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Epiphryne undosata

Eu L
Photo by Olivier Ball

A very variable moth found in native forest, especially riverine forest.

Family
Geometridae
Biostatus
Endemic
Host Plant
Lacebark, ribbonwood.
Larva
White stripe along back mimics leaf-vein. Feeds on host seeds and foliage.
Pupa
Pupates in cocoon in ground detritus.
Adult/Imago
Variable wing colour and pattern. Fine brown cross-lines on forewing with varying thickness. Thick brown border at wing base or outer area. All 4 wings may be dull brown or yellow. Females often have pinkish-brown to blackish bar spanning middle of wing. September to March. Flies at night, attracted to light.
Forewing Length
11 - 15mm
Range
NZ
Habitat
Native forest.

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