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Project Silkmoth

Main Project Information
Goal Help scientists learn more about silkmoths.
Task Spot, record, share sightings of sikmoths in upstate NY.
Where Online only Paul Smith's College, Route's 86 & 30, P. O. Box 265, 12970 New York 12970

Project Silkmoth accepts sightings of giant silkmoths from northern New York State, defined as any part of the state north of Albany or Syracuse. Visit the website to see photos of the moths and information on where to find the moths and how to submit your sightings.

Help scientists learn more about silkmoth species.

How to Join

No membership is required. Moth sightings can be submitted online, or a data sheet can be downloaded at the website. Required information for a sighting includes moth common name, date of sighting, specific location of sighting and habitat information. Photos are only required for certain species, as stated on the website.

Project Timing Silk moth adults are on the wing from May 15 to August 15 in this area. Sightings can be submitted at any time but please include accurate date and location information for each sighting.
Ideal Age Group Middle school (11 - 13 years), High school (14 - 17 years), College, Graduate students, Adults, Families
Ideal Frequency Just once
Average Time Less than an hour
Spend the Time outdoors
Type of Activity At night
Tags moths, silkmoths
Project Updated 04/23/2017