About Moths of the eastern United States
This group is for learning, discovering, and identifying unknown moths of the eastern United States.
Many, many moths all over the world are ignored simply because most are not colorful or flashy, the size of a pencil tip, or simply are just to hard to identify. For the last reason, many rare moths are actually overlooked because they look almost identical to a very common species. This is why all lepidopera experts actually collect specimens - to positively (100%) identify, keep over the centuries for researchers, DNA analysis, and preparation of genitalia. FACT: its impossible to identify...to species...every moth ever described by a photograph.
PLEASE use scientific names, along with the common name if possible. Insects are not like birds, where every bird in the world has ONE common name for just that ONE species. Butterflies in Europe and the U.S. are just starting to have just one common name for every species, though it is a work in progress. So again, please use scientific names if possible. IF you are unsure of the moths identity, just title the picture "unknown moth" with the date and location to help narrow down the choices of what it could be.
This will not be enforced, but if you want the best results, this is the best way to get it. :)
I truely hope this group can gather some members and help with everyone in it. Let your flickr friends know!
Any moth can be posted here as long as it is in a state that is east of the Mississippi River. Here is a list of states below.
All states east of the Mississippi River:
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District of Columbia
You can post 15 per day. Please comment on as many moths as you like using the comment code below.
To comment copy the code below:
<b> Cool looking Moth! </b>
<a href="http://www.flickr.com/groups/mothsofeasternunitedtstates/><b> Seen in the Moths of the eastern United States group </b> </a>
The comment will look like this:
Cool looking Moth!
Seen in the Moths of the eastern United States group
To invite copy the code below:
<b> Cool looking Moth!
You've been invited to join us at </b>
<a href="http://www.flickr.com/groups/mothsofeasternunitedtstates/><b> Moths of the eastern United States </b> </a>
The invite will look like this:
Cool looking Moth!
You've been invited to join us at
Moths of the eastern United States
This is a public group.
Members can post 15 things to the pool each day.
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