Meeting January 21: Mass Moths – The Place to go for information on Massachusetts Moths


Please join us Friday Jan 21stfor our January Meeting! The meeting will be held on Zoom, with a pre-meeting social starting at 6:30, followed by the usual business meeting at 7:30 and the talk by our speaker. The talk will be screen shared. Afterward we will have a Q&A and members are free to hang around or leave at their leisure afterward. Please email ctentsoc@gmail.com to request the Zoom info. Please email ctentsoc@gmail.com for the link if you want to attend.

January's speaker will be Steven Whitebread, giving a talk titled Mass Moths - The Place to go for information on Massachusetts Moths.

Abstract: The Mass Moths Project was initially set up to prepare a list of the moth species known to have been found in the State. This in turn resulted from a 2-year inventory of the moths of a Wildlife Sanctuary in Plymouth County, MA by the presenter during 2014-2015 and his inability to find enough information in the public domain to adequately assess the quality of the moth fauna at the site. The project then developed into a full-blown project to centralize all known moth records from the State into a single curated database and a website (massmoths.org) to present the summarized data. The database currently holds >207,000 records for 2,904 species.

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