Xyridacma alectoraria (Five finger looper moth)

Kingdom:   Animalia
Phylum:     Arthropoda
Class:        Insecta
Order:       Lepidoptera
Family:      Geometridae
Subfamily: Oenochrominae
Genus:      Xyridacma
Species: X. alectoraria
Binominal name: Xyridacma alectoraria
Synonym: Lyrcea alectoraria
Common name: Five finger looper moth

Xyridacma alectoraria is a moth of the Geometridae family. It is a common native looper moth of New Zealand. It is seen from November to February. Its caterpillar feeds on the leaves of the native five finger species.

Female moth.
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Male moth
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Male moth
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The underside of a male moth
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This moth is variable in its patterns
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Male moth.
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