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.



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  1. Congratulations John on starting this unique blog (unique in the sense that I am not aware of anyone else writing a blog centered on ghost moths). Australia has such an extensive and intriguing ghost moth fauna and yet the group is so little know, as it is in so many parts of the world. Details of biology and also the intercontinental relationships stand out as major long term questions, particularly the question of relationships with New Zealand, South Africa and Asia. Hopefully this blog will create a focus of active and expanding interest by Aussie entomologists. Cheers, John Grehan.


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