Author Archives: Moth Week

Meet an Underwing – Catocala preclara

This year’s National Moth Week’s spotlighted moths are the Underwings.  Catocala preclara is a common blueberry feeding Catocala found in many different habitats. This one is from Plymouth County, Massachusetts in July of 2015. Photo by Teá Kesting-Handly. See more photos of … Continue reading

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Moths of Iowa website – Guest post from Jim Durbin

I met Jim Durbin last April when he was birding and mothing in Dauphin Island, Alabama, USA. Jim is a wildlife photographer and maintains websites documenting birds and insects of his state. I asked Jim about the Moth of Iowa web pages … Continue reading

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The G2 Gallery Opens Moths at LArge by Jim des Rivières

  Photography Exhibit Last on Display at New York’s American Museum of Natural History Features New, Local Species   Venice, CA— On June 28, The G2 Gallery will open Moths at LArge, an exhibit from Canadian moth expert and photographer … Continue reading

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A Poem About Moths by Steve Tomasko

Working Class by Steve Tomasko Butterflies schmutterflies. They get most of the press, and all the poetry. Didja know that for every damn flitterin’ kinda butterfly there’s sixteen of us moths? No? Of course not! Didja know that we pollinate … Continue reading

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Meet an Underwing – Catocala vidua

This year’s National Moth Week’s spotlighted moths are the Underwings.  These photos of Catocala vidua was taken by David Moskowitz in East Brunswick, NJ (USA) on September 21, 2011. See more photos of Underwings and other moths on the National Moth Week … 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.  These photos of Catocala ultronia was taken by Ken Childs in Henderson, TN (USA) on June 11, 2016.   See more photos of Underwings and other moths on the National Moth Week … Continue reading

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Meet an Underwing – Ilia Underwing (Catocala ilia)

This year’s National Moth Week’s spotlighted moths are the Underwings.  These photos of Catocala ilia  (Ilia Underwing) was taken by Betsy Higgins in Florence, MA (USA), August 2015. See more photos of Underwings and other moths on the National Moth Week Flickr group.  … Continue reading

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Meet an Underwing – Catocala sp.

This year’s National Moth Week’s spotlighted moths are the Underwings.  This photo of was taken by Laney Rickman on May 12, 2014 in rural DeWitt County, Texas, USA.   Originally posted as Catocala ultronia but may be Catocala micronympha, or a similar … 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 – Red underwing (Catocala nupta)  was taken by Katy Wrathall Taken on August 31, 2011 (location unknown). See more photos of Underwings and other moths on the National … Continue reading

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Meet an Underwing – Catocala fraxini (Blue Underwing)

This year’s National Moth Week’s spotlighted moths are the Underwings.  This photo of a Blue Underwing (Catocala fraxini)  was taken by Bernard DUPONT in Lavelanet, Ariege, FRANCE in January 2013.   See more photos of Underwings and other moths on the National Moth Week … Continue reading

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