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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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Micros through Tortricidae
Refereed by John & Jane Balaban
5700322405 – Bumelia Leafworm – Enaemia pupula
Enaemia pupula
© Giff Beaton LG
on Sideroxylon lanuginosum
Enaemia pupula
© Giff Beaton LG
on Sideroxylon lanuginosum
Enaemia pupula
© Giff Beaton LG
on Sideroxylon lanuginosum
5700342407 – Speckled Enaemia – Enaemia subfervens
Enaemia subfervens
© Mike Quinn LG
on gum Bumelia - Sideroxylon lanuginosum
3601152413Swammerdamia caesiella
Swammerdamia caesiella
© Canadian National Collection LG

Swammerdamia caesiella
© Canadian National Collection LG

3601162414 – Rufous-tipped Swammerdamia – Swammerdamia pyrella
Swammerdamia pyrella
© Canadian National Collection LG

Swammerdamia pyrella
© Canadian National Collection LG

4500012415 – Bumelia Webworm – Urodus parvula
Urodus parvula
© Giff Beaton LG
on Persea borbonia, Red Bay
Urodus parvula
© Karen Chiasson LG
on Sweetbay Magnolia
4500022415.1Wockia asperipunctella
Wockia asperipunctella
© Seabrooke Leckie

3601232420 – American Ermine Moth – Yponomeuta multipunctella
Yponomeuta multipunctella
© Jonathan Burishkin

Yponomeuta multipunctella
© Jonathan Burishkin

3601222421.1 – Apple Ermine Moth – Yponomeuta malinellus
Yponomeuta malinellus
© Lynette Schimming

Yponomeuta malinellus
© Lynette Schimming

3601212423.1 – Spindle Ermine Moth – Yponomeuta cagnagella
Yponomeuta cagnagella
© Carroll Rudy

Yponomeuta cagnagella
© Charley Eiseman

Yponomeuta cagnagella
© Carmen Champagne

Yponomeuta cagnagella
© Carroll Rudy

3601292427 – Pine Needle Sheathminer – Zelleria haimbachi
Zelleria haimbachi
© Canadian National Collection LG

Zelleria haimbachi
© Canadian National Collection LG

3602302490 – Carrionflower Moth – Acrolepiopsis incertella
Acrolepiopsis incertella
© M. J. Hatfield LG
fruit umbel of Carrion flower, Smilax herbacea
3602312490.1Acrolepiopsis heppneri
Acrolepiopsis heppneri
© Terry Harrison

4300032509 – Blackberry Skeletonizer – Schreckensteinia festaliella
Schreckensteinia festaliella
© Henning von Schmeling

Schreckensteinia festaliella
© Henning von Schmeling

Schreckensteinia festaliella
© Henning von Schmeling

Schreckensteinia festaliella
© Henning von Schmeling

Schreckensteinia festaliella
© Henning von Schmeling

5500572513 – Raspberry Crown Borer – Pennisetia marginatum
Pennisetia marginatum
© Phil Huntley-Franck

5500952554 – Maple Callus Borer – Synanthedon acerni
Synanthedon acerni
© Canadian National Collection LG

5501242583 – Peachtree Borer – Synanthedon exitiosa
Synanthedon exitiosa
© Marius Aurelian

Synanthedon exitiosa
© Marius Aurelian
eclosure
5501262585 – Pitch Mass Borer – Synanthedon pini
Synanthedon pini
© Canadian National Collection LG

Synanthedon pini
© Canadian National Collection LG

4700342642 – Rosinweed Moth – Tebenna silphiella
Tebenna silphiella
© Carroll Rudy

Tebenna silphiella
© Carroll Rudy

4700462650 – Apple Leaf Skeletonizer – Choreutis pariana
Choreutis pariana
© Eric LaGasa & WSDA

4700472651 – Diana's Choreutis – Choreutis diana
Choreutis diana
© Canadian National Collection LG

Choreutis diana
© Jason Dombroskie

5300292693 – Carpenterworm – Prionoxystus robiniae
Prionoxystus robiniae
© Machele White

Prionoxystus robiniae
© Carroll Rudy
1st instar
Prionoxystus robiniae
© Carroll Rudy
eggs
Prionoxystus robiniae
© Carl Barrentine

5104852701 – Sumac Leaftier – Episimus argutana
Episimus argutana
© Canadian National Collection LG

Episimus argutana
© Canadian National Collection LG

510498.12716.1Paralobesia pallicircula
Paralobesia pallicircula
© M. J. Hatfield LG
seed pods of Campanulastrum Americanum
5104662738 – Verbena Bud Moth – Endothenia hebesana
Endothenia hebesana
© M. J. Hatfield

Endothenia hebesana
© M. J. Hatfield

5105172749 – Sculptured Moth – Eumarozia malachitana
Eumarozia malachitana
© George Smiley LG
leaf shelter on Diospyros virginiana- 13mm
Eumarozia malachitana
© George Smiley LG
leaf shelter on Diospyros virginiana- 9mm
Eumarozia malachitana
© George Smiley LG
leaf shelter on Diospyros virginiana- 9mm
Eumarozia malachitana
© Machele White

