Xyridacma ustaria (Tarata looper)

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Kingdom:   Animalia
Phylum:     Arthropoda
Class:        Insecta
Order:       Lepidoptera
Family:      Geometridae
Genus:      Xyridacma
Species:     X. ustaria
Binomial name: Xyridacma ustaria
Common name: Tarata looper 

Xyridacma ustaria is a very variable species of moth in the Geometridae family. It is native to New Zealand. It has a 40mm wingspan.

Photos below show the variability of this species. 







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