Neha Patil

Hierodoris iophanes

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Insecta
Family  Oecophoridae
Rank  Species
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Lepidoptera
Genus  Hierodoris
Hierodoris iophanes

Hierodoris iophanes is a moth of the Oecophoridae family. It was described by Edward Meyrick in 1912. It is found in New Zealand, where it has been recorded from Auckland to Southland.

The wingspan is 11.5–14 mm for males and 12 mm for females. The forewings are blackish bronze, with a dark metallic purple basal blotch and transverse fasciae. The termen is reflecting purple with a line of bluish white scales from the costa to below the fold. There is a white dot in the disc. The hindwings are blackish brown.

The larvae possibly feed on leaf-litter.

References

Hierodoris iophanes Wikipedia


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