Jesse Wallace in a cave tracking bogong moth migration. Photo by Lannon Harley.

Jesse Wallace in a cave tracking bogong moth migration. Photo by Lannon Harley.

Do bogong moths steer by the stars?

A research project in Australia and Sweden is trying to understand how bogong moths perform incredible feats of navigation. Kate Prestt reports.

ANU PhD scholar Jesse Wallace wears a face mask when he scrambles into a granite cave at Kosciusko National Park in search of the bogong moth, an iconic long-distance navigator even the military is keen to learn more about.