National Moth Week is over for another year, but moths will go on flying until late fall. The beauty and variety of moths is almost infinite since there are somewhere between 10,000 and 11,000 species in the United States. The moths that are active in late spring are, for the most part, different than those to be seen in September and October.
While many moths may appear to be rather drab, dressed in white, brown or gray, many other species are extremely colorful –
There’s no need to travel to exotic places to see spectacular and interesting moths – just turn on an outside light and, if there are plants nearby, moths will come. No need to travel to wilderness areas either, there are moths in the city, in the suburbs, and in the country.
So turn on an outside light and moths will come to you –
You can see last year’s In Forest and Field posts for National Moth Week, with photographs of entirely different species, here and here.
Hopefully the photos in these posts have aroused your curiosity about these fascinating insects.