Landcare Research - Manaaki Whenua

Landcare-Research -Manaaki Whenua

Burnished brass moth

Thysanoplusia orichalcea (Fabricius)

Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Noctuidae

Size range

  • Medium–sized moth, wingspan 38 mm


  • From West Africa and Australia
  • Now in New Zealand
  • Also found in Europe and southern England

Life History

  • Found in gardens
  • Green semilooper caterpillars feed on soybeans, potato, parsley and carrot

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