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Eudonia minualis

Kingdom:   Animalia
Phylum:     Arthropoda
Class:        Insecta
Order:       Lepidoptera
Family:      Crambidae
Genus:      Eudonia
Species:     E. minualis
Binomial name:  Eudonia minualis
Synonyms:  Scoparia minualis, Scoparia chimeria.

Eudonia minualis is a small (body length >8.5mm) of moth of the Crambidae family. It is known only from New Zealand and is found in native forests, shrubland, pastures, grasslands and gardens.
The larvae feed on mosses on the bark of Olearia bullata and Olearia hectorii.