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The Pleasures of Moth Watching

The NY Times published an article this week on starting out as a moth watcher, and the link to citizen science (you may need to log in to read, but it should be accessible for free):

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/08/12/realestate/moth-watching-night-garden.html

As a reminder, your photos on iNat are also used to create data for the Ontario Moth Atlas, which is up to 62,000 records covering seven major families: Saturniidae, Sphingidae, most Erebidae (genus Catocala, Notodontidae and Arctiinae), Lasiocampidae, Hepialidae and Apatelodidae.

A little over half of the current Atlas data comes from iNaturalist records. The Atlas also includes institutional specimen records from the Canadian National Collection, the Royal Ontario Museum and the BOLD (Barcode of Life Datasystems) ...more ↓

Posted on August 15, 2020 16:56 by dkaposi dkaposi | 0 comments | Leave a comment
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This project collects observations of moths in Ontario for the the Toronto Entomologists' Association. The TEA has been collecting observations in the province since 1970 and recently launched the Ontario Moth Atlas of moth phenology and distribution. ...more ↓

Mini dkaposi created this project on August 05, 2016
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