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Stathmopoda skelloni

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Photo by Olivier Ball

There are about 20 known species of narrow-winged moths in NZ.

Family
Stathmopodidae
Biostatus
Endemic
Host Plant
Wide range of plants.
Larva
Feeds on a variety of plants, including gorse flowers, lemonwood/tarata fruits, flax/harakeke flowers and seeds, raupo seedheads.
Pupa
Pupates in feeding place.
Adult/Imago
Narrow wings, hindlegs held out to the side of wings when at rest. September to March.
Forewing Length
6.5 - 8.5mm
Range
NZ
Habitat
Native forest, shrubland, coastal dunes, gardens, orchards.

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