It's National Moth Week
, and all over the country moth enthusiasts, or "moth-ers," can be found holding flashlights to white sheets and painting beer-laced bait on trees in hopes of attracting butterflies' neglected cousins of the night. Elena Tartaglia, a co-founder of National Moth Week, talks about the strange and beautiful insects, and the best ways to observe them.
Click on the slideshow above for more pictures of moths, and check out this SciFri story
about the Io moth, which symbolizes National Moth Week.