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) project of the University of Guelph, as well as other museums in Noth America and Europe. BugGuide and BAMONA records are also included, as are records submitted directly to the TEA by various observers.

Posted by dkaposi dkaposi, August 15, 2020 16:56

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