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Moths of New Brunswick

A group all about the moths of New Brunswick, and also the Maritimes. The variety of these night-flying (and sometimes day-flying) creatures is astounding, so post your images here and we'll get something going.

Location: Fredericton, NB
Members: 75
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Gypsy Moth [Lymantria dispar] 8318 Aug.15/17 Quispamsis to lights

Started by Joanne Savage. Last reply by Danny O'Shea 1 hour ago. 5 Replies

How can anything so destructive be so beautiful?? Not new!…Continue

Once-Married Underwing [Catocala unijuga] 8805 Aug. 16/17 Quispamsis to baited tree.

Started by Joanne Savage. Last reply by Joanne Savage yesterday. 15 Replies

Posted only as it's so pretty.Continue

How to really get confused while 'Moffing' Critter arrived Aug. 15/17 Quispamsis to lights

Started by Joanne Savage. Last reply by Nancy Mullin yesterday. 5 Replies

On MPG this moth is called Ferguson's Scallop ShellOn BG this moth is called Cherry Scallop Shell [same id in Peterson's pg 187]Both have the same scientific name: Rheumaptera prunivorata and Hodge's…Continue

Cold Nights, but the Moths keep coming to the Quarryville Trap...Aug. 2017

Started by Nancy Mullin. Last reply by Joanne Savage yesterday. 3 Replies

Had these over the past week or so.  The Sordid and Ultronia Underwings made a return this week.  I`ve had both before.  These are all new...Corrections welcomed!1. Sympistis dentata - Toothed…Continue

Tags: Pink-spotted, Dart, bicarnea, Pseudohermonassa, Brocade

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Comment by Paul & Kitty Martin on July 10, 2017 at 5:35pm

I haven't been down there for a while but I remember when we would go to GMI on the May long weekend, we would stop at the Irving at the Blacks Harbour turnoff and before going in for tea, we would check out the side wall where the floresent light would be, it was always covered with moths, many types of which my favorite the Luna Moth would be in good numbers.   Anyone else seen this Moth Wall at the Irving?

Comment by Martin Turgeon on July 25, 2016 at 1:50pm

St.Basile got July 21-24 - Mycterophora inexplicata 930674- hope you get that one hard to find

Comment by Chris Adam on July 9, 2016 at 7:10pm

I've been on the West Coast for 8 days and have not followed the discussions -- in fact I deleted over 250 messages unread I received from many sources, including Birding NB. So, sorry if this has been posted, but here is a link to the flickr group regarding National Moth Week. Some of you moth-ers might be interested.

Comment by Martin Turgeon on June 29, 2016 at 2:39pm

we have a new moth for Eastern Canada it not listed it in NB 93-1515 Cucullia umbratica I will had a photo went I get one or one from Henry

Comment by Elizabeth Randolph on June 28, 2016 at 10:13pm

This was on my screened porch this morning. 

Luna Moth

Comment by Elizabeth Randolph on June 28, 2016 at 10:12pm

Do you know what this is called?

Comment by Joanne Savage on January 10, 2016 at 7:10pm

Here there is a computer desk in our rec. room [wrecked room perhaps], on the desk are many bird books, and one moth book. My 'work station' in the living room holds various knitted and crocheted  items which I'm doing for daus-in-law. 

Comment by Nancy Mullin on January 10, 2016 at 6:29pm

I would love to have a work area/office!! :) 

Impressive collection for the museum, Tony

Comment by Chris Adam on January 10, 2016 at 4:09pm

Very neat and Tidy, Tony. An office of a professional. Almost TOO neat and tidy, but ... Oops, I have resolved to be nicer this year, so watch out. Here's an image of my workplace/study, taken just a few minutes ago. Comparisons welcome. Don't look too closely.

Comment by Tony on January 10, 2016 at 3:22pm

Sorting through some old images I came across this one from 2008.

part of my work area- a lot tidier then than now!

The cabinets with all the drawers contain moths; another wall of drawers, not seen, on the right.

Am in the process of moving the moths to the NB Museum, about 4,000 already donated - about 16,00 (or more) to go!

 

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