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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Cecidosidae
Genus: Xanadoses
Hoare & Dugdale, 2003
Species: X. nielseni
Binomial name
Xanadoses nielseni
Hoare & Dugdale, 2003

Xanadoses is a genus of moth in the family Cecidosidae. It contains a single species, Xanadoses nielseni, which is endemic to New Zealand. X. nielseni is also known by the common name Kamahi bark scribbler.


X. nielseni was described by Robert J. B. Hoare and John S. Dugdale in 2003.[1][2] This species is named in honour of Ebbe Nielsen.[3]


X. nielsen is a small, dark coloured moth with dark metallic highlights on its wings.[3]


This species is endemic to New Zealand.[4]


  1. ^ Hoare, Robert J. B.; Dugdale, John S. (2003). "Description of the New Zealand incurvarioid Xanadoses nielseni, gen. nov., sp. nov. and placement in Cecidosidae (Lepidoptera)". Invertebrate Systematics. 17 (1): 47–57. doi:10.1071/is02024. ISSN 1447-2600 – via CSIRO. (Subscription required (help)).
  2. ^ "Xanadoses - Butterflies and Moths of the World". www.nhm.ac.uk. Retrieved 2018-01-18.
  3. ^ a b Hoare, Robert (April 2003). "The Scribbler: New Zealand's elusive graffiti artist" (PDF). Te Taiao. Manaaki Whenua - Landcare Research. 1: 12. ISSN 1176-2454.
  4. ^ Gordon, Dennis P., ed. (2010). New Zealand inventory of biodiversity. Volume two. Kingdom animalia : chaetognatha, ecdysozoa, ichnofossils. Vol. 2. Christchurch, N.Z.: Canterbury University Press. p. 457. ISBN 9781877257933. OCLC 973607714.