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Chloroclystis sphragitis
Chloroclystis sphragitis female.jpg
Female specimen
Scientific classification
C. sphragitis
Binomial name
Chloroclystis sphragitis
(Meyrick, 1888)
  • Pasiphila sphragitis Meyrick, 1888

Chloroclystis sphragitis is a moth in the family Geometridae. It is endemic to New Zealand, where it has been recorded in both the North and South Islands. It was first described by Edward Meyrick in 1888 using specimens collected in Wellington and Christchurch in February.

Adults are highly variable, the colouring resembling bird droppings. The forewings are pale ochreous with a narrow darker area at the base followed by a narrow oblique pale band, then a broad central band, a rather narrow curved pale band and finally several small irregular patches on the termen. The hindwings are pale ochreous with numerous wavy, pale brown lines on the dorsum. Adults are on wing from September to February.

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