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Austramathes purpurea

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Photo by Olivier Ball

Distinctive - notice the long 'eyelashes' which overhang the eyes.

Family
Noctuidae
Biostatus
Endemic
Host Plant
Mahoe
Larva
Green with orange, black, yellow, pink markings. Feeds on mahoe.
Pupa
Pupates in silk cocoon in moss or bark crevice.
Adult/Imago
Distinctive moth with 'eyelashes'. Found all year. Flies at night, attracted to light.
Forewing Length
15 - 19mm
Range
NZ
Habitat
Native forest.

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