11 Aug 2017

Critter of the Week: The Kawakawa Looper Moth

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 3:27 pm on 11 August 2017

This endemic moth is found throughout New Zealand. The green or brown caterpillars feed on young leaves of its favoured host plant, kawakawa, Piper excelsum (Piperaceae) and other native trees and shrubs in native ecosystems, parks, gardens and forests.

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