Bogong moths



Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre
Melbourne Museum
Nicholson Street
Carlton, Victoria, 3053
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Bogong Moths are found over much of South-Eastern Australia. They breed in hot, dry areas and then migrate up to 1000 kilometres to shelter in caves in Australia’s Alpine areas over the summer. Victoria’s highest mountain is named after them – Mount Bogong!

Arriving around November, Bogong Moths cover the walls of alpine caves over the summer. Imagine 17,000 moths in one square metre; layer over layer of fat moths. For thousands of years Indigenous Australians have been gathering in these Alpine areas and harvesting the moths to roast and eat them whole.

Join us on weekends to learn more about these amazing creatures and make your own big fat Bogong Moth to take home.