Scopula achroa (Lower, 1902:229)

Saltmarsh looper moth



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonyms: Emmiltis achroa Lower, 1902 (original combination); Dasybela achroa (Lower, 1902)


Conservation Status

Rediscovered in 1994



Tasmania, Australia


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Lower, Oswald Bertram. (1902). Descriptions of new genera and species of Australian Lepidoptera. Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia 26: 212-247.


Other references:

Bryant, Sally L. and Jackson, J. (1999). Tasmania's Threatened Fauna Handbook: What, Where and How to Protect Tasmania's Threatened Animals. Threatened Species Unit, DPIWE, Hobart. [p. 337-339]

Common, I. F. B. (1990). Moths of Australia. Melbourne University Press, Melbourne.

Sihvonen, Pasi. (2005). Phylogeny and classification of the Scopulini moths (Lepidoptera: Geometridae, Sterrhinae). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 143(4): 473-530.


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