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pūtōrino a Raukatauri Play

1. (noun) common bag moth, Liothula spp. - the caterpillar inside its bag eats the leaves of native plants such asmānuka, kānuka, tauhinu, neinei and introduced trees. The male moth is rarely seen.

Ko te pūtōrino a Raukatauri he momo pepe (TWK 41:28). / The pūtōrino a Raukatauri is a species of moth.

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