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Hierodoris illita
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Scientific classification
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Oecophoridae
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H. illita
Binomial name
Hierodoris illita
(Felder & Rogenhofer, 1875)
Synonyms
  • Atychia illita Felder & Rogenhofer, 1875
  • Heliostibes chlorobela Meyrick, 1921
  • Heliostibes illita Meyrick, 1907

Hierodoris illita is a moth of the family Oecophoridae. It was described by Felder & Rogenhofer in 1875. It is found in New Zealand.

The wingspan is 20–30 mm. The forewings are blackish, variably overlain with reddish and whitish scales. The hindwings are blackish with orange streaks.

The larvae feed on Coriaria arborea. They feed inside a woody stem or branch of their host plant. A specimen has also been reared from a gall on a stem of Muehlenbeckia australis.

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