Scoparia spelaea Meyrick, 1884
(one synonym : Scoparia pusilla Rosenstock, 1885)
SCOPARIINI,   SCOPARIINAE,   CRAMBIDAE,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Scoparia spelaea
(Photo: courtesy of Peter Marriott, Melbourne, Victoria)

The adult moths of this species are dark brown with three cream coloured bands across each forewing. The hindwings are plain pale brown. The wingspan is about 1 cm.

The species has been caught in

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


    Further reading :

    Edward Meyrick,
    Descriptions of New Zealand Micro-Lepidoptera,
    Transactions of the New Zealand Institute,
    Volume 17, 1885, p. 89, No. 28.


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    (updated 18 December 2010)