guide to live moths
An online guide to the moths of eastern North America.

GO MOTHING! Mothing is an old pastime, but until recently it has been slow to gain widespread appeal. Our goal is to provide easy access to the information moth-ers need to get started with this fascinating hobby.

LIVING MOTHS! To make identification easier, this guide features photographs of living moths in their natural positions.

We have begun with the family Geometridae. Other families will be added as time permits.
How to use this guide
Moth morphology
Basic moth morphology
Mercury Vapor
How to build an MV light
More fun stuff
Extra moth-related content
Moth links
Recommended links to other moth websites


James R. Reilly