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Scoparia niphospora
Scoparia s.l. niphospora male.jpg
Male
Scientific classification
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Scoparia
Species:
S. niphospora
Binomial name
Scoparia niphospora
(Meyrick, 1884)
Synonyms
  • Xeroscopa niphospora Meyrick, 1884

Scoparia niphospora is a moth in the family Crambidae. It is endemic to New Zealand.

Taxonomy

This species was described by Edward Meyrick in 1884. Meyrick gave a more detailed description of the species in 1885. Meyrick placed this species within the genus Scopaira in 1913. However the placement of this species within Scoparia is in doubt. As a result, this species has also been referred to as Scoparia (s.l.) niphospora.

Description

The wingspan is 26–29 mm. The forewings are light greyish-ochreous, irrorated with white except along the costa. The costa are dark fuscous with a few scattered dark fuscous scales. The veins are somewhat marked with dark fuscous posteriorly. There is a hindmarginal row of black dots. The hindwings are very pale whitish-ochreous. Adults have been recorded on wing in January.

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