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Feredayia graminosa
Feredayia graminosa female.jpg
Female
Feredayia graminosa male.jpg
Male
Scientific classification
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Family:
Noctuidae
Genus:
Feredayia
Species:
F. graminosa
Binomial name
Feredayia graminosa
(Walker, 1857)
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Synonyms
  • Erana graminosa Walker, 1857
  • Erana vigens Walker, 1865
  • Mamestra sphagnea Felder & Rogenhofer, 1875

The mahoe stripper or green mahoe moth (Feredayia graminosa) is a moth of the family Noctuidae. It is endemic to New Zealand. This moth was first described by Francis Walker in 1857 as Erana graminosa.

Adults are on wing from October to January.

The larvae feed on the leaves of the native mahoe tree, Melicytus ramiflorus.

Feredayia graminosa is a known host of species within the fly genus Pales.

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