Moths are closely related to the butterfly, both groups are insects, and belong
to the order Lepidoptera, with Skippers also belong
to this order.
There are thought to be about 130 families in this order, but
opinions frequently change among Lepidoperists as to which these are. Butterflies are grouped into 5 families, with moths grouped in
about 125 families world wide, of which
82 families of moths are found in Australia.
Derived from the Latin lepido
meaning scale, and ptera meaning wing.
The most famous of the Australian
moths are the Bogong Moths, found woven
in Aboriginal culture and history.