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Rights: University of Waikato/Manaaki Whenua – Landcare Research. Photos by Birgit Rhodes. Published 12 September 2017, Updated 3 July 2018 Size: 180 KB Referencing Hub media

Moth antennae are threadlike and feathery and taper to a point. This differs from New Zealand butterflies, whose antennae are knobbed. These are the antennae of a female and male moth (Ichneutica ceraunias) compared with the antennae of a butterfly (Percnodaimon sp.). The genus Percnodaimon is presently under review by New Zealand entomologists.