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Noel McFarland
Macro-Moth Studies
.... and other stuff!

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

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ASH CANYON MOTH FAMILIES (mostly "macros")
Click on the desired FAMILY (Fam.) below, then scroll down.

GEOMETRIDAE ARCTIIDAE DOIDAE LYMANTRIIDAE NOCTUIDAE NOLIDAE NOTODONTIDAE

EPIPLEMIDAE SEMATURIDAE LASIOCAMPIDAE APATELODIDAE SATURNIIDAE SPHINGIDAE

DALCERIDAE LIMACODIDAE MEGALOPYGIDAE ZYGAENIDAE MIMALLONIDAE

THE "COLOR-CODING" above INDICATES THE 7 SUPERFAMILIES (Spf.) below:

  Spf. GEOMETROIDEA   Spf. NOCTUOIDEA   Spf. LASIOCAMPOIDEA   Spf. BOMBYCOIDEA
  Spf. URANIOIDEA   Spf. ZYGAENOIDEA   Spf. MIMALLONOIDEA


TOTAL NUMBER OF MACRO-MOTH SPECIES RECORDED AT THIS LOCATION TO DATE:     803
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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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