Difference between revisions of "Phil Bendle Collection:Xyridacma alectoraria (Five finger looper moth)"

(Imported from text file)
(No difference)

Revision as of 13:36, 31 July 2019

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.

Male moth

Male moth

The underside of a male moth

This moth is variable in its patterns


Male moth.

Thanks to Wikipedia for text and information: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/