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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
5105652797Olethreutes appalachiana
Olethreutes appalachiana
© George Smiley LG
in a Red Buckeye (Aesculus pavia) leaf shelter
Olethreutes appalachiana
© Royal Tyler LG
in curled up Red Buckeye leaves
5105682800 – Variable Nigranum Moth – Olethreutes nigranum
Olethreutes nigranum
© Josée Quimper (Quebec.ca) LG
on Acer saccharum
Olethreutes nigranum
© Canadian National Collection LG

Olethreutes nigranum
© Canadian National Collection LG

5105802812Olethreutes valdanum
Olethreutes valdanum
© Canadian National Collection LG

5105852817 – Raspberry Leafroller – Olethreutes permundana
Olethreutes permundana
© Canadian National Collection LG

5105892821 – Serviceberry Leafroller – Olethreutes appendiceum
Olethreutes appendiceum
© Roxanne Bertrand (Quebec.ca) LG
on Acer rubrum
Olethreutes appendiceum
© Canadian National Collection LG

5105952827 – Hydrangea Leaftier – Olethreutes ferriferana
Olethreutes ferriferana
© Canadian National Collection LG

5106342860 – Pink-washed Leafroller – Hedya separatana
Hedya separatana
© Canadian National Collection LG

5106942867 – European Pine Shoot Moth – Rhyacionia buoliana
Rhyacionia buoliana
© Canadian National Collection LG

Rhyacionia buoliana
© Canadian National Collection LG

5107222892 – Northern Pitch Twig Moth – Retinia albicapitana
Retinia albicapitana
© Canadian National Collection LG

Retinia albicapitana
© Canadian National Collection LG

5107352906 – Eye-spotted Bud Moth – Spilonota ocellana
Spilonota ocellana
© Canadian National Collection LG

5107372907 – Bayberry Leaftier – Strepsicrates smithiana
Strepsicrates smithiana
© Aaron Hunt LG

Strepsicrates smithiana
© Aaron Hunt LG

Strepsicrates smithiana
© Aaron Hunt LG

Strepsicrates smithiana
© Aaron Hunt LG

Strepsicrates smithiana
© George Smiley LG
on Myrica cerifera
Strepsicrates smithiana
© George Smiley LG
on Myrica cerifera
510737.353066 – Eastern Pine Shoot Borer – Eucopina gloriola
Eucopina gloriola
© Canadian National Collection LG

5107453098 – Giant Eucosma – Eucosma giganteana
Eucosma giganteana
© Joe Zito

5110823186 – Clemens' Goldenrod Gall Moth – Epiblema scudderiana
Epiblema scudderiana
© Jason Dombroskie

5110983202 – Bidens Borer – Epiblema otiosana
Epiblema otiosana
© George Smiley LG
in Bidens aristosa
5111303229Gypsonoma adjuncta
Gypsonoma adjuncta
© Jason Dombroskie

5111333230 – Maple Twig Borer – Proteoteras aesculana
Proteoteras aesculana
© Jason Dombroskie

5111383235 – Maple Bud Borer – Proteoteras moffatiana
Proteoteras moffatiana
© Canadian National Collection LG

Proteoteras moffatiana
© Canadian National Collection LG

5111413238 – Buckeye Petiole Borer – Zeiraphera claypoleana
Zeiraphera claypoleana
© George Smiley LG
shelter of wilting Aesculus pavia leaf - 10mm
Zeiraphera claypoleana
© George Smiley LG
prepupal - 12mm
Zeiraphera claypoleana
© George Smiley LG
11mm
Zeiraphera claypoleana
© George Smiley LG
9mm
5111433240 – Spruce Bud Moth – Zeiraphera canadensis
Zeiraphera canadensis
© Canadian National Collection LG

5111443241 – Larch Needleworm – Zeiraphera improbana
Zeiraphera improbana
© Josée Quimper (Quebec.ca) LG
on Larix laricina
Zeiraphera improbana
© Roxanne Bertrand (Quebec.ca) LG
on Larix laricina
Zeiraphera improbana
© Canadian National Collection LG

