The Winter Moths

About the author: Darren McNabb is a lifelong Iowa resident and amateur entomologist. He runs his own insect photography website, “Darren’s Bugs” (, where he shares work that has been featured by “American Entomologist” and the Entomological Society of America.

When he is not chasing bugs, Darren works at Pearson designing science assessments, and plays percussion for several local theater groups. He lives in Coralville with his wife Olivia, daughter, and five cats.

Originally appeared in the Fall/Winter 2023 issue of Bur Oak Notes.