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Mothing
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Catocala ultronia (Hübner, 1823), Ultronia Underwing


Publications

  • Pickering, J. 2016. Why fly now? Pupa banks, aposematism, and other factors that may explain observed moth flight activity. Southern Lepidopterists' News 38 (1):67-72. pdf
  • Pickering, J. 2015. Find your dark side: Invitation to join Discover Life's Mothing project. Southern Lepidopterists' News 37 (4):205-208. pdf
  • Coyle, D.R., J. Pickering, K.A. Dyer, F.R. Lehman, J.E. Mohan and K.J.K. Gandhi. 2013. Dynamics of an unprecedented outbreak of two native moth species, Cissusa spadix and Phoberia atomaris (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae), on oak trees (Quercus spp.) in southeastern U.S.A. American Entomologist 59: 78-90. Feature Article. pdf

Terms of Use

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Summary -- effort across sites

Sites -- Georgia (Clarke: Blue Heron · Sandy Creek, Atlanta, Oconee, Spalding, Gwinnett) · Maryland (Caroline, Prince Georges: Patuxent Research Refuge, Queen Anne Bridge Road) · Massachusetts (Essex, Middlesex) · Missouri · New Hampshire (Grafton, Rockingham) · North Carolina · Ohio · Pennsylvania · Tennessee (Chester, Cocke, Washington) · Texas · Quebec · Costa Rica

  • 275 Blue Heron Drive -- latitude: 33.8882°N, longitude: 83.2973°W · Top
    Location: United States, Georgia, Clarke County
    Contributors:
    • John Pickering, University of Georgia · I_JP · 146,230 photos · 111,590 identified
    • Tori Staples, Discover Life · I_EHVS · 15,794 photos · 13,959 identified
    • Cameron Prybol, Discover Life · I_CAM · 10,529 photos · 9,491 identified
    • Mary Doll, Discover Life · I_EHMD · 4,525 photos · 3,725 identified
    • Alec Weil, Discover Life · I_ARW · 2,113 photos · 1,623 identified
    • Cody Parmer, Discover Life · I_EHCP · 1,015 photos · 832 identified
    • Katie Bentley, Discover Life · I_KRB · 4,057 photos · 2,861 identified
    • Amy Janvier, Discover Life · I_AJJ · 1,722 photos · 944 identified
    • Sam Pickering, Discover Life · I_SAM · 598 photos · 384 identified
    • Markus Scherer, Discover Life · I_EHMS · 415 photos · 329 identified
    • Stella Guerrero, Cedar Shoals High School · I_SG · 106 photos · 87 identified
    • Joe Carley, Discover Life · I_JAC · 64 photos · 49 identified
    • Will Booker, Discover Life · I_WBO · 171 photos · 104 identified
    • Caroline Hall, Discover Life · I_CJH · 264 photos · 230 identified
    • Kaisha King · I_KIN · 62 photos · 53 identified
    • Katelyn Esters · I_KNE · 290 photos · 214 identified
    • Danielle Crownover · I_DCR · 0 photos · 0 identified
    • Sean McDonald, Discover Life · I_SMD · 0 photos · 0 identified
    Results:
    • Fig. 1 -- Species accumulated and per night.
    • Fig. 2 -- Number of nights each species photographed in 2010 versus 2011.
    • Table 1 -- Monthly summary: photos, specimen ids, species, and unsorted.
    • Table 2 -- Moth species: total number of photos, months of activity
    • Table 3 -- Sorting categories, number unidentified
    • Table 4 -- Calendar: dates, julian days, lunar cycle (import into spreadsheet as .txt file)
    • Table 5 -- Daily summary: dates, julian days, lunar cycle, photos, specimen ids, species (.txt file)

