Skip to content Skip to main navigation

Lifestyle

Part of the Canberra community
for over 30 years

Is it Mothageddon?

By bigfeet - 8 November 2013 21

seagulls chasing moths

Media worldwide are reporting on the annual bogong moth invasion of Canberra. I must admit, I haven’t really noticed, although they all say it’s mainly at Parliament house.

Anyone who works up there got any reports or photos of the invasion?

Great Britain

New Zealand

China (I think)

[Pictured above, seagulls chasing moths over Parliament House courtesy MartyO]

moths

[Photo via Wikicommons]

What’s Your opinion?


Post a comment
Please login to post your comments, or connect with
21 Responses to
Is it Mothageddon?
poetix 2:40 pm 08 Nov 13

Barcham said :

I went by Parliament House last night and was sure they were bats circling the flag.

If they’re moth’s then they’re HUGE moths.

Mothra! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mothra

LSWCHP 2:12 pm 08 Nov 13

Thumper said :

Just throw them into a heated pan. They don’t need oil or anything as they are naturally fatty.

Obviously once cooked you need to pick off the wings but otherwise, they taste okay.

Good source of protein.

Thanks, but I I think I’ll pass. There’s just something about moths that makes my skin crawl, even the tasty ones.

Thumper 1:23 pm 08 Nov 13

Just throw them into a heated pan. They don’t need oil or anything as they are naturally fatty.

Obviously once cooked you need to pick off the wings but otherwise, they taste okay.

Good source of protein.

BimboGeek 1:00 pm 08 Nov 13

The cat’s been eating them raw. They must be petering off though because she’s been pretty hungry for breakfast the last two days.

astrojax 12:50 pm 08 Nov 13

Deref said :

Apparently they’re very nutritious. Are we missing an opportunity, now that Vegemite’s owned by the Yanks, of creating a new iconic Aussie delicacy?

and delicious – de-wing them, get a little butter sizzling in a pan and give them a couple minutes. mmmm

Deref 11:54 am 08 Nov 13

Apparently they’re very nutritious. Are we missing an opportunity, now that Vegemite’s owned by the Yanks, of creating a new iconic Aussie delicacy?

HiddenDragon 11:22 am 08 Nov 13

It’s tempting to say they are drawn to a critical mass of gray cardigans, but it’s been going on for a long time:

http://www.amazon.com/The-moth-hunters-Aboriginal-prehistory/dp/039100994X

The top pic is rather wonderful, whatever is in flight.

Thumper 10:51 am 08 Nov 13

Barcham said :

I went by Parliament House last night and was sure they were bats circling the flag.

If they’re moth’s then they’re HUGE moths.

Well, you know what they say, if you’ve got a moth ball in one hand and a moth ball in the other….

Zeital 10:47 am 08 Nov 13

Gungahlin Al said :

Thumper said :

Behemoth?

Bwahaha!

They’ve been a pain out our way for several weeks. Garage full of them, such that we have to leave it open with outside lights on to try draw them out.
Puppy thinks they’re wonderful fun…

I can hear my dog eating them at night, hmm yummy…..

johnboy 10:30 am 08 Nov 13

seagulls chasing moths

Barcham 10:28 am 08 Nov 13

I went by Parliament House last night and was sure they were bats circling the flag.

If they’re moth’s then they’re HUGE moths.

Postalgeek 10:25 am 08 Nov 13

Hmmmm Roast Bogong. Time to fire up the barbie. Nomnomnomnom.

Gungahlin Al 10:22 am 08 Nov 13

Thumper said :

Behemoth?

Bwahaha!

They’ve been a pain out our way for several weeks. Garage full of them, such that we have to leave it open with outside lights on to try draw them out.
Puppy thinks they’re wonderful fun…

Thumper 10:05 am 08 Nov 13

Behemoth?

Erg0 9:12 am 08 Nov 13

ABC News has some photos: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-11-05/bogong-moths-invade-parliament-house-canberra-storify/5071360?section=act

I was in a building in Barton this week that’s veritably infested with the things, and another which is relatively untouched. Seems to be a local issue.

Related Articles

CBR Tweets

Sign up to our newsletter

Top
Copyright © 2017 Riot ACT Holdings Pty Ltd. All rights reserved.
www.the-riotact.com | www.b2bmagazine.com.au | www.thisiscanberra.com

Search across the site