Marilyn Hewish

Joined: Jun 19, 2019 Last Active: Jul 15, 2024 iNaturalist

I'm Marilyn the Mad Moth Lady.
I'm an Honorary Associate at Museums Victoria and for 12 years I've worked on the moth collection, sorting, updating and cataloguing it with Peter Marriott and Cathy Powers (and help from interstate and international specialists). I'm one of the authors of the Moths of Victoria book series and I've edited every volume. My specialties are Geometridae Ennominae and the noctuid genera Proteuxoa and Thoracolopha, but I like to learn about all moths. I also take part in Bioscan and Bush Blitz surveys with the museum, and I like to spread the word with talks and demos on moth-hunting.
I keep doing the work for the joy of discovery, the detective work in sorting out problems, the beauty and endless variety of the moths, and the company of some wonderful people.
Link to Ent. Soc. Vic. Publications page for MoV series:

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