Peacock or Owl Moth
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|Owl moth or peacock moth|
This is an Owl Moth, Dasypodia cymatodes. The larvae feed on wattle. The pupae are sometimes found under the bark or it litter at the base of the tree.
Dasypodia cymatodes Guenée
Order : Lepidoptera
Size range: Large moth, wingspan 70 mm
Distribution: Australian D.cymatodes, usually north of Nelson; a similar species, D. selenophora throughout New Zealand but commoner in South Island
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