Asaphodes adonis facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsAsaphodes adonis
This species was first described by George Vernon Hudson in 1898 under the name Xanthorhoe adonis.
A. adonis has vivid green forewings with dark coloured broad wavy lines edged with white which form a distinctive pattern. The hind wings are a pale orange shaded brown. This species can be distinguished from its close relative Asaphodes beata by the colour of its hind wings.
Distribution and habitat
This species is regarded as uncommon and is found in forest in the South Island at altitudes of between 300 and 1200 metres. It can be found during the day resting on tree trunks, camouflaged against similar coloured lichen growth.
Adults are on the wing in January and February.
Larvae of A. adonis have been reared on species of Ranunculus.
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