28 Feb 2020

Critter of the Week Grays River grass moth

From Afternoons, 3:31 pm on 28 February 2020

This week’s critter is the Grays River grass moth (Orocrambus fugitivellis) This moth survives drowning in parts of its lifecycle and extreme drought in others. The female is flightless, but has pretty strong legs that enable her to climb grasses. This species is only found in the Mackenzie Basin, which is a national hotspot for this whole genus.