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Asaphodes albalineata
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Male
Asaphodes albalineata female.jpg
Female
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Genus:
Asaphodes
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A. albalineata
Binomial name
Asaphodes albalineata
(Philpott, 1915)
Synonyms
  • Xanthorhoe albalineata Philpott, 1915

Asaphodes albalineata is a species of moth in the family Geometridae. It is endemic to New Zealand.

Taxonomy

A. albalineata was first described by Alfred Philpott in 1915 under the name Xanthorhoe albailineata from a specimen collected in December, at an altitude of 600 metres, on Table Hill on Stewart Island. Dugdale states that the original spelling of albailineata and its repetition in the revision by Edward Meyrick was incorrect and that albalineata should be used.

Description

This species is similar in appearance to Asaphodes oraria but can be distinguished from that species by the unusual pattern on the underside of its hindwings. Philpott described these markings as "a straight white streak above middle from base to near termen, attenuated posteriorly, margined beneath with brownish-fuscous; a similar streak above dorsum."

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