Category Archives: Moth Information

Project Noah Fun Fact: Ilia Underwing

For every day of National Moth Week, our partner, citizen science website Project Noah will be featuring a fun fact about the underwing moths, Catocala, and their look-alikes. From Project Noah: Fun Fact! While adult underwing moths in the genus … Continue reading

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In praise of moths – Guest post by Matthew Gandy

Matthew Gandy is a Professor at the Department of Geography, University of Cambridge and the author of the new book ‘Moth’. The pitch invasion by moths at the Stadte de France brought these fascinating and mysterious insects to public attention. … Continue reading

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Project Noah Fun Fact: Darling Underwing

For every day of National Moth Week, our partner, citizen science website Project Noah will be featuring a fun fact about the underwing moths, Catocala, and their look-alikes. From Project Noah: Fun Fact! Moths in the Catocala genus are unique … Continue reading

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Project Noah Fun Fact: Owlet moth

For every day of National Moth Week, our partner, citizen science website Project Noah will be featuring a fun fact about the underwing moths, Catocala, and their look-alikes. From Project Noah: Fun Fact! The underwings are moths in the genus … Continue reading

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(Inter-)National Moth Week, Guest post by Gil Wizen

Gil Wizen is an entomologist, wildlife photographer and blogger based in Canada, focusing on natural history, taxonomy, and behavior of several arthropod groups.  When all that people talk about right now is going outdoors with their smartphones and tablets to … Continue reading

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Japanese Underwings

This year’s National Moth Week’s spotlighted moths are the Underwings.  Dr. Utsugi Jinbo, NMW Japan coordinator and Science Advisory Board member, shared a webpage of Catocalas found in Japan. Click here to see more. More Catocala posted by Japanese moth’ers here and … 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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Meet an Underwing – Catocala relicta (White Underwing)

This year’s National Moth Week’s spotlighted moths are the Underwings.  This photo of Catocala relicta was Collected by Ed Bruggink at White Lake, Ontario on August 15, 2003 and photographed by Jim des Rivières. This is one of the images that will be on display … Continue reading

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National Moth Week Events – Anything Goes!

By NMW team member Ian Morton If you’re anything like me, you might have thought that a night or two of moth-ing on your back porch in the last week of July doesn’t really count as a National Moth Week … Continue reading

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