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Seven Backyards
Moths...Moths...Moths...and their Habitats...and other stuff....
Several Long-Term Backyard
Studies in the U.S. and Australia


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Entomological

Botany

  • 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
  • Petran Chaparral - Tarleton State University, Range Management

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    oak titmouse vocalization
    Seven Backyards

    Preface

    OVERVIEW

    Moths and Memories

    Dedication

    Where Are the Specimens Now?

    ASH CANYON FIRE (2011)


    Background and Introduction

    Elfin Forests, Worldwide: MAQUIS / FYNBOS / KWONGAN / MATORRAL / CHAPARRAL

    About The Backyard Concept

    Motivations: Why Publish This Material?

    Summarizing How These Projects Evolved

    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

    Miscellaneous Tidbits Dept.

    PHOTO CREDITS