One option would be to put your record onto Bowerbird
http://www.bowerbird.org.au/ It's a citizen science project administered by
Museum of Victoria which involves a whole community of both professional and
amateur naturalists. It can also be useful for getting an id of species
(plant or animal) which you are not sure of. It also feeds into Atlas of
Living Australia, another citizen science project, and possibly some other
official fauna and flora databases. Once you have loaded a sighting you can
track any comments or suggested changes to id under 'my public profile'.
The only caveat I have with Bowerbird is that it can be a bit clunky to use.
You need to use Google Chrome as your browser. It does not like Internet
Explorer. I'm not sure how it goes with Apple.
ALA http://www.ala.org.au/ is similar but generally requires a complete ID
in order to load sightings. ALA involves all major Australian museums,
CSIRO and some universities and government departments. There is no
feedback on id from ALA
For both sites you need to register as a user (free) in order to add
Date: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 13:39:07 +0930
From: Denise Goodfellow <>
To: birding-aus <>
Subject: off topic - rare moth
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Good afternoon all
Yesterday I found a specimen of a saturnid moth, Opodiphthera carnea on our
property at Darwin River, only the second record I believe, for the NT. Can
anyone tell me where I should post photos and a record of this moth?
Denise Lawungkurr Goodfellow
PO Box 71
Darwin River, NT, Australia 0841
PhD candidate, Southern Cross University, Lismore, NSW.
Founding Member: Ecotourism Australia
Nominated by Earthfoot for Cond? Nast?s International Ecotourism Award,
043 8650 835
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