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‘E-Blast’ #87: Bogong Behind Bars

Let’s talk about what’s been happening to the Bogong moth (Agrotis infusa). Once
upon a time, only a few years ago, there were hundreds of thousands of these moths
arriving in the Australian Alps for their summer respite. But in the last few years only a
handful of individuals are being spotted on cave walls which were previously
wallpapered in aestivating* moths. And while scientists and land managers scramble
to identify the reasons behind the massive decline, steps are being taken to protect
the handfuls of moths that are managing to reach the Alps. Here’s one quirky

Read more in E-Blast #87| January, 2023