Making moths checkout-ready

28,000 moths and butterflies - representing 65% of Australia’s species - have been DNA checked and barcoded in an effort to help recognise and conserve the creatures.

Conducted in collaboration with the Atlas of Living Australia (ALA) as part of the International Barcode of Life (IBoL), the project involved extracting DNA from each specimen to record its unique genetic code and entering the results, together with an image and other details, to the ALA and ANIC databases.

Read more at CSIRO