Moths pollinate plants, and as caterpillars, they provide a significant food source for wildlife. Since many moths eat only one or two kinds of native plants, identifying moths indicates the range and strength of Fishers Island’s contribution to the food web.
Doug Tallamy, professor of entomology at the University of Delaware, and his PhD candidate, Adam Mitchell, trapped moths on Fishers Island between 2014 and 2017. Their images reveal the diverse and unexpected beauty of moths.
To learn more about each moth, click on the images below: