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Archyala terranea
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A. terranea
Binomial name
Archyala terranea
(Butler, 1879)
Synonyms
  • Scardia terranea Butler, 1879

Archyala terranea is a species of moth in the family Tineidae. It was described by Arthur Gardiner Butler in 1879. This species is endemic to New Zealand. This species has been recorded as being on the wing from December to February.

Larvae feed in moss on rocks and pupates amongst the moss in a rough, dense cocoon.

A. terranea has been collected in Wellington, Christchurch, Castle hill, Dunedin, and Lake Wakatipu.

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