Happy (Inter)National Moth Week!

I’m looking forward to launching into National Moth Week this evening with the hopes of hitting 200 species of moths just around my two porchlights—and all but 6 have been since April! We moved up to Fryeburg, Maine last fall, and have been pleasantly surprised by the abundance and variety of native species. That said, just a couple hundred meters from my house, the deciduous trees have been devastated by this year’s plague of spongy moths. And farther away, entire hillsides have been denuded. Let’s not let spongy moth infestations give moths a bad rap. This is our week to celebrate the diversity of native moths and all the vital ecosystems services they provide!

And for those not in the U.S., let’s consider making this International Moth Week!


Posted on July 23, 2022 11:35 PM by srullman srullman | 1 comment | Leave a comment
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