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Project Silkmoth

Volunteer-based survey documenting the presence of Giant Silkmoths in Northern New York State.

Project Silkmoth

Project Silkmoth is a volunteer-based survey documenting the presence of Giant Silkmoths (family Saturniidae) in northern New York State. Sightings will be incorporated into a database and used to create occurrence maps for each species. The database will be a source of information about silkmoth species that are thought to be declining in the northeastern United States.

 


Keywords:

Topic - moths, insects, caterpillars

Audience - citizen scientists, teens

Location - New York

Goals - research, distribution, appreciation, education

Other - nocturnal

 

Organization:

 

Paul Smith's College

 

Contacts:

 

Janet Mihuc, Professor email Janet Mihuc

 

  518-327-6346

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