National Geographic : 1997 Mar
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC Assignment MOTHS Her Winged Victory "Everywhere I go I look for lepidop tera," says photographer and biologist Darlyne Murawski, who attracted moths in the Arizona desert using a sheet illuminated by a powerful light. Darlyne started as an artist, earning degrees from the Art Institute of Chicago. While pursuing her doctorate in plant population ecology at the Uni versity of Texas, her love of natural history led her to study butterflies and moths. From Costa Rican rain forests to a Cincinnati parking lot she tracked moths for her article in this issue, her second for the magazine. "People tell me they've never seen such fantastic moths," she says. "But the insects could be right under your nose. Pay attention. Turn over leaves, go slowly, look closely. They're out there." T. A. WIEWANDT NATIONALGEOGRAPHIC (ISSN 0027-9358)IS PUBLISHEDMONTHLYBYTHENATIONALGEOGRAPHIC SOCIETY,1145 17THST.N.W .,WASHINGTON, D.C . 20036-4688. $25.00 A YEAR,$5.00 A COPY. PERIODICALS POSTAGEPAIDATWASHINGTON, D.C.,ANDELSEWHERE. POSTMASTER: SENDADDRESSCHANGESTONATIONALGEOGRAPHIC, P.O.BOX2174, WASHINGTON, D.C . 20013.