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Scoparia fimbriata
Scoparia s.l. fimbriata male.jpg
Male
Scientific classification
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Scoparia
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S. fimbriata
Binomial name
Scoparia fimbriata
Philpott, 1917

Scoparia fimbriata is a species of moth in the family Crambidae. This species is endemic to New Zealand.

Taxonomy

It was described by Alfred Philpott in 1917. 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.) fimbriata.

Description

The wingspan is about 20 mm. The forewings are pale ochreous-brown, but darker basally. The first line is whitish, margined posteriorly with blackish-brown. The second line is pale, margined anteriorly with blackish-brown. The hindwings are ochreous-grey. The lunule and subterminal line are fuscous. Adults have been recorded on wing in December and January.

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