  • Sandy Creek Nature Center -- latitude: 33.98176°N, longitude: 83.38135°W · Top
    Location: United States, Georgia, Clarke County, Sandy Creek Nature Center, Walker Center
    Contributors:
    • Cameron Prybol, Discover Life · I_CAM · 12,489 photos · 11,815 identified
    • Tori Staples, Discover Life · I_EHVS · 2,495 photos · 2,165 identified
    • John Pickering, University of Georgia · I_JP · 1,881 photos · 1,566 identified
    • Freddy Geiser, Discover Life · I_YDFG · 1,374 photos · 1,178 identified
    • Philip Barnette, Discover Life · I_PBA · 224 photos · 182 identified
    • Will Booker, Discover Life · I_WBO · 303 photos · 263 identified
    • Claire Mameli, Discover Life · I_CMA · 31 photos · 30 identified
    • Nate Daniels, Discover Life · I_YDND · 310 photos · 272 identified
    • Nate Daniels, Discover Life · I_YDND · 310 photos · 272 identified
    • Trevor Czerniawski, Discover Life · I_TCZ · 467 photos · 418 identified
    • Amy Janvier, Discover Life · I_AJJ · 638 photos · 400 identified
    • Katie Bentley, Discover Life · I_KRB · 29 photos · 11 identified
    • Michael Holden, Discover Life · I_MTH · 248 photos · 124 identified
    • Katelyn Esters · I_KNE · 93 photos · 58 identified
    • Danielle Crownover · I_DCR · 50 photos · 22 identified
    • Sean McDonald, Discover Life · I_SMD · 45 photos · 4 identified
    • John Craft, Discover Life · I_CRA · 131 photos · 11 identified
    Results:
    • Fig. 1 -- Species accumulated and per night.
    • Table 1 -- Monthly summary: photos, specimen ids, species, and unsorted.
    • Table 2 -- Moth species: total number of photos, months of activity
    • Table 3 -- Sorting categories, number unidentified
    • Table 4 -- Calendar: dates, julian days, lunar cycle (import into spreadsheet as .txt file)
    • Table 5 -- Daily summary: dates, julian days, lunar cycle, photos, specimen ids, species (.txt file)

  • UGA Costa Rica -- latitude: 10.283°N, longitude: 84.797°W · Top
    Location: Costa Rica, Puntarenas, San Luis
    Contributors:
    • Cameron Prybol, Discover Life · I_CAM · 55,977 photos · 35,699 identified
    • Markus Scherer, Discover Life · I_EHMS · 37,622 photos · 14,593 identified
    • Naturalists, UGA Costa Rica · I_UGA · 3,106 photos · 129 identified
    • Philip Barnette, Discover Life · I_PBA · 34,258 photos · 14,685 identified
    • Mark Fisher, Discover Life · I_MFS · 16,030 photos · 5,997 identified
    • James Crowell-Davis, Discover Life · I_EHJD · 2,133 photos · 287 identified
    • Will Booker, Discover Life · I_WBO · 10,490 photos · 1,573 identified
    • Claire Mameli, Discover Life · I_CMA · 5,861 photos · 77 identified
    • Caroline Hall, Discover Life · I_CJH · 1,626 photos · 99 identified
    • Trevor Czerniawski, Discover Life · I_TCZ · 19,004 photos · 0 identified
    • Sam Pickering, Discover Life · I_SAM · 879 photos · 2 identified
    • Kaisha King · I_KIN · 722 photos · 1 identified
    • Joseph Hartley · I_JHY · 295 photos · 164 identified
    • Amy Janvier, Discover Life · I_AJJ · 7,267 photos · 108 identified
    • Bradley Hiatt · I_BTH · 14,900 photos · 384 identified
    • Katie Bentley, Discover Life · I_KRB · 1,142 photos · 0 identified
    • Michael Holden, Discover Life · I_MTH · 5,242 photos · 200 identified
    • John Craft, Discover Life · I_CRA · 0 photos · 0 identified
    • Nate Daniels, Discover Life · I_YDND · 0 photos · 0 identified
    Results:
    • Fig. 1 -- Species accumulated and per night.
    • Table 1 -- Monthly summary: photos, specimen ids, species, and unsorted.
    • Table 2 -- Moth species: total number of photos, months of activity
    • Table 3 -- Sorting categories, number unidentified(import into spreadsheet as .txt file)
    • Table 5 -- Daily summary: dates, julian days, lunar cycle, photos, specimen ids, species (.txt file)

