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Digital Guide to Moth Identification

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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Butterflies - Drepanidae
Refereed by John & Jane Balaban
7700443870 – Silver-spotted Skipper – Epargyreus clarus
Epargyreus clarus
Seth Ausubel LG

Epargyreus clarus
Seth Ausubel LG

Epargyreus clarus
Betsy Higgins

Epargyreus clarus
Jason Dombroskie

Epargyreus clarus
Bob Barber LG

Epargyreus clarus
Yurika Alexander

Epargyreus clarus
Betsy Higgins

Epargyreus clarus
Jane & John Balaban LG
on Amorpha fruticosa
Epargyreus clarus
Jane & John Balaban LG
on Amorpha fruticosa
7700583882Zestusa dorus
Zestusa dorus
Bob Barber

7700283886Urbanus proteus
Urbanus proteus
Richard Crook LG

Urbanus proteus
Teresa Moody LG
curled up in three leaves of a wild bean/pea plant
Urbanus proteus
Teresa Moody LG
curled up in three leaves of a wild bean/pea plant
7701353945Erynnis icelus
Erynnis icelus
Jason Dombroskie

7701433947Erynnis juvenalis
Erynnis juvenalis
Bob Barber LG

7701523959Erynnis baptisiae
Erynnis baptisiae
Betsy Higgins

Erynnis baptisiae
Betsy Higgins

7700873977 – Golden-headed Sootywing – Pholisora catullus
Pholisora catullus
Yurika Alexander LG

Pholisora catullus
Howell Curtis

Pholisora catullus
Betsy Higgins
5th instar
Pholisora catullus
Betsy Higgins

7703114012Thymelicus lineola
Thymelicus lineola
Jason Dombroskie

7703254115Calpodes ethlius
Calpodes ethlius
McGuire Center LG

7703224119Panoquina ocola
Panoquina ocola
Teresa Moody LG
Feeding on cultivated rice
7703584157Battus philenor
Battus philenor
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Battus philenor
Howell Curtis
early instar
Battus philenor
Howell Curtis
middle instar
Battus philenor
Howell Curtis
late instar
Battus philenor
McGuire Center LG

Battus philenor
McGuire Center LG

Battus philenor
Betsy Higgins

Battus philenor
Betsy Higgins

Battus philenor
Betsy Higgins

Battus philenor
McGuire Center LG

Battus philenor
McGuire Center LG

Battus philenor
McGuire Center LG

7703664159Papilio polyxenes
Papilio polyxenes
Robert Pearson

Papilio polyxenes
Betsy Higgins
2nd instar
Papilio polyxenes
Betsy Higgins
4th instar
7703794174Heraclides ornythion
Heraclides ornythion
Cat Traylor LG

7703814181Pterourus troilus
Pterourus troilus
McGuire Center LG

Pterourus troilus
Howell Curtis

7704694192Pontia sisymbrii
Pontia sisymbrii
Patrick Alexander LG

Pontia sisymbrii
Patrick Alexander LG

7704674193Pontia protodice
Pontia protodice
Howell Curtis

7704714197Pieris rapae
Pieris rapae
Howell Curtis

Pieris rapae
Betsy Higgins

7704314224Zerene cesonia
Zerene cesonia
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Zerene cesonia
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

7704354228Phoebis sennae
Phoebis sennae
Howell Curtis
late instar
Phoebis sennae
Howell Curtis

Phoebis sennae
McGuire Center LG

7704364229Phoebis philea
Phoebis philea
Tom Bentley

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