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Ken Philip

We are very deeply saddened to report that Ken Philip, one of our National Moth Week Science Advisory Board members has passed away. Ken, 82, was the founder of the Alaska Lepidoptera Survey. He had been a member of the … Continue reading

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New FAQ Page

We’ve added a mothing and NMW FAQ page to our site! Check it out under the Home tab just beneath the header. Also – we’d absolutely love to hear YOUR suggestions for more FAQ. Ask us by emailing info@nationalmothweek.org, by … Continue reading

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Discovering Moths In The Southern NY Catskill Mountains – Eric C. Reuter

  This lovely long-form blog is courtesy of Eric C. Reuter. All photography is (c) to him. You can also check out his excellent bird photography here.   It is a place that had never truly been explored for moths. If … Continue reading

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Happy New Moth Year!

A happy, healthy & moth-filled 2014 to all! Registration for National Moth Week 2014 is officially open, so register your NMW event as soon as you please. Just a note: you can begin registration today, but your event may take … Continue reading

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Giving to NMW

National Moth Week 2013 was a huge success thanks in no small part to the efforts of all of our participants. We are incredibly grateful to everyone who supports us by getting involved in our project, hosting events, submitting photos, … Continue reading

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Warren Krupsaw’s Mothography

Today we’re sharing with you some beautiful moth photography by Warren Krupsaw. Says Krupsaw: “With more than a half-century experience as a serious nature photographer (landscape & detail), I’ve always had an interest in insects as well as other animals … Continue reading

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EBTV Coverage of NMW

National Moth Week was featured on East Brunswick TV! Watch founders Liti Haramaty and Dave Moskowitz as well as members of the community below (segment is from minutes 1:10 – 6:00):  

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Hiding in Plain View – Caterpillar Mimicry

Here’s a video from BBC’s Natural World on caterpillar mimicry.

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Leaping Caterpillar

The larva of Calindoea trifascialis (Thrydidae), a species of moth native to Vietnam, uses the sun to navigate to safe shady areas. The caterpillar spends its life wrapped in a leaf and actually jumps around to find safe areas to pupate. Read the … Continue reading

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Meadowlands Moth Night July 22

Our NMW event at the Meadowlands environmental center was rainy but we had a great turnout! Read more about it here and here at The Meadowlands Nature Blog.  

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