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2012-04-30 19:50:19

University of Florida lepidopterist Andrei Sourakov has spent his life’s work studying moths and butterflies.

2011-12-01 13:42:44

A new study published in the Journal of Economic Entomology shows that radiation can be used to effectively sterilize the light brown apple moth (LBAM), an insect pest found in Australia, New Zealand, California, Hawaii, Sweden, and the British Isles.

Image 1 - Ancient Moths Reveal Wing Colors
2011-11-16 07:58:25

New research, carried out by Maria McNamara of Yale University, is allowing scientists to learn what the colors of fossilized moths would have been.

2011-09-28 12:40:22

The creation of compounds that disrupt a worldwide pest’s winter sleep hints at the potential to develop natural and targeted controls against crop-eating insects, new research suggests.

Invasive Insects Cost Billions
2011-09-11 04:15:13

Homeowners and taxpayers are picking up most of the tab for damages caused by invasive tree-feeding insects that are inadvertently imported along with packing materials, live plants, and other goods.

2011-09-09 13:07:29

The diamondback moth, Plutella xylostella, is one of the world's most destructive crop pests.

2011-09-07 20:18:14

A six-year campaign to control invasive winter moths with a natural parasite led by entomologist Joe Elkinton of the University of Massachusetts Amherst now has concrete evidence that a parasitic fly, Cyzenis albicans, has been established and is attacking the pest at four sites in Seekonk, Hingham, Falmouth and Wellesley.

2011-05-03 11:15:00

LONDON, May 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Warm summers have been causing a record number of moths to appear in the UK over the past couple of years and with the April month recording as the hottest ever in over a century, protect your clothing this season with Pristine.co.uk (http://www.pristine.co.uk/) and our fantastic Moth deterrent (http://www.pristine.co.uk/) product. Experts have warned that the warm summertime means bumper amounts of moths to be present and latest figures show that...

2011-04-28 06:00:00

WASHINGTON, April 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- May is National Moving Month, and if you are one of the estimated 40 million people who move in a given year, there is one more critical thing you can do before closing the moving-van door.


Latest Moth Reference Libraries

Desert Red Bat, Lasiurus blossevillii
2012-04-25 05:07:00

The desert red bat, or western red bat, is one of 318 species of vesper bats. These bats can be found in North America, Central America, and even down to the northern most parts of South America. Like birds, the desert red bat migrates to warmer, desert climates during winter and returns to cooler climates during warm seasons. Males and females of this species have different migrating habits, and this hinders mating because they are always in different areas at different times. They will mate...

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2009-04-28 20:58:59

The Agrotis infusa or Bogong moth is a species of nocturnal moth that in spring will swarm in great numbers around public buildings in Canberra, Australia. They are commonly found in Southern parts of Australia featuring a wingspan of one and three quarters inches and are brown or black in color with stout bodies covered with long thick scales. Larvae are often called cutworms and feed on a variety of plants of which they "cut" pieces and carry them back to their burrows for food. Adult...

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2009-04-28 19:30:52

Three species in the Acherontia genus make up the group commonly referred to as the Death's-head Hawkmoth. One species is native to Europe, while the other two are found in Asia. These moths are named for their unique skull shaped markings on their thorax and vividly colored abdomens. They are also capable to making loud noises if frightened. These moths will invade beehives for honey and will come and go unharmed because they imitated the scent of the bees. Females will lay green or...

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2008-08-06 17:51:14

The Giant Leopard Moth (Hypercompe scribonia), also known as the Eyed Tiger Moth, is a moth of the Arctiidae family. It is distributed throughout the southern and eastern United States from New England to Mexico. This species has a wingspan of 3 inches. The wings are bright white with a pattern of neat black blotches, some hollow and some solid. The abdomen is dark blue with orange markings. The male has a narrow yellow line on the sides. Its legs have black and white bands. Adult moths...

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2005-09-08 12:27:59

PHOTO CAPTION: Elachista rufocinerea (Photo taken by Keith Edkins) The Elachistidae are a family of Lepidoptera (moths). Their larvae have a wide variety of habits including leaf tiers, seed borers, and leaf or stem miners. The Emperor Gum Moth (Opodiphthera eucalypti) is a species native to Australia, and can be easily found in all the states except for Western Australia, South Australia and Tasmania. Eggs The eggs are laid on a leaf either singly or several in a row usually on...

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