|Ailanthus webworm (Atteva aurea) moth on goldenrod, Pennsylvania|
To celebrate NMW, I will be posting about moths all week, including photos of tropical species as well as moths you can find right in your own backyard. Don't miss the bizarre insect fashion accessories, stinging caterpillars, common garden visitors, or the fantastic exploding moth!
For me, moth week will culminate in a guided caterpillar hunt along the University of Delaware Botanic Gardens Lepidoptera Trail. If you are nearby check out the link for more details, otherwise visit the NMW website for scheduled events all across the country.