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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
Ithome concolorella
590344  –  1638
© Terry Harrison LG
final-instar larva in Desmanthus illinoensis ~5mm
Ithome concolorella
Chrysoesthia sexguttella
590587  –  1719
© Beatriz Moisset LG
Chrysoesthia sexguttella
Aristotelia arenella
590642.1  –  1729.1
© Nathan C. Taylor LG
on Pomaria jamesii
Aristotelia arenella
Aristotelia ivae
590657  –  1743
© George Smiley LG
Found feeding on Baccharis halimifolia - 11mm
Aristotelia ivae
Recurvaria sp.
590704.95  –  1786.97
© Canadian National Collection LG
Recurvaria sp.
Coleotechnites apicitripunctella
590708  –  1789
© Canadian National Collection LG
Coleotechnites apicitripunctella
Coleotechnites atrupictella
590711  –  1792
© Canadian National Collection LG
Coleotechnites atrupictella
Coleotechnites canusella
590716  –  1797
© Canadian National Collection LG
Coleotechnites canusella
Coleotechnites piceaella
590744  –  1826
© Canadian National Collection LG
Coleotechnites piceaella
Coleotechnites thujaella
590751  –  1832
© Canadian National Collection LG
Coleotechnites thujaella
Exoteleia pinifoliella
590705.75  –  1840
© Canadian National Collection LG
Exoteleia pinifoliella
Arogalea cristifasciella
590693.5  –  1851
© George Smiley LG
8mm on Quercus palustris
Arogalea cristifasciella
Neotelphusa praefixa
590787.71  –  1865
© Canadian National Collection LG
Neotelphusa praefixa
Carpatolechia belangerella
590787.51  –  1869
© Canadian National Collection LG
Carpatolechia belangerella
Pseudotelphusa palliderosacella
590786  –  1873
© Canadian National Collection LG
Pseudotelphusa palliderosacella
Deltophora glandiferella
590680  –  1927
© Canadian National Collection LG
Deltophora glandiferella
Gnorimoschema gallaesolidaginis
591204  –  1986
© Jason Dombroskie
Gnorimoschema gallaesolidaginis
Chionodes discoocellella
591006  –  2072
© George Smiley LG
opaque silk shelter on Rumex hastatulus - 6.5mm
Chionodes discoocellella
Chionodes fuscomaculella
590889  –  2079
© George Smiley LG
on Quercus palustris
Chionodes fuscomaculella
Chionodes hibiscella
591016  –  2084
© George Smiley LG
tightly rolled leaf on Hibiscus moscheutos - 10mm
Chionodes hibiscella
Chionodes obscurusella
590964  –  2099
© Charley Eiseman LG
11.5mm
Chionodes obscurusella
Chionodes trichostola
590974  –  2120
© Canadian National Collection LG
Chionodes trichostola
Filatima pseudacaciella
591121  –  2169
© Jason Dombroskie
Filatima pseudacaciella
Filatima serotinella
591125  –  2172
© George Smiley LG
19mm on Prunus serotina
Filatima serotinella
Aroga trialbamaculella
591151  –  2198
© Canadian National Collection LG
Aroga trialbamaculella
Fascista cercerisella
591157  –  2204
© Sam Houston
Fascista cercerisella
Anacampsis innocuella
590479  –  2237
© Canadian National Collection LG
Anacampsis innocuella
Anacampsis niveopulvella
590485  –  2243
© Roxanne Bertrand (Quebec.ca) LG
on Populus tremuloides
Anacampsis niveopulvella
Anacampsis wikeri
590495  –  2251.1
© M. J. Hatfield
on Amorpha canescens
Anacampsis wikeri
Hypatima zesticopa
590454  –  2258
© Ann Hendrickson LG
on Mimosa texana
Hypatima zesticopa
Helcystogramma melantherella
590504  –  2270
© George Smiley LG
15mm on Ambrosia artemisiifolia
Helcystogramma melantherella
Dichomeris ligulella
590510  –  2281
© Ilona Loser
Dichomeris ligulella
Dichomeris nonstrigella
590553  –  2307
© Canadian National Collection LG
Dichomeris nonstrigella
Dichomeris purpureofusca
590552  –  2308
© Canadian National Collection LG
Dichomeris purpureofusca
Homadaula anisocentra
490001  –  2353
© George Smiley LG
silk shelter on Gleditsia triacanthos - 12mm
Homadaula anisocentra
Ypsolopha dentella
360150  –  2375
© Canadian National Collection LG
Ypsolopha dentella
Ypsolopha falciferella
360153  –  2380
© Eric LaGasa & WSDA LG
Ypsolopha falciferella
Enaemia basistriga
570030  –  2404
© Giff Beaton LG
on Sideroxylon
Enaemia basistriga
Enaemia pupula
570032  –  2405
© Giff Beaton LG
on Sideroxylon lanuginosum
