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Asterivora urbana
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Scientific classification
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Family:
Choreutidae
Genus:
Asterivora
Species:
A. urbana
Binomial name
Asterivora urbana
(Clarke, 1926)
Synonyms
  • Simaethis urbana C. Clarke, 1926

Asterivora urbana is a species of moth in the family Choreutidae. It is endemic to New Zealand.

The wingspan is about 9.5 mm. The head is fuscous with whitish scales and the thorax is bronzy-brown dotted with black and with longer scales. The legs are dark fuscous irrorated (speckled) with whitish and the antennae are blackish annulated (ringed) with grey. The abdomen is dark fuscous, although the margins of the segments are grey. The bronzy-brown forewings are elongate, the costa anteriorly arched, the apex moderately obtuse, the termen slightly rounded and oblique. There is a grey inwardly-oblique area at less than half of the wing, which is distinct on the dorsal side but obscurely reaching the costa. The hindwings are dark fuscous, but lighter on the basal half.

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