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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 Lepidopterists’ Society since 1956, and was currently serving as a Member-at-Large of the Executive Council. The …

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NMW’s Newest Partner: LepiMAP

NMW is thrilled to announce our new partnership with LepiMap, the Atlas of African Lepidoptera. Megan Loftie-Eaton, LepiMAP Project Coordinator, gives us the following info on their project: LepiMAP is an awesome Citizen Science project run jointly by the Lepidopterists Society of Africa (LepSoc) and the Animal Demography Unit, University of Cape Town. LepiMAP is the …

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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, by commenting on this blog post, tweeting at us (@moth_week) or posting on our Facebook page!

NMW Welcomes George Hamilton to Our Science Advisory Board

Dr. George Hamilton, of Rutgers University’s Department of Entomology in the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences is NMW’s newest Science Advisory Board Member. Dr. Hamilton holds a Ph.D. in Entomology and is currently chair of Rutgers’ Department of Entomology. He is the NJ integrated pest management coordinator and has done research on using hymenopteran …

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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 it had been, we surely would have heard about what lives in these woods. With …

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New NMW Partner: NKIS

The Natural History Information System ( is a citizen-science project that collects information on all kind of organisms worldwide. Registered users can submit data online to distribution, phenology, activity, biotopes, species interactions and many others, whereas anybody can analyze these data with the aid of standardized analysis tools (mainly maps and diagrams). Registered users also …

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