Parakoka - Moth of the Day Individual Badges or all six variants
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Parakoka - Moth of the Day Individual Badges or all six variants

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Ko Parakoka Te Pepe Nui o te Rā - Orthoclydon praefactata - An Endemic New Zealand moth. Parakoka is responsible for the long thin windows on the underside of the harakeke leaves. - Found throughout New Zealand all summer. Parakoka is in the Geometrid (Tāwhana) family - the caterpillars have the characteristic "bent like a bow / rainbow" shape as they move.
Parakoka - is a beautiful bright white moth with large silky wings.
Orthoclydon praefactata features in Dr Robert's (Landcare Research) New Holland Photographic guide with a beautiful photo by Oliver Ball (The bright White colour morph) and in the Andrew Crowe - Which New Zealand Insect? (the white with buff edges colour morph). And on several of our Puka Whakamārama o Te Pepe Nui - Beginner's Guide to the Macro Moths series.

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