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Genus Scoparia

Moth - Scoparia dominicki Double-striped Scoparia Moth - Hodges#4716 - Scoparia biplagialis moth - Scoparia Unknown Moth - Scoparia biplagialis Double-striped Scoparia - Hodges#4716 - Scoparia biplagialis Crambidae - Scoparia biplagialis Scoparia cinereomedia Crambidae: Scoparia biplagialis - Scoparia biplagialis
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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Pyraloidea (Pyralid and Crambid Snout Moths)
Family Crambidae (Crambid Snout Moths)
Subfamily Scopariinae
Genus Scoparia
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Scoparia Haworth, 1811
Eudorea Curtis, 1827
Cholius Guenée, 1845
Phegea Gistl, 1848
Epileucia Stephens, 1852
Tetraprosopus Butler, 1882
Xeroscopa Meyrick, 1884
Eudoria Chapman, 1912
Explanation of Names
Generic epithet Scoparia is Latin meaning "sweeper." (1)
Numbers
Fourteen Scoparia species occur in America north of Mexico. MPG list
Identification
Adults - mostly smaller and paler than related genera but not reliably seperable from Eudonia superficially (2)
Works Cited
1.An accentuated list of the British Lepidoptera, with hints on the derivation of the names.
Anonymous. 1858. The Entomological Societies of Oxford and Cambridge.
2.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.