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.

Description

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.

References

Scopula ferruginea Wikipedia


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