Moths of Tropical Queensland


There is nothing subtle about the patterns on the wings of some moths. Simple or complex, bold or tonal in colour, always perfectly symmetrical, the variety astounding, these are truly beautiful creatures.

Living as an artist, photographer and designer in the lush rainforest of Kuranda on the edge of the World Heritage listed Wet Tropics of Queensland in Australia, I discovered the potential of moths as design elements for digital art in 2004.

I was amazed when I had photographed over 200 species of moths around our house lights in the first year. My photographic collection has now expanded to in excess of 1500 species, greatly enhanced by doing field trips with my friend and colleague, entomologist, Dr David Rentz AO, over the last ten years.

In 2008 I published Mothology: Discover the Magic - Moths and Moth Art from the World Heritage listed Wet Tropics of Queensland Australia. And in 2015 Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn - Science and Art.

My moth art, and more recently I have been using beetles and bugs as well, has been recognised locally, nationally and internationally.

It is a pleasure to share my obsession with you.

Let me know what you think at: info@leapfrogoz.com.au

But now to the MOTHS!

Buck Richardson