Xanadoses

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Xanadoses
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.

Taxonomy[edit]

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]

Description[edit]

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

Distribution[edit]

This species is endemic to New Zealand.[4]

References[edit]

  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.