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Porina moth

Wiseana spp.

Description:

My very first kiwi moth spotting! :) This critter was about 3 cm / 1.2 inches long.

Habitat:

Bombay Hills near Auckland

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7 Comments

AnnvanWijgerden
AnnvanWijgerden 6 years ago

Thanks for your comments too Desmond and Vinny!

Desmond.E.S.O
Desmond.E.S.O 6 years ago

Yes! it is quite clear!

Vinny
Vinny 6 years ago

Love the clarity of the photo!

AnnvanWijgerden
AnnvanWijgerden 6 years ago

Thanks so much for all your ID help Leuba!

And thanks for your comment venusflytrap2000.

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 6 years ago

This is the closest I could find:

http://www.terrain.net.nz/friends-of-te-...

Might be Wiseana species.

CalebSteindel
CalebSteindel 6 years ago

awesome moth!

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 6 years ago

Ann, it looks like a Hepialid moth - Swift Moth - Abantiades or Elhamma but need to check occurrence in New Zealand. Will have a look. Nice spotting !

AnnvanWijgerden
Spotted by
AnnvanWijgerden

Auckland, New Zealand

Spotted on Mar 26, 2015
Submitted on Mar 26, 2015

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