Zeiraphera improbana
© Canadian National Collection LG

5111463243 – Purple-Striped Shootworm – Zeiraphera unfortunana
Zeiraphera unfortunana
© Canadian National Collection LG

Zeiraphera unfortunana
© Roxanne Bertrand (Quebec.ca) LG
on Picea glauca
Zeiraphera unfortunana
© Josée Quimper (Quebec.ca)

5111503246 – Shagbark Hickory Leafroller – Pseudexentera cressoniana
Pseudexentera cressoniana
© Canadian National Collection LG

Pseudexentera cressoniana
© Canadian National Collection LG

Pseudexentera cressoniana
© Canadian National Collection LG

5111593248Pseudexentera oregonana
Pseudexentera oregonana
© Canadian National Collection LG

Pseudexentera oregonana
© Canadian National Collection LG

Pseudexentera oregonana
© Canadian National Collection LG

5111713263 – Pecan Bud Moth – Gretchena bolliana
Gretchena bolliana
© George Smiley LG
11mm
Gretchena bolliana
© George Smiley LG
in Carya aquatica leaves - 4mm
Gretchena bolliana
© George Smiley LG
shelter on the edge of a Carya aquatica leaf - 16mm
Gretchena bolliana
© George Smiley LG
pupating - 11mm
Gretchena bolliana
© George Smiley LG
7.5mm
5111913269 – Red-Striped Needleworm – Epinotia radicana
Epinotia radicana
© Canadian National Collection LG

5111953283 – Birch-Aspen Leafroller – Epinotia solandriana
Epinotia solandriana
© Roxanne Bertrand (Quebec.ca) LG
on Populus tremuloides
Epinotia solandriana
© Roxanne Bertrand (Quebec.ca) LG
on Populus tremuloides
Epinotia solandriana
© Canadian National Collection LG

Epinotia solandriana
© Canadian National Collection LG

Epinotia solandriana
© Jason Dombroskie

5112143302Epinotia rectiplicana
Epinotia rectiplicana
© Canadian National Collection LG

5112183306 – Poplar Branchlet Borer – Epinotia nisella
Epinotia nisella
© Canadian National Collection LG

5112203308Epinotia albangulana
Epinotia albangulana
© Eric LaGasa & WSDA

Epinotia albangulana
© Eric LaGasa & WSDA

Epinotia albangulana
© Eric LaGasa & WSDA

5112373324Epinotia columbia
Epinotia columbia
© Canadian National Collection LG

511186.33330Crocidosema unica
Crocidosema unica
© George Smiley LG
final instar on Centrosema virginianum - 11mm
Crocidosema unica
© George Smiley LG
Prepupal - 6mm
Crocidosema unica
© George Smiley LG
5.5mm
5112653334 – Maple Trumpet Skeletonizer – Catastega aceriella
Catastega aceriella
© Canadian National Collection LG

Catastega aceriella
© Canadian National Collection LG

Catastega aceriella
© Jason Dombroskie

5112603351 – Diamondback Epinotia – Epinotia lindana
Epinotia lindana
© Canadian National Collection LG

Epinotia lindana
© John van der Linden LG
on Cornus alternifolia
Epinotia lindana
© John van der Linden LG
on Cornus alternifolia
5106413354 – Little Cloud Ancylis – Ancylis nubeculana
Ancylis nubeculana
© Canadian National Collection LG

5106463358 – Yellow Birch Leaffolder – Ancylis discigerana
Ancylis discigerana
© Canadian National Collection LG

5106533365Ancylis spiraeifoliana
Ancylis spiraeifoliana
© Steven Whitebread LG
on Ninebark (Physocarpus opulifolius)
Ancylis spiraeifoliana
© Steven Whitebread LG
Ninebark leaf fold
Ancylis spiraeifoliana
© Canadian National Collection LG

5106543366Ancylis laciniana
Ancylis laciniana
© Canadian National Collection LG

5106553367 – Oak Leaffolder – Ancylis burgessiana
Ancylis burgessiana
© Canadian National Collection LG

Ancylis burgessiana
© Canadian National Collection LG

5106573368Ancylis mira
Ancylis mira
© Canadian National Collection LG

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