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Eudonia sabulosella (Sod webworm)

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum Hexapoda
Class: Insecta
Subclass: Pterygota
Order: Lepidoptera
Superfamily: Pyraloidea
Family: Crambidae
Subfamily: Scopariinae
Genus: Eudonia
Species: E. sabulosella
Scientific name: Eudonia sabulosella
Common name: Sod webworm

Eudonia sabulosella is a native New Zealand moth in the Crambidae family. It has a wingspan is 20–22 mm. and a body length of 8-11 mm. The forewings are pale greyish-ochreous, irrorated with white along the costa and on the dorsal half. There is a suffused blackish streak from the base along the submedian fold to the middle. The hindwings are grey-whitish, tinged with ochreous. Adults have been recorded on wing in November, December and January.