Agathiphaga vitiensis

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Fiji kauri moth
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Agathiphagidae
Genus: Agathiphaga
A. vitiensis
Binomial name
Agathiphaga vitiensis

Agathiphaga vitiensis, or the Fiji kauri moth,[2] is a moth of the family Agathiphagidae. It is found from Fiji to Vanuatu and Solomon Islands.

The length of the forewings is about 4 mm. The forewings are long, dorsally dark greyish-brown with fine white hairs, a light yellowish-brown patch on the anal area and a smaller patch of similar colour on the posterior margin.[1]

The larvae feed on Agathis vitiensis. The full-grown larva is about 6 mm long and 2.5 mm wide. It is stoutly built and not flattened. They are yellowish in colour.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Dumbleton, Lionel Jack (January 1952). "A new genus of seed-infesting micropterygid moths" (PDF). Pacific Science. 6: 23. Retrieved 2011-10-18.
  2. ^ "Agathiphaga vitiensis (Fiji kauri moth)". Natural History Museum. Retrieved 2 August 2013.

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