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Tmetolophota paraxysta
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Female
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Male
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Tmetolophota
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T. paraxysta
Binomial name
Tmetolophota paraxysta
(Meyrick, 1929)
Synonyms
  • Leucania paraxysta Meyrick, 1929

Tmetolophota paraxysta is a moth of the family Noctuidae. It was first described by Edward Meyrick in 1929 from specimens collected around Waiouru by G. V. Hudson. It is endemic to New Zealand. In 2019 Robert J. B. Hoare published a paper in which he undertook a major review of New Zealand noctuids. Hoare, having inspected the type material of this species, placed it within the genus Ichneutica.

T. paraxysta is a pale, medium-sized moth. Its hindwings are slightly darker than its forewings, and veins on the latter are clearly defined.

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