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Scoparia claranota
Scoparia s.l. claranota male.jpg
Male
Scientific classification
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Scoparia
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S. claranota
Binomial name
Scoparia claranota
Howes, 1946

Scoparia claranota is a species of moth in the family Crambidae. It is endemic to New Zealand.

Taxonomy

It was described by W. George Howes in 1946. However the placement of this species within the genus Scoparia is in doubt. As a result, this species has also been referred to as Scoparia (s.l.) claranota.

Description

The wingspan is about 39 mm. The forewings are silvery-white with a streak of ochreous-brown along the costa and light ochreous-brown borders around the dark markings. There is a black line from the centre of the base to the centre of the wing, as well as a black line from the centre of the wing to the termen slightly above the tornus. The hindwings are silvery-white. Adults have been recorded on wing in December.

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