Others have done surveys before us. Our intention is to compare our records to those already existing. As far as we know the last larger scale butterfly survey was conducted as part of the Terrestrial Biodiversity Status Review in 2004/2005.
Around 22,600 moths call Australia home. They are close relatives of our butterflies in Australis, but only about half are named. Considering that moths play an important role as pollinators and as food source for some of our nocturnal animals (i.e. microbats), a lot of work needs to be done.