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The Ogyris genus of Lycaenid butterfly

5 March @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Presented by member Mike Moore

Mike will talk about the 2022 publication by Beaver and Braby focused on Ogyris taxonomy.  This work includes the description of a number of new species and a reorganisation of existing taxa.  The research includes the study of a number of Australia’s most iconic Ogyris species.  Mike will discuss a little of the history of this work and the conclusions reached by these researchers, and will also discuss the habitat destruction that has led to the near extinction of butterfly species.

Michael Moore is a founding member of the association and has been a committee member for most of those 25 years when, at various times, he has also filled the executive positions of Treasurer and Chairperson.

He has been very interested in Lepidoptera for most of his life, starting from his early twenties. He is particularly interested in the butterfly genus Ogyris because of fascinating life styles and dazzling beauty.

At present he is an Honorary Researcher at the SA Museum where he spends much time researching moths in the Family Hepialidae (Rain, Ghost and Splendid moths) again fascinated by their forms and life styles.


The meeting is scheduled to start at 6:30 pm. We would like to start on time.  Please arrive ten minutes earlier to find a place.

Bring a plate to share and do not forget your cup.

We plan to film this presentation and present on our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/@butterflyconservationsa1111/videos

In the case of an advertised speaker not being available, we will seek a replacement speaker of similar interest.

The views of presenters are their personal views. The B.C.S.A. does not necessarily endorse any views expressed.


5 March
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm


Jan Forrest
(08) 8297 8230


Plympton Community Centre
34 Long Street
Plympton, South Australia 5038 Australia
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