Sporophyla oenospora facts for kids
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Nationally Critical (NZ TCS)
This species was first described by Edward Meyrick in 1897 under the name Crocydopora oenospora. The type specimen was collected at Castle Hill and is held in the Natural History Museum, London. George Vernon Hudson subsequently placed this species within the genus Sporophyla.
Meyrick described the species as follows:
17 mm. Head and thorax fuscous mixed with ferruginous. Labial palpi 1 light ferruginous, towards base whitish. Abdomen elongate. Forewings elongate, narrow, little dilated posteriorly, costa almost straight, termen somewhat rounded, very oblique ; fuscous, irrorated with black and grey-whitish, and much suffused with ferruginous, especially in disc ; first line straight, oblique, obscurely pale, edged posteriorly with a dark shade except towards dorsum, and preceded on dorsum by a spot of blackish suffusion ; an obscure whitish discal dot, placed in a streak of ferruginous suffusion ; second line cloudy, obscurely pale near termen, some-what indented near costa, edged anteriorly with a dark shade except towards dorsum ; extreme costal edge white on posterior half. Hindwings dark fuscous.
This moth is now classified under the New Zealand Threat Classification system as being Nationally Critical.
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