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Moths of the World

Moths of the World

1. Try to photograph every angle of the moth for an optimal chance at identification. 2. Post to Project Noah, and add this your spotting to this mission! 3. Help others with identification! Even an incorrect identification may lead a user in the right direction! 4. Put as much information as you can on your species: the more, the better! Some moth experts use this mission to export data, and many moth species are under documented. 5. For questions about the mission, please email me at Sign in to join mission

Moths of the World
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Moths? Yes: a world of sphinxes, hawks, owls, tigers, and scary eyes, all waiting for you outside your door, or perhaps in your home. What will you find next, a wonderful Luna Moth, or a fearsome Io Moth? All stages of moths are welcome in this quest to find some of the most unique moths known to Earth, and maybe discover something new! No moth will ever be judged as drab in this mission!! Let's get rid of the stereotype that moths are gray, drab creatures! Thanks to National Moth Week and Project Noah for a great first moth week on the week of July 23, 2012. The second National Moth Week started on July 20, 2013, and was amazing! Thanks for all the submissions, I am currently going to wait a few weeks before processing the data to give everyone a chance to upload their National Moth Week spottings!

Moths of the World

Lat: 42.36 Long: -74.05

Recent Spottings

Tussock Moth LaurenZarate 9 6 Tussock Moth
Clara's Satin moth (♀) Mark Ridgway 15 6 Clara's Satin moth (♀)
Geometrid moth dandoucette 7 2 Geometrid moth
Sphinx moth Sergio Monteiro 4 2 Sphinx moth
Dice Moth Caterpillar Tiz 2 0 Dice Moth Caterpillar
Tiger Moth Sergio Monteiro 23 10 Tiger Moth
Showy Emerald Moth LaurenZarate 1 2 Showy Emerald Moth
Geometrid Moth dandoucette 2 2 Geometrid Moth
Emerald Moth LaurenZarate 1 1 Emerald Moth
Moth LaurenZarate 2 0 Moth
Tiger Moth NoriethAlejandra 11 2 Tiger Moth
Small Magpie Fyn Kynd 4 0 Small Magpie
Unknown spotting AlthaSwiegersLiebenberg 2 0 Unknown spotting
Bean Pod Borer RobThacker 1 2 Bean Pod Borer
Flannel moth Sergio Monteiro 5 3 Flannel moth
Eastern Tent Caterpillar lamewborn 0 0 Eastern Tent Caterpillar
Moth LaurenZarate 1 0 Moth
Footman moth dandoucette 1 2 Footman moth
Unknown spotting Sergio Monteiro 7 0 Unknown spotting
Geometrid Moth Leon van Zyl 0 2 Geometrid Moth
Unknown spotting ColtMooney 1 0 Unknown spotting
Nolid Moth DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 5 0 Nolid Moth
Monkey moth dandoucette 1 1 Monkey moth
Old World Bollworm DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 1 1 Old World Bollworm
Geometrid moth Sergio Monteiro 3 4 Geometrid moth
Unknown spotting Sergio Monteiro 2 1 Unknown spotting
Unknown spotting Sergio Monteiro 2 1 Unknown spotting
Hawk-Moth RobThacker 1 0 Hawk-Moth
Unknown spotting Sergio Monteiro 2 1 Unknown spotting
Unknown spotting Sergio Monteiro 3 1 Unknown spotting
Micro Moth LaurenZarate 3 2 Micro Moth
Unknown spotting Sergio Monteiro 3 0 Unknown spotting
Unknown spotting Sergio Monteiro 3 0 Unknown spotting
Unknown spotting Sergio Monteiro 3 0 Unknown spotting
Oxycanus Moth -male Leuba Ridgway 2 2 Oxycanus Moth -male
Unknown spotting Sergio Monteiro 2 1 Unknown spotting
Marbled-green Leuconycta Fyn Kynd 1 0 Marbled-green Leuconycta
Small Yellow Underwing ViSarancha 0 1 Small Yellow Underwing
Flower Moth CindyBinghamKeiser 2 1 Flower Moth
Woolly Bear Jakubko 2 2 Woolly Bear
Unknown spotting Sergio Monteiro 3 3 Unknown spotting
Patched Leaf Moth ♂ Leuba Ridgway 4 2 Patched Leaf Moth ♂
Butterfly Moth AlbertKang 12 1 Butterfly Moth
Unknown spotting AlthaSwiegersLiebenberg 1 0 Unknown spotting
Finely-lined Carpet Leuba Ridgway 1 0 Finely-lined Carpet
Erebidae, Arctiinae Jatishwor Singh Irungbam 3 0 Erebidae, Arctiinae
Geometrid Moth ♀ Leuba Ridgway 2 0 Geometrid Moth ♀
Pterolocera rubescens Mark Ridgway 4 3 Pterolocera rubescens
Promethea Moth Fyn Kynd 2 0 Promethea Moth
Unknown spotting DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 6 1 Unknown spotting

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