An Introduction to Moth Appreciation

An Introduction to Moth Appreciation

Monday, May 20th, 2024

6:30 pm to 8:00 pm (Eastern Daylight Time)

  • Public Welcome
  • Free Event
  • Chapter Meeting

Presented by Brian Scholtens, Ph.D., College of Charleston, South Carolina.

Although extremely important in our ecosystems, moths are underappreciated compared to their day-flying butterfly cousins. Dr. Scholtens will introduce us to the amazing world of moths, their life cycles, feeding strategies, roles in the environment, and some opportunities to contribute to our knowledge of this fascinating group of insects.

Above photo: Cecropia moth by Ruth Oldenburg


Brian Scholtens received his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan in 1990 studying egg-laying behavior of the Baltimore Checkerspot. He has taught a variety of biology classes at the College of Charleston in South Carolina since 1992 and Biology of Insects and Ecology at the University of Michigan Biological Station from 1990–2021. His main research has been on the faunistics of Lepidoptera, working in both northern Michigan and the Southeast focusing primarily on moths.