The Bogong moth, Agrotis infusa: cultural context, knowledge gaps, conservation and monitoring options

Date: 18, Nov, 2021
Author(s): Brendan Wintle   Natasha Cadenhead   Casey Visintin   Darren Southwell   Andrew Weeks   |   Brendan Wintle, Olivia Tunney, Natasha Cadenhead, Casey Visintin, Ellis Mackay, Ingrid Crossing, Claire Hutton, Naomi Monk, Aviya Naccarella, Darren Southwell, Linda Broome, Peter Caley, Dean Heinz, Peter Kriesner, Andrew Weeks, Matt White, Garry McDonald, Eric Warrant
Publisher: TSR Hub

The Bogong moth (Agrotis infusa) is a unique and iconic Australian species. It remains one of just two insects known, along with the monarch butterfly, to navigate over a thousand kilometres to its summer aestivation sites without ever having been there. It is a truly unique and wonderful species whose navigation and biology remain an inspiring mystery.