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Poecilasthena pulchraria

Pp L
Photo by Olivier Ball

Larvae feed on the flowers and leaves of mingimingi or manuka.

Family
Geometridae
Biostatus
Native
Host Plant
Mingimingi, manuka
Larva
Green. Feeds on host flowers and leaves.
Pupa
Pupates in cocoon on or under soil at host plant base.
Adult/Imago
Delicate pattern with close-set green or bluish wavy lines that cross wings, slightly angled hindwing. Male has white-speckled brownish stripe along forewing coasta. Found all year (mainly October to May). Flies at night, attracted to light.
Forewing Length
11 - 14mm
Range
NZ
Habitat
Native forest, forest edges, shrubland

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