Puneet Varma

Scopula modesta

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

Scopula modesta is a moth of the family Geometridae. It is found in Sri Lanka and India.

Description

Wingspan is about 30mm. Hind wings with more or less angled outer margin at vein 4. Body whitish suffused with brownish fuscous. Fore wings with almost straight oblique antemedial line. Both wings with oblique straight medial line with an indistinct diffused fuscous cell-spot inside it on fore wings and prominent brown cell-speck beyond it on hind wings. A nearly straight postmedial line, the area beyond it more suffused with brownish fuscous, sometimes with pale sub-marginal patches.

References

Scopula modesta Wikipedia


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