Scopula innocens (Butler, 1886)
(previously known as Idaea innocens) STERRHINAE ,   GEOMETRIDAE ,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Scopula innocens
(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)

This adult moth is white with a dark dot near the middle of each wing and some other brown markings, including brown submarginal areas on each wing. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

The species has been found in:

  • Queensland.


    Further reading

    Arthur G. Butler,
    Descriptions of 21 new genera and 103 new species of Lepidoptera Heterocera from the Australian region,
    Transactions of the Entomological Society of London,
    1886, Part 4, pp. 436-437, No. 93.


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    (written 11 January 2013)