Common bag moth

The common bag moth, Liothula omnivora, is endemic and can be found across Aotearoa New Zealand. It is known also as whare atua (‘house of the spirit’), kopi (‘shut’), or Hineraukatauri (the goddess of Māori flute music).

North Island Lichen Moth

The North Island lichen moth, Declana atronivea, is an endemic geometrid. As its name suggests, it is found in the North Island of Aotearoa, where it is distributed from Whangarei to Wellington.

Light trapping at home

Catching moths is a very easy and fun thing to do. I got the idea from a work trip my mum took me to, they had a big sheet and a torch and you could get a container to get anything you wanted, it was like a supermarket full of wonderful moths.

Conference cancellation

Dear Ent Soc NZ, Given the COVID-19 situation, the organising and executive committee have, decided to cancel the 69th Entomological Society of New Zealand Conference, set to take place in …

Conference & COVID-19

As the news about the COVID-19 outbreak continues to evolve and a number of conferences around the world have been cancelled, we are in the process of assessing the situation in …