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Izatha peroneanella (Lichen, Green)

Kingdom:   Animalia
Phylum:     Arthropoda
Class:        Insecta
Order:        Lepidoptera
Family:      Oecophoridae
Genus:       Izatha
Species:     I. peroneanella
Binomial name: Izatha peroneanella
Synonyms: Gelechia peroneanella, Gelechia adapertella, Cryptolechia lichenella
Common name: Green Lichen tuff moth

Izatha peroneanella is a moth of the Oecophoridae family. It is endemic to New Zealand, where it is found throughout the NorthIsland, except the Aupouri Peninsula of Northland.
wingspan is 15–24.5 mm for males and 17–29.5 mm for females. Adults are on wing from September to early April.  Attracted to light.

Larvae have been recorded feeding on the dead wood of a variety of angiosperm species. Larvae have been reared from Alseuosmia species, Carpodetus serratus, Coprosma grandifolia, Coriaria arborea, Fuchsia excorticata, Nestegis species, Pseudopanax arboreus, Ripogonum scandens, Sophora species and Wisteria species.

Izatha peroneanella body length 10 mm 


The underside 

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