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National Moth Week (July 22-30) celebrates the beauty, life cycles, and habitats of moths. “Moth-ers” of all ages and abilities are encouraged to learn about, observe, and document moths in their backyards, parks, and neighborhoods. National Moth Week is being held, worldwide, during the last full week of July. NMW offers everyone, everywhere a unique opportunity to become a Citizen Scientist and contribute scientific data about moths. Through partnerships with major online biological data depositories, NMW participants can help map moth distribution and provide needed information on other life history aspects around the globe.

Visit the website at to find a mothing event near you and to register your mothing location. Also on the website you can find links to data depositories site to submit your moth observations.

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In this video CDFA shows how its collection of moths and other exotic insects at its Plant Pest Diagnostics laboratory helps protect California.

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  1. Mickey Teising says:

    I have been raising Polyphemus, Cecropia, Euryalus, Gloveri off and on for fifty years. I live in Antelope and I am currently raising Polyphemus (on plum). Three of my spring cocoons have eclosed (they will be brood 2 for the season). All males, yet, no females. When I get a female I will pair her with a wild male.

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