Forest semilooper facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsForest semilooper
Declana floccosa, the forest semilooper, is a moth of the family Geometridae. It is endemic to New Zealand. It was first described by Francis Walker in 1863 using specimens obtained from Colonel Bolton.
The wingspan of this species is 27–35 mm and is extremely variable in colour and patterning.
The larvae feed on a wide range of native and exotic broad-leaved and coniferous shrubs and trees. Exotic hosts include Pinus radiata and other Pinus species, Pseudotsuga menziesii, Larix and Eucalyptus. Native hosts include Muehlenbeckia australis.
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