bogong

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bogong

(ˈbəʊˌɡɒŋ) or

bugong

n
(Animals) an edible dark-coloured Australian noctuid moth, Agrotis infusa
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He saw the deserted bark huts which the Aborigines had temporarily erected when collecting the bogong moths for their feasts.
The animals include: 1 wonderful wombat, 5 brilliant bilbies, 7 keen kangaroos through to the very unexpected 18 ripper red-back spiders and l 9 bonza bogong moths etc.
Follow Ninima and his family on their summer journey into the mountains to collect Bogong moths, and then home again to the sea.
HOWLS of protest have greeted a plan to kill off the swarms of bogong moths that have besieged Olympic Park.
Bogong moths filled the air to near plague proportions on the first three nights of the athletics competitions.
Just before nine o'clock local time, with endless swarms of Bogong Moths dive-bombing from the towering floodlights, the Olympic Stadium became the temporary centre of all our universes.
He joined CSIRO in 1947 after a wartime stint with the Queensland Department of Agriculture and began working mainly on pasture and cereal crop caterpillars, fitting in important taxonomic revisions of various pests groups and work on the bogong moths.
In the summer of 1950, Dr Ian Common began making weekly forays from his Canberra office to the granite boulders of the Brindabella Ranges, seeking clues to mass movement, ecology and lifecycle of the bogong moth.
In 1954, Common revealed the bogong moth as one of the Earth's great migratory insect species.
It was probably more like Canburee, the place where the local tribes met for a feast of Bogong moths.
Bogong moths have been filling the air to near plague proportions on the first three nights of the athletics competitions.
THE night air inside Stadium Australia was full of Bogong moths, which have built up to near plague proportions in recent days.