T.E.R:R.A.I.N - Taranaki Educational Resource: Research, Analysis and Information Network


Xyridacma ustaria (Tarata looper)

Kingdom:   Animalia
Phylum:     Arthropoda
Class:        Insecta
Order:       Lepidoptera
Family:      Geometridae
Genus:      Xyridacma
Species:     X. ustaria
Binomial name: Xyridacma ustaria
Common name: Tarata looper 

Xyridacma ustaria is a very variable species of moth in the Geometridae family. It is native to New Zealand. It has a 40mm wingspan.

Photos below show the variabity of this species.