Project Noah Fun Fact: Fruit Piercing Moth

For every day of National Moth Week, our partner, citizen science website Project Noah featured a fun fact about the underwing moths, Catocala, and their look-alikes. Today is the last day of National Moth Week—we hope you enjoyed the fun facts!

From Project Noah:

Fruit Piercing moth (Eudocima apta), spotted by Project Noah user Francisco Ramírez.
Fruit Piercing moth (Eudocima apta), spotted by Project Noah user Francisco Ramírez.

Fun Fact! Eudocima is a genus of moths found in many tropical locations throughout the world that resemble moths in the Catocala genus. Despite this, moths in the Eudocima genus tend to have more variably colored forewings (such as this individual, which has distinct white bars), and a dot on the hindwing instead of lines.

You can participate in the global citizen science project National Moth Week! National Moth Week 2016 is July 23-31. Visit the website for more information and be sure to register a public or private event! An event can be as simple as observing the moths that come to a porch. During NMW, be sure to submit your photos to one of our many partners! If you submit them to Project Noah, be sure to add them to the National Moth Week mission, Moths of the World!

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