Moth Named After Sag Harbor Man

SAG HARBOR: A number of  years ago, taxonomist Hugh McGuinness discovered a new  species of moth, which is now  named after him: Sparganothis  mcguinnessi. McGuiness noticed  the moth at Mashomack Preserve  on Shelter Island in 2004.  Currently, the moth, which is a  brownish color and measures  about 5-millimeters long, has been  spotted on Shelter Island and in  Bridgehampton. But there is the  possibility that it can live in other  Northeastern coastal areas.

BACK TO The Scoop