Arctesthes catapyrrha facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsArctesthes catapyrrha
This species was first described by Arthur Gardiner Butler in 1877 as Fidonia catapyrrha.
A. catapyrrha is widespread and is found in open areas from coastal to alpine locations. It prefers stony habitat such as shingle riverbeds and stony fields. It has been observed in the Mackenzie Country, Kaitorete Spit, near the Waimakariri River, and in Central Otago.
A. catapyrrha is a day flying moth. Adult moths can be seen between October and March.
Larvae of A. catapyrrha feed on a wide range of low herbs including Plantago species and on Raoulia australis.
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