Izatha gibbsi facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsIzatha gibbsi
Izatha gibbsi is a species moth in the family Oecophoridae. It is endemic to New Zealand. This species is classified as "At Risk, Naturally Uncommon" by the Department of Conservation. It is named for George W. Gibbs.
Taxonomy and etymology
This species was first described by Robert J. B. Hoare in 2010. It was named in honour of George W. Gibbs in recognition of his contribution to New Zealand entomology. The holotype specimen is held at the New Zealand Arthropod Collection.
The wingspan of this species is 12.5–13.5 mm for males and 13.5–20 mm for females. I. gibbsi is small, grey in colour and has a lack of distinct markings, all features which distinguish it from similar species such I. rigescens.
Biology and behaviour
Adults have been recorded on the wing in February and March.
This species has been classified as having the "At Risk, Naturally Uncommon" conservation status under the New Zealand Threat Classification System.
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