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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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NMW in New Hampshire, USA – a guest post by Lucy Golden

My name is Lucy Golden and I live in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. I have always been fascinated by insects, especially moths. Several years ago, my partner, son and I noticed that the numbers of cecropia and promethea … Continue reading

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Moth week at Bellavista Cloud Forest Ecuador – information in 4 languages

MOTH WEEK (Español) Bellavista Cloud Forest Lodge and Reserve, una reserva de 700 hectáreas ubicada al noroccidente de Pichincha – Ecuador, no muy lejos de Quito, es sin duda un paraíso para encontrar biodiversidad de flora y fauna. Así que … Continue reading

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Year of the Sphingidae – Mimicry

I mentioned in my last post on diurnal Sphingidae that several species are mimics of hummingbirds and bumblebees. Today I’ll talk a little more about mimicry. In evolutionary biology, mimicry is the imitation of one species by another species that … Continue reading

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Year of the Sphingidae – Model Organisms

We’ve discussed the role of Sphingidae as pollinators and their importance to science as model for MAVs. Today we’ll learn about a specific hawkmoth called Manduca sexta. Manduca sexta, the tobacco hornworm is one of the most recognizable hawkmoths around. … Continue reading

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Year of the Sphingidae- MAVs

I’ve mentioned in previous blog posts that Sphingidae are well known for their very fast, very agile flight as well as their ability to hover. Those are great for avoiding predators and zipping from flower to flower to get nectar. It’s … Continue reading

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Mighty moths and moths with mites! Guest post by Ian Morton, Belize

Ian sent us this blog post from Hickatee Cottages, Southern Belize: I thought that this was a fun title and a good excuse to post images of some of National Moth Week’s spotlighted family, Sphingidae, as well as some of … Continue reading

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Project Noah Moth of the Month—Confusing Petrophila

Project Noah‘s Moth of the Month is the Confusing Petrophila, Petrophila confusalis, spotted by Tristan Pragnell! Submit moths to the Moths of the World mission on Project Noah throughout the year to contribute to citizen science and global moth appreciation! For many … Continue reading

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NMW in Japan portal website has been launched

    Moth’ers in Japan should use the moth record submission system (in Japanese) http://submit.nationalmothweek-jp.net/ Photos can be also shared on the Flickr group at https://www.flickr.com/photos/nationalmothweek-jp/

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NMW Welcomes Carl Barrentine to Our Science Advisory Board

Carl’s academic training was in biology and he taught biology at CSU, Bakersfield for nearly a decade before being lured to the Midwest to engage in the pedagogical task of integrating the Sciences with the Humanities at the University of … Continue reading

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