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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
5106633375 – Two-toned Ancylis – Ancylis divisana
Ancylis divisana
© Canadian National Collection LG

Ancylis divisana
© Canadian National Collection LG

Ancylis divisana
© George Smiley LG
leaf shelter of Quercus palustris - 12mm
Ancylis divisana
© George Smiley LG
shelter of Quercus bicolor - prepupal - 10mm
Ancylis divisana
© George Smiley LG
7mm
5106653377 – Red-headed Ancylis – Ancylis muricana
Ancylis muricana
© George Smiley LG
in a folded Blackberry (Rubus) leaf - 9mm
Ancylis muricana
© George Smiley LG
5mm
511326.33428 – Cherry Fruitworm – Aspila packardi
Aspila packardi
© George Smiley LG
on the developing fruit of Crataegus opaca - 9mm
Aspila packardi
© George Smiley LG
on the developing fruit of Crataegus opaca - 8mm
Aspila packardi
© George Smiley LG
5.5mm
511326.43429 – Lesser Appleworm – Aspila prunivora
Aspila prunivora
© Arlo Pelegrin

5113243443 – Three-lined Grapholita – Grapholita tristrigana
Grapholita tristrigana
© M. J. Hatfield

Grapholita tristrigana
© M. J. Hatfield

5113573471 – Hickory Shuckworm – Cydia caryana
Cydia caryana
© George Smiley LG
on Phylloxera gall on Carya tomentosa - 6mm
5113803492 – Codling Moth – Cydia pomonella
Cydia pomonella
© Canadian National Collection LG

Cydia pomonella
© Canadian National Collection LG

Cydia pomonella
© Tim Eisele

5113873497 – Locust Twig Borer – Ecdytolopha insiticiana
Ecdytolopha insiticiana
© Karl Hillig

5100033503 – Oak Leaftier – Acleris semipurpurana
Acleris semipurpurana
© Canadian National Collection LG

Acleris semipurpurana
© Ilona Loser

5100053505 – Golden Leafroller – Acleris holmiana
Acleris holmiana
© Eric LaGasa & WSDA

Acleris holmiana
© Eric LaGasa & WSDA

5100083508Acleris caliginosana
Acleris caliginosana
© Canadian National Collection LG

5100173518Acleris braunana
Acleris braunana
© Canadian National Collection LG

Acleris braunana
© Canadian National Collection LG

5100203521Acleris semiannula
Acleris semiannula
© Canadian National Collection LG

5100303530 – Garden Rose Tortrix – Acleris variegana
Acleris variegana
© Rephah Berg

Acleris variegana
© Rephah Berg

Acleris variegana
© Eric LaGasa & WSDA LG

Acleris variegana
© Rephah Berg

5100333533Acleris celiana
Acleris celiana
© Canadian National Collection LG

5100393539 – Lesser Maple Leafroller – Acleris chalybeana
Acleris chalybeana
© Canadian National Collection LG

5100413540 – Black-headed Birch Leaffolder – Acleris placidana
Acleris placidana
© Roxanne Bertrand (Quebec.ca) LG
on Betula papyrifera
5100493548 – Eastern Black-headed Budworm – Acleris variana
Acleris variana
© Canadian National Collection LG

Acleris variana
© Canadian National Collection LG

Acleris variana
© Canadian National Collection LG

Acleris variana
© Isabelle Joli-Grenier (Quebec.ca) LG
on Picea glauca
5100563556Acleris nigrolinea
Acleris nigrolinea
© Jessica Durand (Quebec.ca) LG
on Populus tremuloides
5100673567.1 – Gray Tortrix – Cnephasia stephensiana
Cnephasia stephensiana
© Canadian National Collection LG

Cnephasia stephensiana
© Canadian National Collection LG

5102473592.1 – Dark Fruit-tree Tortrix – Pandemis heparana
Pandemis heparana
© Eric LaGasa & WSDA LG

5102483593 – Woodgrain Leafroller – Pandemis lamprosana
Pandemis lamprosana
© M. J. Hatfield LG
wrapped leaves of Raspberry
Pandemis lamprosana
© M. J. Hatfield LG
wrapped leaves of Raspberry
Pandemis lamprosana
© Canadian National Collection LG

Pandemis lamprosana
© Roxanne Bertrand (Quebec.ca) LG
on Acer saccharum
Pandemis lamprosana
© Josée Quimper (Quebec.ca) LG
on Acer saccharum
Pandemis lamprosana
© Ilona Loser LG
Found between two Cherry leaves
Pandemis lamprosana
© M. J. Hatfield
on raspberry
Pandemis lamprosana
© M. J. Hatfield LG
on raspberry
5102493594 – Three-lined Leafroller – Pandemis limitata
Pandemis limitata
© Roxanne Bertrand (Quebec.ca) LG
on Betula papyrifera
Pandemis limitata
© Roxanne Bertrand (Quebec.ca) LG
on Betula papyrifera
Pandemis limitata
© Canadian National Collection LG

