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Scoparia cordata

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Insecta
Family  Crambidae
Rank  Species
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Lepidoptera
Genus  Scoparia

Scoparia cordata is a moth in the Crambidae family. It was described by Li in 2012. It is found in China (Jiangxi).

The length of the forewings is 5.5-6.5 mm. The forewings are suffused with blackish brown scales. The antemedian line is white and the antemedian stigmata is blackish brown. The postmedian and subterminal line are white. The termen is white with a row of pale brown dots. The hindwings are greyish white, suffused with pale brown scales along the veins.

Etymology

The species name refers to the male genitalia with a heart-shaped juxta and is derived from Latin cordatus (meaning heart-shaped).

References

Scoparia cordata Wikipedia


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