June 04, 2020

NMW 2020 - Registration for Covid-19 impacted NMW now open

Looking for an activity that’s safe, fun and enriching for all ages while social distancing or sheltering at home?

The ninth annual National Moth Week, July 18-26, invites novice and experienced “moth-ers,” alike, to observe these fascinating creatures in their own backyards and contribute to our scientific knowledge as part of one of the world’s largest citizen science projects.

As people likely will continue avoiding crowds this summer to slow the spread of COVID-19 infections, National Moth Week (NMW) offers the opportunity to learn about nighttime nature from the safety of backyards and gardens; porches, decks and balconies – anywhere a light can be turned on.
Information and registration at www.nationalmothweek.org

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January 09, 2018

NMW 2018 - registration now open




National Moth Week 2018 will be held from Saturday, July 21 to Sunday, July 29.
Registration is now open - click here for information and to register your mothing.

Posted on January 09, 2018 10:03 by hkmoths hkmoths | 3 comments | Leave a comment

July 11, 2017

National Moth Week 2017 - 22nd to 30th July

Just eleven days to go before the world gets its annual week of moth-fest.

If you want to join an organised event, please see the list of events on the NMW website (will be updated tomorrow, 12th July, with latest registered events added) - http://nationalmothweek.org/events-map-2/

If you can organise event at the last minute, irrespective of it being a private or public event (though at the last minute, most will be private!), please don't forget to register for NMW - the target of 500 NMW events for this year is yet to be reached. NMW event registration is simple and fast.
Really need further coverage of Africa, Australia (where it's not a good time of year to be mothing in the cooler zones, but those in the tropical northern parts have no excuses!) and South America (same caveat as for Australia). I see mainland China is not well represented, but I suspect this is an internet "issue".

Theme - the Arctiinae (Tiger Moths, Lichen Moths and Handmaiden Moths, from the tribes Arctiini, Lithosiini and Syntomini). This group of species, until recently assigned to the family Arctiidae, were demoted on rank (to Arctiinae) on molecular evidence. They form a natural group that is distributed globally.

Tiger Moths (Arctiini) are well known for variability of their pattern expression within species, and for their ability to not only hear bats, but emit sounds to deter predation by bats. The tribe includes a wide range of species in subtribes, some of which are only found in the Americas. Most are very brightly coloured species. Quite a few species are active during the daytime.
Lichen Moths (Lithosiini) are generally cryptically coloured, rather small species, whose larvae feed on lichens. As such, they are indicators of sulphur dioxide pollution levels (lichens are sensitive to SO2 pollution). In Asia, this tribe is incredibly diverse - a recent workshop at Fraser's Hill in Malaysia noted almost 80 Lithosiini species in just 4 consecutive nights fieldwork. Lichen Moths are sometimes known as "Footman Moths", derived from the comparison to liveried hotel footmen of old, with grey garments trimmed in orange or yellow, much like species in the genus group based around Eilema.
Handmaiden Moths (Syntomini) (or Wasp Moths) - is a tribe restricted to the Old World, whose species are mimics of Hymenoptera (especially wasps), and are usually seen by day, rather than at night. Not to be confused with other moth groups that mimic Hymenoptera (e.g. some burnet moths (Zygaenidae) or in particular the clearwing moths (Sesiidae)).

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May 06, 2016

Participate in NATIONAL MOTH WEEK

Are you registered to participate in Moth Week 2016?
Join the mothing community of the world - it only takes a few minutes to register online at www.nationalmothweek.org

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March 27, 2016

National Moth Week, July 23-31, 2016

Registration is now open for National Moth Week 2016.

Online registration takes only a few minutes at this link - http://nationalmothweek.org/register-a-nmw-event-2016/

We hope that iNaturalist members will consider participating in this global citizen science project by organizing private and public events.
If you are planing to look for moths in the last week of July - please join the mothing community around the world by registering your location to be added to the map (you can see the map here http://nationalmothweek.org/events-map-2/).
Please share your moth observation to add to the growing data base on moth distribution.
We would also love to see photo of yourself and others in National Moth Week events. You can share those on our Flickr group at http://www.flickr.com/groups/2155416@N22/.
Join us on Facebook for more moth fun - https://www.facebook.com/pages/National-Moth-Week/224810697582268?ref=hl

Posted on March 27, 2016 16:04 by liti liti | 4 comments | Leave a comment

February 03, 2014

National Moth Week, July 19-27, 2014

Registration is now open for National Moth Week 2014.

We hope that iNaturalist members are taking part in this global citizen science project by participating and organizing private and public events.
Please share your moth observation to add to the growing data base on moth distribution.
We would also love to see photo of yourself and others in National Moth Week events. You can share those on our Flickr group at http://www.flickr.com/groups/2155416@N22/.
Join us on Facebook for more moth fun - https://www.facebook.com/pages/National-Moth-Week/224810697582268?ref=hl

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July 23, 2013

National Moth Week 2013

National Moth Week 2013 is being held worldwide this week!
We hope that iNaturalist members are taking part in this global citizen science project by participating and organizing private and public events.
Please share your moth observation to add to the growing data base on moth distribution.
We would also love to see photo of yourself and others in National Moth Week events. You can share those on our Flickr group at http://www.flickr.com/groups/2155416@N22/.

Happy mothing!

from
The National Moth Week team.
www.nationalmothweek.org

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