Friends General Mtg & Seasonal Talk - 13 Sept 2022

DATE:     Tuesday 13 September 2022
TIME:      5.30pm - General Meeting
                6.15pm - Seasonal Talk
VENUE:   Margaret Whitlam Pavilion

Refreshments will be served afterwards.

Presentation synopsis:  More than 2000 species of moths have been recorded in the ACT, and there are probably many more that have been recorded on the southern tablelands or elsewhere in southeastern Australia that will be eventually found here.  Glenn will provide basic information about the structure, lifecycle, taxonomy and identification of moths.  He will point out some moths that he has seen in Arboretum grasslands, as well as showing a selection of moths from the ACT generally. This will include bogong moths and some species from the same family that might be difficult to distinguish from bogongs without close examination.

Glenn Cocking has many years’ experience working with the Australian National Insect Collection’s (ANIC) Lepidoptera area.  He has travelled widely across the country collecting moths, and has helped with the curation of the ANIC collection, sorting new collections and identifying specimens as they arrive at ANIC.  His helping ACT community groups with their interest in moths, and working as a moth moderator for Canberra Nature Map, have given him a good insight into the moths of the ACT in the context of the full Australian moth fauna.