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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
1600850039Ectoedemia argyropeza
Ectoedemia argyropeza
Canadian National Collection LG

Ectoedemia argyropeza
Canadian National Collection LG

Ectoedemia argyropeza
Canadian National Collection LG

1600830052 – Aspen Petiole Gall Moth – Ectoedemia populella
Ectoedemia populella
Canadian National Collection LG

1600050071Stigmella ceanothi
Stigmella ceanothi
M. J. Hatfield LG
on Redroot, Ceanothus herbaceus
Stigmella ceanothi
M. J. Hatfield LG
on Redroot, Ceanothus herbaceus
Stigmella ceanothi
M. J. Hatfield LG
on Redroot, Ceanothus herbaceus
Stigmella ceanothi
M. J. Hatfield LG
on Redroot, Ceanothus herbaceus
Stigmella ceanothi
M. J. Hatfield LG
on Redroot, Ceanothus herbaceus
160010.10086.1Stigmella multispicata
Stigmella multispicata
Thomas Wilson LG
on an introduced Ulmus sp
2100690181 – Maple Leafcutter – Paraclemensia acerifoliella
Paraclemensia acerifoliella
Canadian National Collection LG

Paraclemensia acerifoliella
Canadian National Collection LG

Paraclemensia acerifoliella
Canadian National Collection LG

2100290198 – Yucca Moth – Tegeticula yuccasella
Tegeticula yuccasella
Jim McClarin

3001120266 – European Grain Moth – Nemapogon granella
Nemapogon granella
Stephen Luk

Nemapogon granella
Stephen Luk

Nemapogon granella
Stephen Luk

3001140268Nemapogon molybdanella
Nemapogon molybdanella
Rephah Berg

Nemapogon molybdanella
Rephah Berg

Nemapogon molybdanella
Rephah Berg

3001410390 – Household Casebearer – Phereoeca uterella
Phereoeca uterella
Ron Hemberger

Phereoeca uterella
Chuck Entz

Phereoeca uterella
Lisa Ames

Phereoeca uterella
Chuck Entz

Phereoeca uterella
Chuck Entz

Phereoeca uterella
Dave Porter

Phereoeca uterella
Ron Hemberger

Phereoeca uterella
Robert Zimlich

3001570405 – Casemaking Clothes Moth – Tinea pellionella
Tinea pellionella
John Callender

Tinea pellionella
Joyce Gross

Tinea pellionella
Claude Pilon

Tinea pellionella
Claude Pilon
exuvium
Tinea pellionella
Claude Pilon

Tinea pellionella
Machele White

Tinea pellionella
Ian Kimber - UKmoths

3000070435Siederia walshella
Siederia walshella
Jason Dombroskie
case
3000040436Dahlica triquetrella
Dahlica triquetrella
Stephen Luk

Dahlica triquetrella
Tom Murray

Dahlica triquetrella
Jim McClarin

Dahlica triquetrella
Chris Adam

Dahlica triquetrella
Tom Murray

3000080437 – Common Bagworm – Psyche casta
Psyche casta
Nolie Schneider

Psyche casta
John Carr

Psyche casta
Canadian National Collection LG

Psyche casta
Canadian National Collection LG

Psyche casta
John Carr

Psyche casta
Bruce Marlin

Psyche casta
Bruce Marlin

Psyche casta
M. J. Hatfield

Psyche casta
Dave Pelletier

Psyche casta
Jason Dombroskie
case
Psyche casta
John Carr

Psyche casta
John Carr

Psyche casta
John Himmelman

Psyche casta
Nolie Schneider

3000310438.1Apterona helicoidella
Apterona helicoidella
Margarethe Brummermann LG

Apterona helicoidella
Arlo Pelegrin

Apterona helicoidella
Arlo Pelegrin

Apterona helicoidella
Tim Eisele

Apterona helicoidella
Tim Eisele

Apterona helicoidella
Seabrooke Leckie

Apterona helicoidella
Tim Eisele

3000250454 – Abbot's Bagworm – Oiketicus abbotii
Oiketicus abbotii
Don Cadle LG

Oiketicus abbotii
Don Cadle LG

Oiketicus abbotii
Jeff Hollenbeck

Oiketicus abbotii
Jeff Hollenbeck

Oiketicus abbotii
Jeff Hollenbeck

Oiketicus abbotii
Jeff Hollenbeck

Oiketicus abbotii
Jeff Hollenbeck

Oiketicus abbotii
Tony DiTerlizzi

3000260455Thyridopteryx meadii
Thyridopteryx meadii
Robyn J. Waayers

3000280457 – Evergreen Bagworm – Thyridopteryx ephemeraeformis
Thyridopteryx ephemeraeformis
Perry Babin

