Nebraska Moth Week 2021!

Join us in celebrating National Moth Week with Nebraska Moth Week!

From July 18-24, you can contribute to data on the diversity and occurrence of moth species throughout Nebraska by participating in a week-long BioBlitz. See a moth? Take a picture and upload it to our iNaturalist page.

On Friday, July 23rd, Nebraska Extension is hosting Nebraska Moth Night at the Burr Oak shelter at Eugene T. Mahoney State Park. The event consists of a short presentation and a light trap with a catch-and-release of some of the interesting insects that Nebraska has to offer. The Nebraska Moth Night event begins at 8:30 PM CDT and is family-friendly. We hope to see you there!

IMPORTANT: A Nebraska State Park permit is required for each vehicle entering the park. Permits are $6 per in-state vehicle and $8 per out-of-state vehicle.

Can't join us in person? We'll be streaming the presentation and light trap virtually via Zoom! You can even set up your own light trap (even if it's just leaving your porch light on) and share your findings with us. Register in advance here.

While the event is FREE, donations are optional and appreciated. If you'd like to donate to the Urban Entomology program at Nebraska Extension, please email kchapman13@unl.edu or bring cash or check to the event.

Moth Families

Nebraska Moths quick guide

Moth Profiles

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