Scoparia protorthra Meyrick, 1885
SCOPARIINI ,   SCOPARIINAE ,   CRAMBIDAE ,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Scoparia protorthra
(Photo: courtesy of Laura Levens, Upper Beaconsfield, Victoria)

The caterpillars of this species feed on :

  • Moss ( Bryophyta )

    Scoparia protorthra
    (Photo: courtesy of Laura Levens, Upper Beaconsfield, Victoria)

    The adult moths have a grey pattern, with a broad ragged white band across each forewing. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

    Scoparia protorthra
    underside
    (Photo: courtesy of Laura Levens, Upper Beaconsfield, Victoria)

    The species has been caught in

  • Queensland,
  • New South Wales, and
  • Victoria.


    Further reading :

    Ian F.B. Common,
    Moths of Australia,
    Melbourne University Press, 1990, fig. 33.4, p. 352.

    Edward Meyrick,
    On the classification of the Australian Pyralidina,
    Transactions of The Entomological Society of London,
    1885, Part 4, pp. 450-451.


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    (updated 20 May 2012)