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Jul 01, 2006 (Vol. 26, No. 13)

Moth Images on the Web

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Okay, I’ll admit it. I probably cover insect-related sites too frequently. Moth Images on the Web is the latest offering in this field. Those of you who are overloaded on insect information can skip to the next review. For everyone else, I can report that this Website is a sight to behold. With over 5,200 images, approximately half the known number of moth species north of Mexico, Moth Images on the Web is exploding with pictures. Unfortunately, the organization of this information is less than ideal. No search engine is available, so users must scroll through long lists in places to find the image they desire. There’s a simple fix for this, though, and I hope this article inspires it.
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