  • Washington County -- latitude: 36.3°N, longitude: 82.4°W · Top
    Location: United States, Tennessee
    Contributors:
    • Larry McDaniel · I_MCD · 7,225 photos · 3,474 identified
    Results:
    • Fig. 1 -- Species accumulated and per night.
    • Table 1 -- Monthly summary: photos, specimen ids, species, and unsorted.
    • Table 2 -- Moth species: total number of photos, months of activity
    • Table 3 -- Sorting categories, number unidentified(import into spreadsheet as .txt file)
    • Table 5 -- Daily summary: dates, julian days, lunar cycle, photos, specimen ids, species (.txt file)

  • Cocke County, Tennessee -- latitude: 36.086546°N, longitude: 83.061984°W · Top
    Location: 1898 Goodwater Road, Cocke County, Tennessee
    Contributors:
    • Jean Obrist · I_JOB · 3,255 photos · 1,897 identified
    Results:
    • Fig. 1 -- Species accumulated and per night.
    • Table 1 -- Monthly summary: photos, specimen ids, species, and unsorted.
    • Table 2 -- Moth species: total number of photos, months of activity
    • Table 3 -- Sorting categories, number unidentified(import into spreadsheet as .txt file)
    • Table 5 -- Daily summary: dates, julian days, lunar cycle, photos, specimen ids, species (.txt file)

  • Caroline County, Maryland -- latitude: 38.8327°N, longitude: 75.9127°W · Top
    Location: 8172 New Bridge Road, Caroline County, Maryland
    Contributors:
    • Mike Lindemann · I_MLI · 1,335 photos · 1,309 identified
    Results:
    • Fig. 1 -- Species accumulated and per night.
    • Table 1 -- Monthly summary: photos, specimen ids, species, and unsorted.
    • Table 2 -- Moth species: total number of photos, months of activity
    • Table 3 -- Sorting categories, number unidentified(import into spreadsheet as .txt file)
    • Table 5 -- Daily summary: dates, julian days, lunar cycle, photos, specimen ids, species (.txt file)

  • Prince George's County, Maryland -- latitude: 39.05450°N, longitude: 76.82359°W · Top
    Location: Patuxent Research Refuge, Prince George's County, Maryland
    Contributors:
    • Zachery Cravens, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service · I_ZAC · 194 photos · 132 identified
    Results:
    • Fig. 1 -- Species accumulated and per night.
    • Table 1 -- Monthly summary: photos, specimen ids, species, and unsorted.
    • Table 2 -- Moth species: total number of photos, months of activity
    • Table 3 -- Sorting categories, number unidentified(import into spreadsheet as .txt file)
    • Table 5 -- Daily summary: dates, julian days, lunar cycle, photos, specimen ids, species (.txt file)

  • Prince George's County, Maryland -- latitude: 38.89961°N, longitude: 76.67779°W · Top
    Location: 102 Queen Anne Bridge Road, Prince George's County, Maryland
    Contributors:
    • Sam Droege, U.S. Geological Survey · I_SDA · 11,846 photos · 4,410 identified
    Results:
    • Fig. 1 -- Species accumulated and per night.
    • Table 1 -- Monthly summary: photos, specimen ids, species, and unsorted.
    • Table 2 -- Moth species: total number of photos, months of activity
    • Table 3 -- Sorting categories, number unidentified(import into spreadsheet as .txt file)
    • Table 5 -- Daily summary: dates, julian days, lunar cycle, photos, specimen ids, species (.txt file)

  • Middlesex County, Massachusetts -- latitude: 42.539358°N, longitude: 71.340859°W · Top
    Location: 223 Partridge Lane, Middlesex County, Massachusetts
    Contributors:
    • Peter Burn, Suffolk University · I_PRB · 33,384 photos · 14,568 identified
    Results:
    • Fig. 1 -- Species accumulated and per night.
    • Table 1 -- Monthly summary: photos, specimen ids, species, and unsorted.
    • Table 2 -- Moth species: total number of photos, months of activity
    • Table 3 -- Sorting categories, number unidentified(import into spreadsheet as .txt file)
    • Table 5 -- Daily summary: dates, julian days, lunar cycle, photos, specimen ids, species (.txt file)

