Tuesday, October 09, 2007

my movie of the bogong moths


Di said...


Bogong moths were an important source of protein for Aboriginal people and are a critical part of the diet of our mountain Pigmy Possums. The moths mass migrate each spring, usually to the mountain caves, but occasionally to our cities!!!!

Di said...

Thought you might be interested in this!!!

'Munch a moth' campaign launched

08 October 2007 - 17:29

A chef in Australia is urging people to get rid of a plague of moths by eating them.

French-born Jean-Paul Bruneteau says that he began eating moths 11 years ago and recommends preparing them by baking in the oven with a splash of canola oil.

Alternatively, Mr Brunateau says that moths are delicious sprinkled in an omelette, pancake or crepe, the Daily Telegraph reports.

"They have a lovely popcorn flavour, like hazelnut," he said.

Nixter said...

Thanks for your comments Di, I did read about that man ;) I like popcorn and hazelnut but don't know if I could bring myself to eat them. I would probably be able to have a good feast from the ones around here..

I am all for the goodness of what the moths do but they still gross me out a little, I have never seen them like this before..

SamR said...

That is seriously gross. I'm so glad they haven't made their way to our suburb much!

Lara said...

Love your work, Nixter! You could be a current affairs reporter - you'd just have to learn to call the moths "unAustralian" and stick the camera right in their faces!!

Tracy said...

In the next installment, I would like to see an interview with one of the moth leaders to get their perspective. I would like to hear their response to the massive anti-moth sentiment that they encounter on a day-to-day basis.

Nixter said...

LOL Tracy - I will see if I can schedule a meeting and line up my camera crew. ;)