Butterflies and moths
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Epiphryne verriculata, the cabbage tree moth, is a moth of the Geometridae family. It is found in New Zealand.
The wingspan is about 40 mm.
At night caterpillars feed on the new and unopened leaves of Cordyline australis.
Epiphryne verriculata Wikipedia
The moth is widely distributed throughout New Zealand. Has been collected occasionally in Riccarton Bush, Christchurch.1859-1885 Fereday, Meyrick
1920-1945 Lindsay, Heighway and Tonnoir
1980-1988 Muir and Dugdale
The habitat/foodplant for this moth is the cabbage tree ( Cordyline spp).
Eggs are bright green and are laid on the leaves in parallel rows in autumn and spring.
The caterpillar is green with red and dark brown lines. When fully grown it is approximately 2.5 cm long.
Adults are seen April through to October.