Category Archives: News & Updates

Meet Sajan KC of Nepal, National Moth Week’s Newest Country Coordinator

I am Sajan KC from Nepal. I will be 26 this July and I love Lepidoptera. A butterfly or a moth, what difference does it make? I first came across mothing in 2017. It was a time when I used … Continue reading

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NMW Team Member Jacob Gorneau Turns Youthful Hobby Into College Degree, Graduating from Cornell University in Entomology

Jacob Gorneau was 15 when he came to a moth night in East Brunswick, NJ, in 2013. He and his dad traveled more than 150 miles from upstate New York to meet the NMW team, who’d started the observance just … Continue reading

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National Moth Week, July 18-26, Offers a Safe, Enriching Activity for All Ages; Perfect for Social Distancing

      9th Annual Celebration    July 18-26,2020 Discover the Fascinating World of Moths in Your Backyard Looking for an activity that’s safe, fun and enriching for all ages during this period of social distancing?  The ninth annual National Moth Week, … Continue reading

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National Moth Week Welcomes Oz Rittner as Country Coordinator for Israel

National Moth Week is pleased to welcome Oz Rittner of Tel Aviv University in Israel as the newest NMW country coordinator. Oz is the Lepidoptera collection manager at the Steinhardt Museum at the Israel National Center for Biodiversity Studies at … Continue reading

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National Moth Week Welcomes Gylma Norman, Costa Rica Coordinator

When Gylma Norman returned to her native Costa Rica after living in California for many years, she took up a new hobby – mothing. It wasn’t long before she was contributing her moth photos to Project Noah, one of National Moth Week’s partner … Continue reading

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National Moth Week Team Welcomes Ken Childs

Once Ken Childs learned how easy it was to observe and photograph moths on his Tennessee farm, he turned his attention from daytime butterflies to his abundant nighttime visitors, soon becoming one of their most prolific photographers. Moving from Southern … Continue reading

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Introducing LepSnap – Image Recognition for Moths & Butterflies – Guest post by André Poremski

LepSnap is a community field guide, created and edited by those who share a commitment to catalog the 175,000+ species of moths and butterflies around the world. It’s a smartphone app and web platform that uses image recognition AI (Artificial … Continue reading

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Like moths to a flame: National Moth Week, and how you can help our nighttime wildlife – by Dr. Callum J. Macgregor

The International Dark Sky Association is “the recognized authority on light pollution and is the leading organization combating light pollution worldwide.” In a blog on the organization’s website, Callum Macgregor, Ph.D., of the University of York in the United Kingdom, … Continue reading

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Registration Now Open for National Moth Week 2017, July 22-30, Celebrating Beautiful Tiger Moths

Online registration is now open for the sixth annual National Moth Week, a worldwide citizen science project for people of all ages and abilities to be observed this year July 22 through 30. This year, National Moth Week will celebrate … Continue reading

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National Moth Week on Science Friday, a National Public Radio show (USA)

Science Friday joins the fifth annual celebration of National Moth Week. From the show’s website: Many moths don’t seem all that flashy or important. But Elena Tartaglia, one of the co-founders of National Moth Week, says that moth diversity outstrips … Continue reading

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