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Pseudocoremia fascialata (Horopito Flash)

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Geometridae
Genus: Pseudocoremia
Species: P. fascialata
Bionomical name: Pseudocoremia fascialata
Common name:  Horopito Flash

Pseudocoremia is a genus of moth in the family Geometridae. This genus contains 29 named species, all which are endemic to New Zealand.
Pseudocoremia fascialata is a large sized moth found throughout New Zealand in areas with native forests. When at rest it has a wingspan of about 20 mm. The forewings are a variable pattern of dark and light brown. The male has a feathery antennae.
This moth's larvae feed on various trees and shrubs including Pseudowintera axillaris and Pseudowintera colorata (horopito). Their larvae pupate amongst forest detritus.

A female moth.


A female moth

A male moth.


A male moth.

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