Celebrating National Moth Week in India


Every year, world over National Moth Week is celebrated during last week of July. This is basically to create awareness about moths who are cousins of butterflies and have 10 times similar environmental benefits as that of butterflies. During this week, citizens are encouraged to set up light sheets in their backyards and document moths of their locality. This is a free event hosted by National Moth Week and coordinated locally by iNaturewatch Foundation. Will you be interested in participating this year? If yes, here is what you need to do


Programme Details 

Dates: Any day between 20-28 July 2019  Time: After sunset till mid-night or beyond 

Equipment: White bedsheet, 225 Mercury Lamp, Metal/Ceramic holder for lamp and a connecting wire  

Location: Any sheltered outdoor site that is surrounded by greenery and has electrical outlet.  

Activity: You need to take photographs of the moths visiting your light sheet and share it at []where it will be identified by experts.

Learning Resources: You may refer online as well as print resources provided here(Online Resources and Books)    

Learn More

 If you wish to seek our guidance and provide you support for a successful mothing event, registration of your event is mandatory.

Happy Mothing!

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All About Mothing

Light Sheet


Set up your light sheet as shown in the above picture

Moths on Light Sheet


Moths will start visiting your light sheet automatically

Photograph Moths


You are then expected to take photographs of the visiting moths

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