About Moths

There are over 12,000 moth species in North America. They are critically important to ecological communities and food webs. Despite a general understanding of the importance of moths in the environment, relatively little is known scientifically about moth ecology

Benefits of studying moths

Studying moths is a simple, low-cost method of conducting student-ledresearch.

Why Moths

Moths vs. Butterflies

Although there are similarities between moths and butterflies, there are key differences

Moths vs Butterflies

The Moth Lifecycle

Moth metamorphosis includes four life stages: egg, larva, pupa and adult.

The Moth Lifecycle