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The Hawkmoths of the northern Great Plains, an illustrated poster – Guest post by Gerald Fauske

The Hawkmoths of the northern Great Plains Poster is based upon specimens in the North Dakota State Insect Reference Collection (NDSU- Fargo, ND), specimens in the Severin-McDaniel Insect Research Museum (SDSU- Brookings, SD) an extensive literature search, about 45 years … Continue reading

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Meet an Underwing – Catocala elocata

This year’s National Moth Week’s spotlighted moths are the Underwings.  This photo of a Catocala elocata  (תנשמית הצפצפה) was taken by Oz Ritner (Israel Nature Site)  in Tel Aviv, Israel, May 2016.    See more photos of Underwings and other moths on the … Continue reading

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Meet an Underwing – Noctua janthe (Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing)

This year’s National Moth Week’s spotlighted moths are the Underwings, comprise the genus Catocala, which is part of the large Erebidae family. This photo is of a moth resembling the true underwings – a Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing (Noctua janthe) was taken by Flickr … Continue reading

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Meet an Underwing – Catocala ultronia (Ultronia Underwing)

This year’s National Moth Week’s spotlighted moths are the Underwings.  This photo of a Ultronia Underwing (Catocala ultronia) was taken by  Nancy Magnusson in Howard, Maryland, United States (June 2000).       See more photos of Underwings and other moths on the National … Continue reading

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Meet an Underwing – Noctua pronuba (Large yellow underwing)

This year’s National Moth Week’s spotlighted moths are the Underwings, comprise the genus Catocala, which is part of the large Erebidae family. This photo is of a moth resembling the true underwings – the  Large yellow underwing (Noctua pronuba) of the Noctuidae family. … Continue reading

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Meet an Underwing – Yellow-banded Underwing

This year’s National Moth Week’s spotlighted moths are the Underwings.  This photo of a Yellow-banded Underwing was taken by Yankech gary in Rouge Park Moth night, 2013. See more photos of Underwings and other moths on the National Moth Week Flickr group.  National Moth Week 2016 … Continue reading

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Meet an Underwing – Catocala junctura (Joined underwing)

This year’s National Moth Week’s spotlighted moths are the Underwings.  This photo of a Joined Underwing Moth (Catocala junctura) was taken by Carla Kishinami in September 2014.  See more photos of Underwings and other moths on the National Moth Week Flickr group.  National Moth … Continue reading

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Meet an Underwing – Catocala nupta (Red Underwing)

This year’s National Moth Week’s spotlighted moths are the Underwings.  This photo of a Red Underwing (Catocala nupta) was taken by Dave Curtis in Langham, England, United Kingdom in August 2014.  See more photos of Underwings and other moths on the National Moth Week Flickr … Continue reading

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Out of the Darkness – Moth Paintings by Deborah Davis

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National Moth Week Flickr Group – Your contribution is needed, and valued

Citizen Science is not a new concept, although it was not until the late 20th Century that the concept really became popular and hugely successful. As early as the mid 1700’s Carl Linnaeus (who laid the foundations for the modern … Continue reading

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