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Asaphodes beata
Asaphodes beata male.jpg
Male
Asaphodes beata female.jpg
Female
Scientific classification
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Genus:
Asaphodes
Species:
A. beata
Binomial name
Asaphodes beata
(Butler, 1877)
Synonyms
  • Cidaria beata Butler, 1877
  • Xanthorhoe benedicta Meyrick, 1914

Asaphodes beata (also known as the dotted green carpet moth) is a species of moth in the family Geometridae. It is endemic to New Zealand.

Taxonomy

This species was first described by Arthur Gardiner Butler in 1877 as Cidaria beata using a specimen from the collection of J. D. Enys.

This relatively common species can be found in forest throughout the country.

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