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Planotortrix puffini
Scientific classification
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Family:
Tortricidae
Genus:
Planotortrix
Species:
P. puffini
Binomial name
Planotortrix puffini
Dugdale, 1990

Planotortrix puffini is a species of moth of the family Tortricidae. It is endemic to New Zealand. Specimens have been collected from Lee Bay in Stewart Island.

The wingspan is 24–30 mm for males and 26–40 mm for females.

The larvae feed on Brachyglottis reinoldii, Celmisia lindsayi, Olearia colensoi (subspecies colensoi and grandis) and Olearia oporina. They have a grey or grey-green body and a brown head.

Etymology

The species name is derived from the Latin name Puffinus, the genus to which the muttonbird belongs, this refers to the larval association with so-called muttonbird scrubs.

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