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Scoparia halopis (Grass moth)

Kingdom: Animalia
Tribe: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Crambidae
Subfamily: Scopariinae
Gender: Scoparia
Species: S. halopis
Binomial name: Scoparia halopis

Scoparia halopis is a New Zealand native snout mouth moth found through the country including the Auckland Islands (Subantarctic). The snout is formed by two finger like palps. It is a moth of the grass moths family whose caterpillars feed on plants or mosses.