Eumarozia malachitana
© George Smiley LG
8mm
5105182750 – Broken-line Zomaria – Zomaria interruptolineana
Zomaria interruptolineana
© George Smiley LG
folded leaf on a Vaccinium virgatum - 16mm
Zomaria interruptolineana
© George Smiley LG
folded leaf on a Vaccinium virgatum - 6mm
Zomaria interruptolineana
© George Smiley LG
folded leaf on a Vaccinium virgatum - 10mm
Zomaria interruptolineana
© George Smiley LG
9.5mm
5105282753 – Sallow Apotomis – Apotomis capreana
Apotomis capreana
© Canadian National Collection LG

Apotomis capreana
© Canadian National Collection LG

5105212755 – Funereal Apotomis – Apotomis funerea
Apotomis funerea
© Canadian National Collection LG

5105292765 – Deceptive Apotomis – Apotomis deceptana
Apotomis deceptana
© Canadian National Collection LG

5105232768 – Green Aspen Leafroller – Apotomis removana
Apotomis removana
© Josée Quimper (Quebec.ca) LG
on Populus tremuloides
Apotomis removana
© Josée Quimper (Quebec.ca) LG
on Populus tremuloides
Apotomis removana
© Canadian National Collection LG

5105382769 – Poplar Leafroller – Pseudosciaphila duplex
Pseudosciaphila duplex
© Canadian National Collection LG

Pseudosciaphila duplex
© Canadian National Collection LG

Pseudosciaphila duplex
© Roxanne Bertrand (Quebec.ca) LG
on Populus tremuloides
Pseudosciaphila duplex
© Jessica Durand (Quebec.ca) LG
on Populus tremuloides
Pseudosciaphila duplex
© Josée Quimper (Quebec.ca) LG
on Populus tremuloides
Pseudosciaphila duplex
© Roxanne Bertrand (Quebec.ca) LG
on Populus tremuloides
5105392770 – Dusky Leafroller – Orthotaenia undulana
Orthotaenia undulana
© Jessica Durand (Quebec.ca) LG
on Acer saccharum
Orthotaenia undulana
© Marcie O'Connor LG
leaf shelter on Giant St. John's Wort
Orthotaenia undulana
© Jason Dombroskie

Orthotaenia undulana
© Canadian National Collection LG

Orthotaenia undulana
© Marcie O'Connor LG

5105412772 – Labyrinth Moth – Phaecasiophora niveiguttana
Phaecasiophora niveiguttana
© George Smiley LG
folded Sassafras albidum leaf - prepupal 17mm
Phaecasiophora niveiguttana
© George Smiley LG
folded Sassafras albidum leaf - final instar 12.5mm
Phaecasiophora niveiguttana
© George Smiley LG
folded Sassafras albidum leaf - final instar 12.5mm
Phaecasiophora niveiguttana
© George Smiley LG
folded Sassafras albidum leaf - 18.5mm
Phaecasiophora niveiguttana
© George Smiley LG
10mm
Phaecasiophora niveiguttana
© Bonnie Caruthers

Phaecasiophora niveiguttana
© Bonnie Caruthers

Phaecasiophora niveiguttana
© Bonnie Caruthers

5105452776 – Woolly-backed Moth – Olethreutes furfuranum
Olethreutes furfuranum
© Canadian National Collection LG

5105462777Olethreutes comandranum
Olethreutes comandranum
© M. J. Hatfield LG
on Bastard Toadflax, Comandra umbellata
Olethreutes comandranum
© M. J. Hatfield LG
on Bastard Toadflax, Comandra umbellata
Olethreutes comandranum
© M. J. Hatfield LG
on Bastard Toadflax, Comandra umbellata
Olethreutes comandranum
© M. J. Hatfield LG
on Bastard Toadflax, Comandra umbellata
Olethreutes comandranum
© M. J. Hatfield LG
on Bastard Toadflax, Comandra umbellata
5105482779Olethreutes fraternanum
Olethreutes fraternanum
© Canadian National Collection LG

5105502781Olethreutes electrofuscum
Olethreutes electrofuscum
© Canadian National Collection LG

Olethreutes electrofuscum
© Canadian National Collection LG

5105542785Olethreutes atrodentana
Olethreutes atrodentana
© Canadian National Collection LG

Olethreutes atrodentana
© Canadian National Collection LG

Olethreutes atrodentana
© Roxanne Bertrand (Quebec.ca) LG
on Quercus rubra
5105622794Olethreutes quadrifidum
Olethreutes quadrifidum
© Josée Quimper (Quebec.ca) LG

5105632795 – Basswood Olethreutes – Olethreutes tilianum
Olethreutes tilianum
© Canadian National Collection LG

Olethreutes tilianum
© Janice Stiefel

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