Story: Te aitanga pepeke – the insect world

Life cycle of the hīhue

Life cycle of the hīhue

The four stages of the hīhua (kūmara or sphinx moth, Agrius convolvuli ) are: eggs (hua), caterpillar (anuhe), cocoon or pupa (tūpoupou), and finally moth (hīhue).

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Bradford Haami, 'Te aitanga pepeke – the insect world - Moths', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/diagram/12613/life-cycle-of-the-hihue (accessed 20 September 2020)

Story by Bradford Haami, published 24 Sep 2007