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North American Participants

So far all 3 North American countries have participants scheduled for National Moth Week! Events are scheduled in Mexico on multiple nights and 2 Canadian provinces are represented by activities. Moth-ers in 35 US states are planning to participate in … Continue reading

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Moths in Our Gardens: Five-spotted hawkmoth (tomato hornworm)

The five-spotted hawkmoth or tomato hornworm, feeds on tomato, eggplant, pepper, and other members of the Solanaceae family. Often the larvae of the tomato hornworm are parasitized by wasps and can be found clinging to the stems of tomato plants … Continue reading

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Moths in Our Gardens: Squash Vine Borer

As its name implies, the squash vine borer, Melitta curcurbitae, targets plants in the family Cucurbitaceae (pumpkin, summer squash, zucchini, etc.). It is a pest to both commercial agricultural operations and home gardeners. What’s cool: Squash vine borer moths have … Continue reading

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#NationalMothWeek

The big week is kicking off in just a few days! If you post any info. about NMW, please use #NationalMothWeek. We would love to get this organization of events trending on Twitter! As always, you can forward any posts … Continue reading

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A New Book Enters the Contest!

Jim Sogaard was generous enough to contribute a signed copy of his book, “Moths & Caterpillars of the North Woods,” to our on-going contest for registered-mothers. This first-of-its-kind field guide presents photos and information about more than 300 species of … Continue reading

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NMW Event – Jamie Cromartie in New Jersey

Stockton’s Jamie Cromartie is organizing a local celebration of National Moth Week. Here are the events: 1. Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Thursday, July 26. 3-6 pm in the Arts and Sciences Building, Room 210: Demonstration on moths – … Continue reading

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Update from the Atlantic

One of our NMW Team Members is currently out on a research vessel in the Northern Atlantic Ocean. Soon after she left for her trip, a debate started over whether she would see moths while out at sea. An informal … Continue reading

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An Article by a NMW Supporter

One of National Moth Week’s sponsors, David Wagner, recently had an article published in the Lepidopterists’ Society Newsletter. Titled “Moth Decline in the Northeastern United States,” this article outlines rare and extirpated moth species of Connecticut, and the establishment of … Continue reading

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Events Update

With only 15 days until the start of the first (Inter)National Moth Week, we are only 4 states away from having all U.S. States on board! The District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and 46 states have at least one event … Continue reading

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New NMW Milestone!

National (Global) Moth Week has reached a new milestone: All U.S. States east of the Mississippi River have at least 1 event registered for the last week in July! With 44 U.S. States on board, 2 Canadian Provinces, and 14 … Continue reading

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