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Golden Sun Moth Protected

Golden Sun Moth Protected

HP Bar Reserve cornered off to learn about moth habitat

A section of HP Bar Reserve will be cornered off to protect a new moth habitat until at least the end of the year.

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Late last year a critically endangered specifies of moth was found in the area.

Wangaratta Council are conducting a survey to find out more information about the size of the habitat and what steps are needed to protect the endangered Golden Sun Moth.

Council are asking residents to avoid driving cars on the blocked off area.

“Identifying a rare, endangered Golden Sun Moth in one of our reserves is extremely exciting and now we need to take steps to ensure it is protected," said Tina Whatley, Council’s Natural Resource Management & Sustainability Coordinator.

A report will be given to the council by the end of the year.

Photo: Will Ford, local resident who spotted the moth in December

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