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.
Moth Named After Sag Harbor Man
July 8, 2012 by The Scoop