Izatha psychra (Meyrick, 1884 "1883":21)



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Aochleta psychra Meyrick, 1884 "1883"


Transferred to the genus Izatha by (Dugdale, 1988:96).


Conservation Status

Last record: 1883 or before

Rediscovered in 2000 or later (rediscovered again in 2021)



South Island, New Zealand


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Meyrick, Edward (1884). Descriptions of New Zealand Microlepidoptera. III. Oecophoridae. Transactions and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New Zealand 16: 1-49.


Other references:

Dugdale, John S. (1988). Lepidoptera - annotated catalogue, and keys to family-group taxa. Fauna of New Zealand 14. 264 pp.

Hoare, Robert J. B. (2010). Izatha (Insecta: Lepidoptera: Gelechioidea: Oeco­phoridae). Fauna of New Zealand 65.

Hoare, Robert J. B., Dugdale, John S., Edwards, E. D., Gibbs, G. W., Patrick, Brian H., Hitchmough, R. A. and Rolfe, J. R. (2017). Conservation status of New Zealand butterflies and moths (Lepidoptera), 2015. New Zealand Threat Classification Series 20. Department of Conservation, Wellington. 13 pp.

Patrick, Brian H. and Dugdale, John S. (2000). Conservation status of New Zealand Lepidoptera. Science for conservation 136. 34 pp.


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