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Wiseana cervinata

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Insecta
Family  Hepialidae
Rank  Species
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Lepidoptera
Genus  Wiseana
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Similar  Liothula omnivora, Pseudocoremia, Epiphryne verriculata, Pseudocoremia suavis, Nyctemera annulata

Wiseana cervinata, known commonly as the porina moth, is a species of moth belonging to the family Hepialidae. It was described by Walker in 1865, and is endemic to New Zealand.

The wingspan is 34–38 mm for males and 44–55 mm for females. The colour of the forewings varies from pale tan to blackened. Adults are on wing from September to March.

The larvae feed on Trifolium species and various grasses.

References

Wiseana cervinata Wikipedia


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