Scoparia favilliferella (Walker, 1866)
(one synonym is Xeroscopa encausta Meyrick, 1885)
SCOPARIINI,   SCOPARIINAE,   CRAMBIDAE,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Scoparia favilliferella
(Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Namadgi National Park, Australian Capital Territory)

The adult moths of this species have off-white forewings, each with scattered grey markings, an arc of dark little triangles along the margin, and a wavy pale submarginal line with dark jagged edges. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

Scoparia favilliferella
(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)

The species has been found in

  • New South Wales,
  • Australian Capital Territory, and
  • Tasmania.


    Further reading :

    Francis Walker,
    Catalogue of Lepidoptera Heterocera,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 35, Supplement 5 (1866), pp. 1719.


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    (written 8 February 2019)