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Scoparia lychnophanes
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Male
Scientific classification
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Scoparia
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S. lychnophanes
Binomial name
Scoparia lychnophanes
Meyrick, 1927

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

Taxonomy

It was described by Edward Meyrick in 1927. 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.) lychnophanes.

Description

The wingspan is about 22 mm. The forewings are dark fuscous with some scattered whitish and ochreous scales. The first and second lines are indicated by shades of scattered white-scales. The hindwings are grey, somewhat darker posteriorly. Adults have been recorded on wing in January.

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