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Deb Lievens’ Mothing Event in NH

Deb has been photographing moths since the first year of NMW. Here’s how her event turned out this year: “The location was Pittsburg, NH (only 25 miles from the Canadian border) near the Connecticut Lakes, the source of the Connecticut … Continue reading

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Guest Post from Ken Childs

Today we’ve got a guest post from Ken Childs: Once a year I like to try to photograph one of every moth species seen during one night of intensive mothing. Since it was National Moth Week and conditions were warm and … Continue reading

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NMW gets praise from Fox’s Greta van Susteren

Last year, Greta van Susteren criticized NMW on her blog and we call her out for it in our NMW presentations. This year, Ms. van Susteren has apologized to us! Here’s a link to a video apology from Greta. Greta, … Continue reading

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Not All Our Nighttime Visitors Are Moths!

By: Sandra Lanman Just like Forrest Gump’s box of chocolates, when you go mothing, you never know what you’re going to get. Last Friday, we kicked off National Moth Week in East Brunswick, NJ, (where NMW started) and were greeted … Continue reading

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Ken Philip

We are very deeply saddened to report that Ken Philip, one of our National Moth Week Science Advisory Board members has passed away. Ken, 82, was the founder of the Alaska Lepidoptera Survey. He had been a member of the … Continue reading

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NMW’s Newest Partner: LepiMAP

NMW is thrilled to announce our new partnership with LepiMap, the Atlas of African Lepidoptera. Megan Loftie-Eaton, LepiMAP Project Coordinator, gives us the following info on their project: LepiMAP is an awesome Citizen Science project run jointly by the Lepidopterists Society … Continue reading

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New FAQ Page

We’ve added a mothing and NMW FAQ page to our site! Check it out under the Home tab just beneath the header. Also – we’d absolutely love to hear YOUR suggestions for more FAQ. Ask us by emailing, by … Continue reading

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NMW Welcomes George Hamilton to Our Science Advisory Board

Dr. George Hamilton, of Rutgers University’s Department of Entomology in the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences is NMW’s newest Science Advisory Board Member. Dr. Hamilton holds a Ph.D. in Entomology and is currently chair of Rutgers’ Department of Entomology. … Continue reading

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Discovering Moths In The Southern NY Catskill Mountains – Eric C. Reuter

  This lovely long-form blog is courtesy of Eric C. Reuter. All photography is (c) to him. You can also check out his excellent bird photography here.   It is a place that had never truly been explored for moths. If … Continue reading

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New NMW Partner: NKIS

The Natural History Information System ( is a citizen-science project that collects information on all kind of organisms worldwide. Registered users can submit data online to distribution, phenology, activity, biotopes, species interactions and many others, whereas anybody can analyze these … Continue reading

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