Girish Mahajan

Scopula ferruginea

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Insecta
Family  Geometridae
Rank  Species
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Lepidoptera
Tribe  Scopulini

Scopula ferruginea is a moth of the family Geometridae. It is found in Sri Lanka.


Wingspan is about 26mm. White moth with black frons. Thorax and abdomen suffused with rusty color. Wings irrorated with a few black scales. Fore wings suffused with rusty color, which is bright on the medial and basal inner areas. There is an indistinct antemedial line angled below the costa. A black cell-speck. A diffused fuscous postmedial line angled below the costa, then oblique. There is an indistinct rufous submarginal line highly angled at vein 6, and with a black spot at the angle. A sinous white submarginal line present. Hind wings with antemedial blackish line. Cell-speck present. Sinous postmedial rufous line, with a rufous bands beyond it, and a submarginal line.


Scopula ferruginea Wikipedia

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