Pandemis limitata
© Canadian National Collection LG

Pandemis limitata
© Canadian National Collection LG

Pandemis limitata
© Canadian National Collection LG

5102503595 – Green Aspen Leaftier – Pandemis canadana
Pandemis canadana
© Canadian National Collection LG

5102613602 – Pine Tube Moth – Argyrotaenia pinatubana
Argyrotaenia pinatubana
© Canadian National Collection LG

Argyrotaenia pinatubana
© Canadian National Collection LG

Argyrotaenia pinatubana
© Jason Dombroskie

Argyrotaenia pinatubana
© Tom Murray

Argyrotaenia pinatubana
© Tom Murray

5102703612 – Orange Tortrix – Argyrotaenia franciscana
Argyrotaenia franciscana
© Eric LaGasa & WSDA LG

5102803621 – Four-lined Leafroller – Argyrotaenia quadrifasciana
Argyrotaenia quadrifasciana
© Canadian National Collection LG

5102823623 – Yellow-winged Oak Leafroller – Argyrotaenia quercifoliana
Argyrotaenia quercifoliana
© Canadian National Collection LG

Argyrotaenia quercifoliana
© George Smiley LG
on Quercus palustris
5102843625 – Gray-banded Leafroller – Argyrotaenia mariana
Argyrotaenia mariana
© Canadian National Collection LG

Argyrotaenia mariana
© Canadian National Collection LG

5103003635 – Oblique-banded Leafroller – Choristoneura rosaceana
Choristoneura rosaceana
© Jessica Durand (Quebec.ca) LG
on Syringa sp.
Choristoneura rosaceana
© Naomi Smith
on Chaenomeles speciosa
Choristoneura rosaceana
© Canadian National Collection LG

Choristoneura rosaceana
© Canadian National Collection LG

Choristoneura rosaceana
© Roxanne Bertrand (Quebec.ca) LG
on Populus tremuloides
Choristoneura rosaceana
© Roxanne Bertrand (Quebec.ca) LG
on Populus tremuloides
Choristoneura rosaceana
© Jason Dombroskie

Choristoneura rosaceana
© Ilona Loser

Choristoneura rosaceana
© Marie Schmidt

5103023637 – Large Aspen Tortrix – Choristoneura conflictana
Choristoneura conflictana
© Josée Quimper (Quebec.ca) LG
on Populus tremuloides
Choristoneura conflictana
© Josée Quimper (Quebec.ca) LG
on Populus tremuloides
Choristoneura conflictana
© Josée Quimper (Quebec.ca) LG
on Populus tremuloides
Choristoneura conflictana
© Canadian National Collection LG

Choristoneura conflictana
© Jason Dombroskie

Choristoneura conflictana
© Canadian National Collection LG

Choristoneura conflictana
© Josée Quimper (Quebec.ca) LG
on Populus tremuloides
Choristoneura conflictana
© Jessica Durand (Quebec.ca) LG
on Populus tremuloides
5103033638 – Spruce Budworm – Choristoneura fumiferana
Choristoneura fumiferana
© Canadian National Collection LG

Choristoneura fumiferana
© Tom Murray

Choristoneura fumiferana
© Chris Adam

Choristoneura fumiferana
© Chris Adam

Choristoneura fumiferana
© Canadian National Collection LG

Choristoneura fumiferana
© Josée Quimper (Quebec.ca) LG
5th instar
Choristoneura fumiferana
© Josée Quimper (Quebec.ca) LG
5th instar
Choristoneura fumiferana
© Josée Quimper (Quebec.ca) LG
6th instar
Choristoneura fumiferana
© Josée Quimper (Quebec.ca) LG
on Abies balsamea
5103083643 – Jack Pine Budworm – Choristoneura pinus
Choristoneura pinus
© Chris Adam

Choristoneura pinus
© Canadian National Collection LG

Choristoneura pinus
© Chris Adam

Choristoneura pinus
© Chris Adam

5103133647 – Juniper Budworm – Choristoneura houstonana
Choristoneura houstonana
© Mike Quinn

Choristoneura houstonana
© Mike Quinn

5103233648 – Fruit-tree Leafroller – Archips argyrospila
Archips argyrospila
© Canadian National Collection LG

Archips argyrospila
© Canadian National Collection LG

5103243649Archips mortuana
Archips mortuana
© Canadian National Collection LG

Archips mortuana
© Canadian National Collection LG

5103203650 – Rose Tortrix – Archips rosana
Archips rosana
© Canadian National Collection LG

Archips rosana
© Canadian National Collection LG

Archips rosana
© Eric LaGasa & WSDA LG

5103283652Archips myricana
Archips myricana
© Canadian National Collection LG

5103303654 – Larger Boxelder Leafroller – Archips negundana
Archips negundana
© Canadian National Collection LG

5103353655 – Oak Webworm – Archips fervidana
Archips fervidana
© Canadian National Collection LG

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