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Asterivora antigrapha
Scientific classification
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Family:
Choreutidae
Genus:
Asterivora
Species:
A. antigrapha
Binomial name
Asterivora antigrapha
(Meyrick, 1911)
Synonyms
  • Simaethis antigrapha Meyrick, 1911

Asterivora antigrapha is a moth in the family Choreutidae. It is endemic to New Zealand.

The wingspan is 10–11 mm. The head and thorax are dark fuscous irrorated (speckled) with white. The antennae are dark fuscous dotted with white. The abdomen is dark fuscous, with a series of white scales on the segmental margins. The dark fuscous forewings are suboblong, moderate, the costa gently arched, the apex obtuse, the termen nearly straight and oblique. There is a basal patch and two irregular rather curved shades of purplish-white irroration almost wholly occupying the anterior half of the wing, the last running from a small white spot before the middle of the costa to the middle of the dorsum. There is also a small transverse-linear pale golden-metallic mark on the end of the cell. The dark fuscous hindwings are ovate-triangular, the termen is slightly rounded.

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