Have you ever wondered about the moth on the Mokoroa wine label? It is a drawing of the Puriri Moth that is known as Mokoroa in Maori. It is the largest moth in New Zealand with a wingspan up to 150mm. Puriri Moths are a vibrant green colour but are very rarely seen. After living as a grub in a tree trunk for 6 years they only live as a moth for two days.
The artwork on the label is by Celia Allison, a Lyttleton based artist who is better known as the creator and force behind the Cecily cartoon range . The label is designed by Judy’s daughter Cynthia Mosby.