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Petite Wave Moth

Scopula minorata


Body length 6mm, wing span 16mm First two pictures are from the underside, it was resting on a clear plastic greenhouse cover


Balcony, attracted from surrounding countryside by night light.

No species ID suggestions


Thanks all, it looked good enough for me to accept.

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 5 years ago

Perhaps S. minorata is a better match:
It's very difficult to ID these Scopula, because some Scopula look like Idaea, and some Idaea look like Scopula.

injica 5 years ago

I don't know, I have literally measure it and its smaller too, but what ever I have read about (markings descriptions) fits, but Ideae are from my experience, evidently shinier and btw. Idaea mediaria has no fine cloud-like markings and no signs of 4 spots that are typical for Scopulae ...I don't know but from this 2 the possibility that'd Ideae is 40%...

This one has only 16mm wingspan, Scopula marginepunctata is 25-28mm.
J has been suggesting Idaea mediaria for those similar to this and are 14-19mm.

injica 5 years ago

Scopula sp. possibly Scopula marginepunctata

Llíria, Comunitat Valenciana, Spain

Lat: 39.68, Long: -0.67

Spotted on Jul 20, 2013
Submitted on Jul 24, 2013


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