Story: Butterflies and moths

$100 note (2nd of 2)

$100 note

If you are lucky enough to have held a $100 note, you may have noticed the South Island zebra moth (Declana egregia) in the lower left-hand corner. It is also known as a lichen moth, and a similar species is found in the North Island. The zebra moth’s larvae eat blackberry, lichen, lancewood and the five-finger plant. A similar species, the lichen moth (Declana atronivea), is found only in the North Island.

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Brian Patrick, 'Butterflies and moths - Species', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 25 October 2021)

Story by Brian Patrick, published 24 Sep 2007