The Moth and Me #12

The latest edition of The Moth and Me, #12, is up over at The Skeptical Moth. Chris has done a great job compiling the varied posts, in the process reflecting on his own “mothing journey”. You should, at the very least, head over to check out this month’s TMaM – but while you’re there, spend some time browsing some of Chris’s other excellent content, too!

TMaM heads to Today in NJ Birding History for edition #13 – and despite convention, I consider 13 to be a lucky number, so make sure you remember to participate in what will surely be an outstanding edition! Send your submission to Jennifer (ammodramus88 AT or to myself (canadianowlet AT by July 13.

We’re looking for hosts for August and beyond! It’s easy and fun, and only takes an hour or two (or several, if you’re the type to go crazy with it…). If you’re interested in hosting, send me an email indicating what month you’d like to sign up for.

10 responses to “The Moth and Me #12

  1. Just for the record, I also consider 13 to be a lucky number, so I think we’re all set in that department. Plus mothing season is well and truly under way here in NJ, so there’s lots of inspiration flying around.

  2. This is a marveluos site! I wish I had found you when I was looking up stuff about my own moth and butterfly findings! Awesome photos and subjects. Do you have a field guide you especially like and would recommend? Thanks in advance. RRR

    • Robin – depending on where you are, there are a couple of guides that I find useful (at least until our new Peterson guide comes out in spring 2012!). For eastern North America, the original Peterson, now no longer in that line but still available, by Charles V Covell Jr is a decent guide. A good one for the plates, if you’re in the northeast, is Papillons du Quebec by Louis Handfield. And if you’re in the west, the recently published guide by Powell and Opler is excellent (unfortunately also a bit expensive, but worth it if you’re serious about learning moths). If you’re looking for online resources, the best one is definitely Moth Photographers Group. Happy mothing!

  3. Seabrook, Thanks for the response and info. The Moth Photographers Group looks great. RRR

  4. Moth folks might want to use a new website that I’ve put together, to make Covell’s Eastern Moths book (either original Peterson’s Guide edition or the newer 2005 edition) even more useful. I’ve made a searchable web-based database that will give you the page number(s) where any scientific name occurs in the book–family, subfamily, genus, or species name. Additionally I’ve included a lot of “new” names for Covell’s moths that have come into use since either the first or second edition. Try this website at

  5. I need to know the species of a moth i found.. i’ve looked through the moth-o-pedia that is for the species of my state and the closest thing i could come to that looked similar is the Saturniidae- Hyalophora cecropia and the Pothemus moths. The difference is my moth brown and tan with the common markings of a wood moth. She’s roughly three inches across and her eggs look like mustard seeds. RSVP as soon as possible please. I need to know any info you can give me on her.

  6. I am so glad that I found you! I found several moths of the same type today in NYC. Sadly all dead, but beautiful. Do you know what type of moth this is? ttp://

    Any advice is appreciated! Thanks. Ginny

  7. is this blog still active? i am searching for moth and mothing blogs for a post on pleae contact me… thanks. Liti

  8. North Eastern Texas

    Wee! Now THAT, Is One Fluffy Moth! I Love It! THAT moth really IS one fluffy moth! 🙂 I Love It! From Elise.

  9. Great photos. I pinned one of them. Will there be any more?

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