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Helastia cinerearia

Kingdom:   Animalia
Phylum:     Arthropoda
Subphylum:        Hexapoda
Class:        Insecta
Order:       Lepidoptera
Family:      Geometridae
Genus:      Helastia
Species:     H. cinerearia
Binomial name: Helastia cinerearia
Synonyms:  Cidaria cinerearia, Cidaria adonata, Larentia diffusaria,
Helastia eupitheciaria, Larentia infusata, Larentia inoperata, Larentia invexata

Helastia cinerearia is a day-flying looper moth of the Geometridae family. It is native to New Zealand.
Its larvae feed on moss.



Male moth


Female moth


The underside of the moth