Tag: moths

Hickory Tussock Moth Catepillar
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Before the Metamorphosis

by Sarah Treanor Bois, Director of Research & Education for the Linda Loring Nature Foundation According to Butterflies and Moths of North America (butterfliesandmoths.org) there are 172 species of moths and butterflies that have been documented from Nantucket County. As such, that means there are that many caterpillars out and […]

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Creatures of the Night

by Dr. Sarah D. Oktay Managing Director UMass Boston Nantucket Field Station As part of the recent Nantucket Biodiversity Assessment Week program, we set up a couple of moth sheets at the field station and used two different types of lights (UV or “black lights” and mercury vapor lights) to […]