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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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Geometridae
Refereed by John & Jane Balaban
Archiearis infans
910669  –  6256
© Canadian National Collection LG
Archiearis infans
Alsophila pometaria
910672  –  6258
© Yurika Alexander LG
Alsophila pometaria
Protitame virginalis
910683  –  6270
© Canadian National Collection LG
Protitame virginalis
Eumacaria madopata
910690  –  6272
© Canadian National Collection LG
Eumacaria madopata
Macaria pustularia
910735  –  6273
© Canadian National Collection LG
Macaria pustularia
Macaria occiduaria
910725  –  6279
© Canadian National Collection LG
Macaria occiduaria
Macaria loricaria
910733  –  6290
© Canadian National Collection LG
Macaria loricaria
Macaria exauspicata
910712  –  6292
© Canadian National Collection LG
Macaria exauspicata
Macaria coortaria
910715  –  6299
© Canadian National Collection LG
Macaria coortaria
Macaria colata
910724  –  6308
© John G. Franclemont CUIC LG
Macaria colata
Macaria varadaria
910700  –  6314
© George Smiley LG
Eastern Baccharis (Baccharis halimifolia) - 23mm
Macaria varadaria
Macaria truncataria
910693  –  6321
© Canadian National Collection LG
Macaria truncataria
Mellilla xanthometata
910691  –  6322
© George Smiley LG
on Gleditsia triacanthos - 19mm
Mellilla xanthometata
Macaria promiscuata
910752  –  6331
© George Smiley LG
on Cercis canadensis leaf - 25mm
Macaria promiscuata
Psamatodes abydata
910697  –  6332
© Ann Hendrickson LG
Larva fed on Huisache/Acacia smallii
Psamatodes abydata
Macaria aequiferaria
910755  –  6335
© George Smiley LG
on Bald Cypress (Taxodium distichum)
Macaria aequiferaria
Macaria bisignata
910756  –  6342
© Canadian National Collection LG
Macaria bisignata
Macaria sexmaculata
910765  –  6343
© Roxanne Bertrand (Quebec.ca) LG
on Larix laricina
Macaria sexmaculata
Macaria signaria
910766  –  6344
© John G. Franclemont CUIC LG
Macaria signaria
Macaria pinistrobata
910767  –  6347
© John G. Franclemont CUIC LG
Macaria pinistrobata
Macaria fissinotata
910768  –  6348
© Jason Dombroskie
Macaria fissinotata
Macaria multilineata
910772  –  6353
© Giff Beaton LG
on Eastern Red Cedar
Macaria multilineata
Trigrammia quadrinotaria
910692  –  6360
© Karen Chiasson LG
on Red Buckeye (Aesculus pavia)
Trigrammia quadrinotaria
Digrammia continuata
910789  –  6362
© Roxanne Bertrand (Quebec.ca) LG
on Thuya occidentalis
Digrammia continuata
Digrammia cinereola
910796  –  6363.2
© Nicholas Pardikes LG
2nd instar on Juniper
Digrammia cinereola
Digrammia gnophosaria
910822  –  6405
© Ann Hendrickson LG
Fifth instar
Digrammia gnophosaria
Frederickia nigricomma
910824  –  6407
© Ann Hendrickson LG
3rd instar
Frederickia nigricomma
Isturgia dislocaria
910689  –  6419
© Mike Quinn LG
Isturgia dislocaria
Orthofidonia tinctaria
910842  –  6428
© Canadian National Collection LG
Orthofidonia tinctaria
Neoalcis californiaria
910849  –  6435
© Moria Robinson on Quercus wislizenii, LG
Arctostaphylos manzanita, & Ceanothus cuneatus
Neoalcis californiaria
Ematurga amitaria
910850  –  6436
© Canadian National Collection LG
Ematurga amitaria
Pimaphera sparsaria
910857  –  6442
© George Smiley LG
on Sideroxylon lanuginosum - 29mm
Pimaphera sparsaria
Glenoides texanaria
910858  –  6443
© George Smiley LG
20mm fed on dead Azalea and Sweetgum twigs
Glenoides texanaria
Glena nigricaria
910863  –  6448
© John G. Franclemont CUIC LG
Glena nigricaria
Glena cribrataria
910864  –  6449
© Giff Beaton LG
Glena cribrataria
Stenoporpia mediatra
910875  –  6460
© John G. Franclemont CUIC LG
Stenoporpia mediatra
Stenoporpia pulmonaria
910878  –  6463
© John G. Franclemont CUIC LG
Stenoporpia pulmonaria
Stenoporpia vernata
910880  –  6465
© John G. Franclemont CUIC LG
Stenoporpia vernata
Stenoporpia vernalella
910881  –  6466
© John G. Franclemont CUIC LG
Stenoporpia vernalella
Stenoporpia macdunnoughi
910885  –  6470
© John G. Franclemont CUIC LG
Stenoporpia macdunnoughi

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