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Meterana alcyone

Meterana Alcyone 1 Mas Olivier Jk
Photo by Olivier Ball

Well camouflaged, the adult is mistaken at times for a broken twig.

Family
Noctuidae
Biostatus
Endemic
Host Plant
Pohuehue
Larva
Feeds on host foliage at night. Rests on stems in daytime.
Pupa
Probably pupates in soil at base of host.
Adult/Imago
Resembles broken twig. Found all year, especially winter and early spring. Flies at night, attracted to light.
Forewing Length
17 - 19mm
Range
NZ
Habitat
Native forest, shrubland, coastal dunes.

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