Dr Ted Edwards ‘The night shift: moths of the ACT’

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Thursday, 2 November 2017 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Ted, a Lepidopterist, CSIRO Fellow and author, will reveal what is known – and just as importantly, what is not known – about some of the moths in the ACT; a home rich in moth fauna.

Dr Ted Edwards worked as a Lepidopterist with CSIRO, Australian National Insect Collection, from 1970 to 2000 and since then has been a Post-retirement Fellow and Honorary Fellow with CSIRO. He has published several books on Australian Lepidoptera including “A Guide to Australian Moths” with Paul Zborowski. He has been made a Member of the Order of Australia for his scientific contribution and the Karl Jordan Medal, an international award for his contribution to world moth studies. In short: he knows what he is talking about.

The ACT is rich in moths and some we know a lot about. Many we know very little about. This talk will cover a few well-known moths but details about them that are less widely known. Bogongs, Golden Sun Moths and Scribbly Gum Moths. Are there moths endemic to the ACT?  And stories of a few moths most likely to be seen in the ACT.