Enispa niviceps (Turner, 1909)
(erroneously : Micraeschus niveiceps)
ACONTIINAE ,   NOCTUIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Enispa niviceps
(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)

The adult moth of this species has pale brown and red speckled wings, with variable markings, shading darker at the margins. The moth has a wing span of about 1.5 cms.

Enispa niviceps
male, drawing by George Francis Hampson,

Catalogue of Lepidoptera Phalænæ in the British Museum,
Noctuidæ, Volume X (1910), Plate CL, fig. 4,
image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Ernst Mayr Library, Harvard University.

The species is found in Australia in

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    New Australian Lepidoptera belonging to the family Noctuidae,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 34 (1909), pp. 351-352.


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    (updated 28 September 2011)