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Orocrambus aethonellus
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Female
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Male
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O. aethonellus
Binomial name
Orocrambus aethonellus
(Meyrick, 1883)
Synonyms
  • Crambus aethonellus Meyrick, 1883
  • Crambus antimorus Meyrick, 1901
  • Crambus aulistes Meyrick, 1909
  • Crambus heteranthes Meyrick, 1901
  • Crambus meristes Meyrick, 1919
  • Crambus meritus Philpott, 1929
  • Crambus saristes Meyrick, 1909

Orocrambus aethonellus is a moth in the family Crambidae. It was described by Edward Meyrick in 1883. It is endemic to New Zealand. O. aethonellus has been recorded from the South Island. The habitat consists of sandhills and bogs at sea level, up to altitudes of about 1,200 meters.

The wingspan is 13–20 mm for males and 15–21 mm for females. Adults have been recorded on wing from late October to late January.

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