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Proternia philocapna (Grass moth)

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Crambidae
Genus: Proternia
Species: P. philocapna
Binomial name: Proternia philocapna

Proternia philocapna is a small (18 mm wingspan) New Zealand moth, a member of the grass moth family Crambidae, first described by Meyrick in 1884.