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Scoparia limatula
Scientific classification
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Genus:
Scoparia
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S. limatula
Binomial name
Scoparia limatula
Philpott, 1930

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

Taxonomy

It was described by Alfred Philpott in 1930. 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.) limatula. The wing patterns and male genitalia of holotypes of this species and Scoparia harpalea have been examined and have been found to be identical.

Description

The wingspan is about 26 mm. The forewings are white with grey and fuscous scales. The hindwings are brassy-ochreous. Adults have been recorded on wing in January and February.

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