moths

insects

Insects Are In 'Catastrophic' Decline Worldwide, Scientists Warn

More than 40 percent of insects are at risk of extinction within 100 years.
Becky Ferreira
2.11.19
fuzz

Deaf Moths Use “Acoustic Camouflage” to Evade Echolocation

According to new research, the fuzz you see on the chest of moths is specifically designed to muffle sound and protect them from bats.
Caroline Haskins
11.6.18
Comics!

'Moth Memes,' Today's Comic by Roberta Vázquez

Y'all got any lamps?
Roberta Vázquez
10.2.18
Culture

Moth Memes Are Here to Numb the Pain of Existence

Our new favorite meme is about an icky bug with a big heart.
Beckett Mufson
9.27.18
textile art

Incredible Knitted Moths Could Go in a Natural History Museum

Max Alexander turns Shetland wool into scientifically accurate depictions of various moth species.
Andrew Salomone
7.2.17
Follow the Leader

The Sinister Truth Behind Caterpillar Conga Lines

Why do caterpillars line up? What are they plotting?
Samantha Cole
4.21.17
Trump

This Moth With a Golden Head Was Named After Trump

"By naming this species after the 45th President of the United States, I hope to bring some public attention to [...] the neglected micro-fauna component of the North American biodiversity."
Becky Ferreira
1.17.17
touching moth

"I found 50 Dead Moths in My Camera Bag" – We Asked a Photographer About the Euro 2016 Moth Plague

"We couldn’t protect ourselves and we couldn’t escape - they were everywhere."
Benedikt Niessen
7.11.16
moths everywhere!

Jagger, Ronaldo and Fuckloads of Moths: The Euro 2016 (Final) Review

All in all, the final of Euro 2016 was a tad underwhelming. Thankfully, Mick Jagger teamed up with a plague of moths to redeem the occasion.
Will Magee
7.11.16
Canada

This Caterpillar Infestation in Saskatchewan Is the Stuff of Nightmares

They’re wiggling, hairy, and stripey blue.
Emily Senger
6.10.16
Ebay

A Scientist Is Selling the Right to Name His Newly-Discovered Moth on eBay

But you can't just name a new species anything.
Emiko Jozuka
10.19.15
Twitter

This Twitter Bot Automatically Generates Imaginary Moths

#lepidoptera
Clinton Nguyen
7.16.15
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