Magnificent Moths: A Guide to Begin "Mothing" and Contributing Your Observations to iNaturalist
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Callaghan, Corey T., Brittany M. Mason, and Joe Montes de Oca. 2024. “Magnificent Moths: A Guide to Begin ‘Mothing’ and Contributing Your Observations to INaturalist: WEC462/UW518, 5/2024”. EDIS 2024 (3). Gainesville, FL.


The purpose of this publication is to provide guidance and tips on how to enter the wonderful world of moths, or "mothing," and, further, how to leverage iNaturalist to document moth observations and contribute to science. The intended audience is anyone who is interested in the natural world and wants to learn more about observing moths, identifying moths, and contributing to science by adding their observations to iNaturalist.
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