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  Agrotis infusa (Boisduval)


Common Name
  bogong moth
  common cutworm
   
 
Not verified Present
Native
Phylum: ARTHROPODA
Class: HEXAPODA
Order: Lepidoptera
Image © CSIRO
Family: Noctuidae
Notes: Also on Norfolk Island. During summer months (November to February), they congregate in such numbers in the caves in the Australian Alps that they completely cover the floor and walls of these caves. The Aborigines moved into the Alps in November, collecting, cooking, and feasting on the moths. Sometimes, during the migratory flights of the Bogongs, the bogongs cause intermittent "Bogong Plagues" in the cities of Canberra, Melbourne and Sydney attracted to bright lights of our buildings.
   
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