Enispa violacea (T.P. Lucas, 1894)
(previously known as Homodes violacea)
ACONTIINAE,   NOCTUIDAE,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Enispa violacea
Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, from
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art

The adult moth of this species is mauve, but fades to brown in older specimens. The wings are marked with some variable vague dark lines and spots. Two of the middle segments in the abdomen are darker brown. The wingspan is about 1.5 cms.

The species is found in

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


    Further reading :

    Thomas P. Lucas,
    Descriptions of new Australian Lepidoptera, with additional localities for known species,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Series 2, Volume 8 (1894), pp. 144-145.

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 114.


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    (updated 6 March 2011)