- I have lived in Mount Dandenong victoria since the early 70'S and have only ever seen the Emperor Gum Moth a handfull of times over those years. However over the past few months I have seen about 5 and las tnight 29th Nov 2011 6 of them flew in to my veranda attracted by the outside light. They are still there thismorning. I live on a ten acer property bordering the olinda creek with a lot or gums. My children were very interested to see such big moths and so many at once. They are such a calm moth not like the small ones that fly all over the place madly crasshing into everything. Their big fury bodies and legs are beautifyl. They look like fury munchkins. I hope to see them around for years to come.