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Scoparia clavata

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Scoparia clavata is a species of moth of the family Crambidae.[1] It is endemic to New Zealand.[2]

Taxonomy

This species was described by Alfred Philpott in 1912.[3][4] However the placement of this species within the genus Scoparia is in doubt.[2] As a result, this species has also been referred to as Scoparia (s.l.) clavata.[1]

Description

The wingspan is about 26 mm. The forewings are white, irrorated with brownish-ochreous. The costa is brownish and there is a black median streak from the base of the costa, as well as a black streak in the disc above the middle. All streaks are margined with brownish-ochreous. The hindwings are shining white, but ochreous at the termen. Adults have been recorded on wing in December.[3]

References

  1. ^ a b Gordon, Dennis P., ed. (2010). New Zealand inventory of biodiversity. Volume two. Kingdom animalia : chaetognatha, ecdysozoa, ichnofossils. Vol. 2. Christchurch, N.Z.: Canterbury University Press. p. 458. ISBN 9781877257933. OCLC 973607714.
  2. ^ a b "Scoparia clavata Philpott, 1912". www.nzor.org.nz. Landcare Research New Zealand Ltd. Retrieved 30 January 2018.
  3. ^ a b Philpott, A. (1912). "Descriptions of three new species of Lepidoptera". Transactions and Proceedings of the New Zealand Institute. 44: 115–116. Retrieved 30 January 2018.
  4. ^ Dugdale, J. S. (1988). "Lepidoptera - annotated catalogue, and keys to family-group taxa" (PDF). Fauna of New Zealand. 14: 160. Retrieved 30 January 2018.
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Scoparia clavata: Brief Summary

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Scoparia clavata is a species of moth of the family Crambidae. It is endemic to New Zealand.

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