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Anarsia dryinopa
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Scientific classification
  • Anarsia trichodeta Meyrick, 1904
  • Izatha griseata Hudson, 1939

Anarsia dryinopa is a moth of the family Gelechiidae. It is known from Australia and the warmer regions of New Zealand in both the North and the South Islands.

The wingspan is 14–17 mm (0.55–0.67 in). The forewings are rather dark fuscous, irregularly irrorated (speckled) with white and with several small undefined dark spots on the costa. There are numerous scattered undefined dots and dashes of black scales irrorated with whitish. The hindwings are fuscous, thinly scaled and semitransparent towards base, darker posteriorly.

The larvae have been recorded feeding on the phyllodes and in galls on Acacia species in Australia, and in New Zealand they have been reared from the foliage of Acacia longifolia, Acacia melanoxylon and Albizzia julibrissin.

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