Spend time outdoors on a dark summer evening, and you will likely see the flickering dance of moths around street lights and other sources of light. Moths — Lepidopterans to the science-minded — are plentiful in Western Pennsylvania, with about 300 different types making their homes in our area and in our parks.
Most people are more familiar with butterflies than moths, but although they are related, there are distinctive features that will enable you to tell them apart. One way is to look closely at their antennae. Butterflies have little balls at the end of their antennae, while the antennae of moths are fringed like feathers. Read Full Article