26 Jan 2018

Critter of the Week: the cabbage tree moth

From Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan, 3:27 pm on 26 January 2018
The Cabbage Tree Moth

The Cabbage Tree Moth Photo: CC BY NC-ND

When the cabbage tree moth rests on cabbage tree leaves, it matches the lines on its wings to the veins of the leaf perfectly, making it nearly impossible to see.

It also lays its eggs in neat rows.

Find out more about the orderly life of this moth from DOC's Threatened Species Ambassador, Nicola Toki.

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