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Moths of the Box Ironbark forests: talk on Thursday 17 May 2018

Posted on 14 May, 2018 by Tanya Loos

Newstead Landcare are delighted to host Steve Williams as guest speaker at their next meeting on Thursday 17 May. The talk will start at 8 pm at Newstead Community Centre (9 Lyons Street, Newstead VIC) and will go for about 45 minutes, with plenty of time for questions and at the end. Everyone is welcome to attend. A gold coin donation will help cover costs.

Plume Moth (Stangia xerodes), photographed by Steve Williams

Steve Williams has been exploring the biology of Lepidoptera (moths and butterflies) in Box-Ironbark forest ecosystems for the last decade. During that period he has documented the life histories of nearly 400 moth species, many for the first time. This work, along with nightly recording of adult moth activity over the same period, is providing important insights into ecosystem functions.

Steve will share the fascinating life stories of a few of these amazing animals, and discuss how understanding this biology has implications for land and biodiversity management in Box-Ironbark forests.


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