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Izatha voluptuosa

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Insecta
Family  Oecophoridae
Scientific name  Izatha voluptuosa
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Lepidoptera
Genus  Izatha
Rank  Species

Izatha voluptuosa is a moth of the Oecophoridae family. It is endemic to New Zealand, where it is known from scattered localities in the central and northern part of the North Island.

The wingspan is 29–31 mm for males and 33–40 mm for females. Adults are on wing from November to February.

Larvae have been reared from rotten logs of Weinmannia racemosa.

Etymology

The specific name is from the Latin voluptuosus, referring to the large size and broad wings of the female, which attains the greatest wingspan (40 mm) of any gelechioid moth in New Zealand.

References

Izatha voluptuosa Wikipedia


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