Scoparia objurgalis Guenée, 1854
SCOPARIINI,   SCOPARIINAE,   CRAMBIDAE,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@yahoo.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Scoparia objurgalis
female, drawing by Achille Guenée, Deltoïdes et Pyralites
,
Histoire Naturelle des Insectes; Spécies Général des Lépidoptères,
Volume 9, Part 8 (1854), Plate X, No. 10,
Image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Smithsonian Libraries.

The adult moths of this species have dark brown forewings each with white zig-zag lines across them, and a dark blob in the middle. The hindwings are plain pale brown, darkening toward the margins. The wingspan is about 2 cms.


Further reading :

Achille Guenée,
Deltoïdes et Pyralites,
in Boisduval & Guenée: Histoire Naturelle des Insectes; Spécies Général des Lépidoptères,
Volume 9, Part 8 (1854), pp. 425-426, No. 556, and also Plate 10, Fig. 10.


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(written 21 November 2015, updated 24 July 2020)