Welcome to the Moths of India website!

MOI by the numbers


No. of species pages: 2526
No. of lifecycle pages: 179


THIS SITE IS UNDER CONSTRUCTION, WITH DUMMY DATA USED FOR TESTING PURPOSES. VISIT THE MOTHS OF INDIA WEBSITE (https://www.mothsofindia.org) FOR THE EXISTING WEBSITE. WE WILL MOVE THIS NEW WEBSITE TO THE EXISTING DOMAIN WHEN THIS WEBSITE COMPLETES DEVELOPMENT.


This is an online peer-reviewed resource designed to disseminate comprehensive information on various aspects of the biology of Indian moths, encourage their observation to study their natural history and ecology, gather population and distributional data in a centralized database, and spread awareness about their conservation. It is a model of 'citizen science', where ordinary citizens participate in gathering scientific data and building this free resource on Indian moths.

With over 28,000 reference images, and over 2,500 species/genera, this the largest library of curated images of moths of the Indian Region. The data from these images helps map the detailed distribution and seasonal occurrence of Indian moths. These images also capture the morphological variation of Indian moths like never before, along with information on their nectar plants, larval host plants, predators and parasitoids, etc., making it a critical resource on the biology of moths for amateur moth-watchers and professional biologists alike.

Don't miss our sister websites under the umbrella of the Biodiversity Atlas – India project, listed below!

Website by the numbers

  • 2530

    No. of Species Pages

  • 21657

    No. of Observations

  • 28003

    No. of Images

  • 3599

    No. of Contributors

  • 0

    No. of Checklists

  • 0

    No. of 30-min Counts

  • 5

    No. of Local Projects

  • 0

    No. of Larval Host Plants

  • 0

    No. of Nectar Plants

  • 1

    No. of Identification Keys

  • No. of website visits

  • No. of unique visitors

  • Observation Density Map (Latest 5,000 observations)

    Highlighted Contributions

    Species Name

    Daphnis neriiOleander Hawkmoth

    Contributor

    1 Posts

    Date

    August 05, 2022

    Contributor Of The Month

    No. of Observation: 5 Post
    Contributor Name: Sanjay Sondhi
    Date: 2022-07

    Contributor of the Year

    No. of Observation: 5894 Post
    Contributor Name: admin
    Year: 2021

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