  • Essex County, Massachusetts -- latitude: 42.734°N, longitude: 71.238°W · Top
    Location: 384 Pelham Street, Essex County, Massachusetts
    Contributors:
    • MarySusan Potts-Santone, Northeastern University · I_MSP · 16,714 photos · 11,224 identified
    Results:
    • Fig. 1 -- Species accumulated and per night.
    • Table 1 -- Monthly summary: photos, specimen ids, species, and unsorted.
    • Table 2 -- Moth species: total number of photos, months of activity
    • Table 3 -- Sorting categories, number unidentified(import into spreadsheet as .txt file)
    • Table 5 -- Daily summary: dates, julian days, lunar cycle, photos, specimen ids, species (.txt file)

  • Chester County, Tennessee -- latitude: 35.5°N, longitude: 88.6°W · Top
    Location: Chester County, Tennessee, United States
    Contributors:
    • Ken Childs · I_KEN · 709 photos · 540 identified
    Results:
    • Fig. 1 -- Species accumulated and per night.
    • Table 1 -- Monthly summary: photos, specimen ids, species, and unsorted.
    • Table 2 -- Moth species: total number of photos, months of activity
    • Table 3 -- Sorting categories, number unidentified(import into spreadsheet as .txt file)
    • Table 5 -- Daily summary: dates, julian days, lunar cycle, photos, specimen ids, species (.txt file)

  • Oconee County, Georgia -- latitude: 33.8585°N, longitude: 83.4186°W · Top
    Location: 1031 Christian Lane, Watkinsville, Georgia, United States
    Contributors:
    • Nate Daniels, Discover Life · I_YDND · 932 photos · 525 identified
    Results:
    • Fig. 1 -- Species accumulated and per night.
    • Table 1 -- Monthly summary: photos, specimen ids, species, and unsorted.
    • Table 2 -- Moth species: total number of photos, months of activity
    • Table 3 -- Sorting categories, number unidentified(import into spreadsheet as .txt file)
    • Table 5 -- Daily summary: dates, julian days, lunar cycle, photos, specimen ids, species (.txt file)

  • Spalding County, Georgia -- latitude: 33.2°N, longitude: 84.3°W · Top
    Location: 912 Springer Drive, Griffin, Georgia, United States
    Contributors:
    • Lisa Ames, University of Georgia · I_LMAA · 1,896 photos · 1,257 identified
    Results:
    • Fig. 1 -- Species accumulated and per night.
    • Table 1 -- Monthly summary: photos, specimen ids, species, and unsorted.
    • Table 2 -- Moth species: total number of photos, months of activity
    • Table 3 -- Sorting categories, number unidentified(import into spreadsheet as .txt file)
    • Table 5 -- Daily summary: dates, julian days, lunar cycle, photos, specimen ids, species (.txt file)

  • Mitchell County, North Carolina -- latitude: 36.0°N, longitude: 82.2°W · Top
    Location: Firefly Lodge, High Cove, Rebels Creek Road, Bakersville, Mitchell County, North Carolina
    Contributors:
    • John Pickering, University of Georgia · I_JP · 3,620 photos · 2,531 identified
    • Nancy Lowe, Discover Life · I_NLL · 68 photos · 1 identified
    Results:
    • Fig. 1 -- Species accumulated and per night.
    • Table 1 -- Monthly summary: photos, specimen ids, species, and unsorted.
    • Table 2 -- Moth species: total number of photos, months of activity
    • Table 3 -- Sorting categories, number unidentified(import into spreadsheet as .txt file)
    • Table 5 -- Daily summary: dates, julian days, lunar cycle, photos, specimen ids, species (.txt file)

