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National Moth Week

Community Science Alert  !!!  July 18-26 is National Moth Week

Interested in participating in community science?  Do you enjoy moths?  This is the week for you!

National Moth Week is a global initiative designed to draw attention to moths - those fuzzier, night-flying cousins of butterflies.  It provides an opportunity for those who geek-out over moths (aka mothophiles or  "moth-ers") - or anyone who is interested in moths - to learn about, observe, and document moths.  Moth observations can be made anywhere, and there are several options for submitting observation data.

Juvenile Long-winged Dagger Moth (Acronicta longa). Photograph by VR Schmalhofer.

According to the National Moth Week page:

"National Moth Week celebrates the beauty, life cycles, and habitats of moths. “Moth-ers” of all ages and abilities are encouraged to learn about, observe, and document moths in their backyards, parks, and neighborhoods. National Moth Week is being held, worldwide, during the last full week of July. NMW offers everyone, everywhere a unique opportunity to become a Citizen Scientist and contribute scientific data about moths. Through partnerships with major online biological data depositories, NMW participants can help map moth distribution and provide needed information on other life history aspects around the globe."


More information about National Moth Week, as well as a guide for how to find moths and other moth-related information, can be found on the NMW page.



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