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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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What’s National Moth Week all about? Watch This and Find Out

We’re often – no always – asked how and why National Moth Week started; what’s so special about moths, and how can you watch them. Those questions recently were answered by NMW co-founders Liti Haramaty and Dave Moskowitz in an … 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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Moths:  Why moths? Hong Kong; National Moth Week; Citizen Science; iNaturalist. By Roger Kendrick

I have been asked to write a few words on moths and NMW. So here, in a not too roundabout way, I’ll attempt to explain the significance of moths and National Moth Week . First up – moths. Why should … Continue reading

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Nighttime Nature in the Spotlight at Davidson’s Mill Pond Park (NJ, USA) For 5th Annual National Moth Week Kickoff, July 23

The spotlight will be on nighttime nature as National Moth Week 2016 has its official kickoff on Saturday, July 23 with an evening of mothing at Davidson’s Mill Pond Park, 42 Riva Avenue in South Brunswick. The event will run … 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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Carl D. Barrentine Joins NMW Team

The National Moth Week team is delighted to welcome its newest member, Carl D. Barrentine from Grand Forks, North Dakota (USA). Carl first participated in National Moth Week in 2013 and for the last two years was a member of the … 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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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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National Moth Week T-shirts and other products

NMW products are available from RedBubble.com (http://www.redbubble.com/shop/national+moth+week). Your purchase helps support National Moth Week, and we thank you for it.    

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