  • Cuyahoga County, Ohio -- latitude: 41.5°N, longitude: 81.5°W · Top
    Location: 1262 Roland Road, Cuyahoga County, Ohio
    Contributors:
    • Bill Pickering · I_BP · 266 photos · 193 identified
    Results:
    • Fig. 1 -- Species accumulated and per night.
    • Table 1 -- Monthly summary: photos, specimen ids, species, and unsorted.
    • Table 2 -- Moth species: total number of photos, months of activity
    • Table 3 -- Sorting categories, number unidentified(import into spreadsheet as .txt file)
    • Table 5 -- Daily summary: dates, julian days, lunar cycle, photos, specimen ids, species (.txt file)

  • Allegheny County, Pennsylvania -- latitude: 40.7°N, longitude: 80.0°W · Top
    Location: Chatham University, Gibsonia, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania
    Contributors:
    • Cat Giles, Chatham University · I_CHAT · 37 photos · 14 identified
    • Ryan Utz, Chatham University · I_UTZ · 0 photos · 0 identified
    Results:
    • Fig. 1 -- Species accumulated and per night.
    • Table 1 -- Monthly summary: photos, specimen ids, species, and unsorted.
    • Table 2 -- Moth species: total number of photos, months of activity
    • Table 3 -- Sorting categories, number unidentified(import into spreadsheet as .txt file)
    • Table 5 -- Daily summary: dates, julian days, lunar cycle, photos, specimen ids, species (.txt file)

  • Dallas County, Texas -- latitude: 32.6°N, longitude: 97.0°W · Top
    Location: Dogwood Canyon Audubon Center, Dallas County, Texas
    Contributors:
    • Julie Collins, Dogwood Canyon Audubon Center · I_DCAC · 1,155 photos · 1,112 identified
    Results:
    • Fig. 1 -- Species accumulated and per night.
    • Table 1 -- Monthly summary: photos, specimen ids, species, and unsorted.
    • Table 2 -- Moth species: total number of photos, months of activity
    • Table 3 -- Sorting categories, number unidentified(import into spreadsheet as .txt file)
    • Table 5 -- Daily summary: dates, julian days, lunar cycle, photos, specimen ids, species (.txt file)

  • Rigaud, Quebec, Canada -- latitude: 45.5°N, longitude: 74.3°W · Top
    Location: 27 Chemin de la forêt, Rigaud, Quebec, Canada
    Contributors:
    • Maxim Larrivee, eButterfly · I_MXL · 1,449 photos · 507 identified
    Results:
    • Fig. 1 -- Species accumulated and per night.
    • Table 1 -- Monthly summary: photos, specimen ids, species, and unsorted.
    • Table 2 -- Moth species: total number of photos, months of activity
    • Table 3 -- Sorting categories, number unidentified(import into spreadsheet as .txt file)
    • Table 5 -- Daily summary: dates, julian days, lunar cycle, photos, specimen ids, species (.txt file)

  • Rockingham County, New Hampshire -- latitude: 42.9°N, longitude: 71.4°W · Top
    Location: Londonderry, Rockingham County, New Hampshire
    Contributors:
    • Deb Lievens · I_DEB · 12,879 photos · 5,679 identified
    Results:
    • Fig. 1 -- Species accumulated and per night.
    • Table 1 -- Monthly summary: photos, specimen ids, species, and unsorted.
    • Table 2 -- Moth species: total number of photos, months of activity
    • Table 3 -- Sorting categories, number unidentified(import into spreadsheet as .txt file)
    • Table 5 -- Daily summary: dates, julian days, lunar cycle, photos, specimen ids, species (.txt file)

  • Grafton County, New Hampshire -- latitude: 43.9°N, longitude: 71.6°W · Top
    Location: Thornton, Grafton County, New Hampshire
    Contributors:
    • Deb Lievens · I_DEB · 8,170 photos · 4,012 identified
    Results:
    • Fig. 1 -- Species accumulated and per night.
    • Table 1 -- Monthly summary: photos, specimen ids, species, and unsorted.
    • Table 2 -- Moth species: total number of photos, months of activity
    • Table 3 -- Sorting categories, number unidentified(import into spreadsheet as .txt file)
    • Table 5 -- Daily summary: dates, julian days, lunar cycle, photos, specimen ids, species (.txt file)

