Category Archives: News & Updates

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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Meet an Underwing – Catocala nupta (Red Underwing)

This year’s National Moth Week’s spotlighted moths are the Underwings.  This photo of a Red Underwing (Catocala nupta) was taken by Dave Curtis in Langham, England, United Kingdom in August 2014.  See more photos of Underwings and other moths on the National Moth Week Flickr … Continue reading

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National Moth Week Flickr Group – Your contribution is needed, and valued

Citizen Science is not a new concept, although it was not until the late 20th Century that the concept really became popular and hugely successful. As early as the mid 1700’s Carl Linnaeus (who laid the foundations for the modern … Continue reading

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French NMW Partner Shares Love of Hawk Moths With World

Écrit en Français en bas Jean Haxaire, a senior professor of Earth and Life Sciences at Bordeaux University and Agen (high school)  in France, loves hawk moths so much that he has created a new website dedicated to the Sphingidae … Continue reading

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Ian Morton of Belize Joins NMW Team

The National Moth Week team is delighted to welcome its newest member, Ian Morton of Belize, an avid supporter of citizen science and NMW participant, who created the moths-of-belize.com website. As a team member, Ian is serving as an administrator … Continue reading

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National Moth Week 2016

Happy New Year to all moth’ers! National Moth Week 2016 will be held during the last full week of July, 23 – 31. Registration is open online – click here to register your Private or Public mothing event.  (It may … Continue reading

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National Moth Week today – July 26, 2015

There are 95 mothing events being held in 18 countries today, 82 private events and 15 public events. As of today there are a total of 414 participants, from 38 countries, registered for NMW 2015. For more information and to … Continue reading

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National Moth Week today – July 25, 2015

There are 128 mothing events being held in 18 countries today, 78 private events and 50 public events. As of today there are a total of 407 participants, from 38 countries, registered for NMW 2015. For more information and to … Continue reading

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