Scoparia apheles

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Scoparia apheles
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Crambidae
Genus: Scoparia
Species: S. apheles
Binomial name
Scoparia apheles
(Meyrick, 1884)[1]
  • Xeroscopa apheles Meyrick, 1884

Scoparia apheles is a moth of the Crambidae family.[3][4] It was described by Meyrick in 1884.[5][2] This species is endemic in New Zealand.[1]

The wingspan is about 31 mm. The forewings are light brownish-ochreous with a hindmarginal row of black dots. The hindwings are ochreous-whitish. Adults have been recorded on wing in January.[6]


  1. ^ a b "Scoparia apheles (Meyrick, 1884)". Landcare Research New Zealand Ltd. Retrieved 27 January 2018. 
  2. ^ a b Dugdale, J. S. (1988). "Lepidoptera - annotated catalogue, and keys to family-group taxa" (PDF). Fauna of New Zealand. 14: 159. Retrieved 27 January 2018. 
  3. ^ Gordon, Dennis P., ed. (2010). New Zealand inventory of biodiversity. Volume two. Kingdom animalia : chaetognatha, ecdysozoa, ichnofossils. Vol. 2. Christchurch, N.Z.: Canterbury University Press. p. 458. ISBN 9781877257933. OCLC 973607714. 
  4. ^ "TNZOR Lepidoptera". Species-id. Retrieved 17 October 2016. 
  5. ^ Meyrick, E. (1884). "Descriptions of New Zealand Microlepidoptera. IV. Scopariadae". New Zealand Journal of Science. 2: 235–237. Retrieved 27 January 2018. 
  6. ^ Meyrick, E. (1885). "Descriptions of New Zealand Microlepidoptera. IV. Scopariadae". Transactions and Proceedings of the New Zealand Institute. 17: 68–120. Retrieved 27 January 2018.