Links

My Flickr page – photos I have taken of various insects and their habitats, including Hepialids. Photos on this webpage are linked from my Flickr account.

John Grehan’s Hepialid webpages – John is unquestionably the world’s Hepialid guru and has run this remarkable webpage for several years now. His pages are a wealth of information and my go-to place for information on Hepialids, with lots of relevant literature and photos of the types of many Hepialids.

Australian Moths Online  A wonderful initiative set up by the Lepidoptera Unit of the CSIRO’s Australian National Insect Collection and Len Willen, moth collector extraordinaire. If you want to identify Australian moths, these pages should be your first port of call.

Greg Daniel’s photo guide to Aenetus of the A.J. Turner collection – Greg Daniels is a literal God of knowledge on all things entomological in Australia, so much so he once told me his middle name is Oliver – as in G.O.D[aniels] – while I was a very impressionable student at UQ (bet he thinks I forgot about that!). While the UQ insect collection has since been moved to the Queensland Museum, Greg’s pages illustrating specimens from the A.J. Turner collection of Hepialidae are still hosted there. Turner’s specimens were my first taste of Hepialid diversity while I was a student.

The Harald Schrader collection – Harald Schrader was a famous insect collector who passed away in 1961. His collection remains legendary in Australian entomological folklore for the number of rare specimens it contained and the magnificent polished wood cabinets with inlaid butterfly motifs that contained it. His Hepialid collection was incredible – a photo remains of just one drawer, but all told it contained at least 11 Zelotypia stacyi and numerous Aenetus. Sadly, the collection was ultimately broken up and auctioned off. Specimens are still held by many private Australian collectors, some of which appear to have left the collection prior to Harald’s death (note empty pin holes in the photo linked to above).

Australian caterpillars  Don Herbison-Evan’s webpages are useful because they figure the larvae of many Australian moths.

The Green Eye – remarkable videos of Australian birds by my former colleague David Rees, who is one of the greats of stored product entomology and is very much missed by those of us who worked with him now he has retired.

Peter Chew’s Brisbane insects website – no Hepialids (yet!), but a remarkable set of pages showing many insects from south-eastern Queensland alive in the field.

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