Raukawa plume moth (1908/2331)

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A ghostly white raukawa plume moth at rest on a leaf. Plume moths are weak fliers, never found far from their caterpillars' food plants, which for this species is mostly five finger (Pseudopanax arboreus).

Scientific name
Pterophorus monospilalis
Common names
raukawa plume moth
Location
Egmont National Park, Taranaki, New Zealand
Photo ID
15215