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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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Butterflies - Drepanidae
Refereed by John & Jane Balaban
5700854684Adoneta bicaudata
Adoneta bicaudata
Carmen Champagne

Adoneta bicaudata
Dan Leeder

Adoneta bicaudata
Stephen Cresswell

Adoneta bicaudata
Carmen Champagne

Adoneta bicaudata
Dan Leeder

Adoneta bicaudata
Giff Beaton LG
on Greenbrier
Adoneta bicaudata
Giff Beaton LG
on Sweet Gum
5700864685 – Purple-crested Slug Moth – Adoneta spinuloides
Adoneta spinuloides
Troy Bartlett

Adoneta spinuloides
Tom Murray

Adoneta spinuloides
Tom Murray

Adoneta spinuloides
George Smiley LG
on Oak sapling (Quercus) 10mm
5700924691 – Pin-striped Vermilion Slug Moth – Monoleuca semifascia
Monoleuca semifascia
Norman & Cheryl Lavers

Monoleuca semifascia
Ed Corey

Monoleuca semifascia
Norman & Cheryl Lavers

Monoleuca semifascia
Giff Beaton LG
on post oak
5700884696Euclea incisa
Euclea incisa
Valerie G. Bugh

5700894697 – Spiny Oak-slug Moth – Euclea delphinii
Euclea delphinii
Charles Baxter LG

Euclea delphinii
Canadian National Collection LG

Euclea delphinii
McGuire Center LG

Euclea delphinii
Charles Baxter LG

Euclea delphinii
Giff Beaton LG
on winged elm
Euclea delphinii
Troy Bartlett

Euclea delphinii
Charles Lewallen

Euclea delphinii
Charles Baxter LG

5700934698 – Smaller Parasa – Parasa chloris
Parasa chloris
Allan Wilson

Parasa chloris
Jeff Gruber

Parasa chloris
Carmen Champagne

Parasa chloris
Carmen Champagne
5th instar
Parasa chloris
Jeff Gruber

Parasa chloris
Troy Bartlett

Parasa chloris
Troy Bartlett

Parasa chloris
Giff Beaton LG
on cherry
5700944699 – Stinging Rose Caterpillar – Parasa indetermina
Parasa indetermina
Brody J. Thomassen LG

Parasa indetermina
Troy Bartlett

Parasa indetermina
Steve Kortum

Parasa indetermina
Daniel Swofford

Parasa indetermina
Deborah Stephenson

Parasa indetermina
Troy Bartlett

5700814700 – Saddleback Caterpillar – Acharia stimulea
Acharia stimulea
Canadian National Collection LG

Acharia stimulea
Bob Moul

Acharia stimulea
Lew Scharpf

Acharia stimulea
Jerry Armstrong LG

Acharia stimulea
Charles Weber

Acharia stimulea
Machele White

5700014701 – Planthopper Parasite Moth – Fulgoraecia exigua
Fulgoraecia exigua
Beatriz Moisset

Fulgoraecia exigua
Beatriz Moisset

Fulgoraecia exigua
Beatriz Moisset

Fulgoraecia exigua
Beatriz Moisset

Fulgoraecia exigua
Beatriz Moisset

Fulgoraecia exigua
John Maxwell

Fulgoraecia exigua
John Maxwell

Fulgoraecia exigua
Carmen Champagne

Fulgoraecia exigua
Edward Trammel

Fulgoraecia exigua
Yurika Alexander LG

Fulgoraecia exigua
Steve Scott

Fulgoraecia exigua
Edward Trammel

5700474702Dalcerides ingenita
Dalcerides ingenita
(cc) Wendy McCrady

Dalcerides ingenita
(cc) Wendy McCrady

8013694716 – Double-striped Scoparia – Scoparia biplagialis
Scoparia biplagialis
Tucker J. Cooley LG

Scoparia biplagialis
Tucker J. Cooley LG

Scoparia biplagialis
Tucker J. Cooley LG

8013914738 – Striped Eudonia – Eudonia strigalis
Eudonia strigalis
George Smiley LG
moss on the side of a Bald Cypress - 12mm
Eudonia strigalis
George Smiley LG
moss on the side of a Bald Cypress - 12mm
8013134755 – Waterlily Leafcutter – Elophila obliteralis
Elophila obliteralis
Stephen Luk

Elophila obliteralis
Stephen Luk

8013184759 – Polymorphic Pondweed Moth – Parapoynx maculalis
Parapoynx maculalis
McGuire Center LG

Parapoynx maculalis
McGuire Center LG

Parapoynx maculalis
McGuire Center LG

8013224763 – Floating-heart Waterlilly Moth – Parapoynx seminealis
Parapoynx seminealis
McGuire Center LG

8011874879 – Psychic Xanthophysa – Xanthophysa psychicalis
Xanthophysa psychicalis
Jason Dombroskie
case
8012244898 – Cross-striped Cabbageworm – Evergestis rimosalis
Evergestis rimosalis
Arlene Ripley

Evergestis rimosalis
Hannah Nendick-Mason

Evergestis rimosalis
Hannah Nendick-Mason

8006944934Munroeodes thalesalis
Munroeodes thalesalis
Giff Beaton LG
on Citharexylum berlandieri
Munroeodes thalesalis
Giff Beaton LG
on Citharexylum berlandieri
8006964936 – Dogbane Saucrobotys – Saucrobotys futilalis
Saucrobotys futilalis
Canadian National Collection LG

Saucrobotys futilalis
Bob Barber LG

Saucrobotys futilalis
Jason Dombroskie

Saucrobotys futilalis
Jason Dombroskie

Saucrobotys futilalis
Jason Dombroskie
tent
8007004938Epicorsia oedipodalis
Epicorsia oedipodalis
McGuire Center LG

