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MOTH SPECIMENS: Specimens of Abantiades penneshawensis from the SA Museum collection, collected from the Baudin Conservation Park just outside the town of Penneshaw.

MOTH SPECIMENS: Specimens of Abantiades penneshawensis from the SA Museum collection, collected from the Baudin Conservation Park just outside the town of Penneshaw.

Two new moth species have been identified on Kangaroo Island with scientists warning they may have been found just in time.

Entomologist Mike Moore from the SA Museum and his colleagues, who published a paper on the moths’ identity in Zootaxa scientific journal,say changing climate and bushfire are impacting on the moths’ habitat.

Students at the Penneshaw Campus of Kangaroo Island Community Education in 2019 collected the never-been-seen-before moth, now known as Abantiades penneshawensis.

Mr Moore that year came and spoke to the KICE class about insects, which included…



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