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Macro-Moth Study
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BACKYARD 7 — FIVE ACRES OF MOTHS
SOUTHEASTERN ARIZONA
in the SE. HUACHUCA MOUNTAINS,
COCHISE COUNTY (HEREFORD DISTRICT)

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EXTERNAL LINKS

Entomological

Botany

  • Santa Monica Mountains Wildflowers, Jay Sullivan
  • Cochise County Herbarium
  • USDA Plants Database
  • International Plant Names Index (IPNI)
  • California Native Plant Society, Los Angeles/Santa Monica Mountains Chapter
  • Santa Monica Mountains Wildflowers, Jay Sullivan
  • Dr. Edmund C. Jaeger

    Data Sources and References Global Taxonomic Projects Other Backyard Projects
  • Five Acres of Moths
    www.fiveacresofmoths.org

    A long-term study documenting the occurrence of more than 900 macro-moth species on 5 acres in lower ASH CANYON (oak/manzanita woodland and grassland ecotone, at 5170 ft. elevation, 13 mi. S. of Sierra Vista).

    Dedication

    Introduction

    What to Expect at this Site

    SOME POSSIBLE (perhaps valid?) REASONS for visiting this "Backyard" website

    About the Backyard Concept

    Motivations: Why Publish This Material?

    Summarizing How These Projects Evolved

    What is Being Collected?

    About the Photographs

    Bias in Photo Representation

    Moth Identifications

    Taxonomy & Classification (the names)

    About Moth Families & Subfamilies

    Some Thoughts About Moth Surveys

    Abundance Ratings Defined (8 Categories)

    About the Flight Periods

    Interpretation of the Flight-Phenograms

    Miscellaneous Comments on Black Lights

    Peculiarities of Moth Activity

    Prime Time = Full-Moon-Plus-Ten

    How To Obtain Perfect (Moth) Specimens

    To Kill Or Not To Kill??

    Beating or Sweeping for Larvae

    ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS & DETERMINATIONS

    PHOTO CREDITS

    REFERENCES

    GLOSSARY & ABBREVIATIONS + SYMBOLS USED

    Miscellaneous Tidbits Dept.

    SUPERFAMILIES AND SUBFAMILIES

    A FEW GENERIC SYNONYMS

    MONA #'s

    SEASONAL CHARTS

    EXTERNAL LINKS

    MAPS

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