Epicorsia oedipodalis
McGuire Center LG

8007154951 – Titian Peale's Pyralid Moth – Perispasta caeculalis
Perispasta caeculalis
George Smiley LG
on Lonicera sempervirens
Perispasta caeculalis
George Smiley LG
on Lonicera sempervirens
Perispasta caeculalis
George Smiley LG
on Lonicera sempervirens
Perispasta caeculalis
George Smiley LG
on Lonicera sempervirens
Perispasta caeculalis
George Smiley LG
on Lonicera sempervirens
8007164952 – Small Magpie Moth – Anania hortulata
Anania hortulata
Canadian National Collection LG

8007184953.1Anania plectilis
Anania plectilis
George Smiley LG
on Sambucus canadensis - 23mm
Anania plectilis
George Smiley LG
on Sambucus canadensis - 26mm
Anania plectilis
George Smiley LG
17.5mm
Anania plectilis
George Smiley LG
12mm
8007234957Anania mysippusalis
Anania mysippusalis
M. J. Hatfield LG
on Solidago flexicaulis
Anania mysippusalis
M. J. Hatfield LG
on Solidago flexicaulis
Anania mysippusalis
M. J. Hatfield LG
on Solidago flexicaulis
Anania mysippusalis
M. J. Hatfield
on Symphyotrichum cordifolium
Anania mysippusalis
M. J. Hatfield
on Symphyotrichum cordifolium
Anania mysippusalis
M. J. Hatfield LG
on Symphyotrichum cordifolium
Anania mysippusalis
Lynette Schimming LG
on purple aster
Anania mysippusalis
Lynette Schimming LG
on purple aster
8007294962Hahncappsia marculenta
Hahncappsia marculenta
M. J. Hatfield LG
found on Rudbeckia laciniata
Hahncappsia marculenta
M. J. Hatfield LG
found on Rudbeckia laciniata
Hahncappsia marculenta
M. J. Hatfield LG
found on Rudbeckia laciniata
Hahncappsia marculenta
George Smiley LG
feeding from a shelter of Ambrosia artemisiifolia
8007304963Hahncappsia neomarculenta
Hahncappsia neomarculenta
Bob Cammarata LG
hiding under a thin web of silk
Hahncappsia neomarculenta
Rob Curtis LG

Hahncappsia neomarculenta
Stephen Cresswell LG

Hahncappsia neomarculenta
Fred Siskind

Hahncappsia neomarculenta
Nancy Kent LG
on Verbesina alternifolia
Hahncappsia neomarculenta
Ashley Bosarge LG
on Verbesina sp.
Hahncappsia neomarculenta
Kim Fleming LG
on Verbesina occidentalis, some under webbing
Hahncappsia neomarculenta
Stephen Cresswell LG

Hahncappsia neomarculenta
Ashley Bosarge LG
on Verbesina sp.
8007324965Hahncappsia neobliteralis
Hahncappsia neobliteralis
Darrin O'Brien
on Cardinal Climber (Ipomoea sloteri)
8007344967Hahncappsia mancalis
Hahncappsia mancalis
Yurika Alexander LG
on Ground cherry leaf
Hahncappsia mancalis
Yurika Alexander LG
on lambsquarters
8008504973.1Ecpyrrhorrhoe puralis
Ecpyrrhorrhoe puralis
Dave Funk

Ecpyrrhorrhoe puralis
Dave Funk

8007424975 – Garden Webworm – Achyra rantalis
Achyra rantalis
Canadian National Collection LG

8007524986.1 – Greenish-Yellow Sitochroa – Sitochroa palealis
Sitochroa palealis
Tom Bentley

8007594992 – Genista Broom Moth – Uresiphita reversalis
Uresiphita reversalis
Valerie G. Bugh

Uresiphita reversalis
Valerie G. Bugh

Uresiphita reversalis
Valerie G. Bugh

8008385069 – Coffee-loving Pyrausta – Pyrausta tyralis
Pyrausta tyralis
George Smiley LG
on Bidens aristosa
Pyrausta tyralis
George Smiley LG
on Bidens aristosa
Pyrausta tyralis
Machele White

8008775079 – Celery Leaftier – Udea rubigalis
Udea rubigalis
George Smiley LG
shelter on underside of Prunella vulgaris - 17mm
Udea rubigalis
George Smiley LG
shelter on underside of Prunella vulgaris - 17mm
8009045107 – Eggplant Leafroller – Lineodes integra
Lineodes integra
George Smiley LG
rolled up Solanum lycopersicum leaf - 16mm
Lineodes integra
George Smiley LG
11mm
8010995151 – Salvinia Stem-Borer – Samea multiplicalis
Samea multiplicalis
McGuire Center LG

8010975156 – Lucerne Moth – Nomophila nearctica
Nomophila nearctica
Canadian National Collection LG

Nomophila nearctica
Canadian National Collection LG

8010645159 – Grape Leaffolder – Desmia funeralis
Desmia funeralis
Canadian National Collection LG

Desmia funeralis
Canadian National Collection LG

Desmia funeralis
Ken Childs LG

Desmia funeralis
Ken Childs LG

Desmia funeralis
Ken Childs LG

8010655160Desmia maculalis
Desmia maculalis
George Smiley LG
on Ludwigia alternifolia - 18.5mm
Desmia maculalis
George Smiley LG
12mm
8009525199.4 – Box Tree Moth – Cydalima perspectalis
Cydalima perspectalis
LG - Bernard Landry

Cydalima perspectalis
LG - Bernard Landry

Cydalima perspectalis
LG - Bernard Landry

Cydalima perspectalis
LG - Bernard Landry

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