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The Hawkmoths of the northern Great Plains, an illustrated poster – Guest post by Gerald Fauske

The Hawkmoths of the northern Great Plains Poster is based upon specimens in the North Dakota State Insect Reference Collection (NDSU- Fargo, ND), specimens in the Severin-McDaniel Insect Research Museum (SDSU- Brookings, SD) an extensive literature search, about 45 years … Continue reading

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Meet an Underwing – Catocala elocata

This year’s National Moth Week’s spotlighted moths are the Underwings.  This photo of a Catocala elocata  (תנשמית הצפצפה) was taken by Oz Ritner (Israel Nature Site)  in Tel Aviv, Israel, May 2016.    See more photos of Underwings and other moths on the … Continue reading

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Meet an Underwing – Catocala ultronia (Ultronia Underwing)

This year’s National Moth Week’s spotlighted moths are the Underwings.  This photo of a Ultronia Underwing (Catocala ultronia) was taken by  Nancy Magnusson in Howard, Maryland, United States (June 2000).       See more photos of Underwings and other moths on the National … Continue reading

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Meet an Underwing – Noctua pronuba (Large yellow underwing)

This year’s National Moth Week’s spotlighted moths are the Underwings, comprise the genus Catocala, which is part of the large Erebidae family. This photo is of a moth resembling the true underwings – the  Large yellow underwing (Noctua pronuba) of the Noctuidae family. … Continue reading

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Meet an Underwing – Yellow-banded Underwing

This year’s National Moth Week’s spotlighted moths are the Underwings.  This photo of a Yellow-banded Underwing was taken by Yankech gary in Rouge Park Moth night, 2013. See more photos of Underwings and other moths on the National Moth Week Flickr group.  National Moth Week 2016 … Continue reading

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Meet an Underwing – Catocala junctura (Joined underwing)

This year’s National Moth Week’s spotlighted moths are the Underwings.  This photo of a Joined Underwing Moth (Catocala junctura) was taken by Carla Kishinami in September 2014.  See more photos of Underwings and other moths on the National Moth Week Flickr group.  National Moth … Continue reading

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The First North American Microlepidopterists’ Meeting

The image below is a flyer with information regarding the First North American Microlepidopterists’ meeting, which is being held at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science in Denver, Colorado on July 5, 2016. Please click on the image below … Continue reading

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National Moth Week 2016

Happy New Year to all moth’ers! National Moth Week 2016 will be held during the last full week of July, 23 – 31. Registration is open online – click here to register your Private or Public mothing event.  (It may … Continue reading

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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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