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Pasiphila lunata (Hebe moth)

Kingdom:   Animalia
Phylum:     Arthropoda
Class:        Insecta
Order:       Lepidoptera
Family:      Geometridae
Subfamily: Larentiinae
Tribe:        Eupitheciini
Genus:      Pasiphila
Species: P. lunata
Binominal name: Pasiphila lunata
Synonym:  Chloroclystis lunata
Common name: Hebe moth

Pasiphila lunata is a moth in the Geometridae family. It is found only in New Zealand.  The larvae feed on Hebe species.
The larvae have been recorded as hosts for an introduced tortricid parasite, Trigonospila brevifacies.

Pasiphila lunatas with slightly different colour pattern.










 

The underside of a moth resting on a window.