Moths are a fascinating yet often overlooked group of insects, & as a result some of Australia’s most important species remain poorly understood. Moths are an important part of the biodiversity as they pollinate plants & provide food for birds, bats & other wildlife. However, since the late 1960s total moth numbers have declined by around a third & in the twentieth century over 60 species of moth became extinct. It is important to understand the distribution & habitat requirements of moths so that they can be conserved. Events such as Moth Night have an important role to play in this understanding.
To become involved in the Moth Night Bioblitz you will need to download the iNaturalist app & join the project by going to this link https://inaturalist.ala.org.au/projects/great-southern-bioblitz-2023-ipswich-queensland
Then upload all the images of moths you photograph during the bioblitz to the project folder. Don’t forget to obscure the location if you did it in your backyard.
You can do a moth night every night during the bioblitz thus you will have more chances of capturing different moths. You could even try out different locations in Greater Springfield or the Ipswich region. Please note moths do not fly during rainy weather.
Check out the short video on how to set up your Moth Night sheet on You Tube https://youtu.be/A1r2ap0YNYg
Please register your participation by going to