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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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Dr. Kawahara: Bat-Moth Presentations in Philadelphia

For insect enthusiasts near the Philadelphia area, Dr. Akito Y. Kawahara, a  renowned entomologist, will be presenting in two locations on Wednesday, February 25, and Thursday, February 26. Both events are open to the public.   American Entomological Society Meeting: When: Wednesday, February 25, 7:00 … 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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NMW new partner – ZERYNTHIA, Spain’s organization for butterfly conservation

ZERYNTHIA, the only national organization for butterfly conservation in Spain, is a nonprofit association that works in the areas of conservation, reporting and scientific study on Spanish butterflies and moths. It is the Spanish partner of Butterfly Conservation Europe, a … Continue reading

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NMW new partner – Japan Heterocerists’ Society

「日本版ナショナル・モス・ウィーク」ウェブサイトの立ち上げ 「日本版ナショナル・モス・ウィーク」ウェブサイト (http://www.nationalmothweek-jp.net) は,日本のナショナル・モス・ウィーク関係の活動を行っている有志によるワーキンググループによって運営されています.この活動は,「日本蛾類学会」(http://www.moth.jp/)と「みんなで作る日本産蛾類図鑑」(http://www.jpmoth.org/)が支援をしており,ナショナル・モス・ウィークの活動を日本の方々に知っていただくこと,国内外の蛾好きの方々の連携を強めること,日本の蛾界のことを海外の方々に知っていただくことが目的です.みなさんの参加をお待ちしています. In Japan, there are many people and groups who are interested in moths. So our activity aims to encourage better collaboration and communication between them. Our website also aims to introduce activities of Japanese moth’ers, that … Continue reading

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NMW Welcomes Roger Kendrick to Our Science Advisory Board

We are happy to welcome Dr. Roger Kendrick to the Natioanl Moth Week Science Advisory Board.  Roger is Director of C & R Wildlife Tai Po, New Territories, Hong Kong SAR, China and founder of the  Asian Lepidoptera Conservation Symposium … Continue reading

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Stockton College to Host Moth-ing Event on Galloway Campus, NJ, USA.

Nature Enthusiasts, Citizen Scientists of All Ages Invited to Observe Moths at a Backlight with Entomologist Jamie Cromartie July 25 The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey’s resident entomologist Dr. Jamie Cromartie will lure nighttime nature to a backlight for … Continue reading

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