The Golden Sun Moth is a threatened species once found on grasslands across south east Australia. Since colonisation, most of those grasslands have disappeared due to agriculture and urban development, resulting in populations of the Golden Sun Moth being highly reduced and fragmented.
With 80 per cent of the Golden Sun Moth’s remaining habitat found on private property, Trust for Nature has identified the species as a priority for protection on private land through our Statewide Conservation Plan.
This report brings together existing knowledge about the Golden Sun Moth and its conservation needs, and identifies key areas for further research.
This report was initiated by Trust for Nature, in association with the Golden Sun Moth Conservation Fund, and authored by Graham Jury, Danielle Harmshaw and Daniel Young of TREC Land Services.