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Tmetolophota lissoxyla
Tmetolophota lissoxyla female.jpg
Female
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Male
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Tmetolophota
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T. lissoxyla
Binomial name
Tmetolophota lissoxyla
(Meyrick, 1911)
Synonyms
  • Leucania lissoxyla Meyrick, 1911
  • Ichneutica lissoxyla (Meyrick, 1911)

Tmetolophota lissoxyla is a moth of the family Noctuidae. It was described by Edward Meyrick in 1911 from a specimen collected on the Mount Arthur tableland and obtained from George Hudson. It is endemic to New Zealand. It is an alpine species which is common and widespread in good snowgrass in the alpine zone. In 2019 Robert J. B. Hoare published a paper in which he undertook a major review of New Zealand noctuids. Hoare, having inspected the holotype specimen of this species, placed it within the genus Ichneutica.

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