Enaemia pupula
Enaemia subfervens
570034  –  2407
© Mike Quinn LG
on gum Bumelia - Sideroxylon lanuginosum
Enaemia subfervens
Swammerdamia caesiella
360115  –  2413
© Canadian National Collection LG
Swammerdamia caesiella
Swammerdamia pyrella
360116  –  2414
© Canadian National Collection LG
Swammerdamia pyrella
Urodus parvula
450001  –  2415
© Giff Beaton LG
on Persea borbonia, Red Bay
Urodus parvula
Wockia asperipunctella
450002  –  2415.1
© Seabrooke Leckie
Wockia asperipunctella
Yponomeuta multipunctella
360123  –  2420
© Jonathan Burishkin
Yponomeuta multipunctella
Yponomeuta malinellus
360122  –  2421.1
© Lynette Schimming
Yponomeuta malinellus
Yponomeuta cagnagella
360121  –  2423.1
© Carroll Rudy
Yponomeuta cagnagella
Zelleria haimbachi
360129  –  2427
© Canadian National Collection LG
Zelleria haimbachi
Acrolepiopsis incertella
360230  –  2490
© M. J. Hatfield LG
fruit umbel of Carrion flower, Smilax herbacea
Acrolepiopsis incertella
Acrolepiopsis heppneri
360231  –  2490.1
© Terry Harrison
Acrolepiopsis heppneri
Schreckensteinia festaliella
430003  –  2509
© Henning von Schmeling
Schreckensteinia festaliella
Pennisetia marginatum
550057  –  2513
© Phil Huntley-Franck
Pennisetia marginatum
Synanthedon acerni
550095  –  2554
© Canadian National Collection LG
Synanthedon acerni
Synanthedon exitiosa
550124  –  2583
© Marius Aurelian
Synanthedon exitiosa
Synanthedon pini
550126  –  2585
© Canadian National Collection LG
Synanthedon pini
Tebenna silphiella
470034  –  2642
© Carroll Rudy
Tebenna silphiella
Choreutis pariana
470046  –  2650
© Eric LaGasa & WSDA
Choreutis pariana
Choreutis diana
470047  –  2651
© Canadian National Collection LG
Choreutis diana
Prionoxystus robiniae
530029  –  2693
© Machele White
Prionoxystus robiniae
Episimus argutana
510485  –  2701
© Canadian National Collection LG
Episimus argutana
Paralobesia pallicircula
510498.1  –  2716.1
© M. J. Hatfield LG
seed pods of Campanulastrum Americanum
Paralobesia pallicircula
Endothenia hebesana
510466  –  2738
© M. J. Hatfield
Endothenia hebesana
Eumarozia malachitana
510517  –  2749
© George Smiley LG
leaf shelter on Diospyros virginiana- 13mm
Eumarozia malachitana
Zomaria interruptolineana
510518  –  2750
© George Smiley LG
folded leaf on a Vaccinium virgatum - 16mm
Zomaria interruptolineana
Apotomis capreana
510528  –  2753
© Canadian National Collection LG
Apotomis capreana
Apotomis funerea
510521  –  2755
© Canadian National Collection LG
Apotomis funerea
Apotomis deceptana
510529  –  2765
© Canadian National Collection LG
Apotomis deceptana
Apotomis removana
510523  –  2768
© Josée Quimper (Quebec.ca) LG
on Populus tremuloides
Apotomis removana
Pseudosciaphila duplex
510538  –  2769
© Canadian National Collection LG
Pseudosciaphila duplex
Orthotaenia undulana
510539  –  2770
© Jessica Durand (Quebec.ca) LG
on Acer saccharum
Orthotaenia undulana
Phaecasiophora niveiguttana
510541  –  2772
© George Smiley LG
folded Sassafras albidum leaf - prepupal 17mm
Phaecasiophora niveiguttana
Olethreutes furfuranum
510545  –  2776
© Canadian National Collection LG
Olethreutes furfuranum
Olethreutes comandranum
510546  –  2777
© M. J. Hatfield LG
on Bastard Toadflax, Comandra umbellata
Olethreutes comandranum
Olethreutes fraternanum
510548  –  2779
© Canadian National Collection LG
Olethreutes fraternanum
Olethreutes electrofuscum
510550  –  2781
© Canadian National Collection LG
Olethreutes electrofuscum
Olethreutes atrodentana
510554  –  2785
© Canadian National Collection LG
Olethreutes atrodentana
Olethreutes quadrifidum
510562  –  2794
© Josée Quimper (Quebec.ca) LG
Olethreutes quadrifidum
Olethreutes tilianum
510563  –  2795
© Canadian National Collection LG
Olethreutes tilianum
Olethreutes appalachiana
510565  –  2797
© George Smiley LG
in a Red Buckeye (Aesculus pavia) leaf shelter
Olethreutes appalachiana
Olethreutes nigranum
510568  –  2800
© Josée Quimper (Quebec.ca) LG
on Acer saccharum
Olethreutes nigranum

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