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Austrocidaria similata
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Male
Austrocidaria similata female.jpg
Female
Scientific classification
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Xanthorhoini
Genus:
Austrocidaria
Species:
A. similata
Binomial name
Austrocidaria similata
(Walker 1862)
Synonyms
  • Cidaria timarata Felder & Rogenhofer, 1875
  • Cidaria similata Walker, 1862
  • Euphyia nigrofasciata Prout, 1939

Austrocidaria similata is a species of moth of the family Geometridae. It endemic to New Zealand.

Taxonomy

It was first described by Francis Walker in 1862 using a specimen obtained by William Colenso and named Cidaria similata. The holotype specimen is held at the Natural History Museum, London.

Distribution

A. similata is endemic to New Zealand. This species is found on the Auckland Islands, Campbell Island, Snares Islands, the Chatham Islands and mainland New Zealand, Stewart Island and Codfish Island.

Biology and behaviour

Adults are on wing in December, February, May and September. The larvae feed on Coprosma species.

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