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Atomotricha sordida (Sickle moth)

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Superfamily: Gelechioidea
Family: Oecophoridae
Genus: Atomotricha
Species: A. sordida
Binomial name: Atomotricha sordida

Atomotricha sordida is a small (15mm length) nocturnal New Zealand moth of the family of the sickle moths (Oecophoridae). The scientific name of the species was first published in 1877 by Butler.

Photographed New Plymouth August 2014