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Wiseana signata

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. Their habitat is open ground or forest clearings. 
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)


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