Scoparia objurgalis Guenée, 1854
SCOPARIINI ,   SCOPARIINAE ,   CRAMBIDAE ,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.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.

The species has been caught in

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


    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)