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Glaucocharis lepidella

Kingdom:   Animalia
Phylum:     Arthropoda
Class:        Insecta
Order:       Lepidoptera
Family:      Crambidae
Genus:      Glaucocharis
Species:     G. lepidella
Binomial name:  Glaucocharis lepidella
Synonyms:  Eromene lepidella, Crambus gracilis,

Glaucocharis lepidella is a small common native moth (7.5-9.5mm) found throughout New Zealand. Its habitat is native forests. They are attracted to light. They appear from November to February.
Little is known about this species but like other larvae in the genus Glaucocharis it probably feeds on moss.