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Micropardalis aurella
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  • Sabatinca aurella Hudson, 1918

Micropardalis aurella is a moth of the family Micropterigidae. This species was described by George Hudson in 1918. It is endemic to New Zealand. A "pale shining golden" species, these moths have a forewing length of between 4.2 and 5.2mm.


One of New Zealand's most frequently encountered jaw-moths, this species is found from as far North as the Coromandel Peninsula to as far South as Fox Glacier. It can be found flying between September and January and is most common from mid-November to the end of December.

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