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Tuesday, August 7, 2012 - 16:55
Pacific Northwest Moths is a comprehensive source of information about more than 1,200 species of moths. Drawing from the knowledge of moth experts and specimen records from the region's major insect collections, this site features detailed species accounts, high resolution photographs, and an interactive identification key for every Pacific Northwest moth species within the families Drepanidae, Uraniidae, Lasiocampidae, Saturniidae, Sphingidae, Notodontidae, Erebidae, Euteliidae, Nolidae, and Noctuidae. Explore this site to identify a moth that you have found, or to learn about the amazingly diverse moths of our region. Because the site also works on mobile devices, it serves as an electronic field guide to the region's moths.
Tuesday, August 9, 2011 - 12:09
Volunteer Citizen Scientists are being recruited for the Cascades Butterfly Project, a long-term effort in six locations in the Cascades Mountains to help biologists identify and count subalpine butterflies. Six protected areas in the Cascade Mountains are collaborating on this new monitoring program: North Cascades National Park, Mount Rainier National Park, Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, Okanagan-Wenatchee National Forest, Skagit Valley Provincial Park, and Manning Provincial Park. Find out how to get involved.
Sunday, May 9, 2010 - 10:40
A new photograph and Whatcom County, Washington record of the Zigzag Furcula Moth (Furcula scolopendrina) were added to the database from Victor Insera. (WA-Jan10)
Monday, December 21, 2009 - 17:40
Synaxis pallulata was added to the database along with a Whatcom County, Washington record and photograph from Rebecca Schillinger. (WA-30Sept09)
Thursday, December 10, 2009 - 16:02
A new Snohomish County, Washington record of the Polyphemus moth was added to the database from Nicole Volchok. (WA-9July09)
Saturday, August 22, 2009 - 07:45
One hundred and forty-two Washington butterfly and moth records were added to the database from submitters Beth Dahl, Carolyn Currie, Chet Laughlin, Christine Martin, David Droppers, Dawn Gauthier and Hudson Dodd, Diane Sale, Ellen Smart, Joseph Higbee, Lora Ferrazzi, Maia, Mike Galos, Mike Miller, Patty Leonard, Ryan Merrill, Staci Shaver, Terra Gosney, and William Parker. (WA-July2009)
Wednesday, April 15, 2009 - 19:40
Records of Adelpha bredowii originally reported in Oregon and Washington were moved to Adelpha californica as per the Prudic et al. 2008 paper.
Thursday, April 9, 2009 - 10:51
Nine new Washington records were added to the database. (WA-8April09)
Thursday, March 12, 2009 - 09:32
Three new Washington moth records were added to the database. (WA-30Jan09)