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Eudonia leptalea

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Eudonia leptalea is a moth in the family Crambidae.[1] This species is endemic to New Zealand,[1] including the Chatham Islands.[2]

Taxonomy

This species was originally named Scoparia leptalea by Edward Meyrick in 1884.[3][4][5] Meyrick gave a description of the species in 1885.[6] John S. Dugdale assigned this species to the genus Eudonia in 1988.[7] However he misspelt the specific epithet leptalaea.[8]

Description

The wingspan is 16–19 mm. The forewings are whitish-ochreous or ochreous-grey, irrorated with dark fuscous or black, and densely irrorated with whitish. The markings are variable in distinctness and may sometimes be almost obsolete. The first line is white, margined by dark posteriorly. The second line is white and margined by dark. The hindwings are whitish-grey. The postmedian line is darker and the hindmargin is suffused with darker grey. Adults have been recorded on wing from January to March.[6]

References

  1. ^ a b c Gordon, Dennis P., ed. (2010). New Zealand inventory of biodiversity. Volume two. Kingdom animalia : chaetognatha, ecdysozoa, ichnofossils. Vol. 2. Christchurch, N.Z.: Canterbury University Press. p. 458. ISBN 9781877257933. OCLC 973607714.
  2. ^ "GlobIZ search". Global Information System on Pyraloidea. Retrieved 2014-07-15.
  3. ^ Meyrick, E. (1884). "Descriptions of New Zealand Microlepidoptera. IV. Scopariadae". New Zealand Journal of Science. 2: 235–237. Retrieved 25 January 2018.
  4. ^ Hoare, Robert (March 2012). "Notes on Scopariinae". www.landcareresearch.co.nz. Retrieved 2017-10-27.
  5. ^ Hudson, G. V. (1928). The butterflies and moths of New Zealand. Wellington: Ferguson & Osborn Ltd. p. 194.
  6. ^ a b Meyrick, E. (1885). "Descriptions of New Zealand Microlepidoptera. IV. Scopariidae". Transactions and Proceedings of the New Zealand Institute. 17: 68–120. Retrieved 25 January 2018.
  7. ^ Dugdale, J. S. (1988). "Lepidoptera - annotated catalogue, and keys to family-group taxa" (PDF). Fauna of New Zealand. 14: 156. Retrieved 25 January 2018.
  8. ^ Hoare, R. J. B. (2011). "Lepidoptera of gumland heaths—a threatened and rare ecosystem of northern New Zealand" (PDF). New Zealand Entomologist. 34 (1): 67–76. doi:10.1080/00779962.2011.9722212 – via Internet Archive.
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Eudonia leptalea: Brief Summary

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Eudonia leptalea is a moth in the family Crambidae. This species is endemic to New Zealand, including the Chatham Islands.

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