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Pyrgotis zygiana
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Tortricidae
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P. zygiana
Binomial name
Pyrgotis zygiana
Meyrick, 1882

Pyrgotis zygiana is a species of moth of the family Tortricidae. It is endemic to New Zealand.

P. zygiana was first described by Edward Meyrick in 1882 from a specimen obtained in Canterbury. This species has also been recorded in Titirangi.

The wingspan is about 14 mm. The forewings are dark reddish ochreous fuscous, mixed with dark fuscous and strigulated (finely streaked) with leaden grey. The hindwings are grey.

The larvae feed exclusively on Prumnopitys taxifolia.

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