Story: Insects – overview

Male pūriri moth (2nd of 2)

Male pūriri moth

With a wingspan of 15 centimetres in females, the bright green puriri moth is New Zealand’s largest. Males are smaller and have white markings on their forewings, in contrast to the female’s dark brown. The moth is found only in the North Island, usually within or close to stands of native forest.

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George Gibbs, 'Insects – overview - In the bush', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 23 January 2022)

Story by George Gibbs, published 24 Sep 2007