Do I have to be an artist?

NO! Everyone is welcome and encouraged to join. 

This sounds cool, and I want to be a part of it. What do I do?

You will make a least five identical moths out of high-quality art paper.  I encourage you to make moths specific to your region, though it is not required. See details below


  • Color: black, white, or grey paper and or/ink (off-white, cream, or light tan is fine) – NO COLOR
  • Size: No larger than 8″ (20 cm) and no smaller than 1″ (2.5cm).
  • The paperweight can be variable, from about 30g/m to 300g/m.
  • Matte paper please – No Glossy Paper – No “printer or computer paper.” 
  • Species:  Please consider researching and making your regional moth. 
  • Mediums: Cut paper, linocut, lithography, etching, laser-cut, silkscreen, letterpress, drawing, watercolor, paint; Please no photograph, no digital prints, no computer printouts, no origami
  • When in doubt, keep the image plain and simple.
  • Please make at least 5 of the same moth for visual grouping; you may make as many moths as you like.
  • Would you kindly print the name, city or town, state or province, the country on the back of each moth?
  • Click this link to fill out the Moth Migration Form: (you can do this as a group or individual, but not both)
    At registration, a confirmation with the mailing address will be emailed to you. 
  • Documentation: All artist’s locations will be documented at MothMigrationProject.Net. 
  • Important: Moth shape must be cut out of paper. Would you please not send moth with any background image or paper—just the outside contour? 
  • Please share your photos progress and completed moth photos on our FB group page, Moth Migration Project or hashtag on Instagram #mothmigrationproject
  • Lastly, please share your images and process on Instagram or Twitter, with the hashtag #mothmigrationproject

And if you have any further questions, please email me at