Moth Night at Cairns Botanic Gardens, Cairns, Queensland, Australia

Even though it is “winter” in July in Australia, there is still a lot of insect activity night and day. The numbers of individuals and the species diversity may be reduced but we often find species that are not well known simply because entomologists are not very active during the winter period.

We will put out light sheets in the Gondwanan Section of the gardens where there is a stream, giant paperbarks and abundant leaf litter. We always see something. In addition to insects, spiders, scorpions, lizards, frogs and sleeping birds may be encountered.

A sausage-sizzle will be held prior to our light trapping. In the event of rain, an indoor presentation will happen.

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