16 Mar 2018

Critter of the Week The Little Brown Moth

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 3:27 pm on 16 March 2018

This moth is so diminutive and endangered that it doesn’t even have a common name. Clinging to existence in a few coastal sites near Invercargill, the ‘little brown moth’ will be emerging from as an adult moth over the next couple of weeks. 

DOC’s Threatened Species Ambassador, Nicola Toki, explains why it is unlikely anyone will see it.

Asaphodes frivola - the little brown moth

Asaphodes frivola - the little brown moth Photo: CC-BY 4.0 Landcare Research

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