Scoparia oxygona Meyrick, 1897
SCOPARIINI,   SCOPARIINAE,   CRAMBIDAE,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@yahoo.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Scoparia oxygona
(Photo: courtesy of Ned Johnston, Mount Ainslie, Australian Capital Territory)

The adult moths of this species have a complex black, brown and white pattern on each forewing. The hindwings are off-white darkening towards the wingtips. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

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

The species has been caught in

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


    Further reading :

    Edward Meyrick,
    Descriptions of new Lepidoptera from Australia and New Zealand,
    Transactions of the Entomological Society of London,
    1897, pp. 381-382.


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    (written 7 April 2021)