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Locheutis fusca

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Insecta
Family  Oecophoridae
Rank  Species
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Lepidoptera
Genus  Locheutis
Locheutis fusca

Locheutis fusca is a moth of the Oecophoridae family. This species was discovered on the 16th of January 1930 by Alfred Philpott in the Tongariro National Park. L. fusca was described by him later in that same year. It is endemic to New Zealand.

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Description

This moth is 13 - 14mm in size. L. fusca can be distinguished from the similar looking species Locheutis pulla as L. fusca has much longer hairs on its antenna. It is also has a much less coppery sheen to its wings than Locheutis vagata.

Habitat

Philpott recorded it as being common amongst Beech forest on the banks of the Whakapapa River.

References

Locheutis fusca Wikipedia


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