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Protithona fugitivana

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Insecta
Family  Tortricidae
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Lepidoptera
Genus  Protithona

Protithona fugitivana is a species of moth of the Tortricidae family. It is endemic to New Zealand.

The wingspan is 9–10 mm for males and 10–12 mm for females. The forewings are dull to bright ochreous, mixed with dark fuscous. There is a white or pale-ochreous streak from the base to one third of the wing, margined beneath by a dark-fuscous blotch. The forewings of the females are almost wholly suffused with greyish fuscous. The hindwings are greyish fuscous.

The larvae feed on Potamogeton species.

References

Protithona fugitivana Wikipedia


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