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Wiseana signata (Sand Porina moth)

Kingdom:   Animalia
Phylum:     Arthropoda
Class:        Insecta
Order:       Lepidoptera
Family:      Hepialidae
Genus:      Wiseana
Species:     W.  signata
Binomial name: Wiseana signata
Synonyms: Elhamma signata, Porina novaezealandiae.
Common name: Sand Porina
 

Wiseana signata is a species of moth endemic to New Zealand.
The wingspan is 44–64 mm for males and 58–75 mm for females. The forewings have white scales. The hindwings are yellow-fawn or pinkish fawn with a narrow, distinct dark marginal line. Adults are on wing from October to May.Food plants for the larvae include various species of grass. (Text thanks to Wikipedia)