragueia leo
Giff Beaton LG
on ragweed
9313919131 – Yellow Spragueia – Spragueia apicalis
Spragueia apicalis
George Smiley LG
on Modiola caroliniana
9312409168 – Wavy Lined Mallow Moth – Bagisara repanda
Bagisara repanda
Giff Beaton LG
on Malvastrum americanum
9312419169 – Straight Lined Mallow Moth – Bagisara rectifascia
Bagisara rectifascia
Valerie G. Bugh

Bagisara rectifascia
Valerie G. Bugh

9313989177 – Black Zigzag – Panthea acronyctoides
Panthea acronyctoides
Canadian National Collection LG

9313999178Panthea virginarius
Panthea virginarius
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG
on Psuedotsuga taxifolia
Panthea virginarius
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG
on Psuedotsuga taxifolia
Panthea virginarius
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Panthea virginarius
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Panthea virginarius
Jane & John Balaban LG

Panthea virginarius
Jane & John Balaban LG

Panthea virginarius
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG
on Psuedotsuga taxifolia
Panthea virginarius
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Panthea virginarius
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Panthea virginarius
Canadian National Collection LG

Panthea virginarius
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Panthea virginarius
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

9313959181Panthea gigantea
Panthea gigantea
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Panthea gigantea
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

9313969182 – Eastern Panthea – Panthea furcilla
Panthea furcilla
Jason Dombroskie

Panthea furcilla
Canadian National Collection LG

Panthea furcilla
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Panthea furcilla
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Panthea furcilla
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG
on Pinus strobus
Panthea furcilla
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG
on Pinus strobus

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