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Wiseana umbraculatus (Bog porina moth)

Kingdom:   Animalia
Phylum:     Arthropoda
Class:        Insecta
Order:       Lepidoptera
Family:      Hepialidae
Genus:      Wiseana
Species:     W. umbraculatus
Binomial name: Wiseana umbraculatus
Synonyms: Pielus umbraculatus, Wiseana umbraculata
Common name: Bog porina moth

Wiseana umbraculatus is a species of moth endemic to New Zealand. The wingspan is 38–50 mm for males and 49–66 mm for females. The colour can varies, but is usually fawn, pinkish fawn or infuscate. The hindwings are pinkish-fawn to yellow-fawn. Adults are on wing from September to April.
Food plants for the larvae include species of grass. (Text thanks to Wikipedia).

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