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Moths can be seen as plain, boring, and even annoying by some manners of speaking. However, if you’ve ever noticed a moth that’s colorful and beautiful, it can help you appreciate life a bit more.

Today’s Moth-er Day, a day dedicated to the discovery and fascinating nature of moths across the globe. Let’s take a look into the world of moths on this fun and fascinating day.

History of Moth-er Day

Not mistaken for Mother’s Day, Moth-er Day is about moths rather than mothers. Moths, interestingly enough, are one of the most diverse and successful organisms, estimated to be about 150,000 to more than 500,000 moth species on earth.

Moth, in particular, has such intricate camouflage that it has helped scientist define what camouflage means in the animal kingdom. Because they are such a wide variety of moths in the world, they can exist as both nocturnal and diurnal, or during both the night and day.

For those who love moths, it’s easy to find them, as they can be seen by simply turning on a night light. Some migrate, some feed on flowers, and some can range in size from the tip of a pencil to the size of a small bird.

Moth-er Day is all about celebrating the unique facts about moths and celebrating their existence in the world. It also gives people the opportunity to learn and discover the kinds of moths in their own backyard.

For those who love the insect world, discovering the different kinds of moths out there and help gather data for scientists to continue studying moths and educate people about the world around them.

Throughout this day, scientists take the time to publish their finding of the nature of moths and people everywhere go out in their backyards and see what kinds of moths live in the area.

How to Celebrate Moth-er Day

Celebrate Moth-er day by going outside and exploring your natural world. See what kinds of moths are out there and study them. Draw pictures of moths and keep a moth journal.

If you’re a parent, take your kids outside and show them all the different kinds of moths out there. If you find something unique about moths, submit your finding to a science organization and see if it helps. Research about the different moths out there and find your favorite moth.

Share this holiday on social media using the hashtag #moth-erday and let your friends and family know that this day is all about appreciating the beauty of moths, the butterfly’s companion.

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