The purpose of this Blog is to make a visual list of the moths that I have photographed over the last couple of years on our property just North of Toowoomba in Queensland Australia.
A visual list is necessary, since restricting the publishing of moth photos to only those I can positively identify could mean leaving out up to half the moths that could be living in this area.
So far I have found over 400 species that I have been able to identify with reasonable accuracy with about 150 I have yet to identify, from our 2 acre lot, and I continue to find new moths every time I look for them.
Mostly the moths are photographed live on a large window and they are mostly attracted by house lighting or a small UV "party light". Occasionally for difficult situations I will use catch and release techniques but this is a rare exception.
I make every effort to identify the moths correctly, however positive identification by photo only down to species level is not 100% reliable. The usual method of positive identification is by disecting the moth.
If you are able to identify an unnamed, partially named or incorrectly named moth with reasonable certainty please let me know.
You may comment but any comments will be moderated and may not appear for some time until I have had a chance to look at them. This is necessary because there are some people out there who delight in abusing the system.