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Ecclitica torogramma

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Photo by Olivier Ball

The delicate colour pattern of this moth lends protective camouflage when it rests on the underside of the silver fern.

Family
Tortricidae
Biostatus
Endemic
Host Plant
Silver fern
Larva
Makes untidy spinnings on silver fern fronds.
Pupa
Pupates in feeding place.
Adult/Imago
Forewings camouflaged against underside of silver fern frond. September to February. Rarely observed. Can be disturbed by day. Active at night, attracted to light.
Forewing Length
6 - 9mm
Range
North Island and the north of the South Island.
Habitat
Native forest.

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