Category Archives: Moth Identification

National Moth Week in High Park, Toronto, Toronto Guest post by: Karen Yukich

The annual High Park moth night was held on Thursday, July 23, 2020. Due to the COVID-19 situation, this year’s event was co-sponsored by only High Park Nature and the High Park Moth Study group and had a restricted number … Continue reading

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What is an NMW Event? Why is it Important? By Dr. Roger Kendrick

Well, for the “What”, as Ian Morton wrote in 2016 “Anything Goes” So why register your moth “event” for National Moth Week. What is the significance? In short – every single observation counts, by contributing to the “bigger picture”. How?? … Continue reading

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Mothing is the New Birding, guest post by Lisa Ann Fanning

The first Moth Night I attended was back in 2012. I was an avid birder for an entire 2 years at that point, but once you get the nature spark, it pulls you in.  Birding is exciting, and as a … Continue reading

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Backyard mothing with Carl Barrentine in Spokane, Washington, USA

Carl Barrentine, participants since 2013 and National Moth Week team member, is documenting moth species flying in his backyard. Carl will share his methods and findings in a series of daily videos during National Moth Week 2020.

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Upload your moth observation to iNaturalist

Contributing to National Moth Week with iNaturalist is simple: Download the free iNaturalist app, photograph and make a separate observation for each moth, check that the location and date are correct, and identify each as precisely as you can. It’s … Continue reading

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NMW in New Hampshire – Guest Post by Deb Lievens

This year during NMW, I gave a talk on moths, in general and as pollinators, as part of New Hampshire Audubon’s Pollinator series. It seems to be hard in NH to get random folks to stay up late enough so … Continue reading

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NMW 2018 a huge success on iNaturalist!

iNaturalist had an incredible showing of moths worldwide for National Moth Week. Over 28,000 observations were made during the week from 24 registered countries, and all 50 US states! Over the course of the week, 3,548 species wee observed and 1,502 … Continue reading

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Partner Project Noah Prepares for National Moth Week!

National Moth Week 2019 is just a week away and the nature community at Project Noah is already starting to celebrate!        During NMW 2018, a variety of moths were spotted on Project Noah throughout the world! Here are … Continue reading

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Project Noah Fun Fact: Cinnabar moth

In honor of this year’s focus on tiger moths, our partner, citizen science website Project Noah will be featuring a fun fact about the tiger moths (Erebidae: Arctiinae) during National Moth Week. From Project Noah: Yesterday we discussed the ability … Continue reading

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Project Noah Fun Fact: Bertholdia trigona

Happy National Moth Week 2017! In honor of this year’s focus on tiger moths, our partner, citizen science website Project Noah, will be featuring a fun fact about the tiger moths (Erebidae: Arctiinae) during National Moth Week.

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