Politicians, poisons and moths: ambiguity over the icon status of the Bogong moth (Agrotis infusa) (Noctuidae) in Australia

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I very much appreciate comments from Prof. Roger Dennis and Prof. Michael Samways on a draft of this editorial.

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New, T.R. Politicians, poisons and moths: ambiguity over the icon status of the Bogong moth (Agrotis infusa) (Noctuidae) in Australia. J Insect Conserv 11, 219–220 (2007). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10841-007-9073-x

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