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Graphania lignana

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Noctuidae
Genus: Graphania
Species: G. lignana
Binomial name: Graphania lignana

Graphania lignana is a common, nocturnal moth a member of the Cutworms and Dart Moths in the Graphania genus. It is endemic to New Zealand. They are found in native forests, shrubland pastures, gardens and in coastal areas. It is mainly seen from September to May.
The larvae feed on various pasture grasses including some tussocks.