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Cosmodes elegans

Green spangled moth, green blotched moth
Cosmodes Elegans Carol Parton Fb 417591480 7347284018651443 6358951925343546528 N
Photo by Carol Parton

Plump, pale green larvae feed on Lobelia and Verbena foliage.

Family
Noctuidae
Biostatus
Adventive
Host Plant
Lobelia and Verbena species.
Larva
Plump pale green. Feeds on host foliage.
Pupa
Pupates in a cocoon amongst host leaves.
Adult/Imago
Blotchy forewing patterns likely camouflage moth at rest in vegetation. January to May. Flies at night, attracted to light.
Forewing Length
12 - 16mm
Range
North Island, northern South Island.
Habitat
Gardens, weedy areas, forest edges and clearings.

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