In this week's Nature Digest we are focusing on moths. We are going to start with an overview of National Moth Week and then provide you with a few resources so you can go out and explore.
From Hercules to Micro-Moths
variety of sizes, shapes, and colors. The largest moths in the world have wingspans of 10-12 inches and a wing surface area of about 60 square inches. The smallest moths are called micro-moths and have wingspans of no more than 20 mm (less than an inch).
The One-Spotted Variant Moth
The One-Spotted Variant Moth (Hypagyrtis unipunctata) is a fairly common type of moth in the eastern United States. Butterflies and moths are very similar in many ways and sometimes be difficult to know what you are looking at. There are, however, a few things to look for when you are trying to identify one of these insects. Below is a list of some of the frequently identified differences between butterflies and moths.