Neha Patil

Tawhitia pentadactylus

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Insecta
Family  Crambidae
Rank  Species
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Lepidoptera
Genus  Tawhitia

Tawhitia pentadactylus is a moth in the Crambidae family. It was described by Zeller in 1863. It is found in Australia (Tasmania) and in New Zealand, where it has been recorded from South Island and the southern part of the North Island. The habitat consists of subalpine swamps.

The wingspan is 29–40 mm for males and 30–36 mm for females. Adults are on wing in October and from December to March.

References

Tawhitia pentadactylus Wikipedia


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