  • Gwinnett County, Georgia -- latitude: 34.0°N, longitude: 84.0°W · Top
    Location: Rock Springs Park Nature Trail
    Contributors:
    • Georgia Gwinnett College · I_GGC · 612 photos · 381 identified
    Results:
    • Fig. 1 -- Species accumulated and per night.
    • Table 1 -- Monthly summary: photos, specimen ids, species, and unsorted.
    • Table 2 -- Moth species: total number of photos, months of activity
    • Table 3 -- Sorting categories, number unidentified(import into spreadsheet as .txt file)
    • Table 5 -- Daily summary: dates, julian days, lunar cycle, photos, specimen ids, species (.txt file)

  • Atlanta, Georgia -- latitude: 33.7°N, longitude: 84.4°W · Top
    Location: Metro Atlanta, Georgia
    Contributors:
    • Rahim Bhagat · I_BHR · 0 photos · 0 identified
    • Linh Do · I_DLO · 240 photos · 162 identified
    • Djenabou Diawara · I_GPDD · 456 photos · 103 identified
    • Folashade Maxwell · I_GPFM · 0 photos · 0 identified
    • Fatima Yadudu · I_GPFY · 39 photos · 26 identified
    • Hanna Nune · I_GPHN · 159 photos · 41 identified
    • Imienreluefe Adodo · I_GPIA · 131 photos · 43 identified
    • Mwoddah Habib · I_GPMH · 612 photos · 211 identified
    • Priscilla Adodo · I_GPPA · 231 photos · 89 identified
    • Quanda Smith · I_GPQS · 40 photos · 19 identified
    • Trung Dinh Quach · I_GPTQ · 1,110 photos · 324 identified
    • Tshibambe Tshimbombu · I_GPTT · 63 photos · 13 identified
    • Vy Tran · I_GPVT · 1,924 photos · 391 identified
    • Yen Duong · I_GPYD · 573 photos · 146 identified
    • Yitbarek Kazentet · I_GPYK · 4 photos · 2 identified
    • Jabrel Hersi · I_JHH · 162 photos · 104 identified
    • Jonathan Lochamy · I_JON · 4,739 photos · 2,290 identified
    • Jonathan Lochamy · I_JONB · 21 photos · 19 identified
    • Kamal Alshareef · I_KAF · 50 photos · 12 identified
    • Kirsten Bendik · I_KKB · 496 photos · 69 identified
    • Khoa Nguyen · I_KMN · 870 photos · 317 identified
    • Kristen Farley · I_KRF · 33 photos · 10 identified
    • Quan Bui · I_QVB · 942 photos · 278 identified
    Results:
    • Fig. 1 -- Species accumulated and per night.
    • Table 1 -- Monthly summary: photos, specimen ids, species, and unsorted.
    • Table 2 -- Moth species: total number of photos, months of activity
    • Table 3 -- Sorting categories, number unidentified(import into spreadsheet as .txt file)
    • Table 5 -- Daily summary: dates, julian days, lunar cycle, photos, specimen ids, species (.txt file)

  • St. Louis, Missouri -- latitude: 38.6°N, longitude: 90.3°W · Top
    Location: 4108 Federer Street, St. Louis, Missouri
    Contributors:
    • Chrissy McClarren · I_MCC · 27,100 photos · 270 identified
    Results:
    • Fig. 1 -- Species accumulated and per night.
    • Table 1 -- Monthly summary: photos, specimen ids, species, and unsorted.
    • Table 2 -- Moth species: total number of photos, months of activity
    • Table 3 -- Sorting categories, number unidentified(import into spreadsheet as .txt file)
    • Table 5 -- Daily summary: dates, julian days, lunar cycle, photos, specimen ids, species (.txt file)

Updated: 2016-04-30 07:07:05 gmt
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