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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
Drepanulatrix hulstii
911093  –  6683
Moria Robinson - 5th instar LG
on Ceanothus cuneatus and C. jepsonii
Drepanulatrix hulstii
Drepanulatrix quadraria
911095  –  6685
Moria Robinson - late instar LG
on Ceanothus cuneatus and C. jepsonii
Drepanulatrix quadraria
Drepanulatrix foeminaria
911096  –  6686
Canadian National Collection LG
Drepanulatrix foeminaria
Drepanulatrix falcataria
911100  –  6689
Moria Robinson - 5th instar LG
more common light green form
Drepanulatrix falcataria
Drepanulatrix monicaria
911103  –  6692
Moria Robinson LG
on Ceanothus cuneatus and C. jepsonii
Drepanulatrix monicaria
Apodrepanulatrix liberaria
911104  –  6693
Canadian National Collection LG
Apodrepanulatrix liberaria
Numia bicoloraria
911110  –  6700
McGuire Center LG
Numia bicoloraria
Erastria cruentaria
911155  –  6705
George Smiley LG
on Rattan Vine (Berchemia scandens) - 50mm
Erastria cruentaria
Ilexia intractata
911119  –  6711
Giff Beaton LG
on Holly
Ilexia intractata
Episemasia solitaria
911124  –  6713
Karen Chiasson LG
Episemasia solitaria
Episemasia cervinaria
911125  –  6714
Valerie G. Bugh
Episemasia cervinaria
Lytrosis unitaria
911200  –  6720
George Smiley LG
on Overcup Oak (Quercus lyrata) 33mm
Lytrosis unitaria
Euchlaena obtusaria
911206  –  6726
Canadian National Collection LG
Euchlaena obtusaria
Euchlaena effecta
911208  –  6728
Canadian National Collection LG
Euchlaena effecta
Euchlaena johnsonaria
911209  –  6729
Canadian National Collection LG
Euchlaena johnsonaria
Euchlaena madusaria
911211  –  6731
Canadian National Collection LG
Euchlaena madusaria
Euchlaena amoenaria
911213  –  6733
George Smiley LG
fed sparingly on Chinese Privet - 50mm
Euchlaena amoenaria
Xanthotype urticaria
911220  –  6740
Carroll Rudy
5th instar
Xanthotype urticaria
Xanthotype rufaria
911222  –  6742
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG
Xanthotype rufaria
Xanthotype sospeta
911223  –  6743
Canadian National Collection LG
Xanthotype sospeta
Pero ancetaria
911238  –  6748
George Smiley LG
on Winged Sumac (Rhus copallina) 44mm
Pero ancetaria
Pero morrisonaria
911242  –  6755
Canadian National Collection LG
Pero morrisonaria
Pero behrensaria
911248  –  6760
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG
Pero behrensaria
Phaeoura quernaria
911251  –  6763
Giff Beaton LG
on Hickory
Phaeoura quernaria
Phaeoura cristifera
911252  –  6764
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG
Phaeoura cristifera
Phaeoura mexicanaria
911254  –  6766
Marius V. Aurelian
Phaeoura mexicanaria
Phaeoura belua
911255  –  6767
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG
Phaeoura belua
Phaeoura perfidaria
911256  –  6768
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG
Phaeoura perfidaria
Holochroa dissociarius
911261  –  6773
Ronald Parry LG
on Juniperus deppeana
Holochroa dissociarius
Aethaloida packardaria
911262  –  6774
Moria Robinson - 5th instar LG
on Adenostoma fasciculatum, Ceanothus cuneatus
Aethaloida packardaria
Ceratonyx permagnaria
911267  –  6779
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG
Ceratonyx permagnaria
Campaea perlata
911130  –  6796
Betsy Higgins
late instar
Campaea perlata
Ennomos magnaria
911405  –  6797
John Ashley LG
Ennomos magnaria
Ennomos subsignaria
911407  –  6798
Canadian National Collection LG
Ennomos subsignaria
Spodolepis substriataria
911131  –  6799
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG
Spodolepis substriataria
Selenia alciphearia
911173  –  6817
Canadian National Collection LG
Selenia alciphearia
Selenia kentaria
911174  –  6818
Tom Murray LG
Selenia kentaria
Metanema inatomaria
911191  –  6819
Harvey Schmidt LG
Metanema inatomaria
Metarranthis duaria
911156  –  6822
Canadian National Collection LG
Metarranthis duaria
Metarranthis indeclinata
911159  –  6825
Janice Stiefel
5th instar - 48 days
Metarranthis indeclinata

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