Moths of New Brunswick

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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: 72
Latest Activity: 11 hours ago

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The Joker

Started by Tony. Last reply by Joanne Savage 11 hours ago. 1 Reply

In trap 29iv17 am, Fredericton; note how quickly the green fades to brown (wing tips)Just 2 moths, this one and Acleris semiannula.Also 1 Dung Fly and 1 large orange Ichneumonid Wasp (Ophion sp.?).I…Continue

Tags: April, 2017, Fredericton, jocosa, Fealia

Early instar guesses?

Started by E. Last reply by E yesterday. 3 Replies

Chris, you might recognize this one.  Found hanging from an aspen.  Best guess based on markings is Ancylis apicana.…Continue

Dot-and-Dash Swordgrass

Started by Chris Adam. Last reply by Tony yesterday. 3 Replies

I know Tony just posted one of these, but I had to post mine: it was my first! I've spent a few years marveling at all the ones posted by other members, and wondering why I never saw one. This…Continue

Tags: Dot-and-Dash, Swordgrass, Moth, 9874, curvimacula

Fredericton April 25 & 26 2017

Started by Tony. Last reply by Joanne Savage on Friday. 4 Replies

In trap 26th am: Phigalia titea, Orthosia hibisci; and a Burying beetle Nicrophorus sayiIn trap 27th am: Cladara limitaria Orthosia hibisci (x2) Mythimna unipuncta (x5); and a Caddisfly.plus a small…Continue

Tags: beetle, and, a, hibisci, sayi

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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!

Comment by Nancy Mullin on December 15, 2015 at 8:38pm

Thanks for the link Tony. The images sure pale in comparison to yours.  I ran across a video, and got all excited.  It turned out they were dissecting a caterpillar. That was a disappointment!  

Also happy there isn't an exam lol

 

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