Walkers in the local bush from Fryers Ridge to Porcupine Ridge and up to Castlemaine have recently been noticing a beautiful small moth hovering around spring flowers. Its very challenging name is Pollanisus viridipulverulenta–apparently we can blame the name on the nineteenth century French entomologist Felix Edward Guerin-Meneville. It’s common name is Satin Green Forester.It’s a day flying moth whose larvae feed on various species of Hibbertia. It’s reasonably common throughout eastern and south western Australia, and this year seems to be a good one for the species. [Our thanks to Tony Morton for identifying this beautiful creature].
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Acknowledgement of CountryFriends of the Box Ironbark Forests would like to acknowledge the elders of the Dja Dja Wurrung community and their forebears as the traditional owners of Country in the Mount Alexander Region. We recognise that the Dja Dja Wurrung people have been custodians of this land for many centuries and have performed age old ceremonies of celebration, initiation and renewal on their land. We acknowledge their living culture and their unique role in the life of this region.
Natives Pea Greeting Cards
Native Peas of the region book
Wattles of the region book
Eucalypts of the region book
Mosses of Dry Forest book
Geology Excursion with Clive Willman