Prodoxoides

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Prodoxoides
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Prodoxidae
Genus: Prodoxoides
Nielsen & Davis, 1985
Species: P. asymmetra
Binomial name
Prodoxoides asymmetra
Nielsen & Davis, 1985

Prodoxoides asymmetra is a moth of the Prodoxidae family. It is found in the Valdivian temperate rain forest and humid Nothofagus-Chusqua forest along the border of Chile (Osorno Province) and Argentina (Río Negro Province). It is the only known Prodoxidae species in the Southern Hemisphere.

The wingspan is 9–13 mm. The forewings have different shades of pale to medium brown with a golden lustre.[1]

The larvae probably feed on Myrceugenella apicaulata. It is thought the larvae bore inside the buds or twigs of their host plant.

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