Category Archives: Mothing

Looking for moths is very easy. Many people just leave a porch light on and check what is attracted to the light. Others use blacklights and Mercury Vapor Lights that put out light in color spectrums that can be irresistible to moths. Special fermented baits are also used to draw moths in. Read below about different light setups and recipes from bait, that are used by moth’ers, and were sent to Moth Week.

Mothing and caterpillar hunting – Guest post by Isobelle Fox

I came to moths by the same route the moths themselves do – by way of caterpillars. I have been fascinated by them for years, and they are still the primary domain of my interest in Lepidoptera. I moved to Massachusetts … Continue reading

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Hide Park (Toronto, Canada) 2016 NMW event. Guest post by Karen Yukich

Each summer the Toronto Entomologists’ Association holds a public Moth Night event in High Park in partnership with the High Park Nature Centre and High Park Nature. Our event was held on July 28, 2016. As usual there were many micros … 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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Alison Ainsworth’s Moth Coloring Book

Coloring activity for ages 3-99.  EVERYONE CAN COLOR A MOTH! Alison is a moth’er and a mother in Ontario, Canada. She created this coloring book for her daughter who was too young to stay awake for the entire event. Click here for the … 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 http://www.nkis.info). NKIS.info also provides functionality for the documentation of biotopes, fossils, minerals and rocks and … Continue reading

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Meet an Underwing – Catocala elocata

This year’s National Moth Week’s spotlighted moths are the Underwings.  This photo of a Catocala elocata  (תנשמית הצפצפה) was taken by Oz Ritner (Israel Nature Site)  in Tel Aviv, Israel, May 2016.    See more photos of Underwings and other moths on the … Continue reading

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Meet an Underwing – Noctua janthe (Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing)

This year’s National Moth Week’s spotlighted moths are the Underwings, comprise the genus Catocala, which is part of the large Erebidae family. This photo is of a moth resembling the true underwings – a Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing (Noctua janthe) was taken by Flickr … 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.  This photo of a Ultronia Underwing (Catocala ultronia) was taken by  Nancy Magnusson in Howard, Maryland, United States (June 2000).       See more photos of Underwings and other moths on the National … Continue reading

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Meet an Underwing – Noctua pronuba (Large yellow underwing)

This year’s National Moth Week’s spotlighted moths are the Underwings, comprise the genus Catocala, which is part of the large Erebidae family. This photo is of a moth resembling the true underwings – the  Large yellow underwing (Noctua pronuba) of the Noctuidae family. … Continue reading

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Meet an Underwing – Yellow-banded Underwing

This year’s National Moth Week’s spotlighted moths are the Underwings.  This photo of a Yellow-banded Underwing was taken by Yankech gary in Rouge Park Moth night, 2013. See more photos of Underwings and other moths on the National Moth Week Flickr group.  National Moth Week 2016 … Continue reading

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