Category Archives: Moth Information

Meet an Underwing – Catocala gracilis

This year’s National Moth Week’s spotlighted moths are the Underwings.  NMW participant Teá Kesting-Handly sent us photos and information on Catocala gracilis: Catocala love to feed on bait, uncommonly, they can also be found on flowers! Here is a photo of Catocala gracilis … Continue reading

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Meet an Underwing – Catocala palaeogama (Oldwife Underwing)

This year’s National Moth Week’s spotlighted moths are the Underwings.  This photo of  Catocala palaeogama was taken by Ken Childs in Henderson, TN, USA. See more photos of Underwings and other moths on the National Moth Week Flickr group.  National Moth Week … Continue reading

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Meet an Underwing – Catocala epione (Epione Underwing)

This year’s National Moth Week’s spotlighted moths are the Underwings.  This photo of Catocala epione was taken by Ken Childs in Henderson, TN, USA. See more photos of Underwings and other moths on the National Moth Week Flickr group.  National Moth Week … Continue reading

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Photos from National Moth Week 2015 in Japan

The Flickr album contains 357 photos of moths from National Moth Week participants in Japan.  More about NMW in Japan at http://www.nationalmothweek-jp.net/

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Underwings and mothing in Massachusetts – A geust post by Teá Kesting-Handly

This year NMW is celebrating the genus Catocala or Underwing moths. These fantastic moths may look dull at first glance, but will often reveal their showy hindwings when disturbed. They come in many colors, brown, gray,  black, white, red, yellow, orange … Continue reading

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Meet an Underwing – Catocala preclara

This year’s National Moth Week’s spotlighted moths are the Underwings.  Catocala preclara is a common blueberry feeding Catocala found in many different habitats. This one is from Plymouth County, Massachusetts in July of 2015. Photo by Teá Kesting-Handly. See more photos of … Continue reading

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Moths of Iowa website – Guest post from Jim Durbin

I met Jim Durbin in April when he was birding in Dauphin Island, Alabama, USA. Jim is a wildlife photographer and maintains websites documenting birds and insects of his state. I asked Jim about the Moth of Iowa web pages and here is … Continue reading

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Meet an Underwing – Catocala vidua

This year’s National Moth Week’s spotlighted moths are the Underwings.  These photos of Catocala vidua was taken by David Moskowitz in East Brunswick, NJ (USA) on September 21, 2011. See more photos of Underwings and other moths on the National Moth Week … Continue reading

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Meet an Underwing – Catocala ultronia (Ultronia Underwing)

This year’s National Moth Week’s spotlighted moths are the Underwings.  These photos of Catocala ultronia was taken by Ken Childs in Henderson, TN (USA) on June 11, 2016.   See more photos of Underwings and other moths on the National Moth Week … Continue reading

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Meet an Underwing – Ilia Underwing (Catocala ilia)

This year’s National Moth Week’s spotlighted moths are the Underwings.  These photos of Catocala ilia  (Ilia Underwing) was taken by Betsy Higgins in Florence, MA (USA), August 2015. See more photos of Underwings and other moths on the National Moth Week Flickr group.  … Continue reading

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