Category Archives: Data Collection

A Guide to BugGuide, Guest post by Robert Lord Zimlich

Robert Lord Zimlich is a Contributing Editor for If you have images of insects and spiders that you would like identified,, is the premier identification website in North America. The interactive nature and easy submitting process, continue to … Continue reading

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Moths:  Why moths? Hong Kong; National Moth Week; Citizen Science; iNaturalist. By Roger Kendrick

I have been asked to write a few words on moths and NMW. So here, in a not too roundabout way, I’ll attempt to explain the significance of moths and National Moth Week . First up – moths. Why should … Continue reading

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Project Noah National Moth Week 2015 Recap

  Project Noah celebrated National Moth Week in 2015 by promoting users to contribute to the official National Moth Week mission, Moths of the World. Users contributed spottings from all six continents Lepidoptera are found on. Project Noah users who … Continue reading

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Moth Week event at Bellavista Cloud Forest – Guest post by Richard Parsons

Bellavista Cloud Forest, at 2 hours from the capital city / airport of Quito Ecuador, is hosting a “Moth Week” event this year! Just to give an idea of how incredibly biodiverse the cloud forest is here at Bellavista — in 2015, 70 … Continue reading

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What Kind of Beginner Are You? – Guest post by Marnie Crowell

Moth watching beginners are invited to a Moth and Muffin event at our house on a Maine island next to a nature preserve during Moth Week, July 25. From 5 AM to 8 AM we will be serving blueberry muffins … Continue reading

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Roger Kendrick is now managing National Moth Week iNaturalist project

Roger Kendrick is a NMW Science Advisory Board member and Hong Kong coordinator. Roger is Founder of Asian Lepidoptera Conservation Symposium, co-founder, life member & founding chairman of Hong Kong Lepidopterists’ Society, life member of Butterfly Conservation in the UK, Hong … Continue reading

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Submit moth observations to NKIS – Guest post by Michael Kurz

Our non-profit organization aims in the documentation of organisms (Taxonomy, Ecology, Biogeography) on a global scale, as well as in the interactions between organisms (see also provides functionality for the documentation of biotopes, fossils, minerals and rocks and … Continue reading

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LepiMAP – The Atlas of African Lepidoptera, Guest post by Megan Loftie-Eaton (LepiMAP project coordinator)

  Mapping how species ranges are changing is key to proper biodiversity conservation and can act as an early warning system if a species might be in trouble. Is a species’ range expanding or contracting? If we don’t know this … Continue reading

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Submit Your Moth Sightings to BAMONA

Whether you’re new to mothing or an experienced moth-er, you can contribute to science by submitting photos and information on your sightings to Butterflies and Moths of North America (BAMONA), a partner of National Moth Week. BAMONA is a unique, … Continue reading

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NMW event at Mother Neff State Park, Texas, USA

Guest blog by Rehanon Pampell For the past two years, we (the Central Texas Master Naturalists) have had a rough time finding moths during National Moth Week. The last week of July apparently isn’t the best time to look for moths … Continue reading

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