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Eudonia philerga
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Female
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Eudonia
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E. philerga
Binomial name
Eudonia philerga
(Meyrick, 1884)
Synonyms
  • Scoparia philerga Meyrick, 1884

Eudonia philerga is a species of moth of the family Crambidae. It is endemic to New Zealand. This species was named by Edward Meyrick is 1884. Meyrick gave a detailed description of the adult moth in 1885.

The wingspan is 17–21 mm. The forewings are white, mixed with grey and irrorated with black. There is a thick interrupted blackish streak from the base of the costa. The first line is white, blackish-margined posteriorly. The second line is white, dark-margined anteriorly. The hindwings are pale whitish-grey, somewhat tinged with ochreous. Adults have been recorded on wing in December, January, March and April.

The larvae of this species feed on mosses. Adults of the species have been observed visiting the flowers of Leptospermum scoparium and Olearia virgata likely feeding from them.

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