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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
Asciodes quietalis
801038  –  5267
© Machele White
Asciodes quietalis
Psara obscuralis
801044  –  5268
© Ken Childs LG
at night on Phytolacca americana
Psara obscuralis
Psara dryalis
801045  –  5269
© Randy Hardy LG
on Boerhavia coccinea
Psara dryalis
Herpetogramma pertextalis
801023  –  5275
© Canadian National Collection LG
Herpetogramma pertextalis
Herpetogramma thestealis
801027  –  5277
© Canadian National Collection LG
Herpetogramma thestealis
Cryptobotys zoilusalis
801014  –  5282
© McGuire Center LG
Cryptobotys zoilusalis
Crambus praefectellus
801565  –  5355
© McGuire Center LG
Crambus praefectellus
Parapediasia decorellus
801528  –  5450
© Anita Gould
Parapediasia decorellus
Hypsopygia nostralis
800688  –  5531
© McGuire Center LG
Hypsopygia nostralis
Epipaschia superatalis
800619  –  5577
© Troy Bartlett LG
on Toxicodendron radicans
Epipaschia superatalis
Macalla zelleri
800617  –  5579
© McGuire Center LG
Macalla zelleri
Toripalpus trabalis
800627  –  5585
© McGuire Center LG
Toripalpus trabalis
Oneida lunulalis
800629  –  5588
© Judy Gallagher LG
Oneida lunulalis
Tallula atrifascialis
800633  –  5591
© George Smiley LG
terminal twig web on Taxodium distichum - 20mm
Tallula atrifascialis
Pococera robustella
800640  –  5595
© George Smiley LG
frass nest constructed on Pinus taeda - 19mm
Pococera robustella
Pococera subcanalis
800647  –  5602
© McGuire Center LG
Pococera subcanalis
Pococera militella
800649  –  5604
© McGuire Center LG
Pococera militella
Pococera aplastella
800650  –  5605
© Canadian National Collection LG
Pococera aplastella
Pococera asperatella
800651  –  5606
© Canadian National Collection LG
Pococera asperatella
Pococera expandens
800653  –  5608
© Ken Childs LG
Pococera expandens
Galleria mellonella
800041  –  5622
© Joyce Gross
Galleria mellonella
Omphalocera cariosa
800044  –  5625
© Valerie G. Bugh
Omphalocera cariosa
Omphalocera munroei
800046  –  5627
© Richard Crook LG
Omphalocera munroei
Acrobasis minimella
800078  –  5657
© George Smiley LG
sinuous tube under Quercus texana leaf - 12mm
Acrobasis minimella
Acrobasis angusella
800091  –  5673
© Canadian National Collection LG
Acrobasis angusella
Acrobasis betulella
800103  –  5688
© Canadian National Collection LG
Acrobasis betulella
Acrobasis rubrifasciella
800101  –  5690
© Canadian National Collection LG
Acrobasis rubrifasciella
Acrobasis comptoniella
800099  –  5691
© Canadian National Collection LG
Acrobasis comptoniella
Hypsipyla grandella
800121  –  5705
© Robert Pilla LG
in a fallen mahogany seed pod
Hypsipyla grandella
Etiella zinckenella
800447  –  5744
© Machele White
Etiella zinckenella
Oreana unicolorella
800224  –  5767
© Jason Dombroskie
Oreana unicolorella
Salebriaria ademptandella
800228  –  5770.1
© George Smiley LG
on Quercus similis - 16mm
Salebriaria ademptandella
Salebriaria engeli
800233  –  5773
© Canadian National Collection LG
Salebriaria engeli
Salebriaria tenebrosella
800237  –  5775
© George Smiley LG
on Quercus similis
Salebriaria tenebrosella
Ortholepis pasadamia
800261  –  5783
© Roxanne Bertrand (Quebec.ca) LG
on Betula papyrifera
Ortholepis pasadamia
Sciota subfuscella
800294  –  5789
© M. J. Hatfield LG
on Sumac, Rhus sp.
Sciota subfuscella
Sciota subcaesiella
800290  –  5796
© Curtis Lehman LG
tied leaves of Robinia pseudoacacia
Sciota subcaesiella
Sciota virgatella
800291  –  5797
© Curtis Lehman LG
hanging from a thread below Black Locust
Sciota virgatella
Sciota uvinella
800295  –  5802
© George Smiley LG
between two Liquidambar styraciflua leaves - 12mm
Sciota uvinella
Tlascala reductella
800297  –  5808
© George Smiley LG
on Gleditsia triacanthos
Tlascala reductella

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