Automeris io, Korscheltellus gracilis, Noctuidae

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Like moths to a flame, some people are irresistibly drawn to the woods at night. Carrying bed sheets and armed with special lights and lures, they come seeking moths. In July 2012, in 49 states and numerous countries across the world, scientists and ordinary folk alike fanned out to get a closer look at these insects during the first ever National Moth Week - now an annual event across the world.

National Moth Week 2013 is July 20-28. Learn more at:

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Image Credit: Jim Vargo, Moth Photographers Group. CC BY-NC-SA

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