Thyridopteryx ephemeraeformis
Perry Babin

Thyridopteryx ephemeraeformis
M. Alan Jenkins

Thyridopteryx ephemeraeformis
Brian Bundesen

Thyridopteryx ephemeraeformis
Charles Lewallen

Thyridopteryx ephemeraeformis
Charles Lewallen

Thyridopteryx ephemeraeformis
Daemeon Stovall

Thyridopteryx ephemeraeformis
Daemeon Stovall

Thyridopteryx ephemeraeformis
Nancy Collins

Thyridopteryx ephemeraeformis
Nancy Collins

Thyridopteryx ephemeraeformis
Victor Engel

3602470466 – Morning-glory Leafminer – Bedellia somnulentella
Bedellia somnulentella
Doug Hughes LG

Bedellia somnulentella
Bill Johnson

360199.850472.97Lyonetia sp.
Lyonetia sp.
Canadian National Collection LG

Lyonetia sp.
Canadian National Collection LG

3602000473Acanthocnemes fuscoscapulella
Acanthocnemes fuscoscapulella
Canadian National Collection LG

3602020475 – Cottonwood Leafminer – Paraleucoptera albella
Paraleucoptera albella
Canadian National Collection LG

Paraleucoptera albella
Canadian National Collection LG

360205.10478.1Leucoptera coffeella
Leucoptera coffeella
Florida - LG - James Hayden

3300350517Bucculatrix ivella
Bucculatrix ivella
George Smiley LG
Pre-pupal larva on Baccharis halimifolia - 6mm
3300800560 – Birch Skeletonizer – Bucculatrix canadensisella
Bucculatrix canadensisella
Canadian National Collection LG

Bucculatrix canadensisella
Canadian National Collection LG

Bucculatrix canadensisella
Jason Dombroskie

Bucculatrix canadensisella
Jason Dombroskie
Moulting Pads
3300920572 – Murtfeldt's Oak Skeletonizer – Bucculatrix ainsliella
Bucculatrix ainsliella
Canadian National Collection LG

Bucculatrix ainsliella
Canadian National Collection LG

Bucculatrix ainsliella
Canadian National Collection LG

3301260604Caloptilia flavella
Caloptilia flavella
Canadian National Collection LG

3301280606 – Ash Leaf Cone Roller – Caloptilia fraxinella
Caloptilia fraxinella
Jason Dombroskie

3301310609 – Cherry Leaf-cone Caterpillar – Caloptilia invariabilis
Caloptilia invariabilis
Canadian National Collection LG

3301700627Povolnya quercinigrella
Povolnya quercinigrella
George Smiley LG
folded leaf tip tent of Quercus velutina - 6mm
3301520630 – Sumac Leafblotch Miner – Caloptilia rhoifoliella
Caloptilia rhoifoliella
George Smiley LG
in a rolled Rhus copallinum leaflet - 7mm
Caloptilia rhoifoliella
George Smiley LG
in a rolled Rhus copallinum leaflet - 7mm
Caloptilia rhoifoliella
George Smiley LG
blister type cocoon - 10mm
3301680644Caloptilia violacella
Caloptilia violacella
Marie Schmidt

3301650644.1Caloptilia triadicae
Caloptilia triadicae
George Smiley LG
coil shelter on Triadica sebifera - 5mm
Caloptilia triadicae
George Smiley LG
coil shelter on Triadica sebifera - 5mm
Caloptilia triadicae
George Smiley LG
5mm
3301690645 – Lilac Leafminer – Gracillaria syringella
Gracillaria syringella
Canadian National Collection LG

3302360708 – White Pine Barkminer – Marmara fasciella
Marmara fasciella
Canadian National Collection LG

Marmara fasciella
Canadian National Collection LG

Marmara fasciella
Canadian National Collection LG

3302740742Phyllonorycter celtifoliella
Phyllonorycter celtifoliella
M. J. Hatfield

Phyllonorycter celtifoliella
M. J. Hatfield

Phyllonorycter celtifoliella
M. J. Hatfield

3303370790.1Macrosaccus neomexicanus
Macrosaccus neomexicanus
Charles Melton LG
on Robinia neomexicana
3303390803 – Maple Leaf Blotch Miner – Cameraria aceriella
Cameraria aceriella
Jason Dombroskie

3303460809Cameraria bethunella
Cameraria bethunella
Canadian National Collection LG

3303470810 – Birch-leaf Blotchminer – Cameraria betulivora
Cameraria betulivora
Canadian National Collection LG

3303610823 – Solitary Oak Leafminer – Cameraria hamadryadella
Cameraria hamadryadella
George Smiley LG
Leaf mine on Quercus bicolor - 6mm
Cameraria hamadryadella
George Smiley LG
ventral - 6mm
Cameraria hamadryadella
Canadian National Collection LG

Cameraria hamadryadella
George Smiley LG
4mm

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