Amblyptilia falcatalis (Brown plume moth)
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Species: A. falcatalis
Binomial name: Amblyptilia falcatalis
Synonyms: Platyptilus falcatalis, Platyptilia haasti, Platyptilia indubitata
Common name: Common Hebe Plum Moth, Brown Plume Moth, Purerehuhu
The Amblyptilia falcatalis is a New Zealand native moth whose host plant for its larva is koromiko (Hebe salicifolia & Hebe stricta) Adult size 25 mm.
The usual resting posture is with the wings extended laterally and narrowly rolled up. Often they resemble a piece of dried grass and may pass unnoticed by potential predators even when resting in exposed situations in daylight.