Plant Health Student Network

The newly set up Plant Health Student Network hopes to connect with entomologists in Australia and New Zealand working or contributing to the spaces of plant biosecurity and plant health. …

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.