bogong moth


bo·​gong moth
variants or bugong moth
: an Australian noctuid moth (Agrotis infusa) that is made into a paste and eaten by the aborigines when the moths estivate in huge clusters in rocky mountains to which they migrate from the breeding grounds many miles away

Word History


borrowed from Ngarigu (Australian Aboriginal language formerly spoken from Canberra southwest to Omeo in Victoria) buguŋ

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“Bogong moth.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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