Category Archives: News & Updates

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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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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