Hi! I’m John. I study Hepialids and a few other Lepidoptera families as a hobby.
I have always been fascinated by Hepialids, but only started studying them seriously a few years ago. Starting with the Oxycanus rain moths of the Australian Autumn and Winter and the giant Trictena that I discovered living literally in my back yard, I have become more and more fascinated with the taxonomy, systematics and biology of these amazing creatures. Although Hepialids are a hobby, I am interested in them from a purely scientific perspective. This blog is a sort of diary for recording my enjoyment in discovering and exploring this fascinating group.