Enispa parva (Bethune-Baker, 1906)
(previously known as Microeschus parva)
ACONTIINAE,   NOCTUIDAE,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Enispa parva
(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)

The adult moth of this species has brown wings with narrow dark brown margins. The forewings each have irregular dark marks along the costa. The wingspan is about 1 cm.

The species is found in

  • New Guinea,

    and also in Australia in

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    George Thomas Bethune-Baker,
    New Noctuidae from British New Guinea,
    Novitates Zoologicae,
    Volume 13 (1906), p. 217, No. 76.

    Peter Hendry,
    Lepidoptera legacy of the summer that was 2010/11,
    Metamorphosis Australia,
    Issue 61 (June 2011), pp. 18-20,
    Butterflies and Other Invertebrates Club.

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 113.


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    (updated 7 March 2011)