Please Note: The Mass Moths website is new (3-Mar-2021) and constantly being updated and extended. Please visit regularly. The site now includes maps for all species, texts and some photos. More photos will be added on a regular basis. Please report any errors or suggestions for improvement.
Last updated: 19-Oct-2021: More host plant data added. New species added (Aethes floccosana)
The Mass Moths project was started in 2015, initially to put together a list of moths occurring in the State of Massachusetts. Since then the project has expanded to include the following aims:
- To prepare and maintain a systematic list of moths known to have occurred in Massachusetts
- To capture all known Massachusetts moth records (historical and current) and place in a curated central database
- To present the summarized data on an openly accessible website
This website is intended to fulfill the third aim of the project. It provides a systematic list of species and individual species pages, providing distribution maps, photos and other species-specific information. A County List is provided in pdf format for downloading.
Everyone is invited to send their Massachusetts Moth data to Mass Moths for entry into the database. Instructions on how to do this can be found on the Community pages.
There are currently 2,904 species on the Massachusetts list and >207,000 records in the Mass Moths database.
The Mass Moths Team:
- Mark Mello
- Steven Whitebread
- Dan Zimberlin
- Tom Murray