Enchesphora nubilalis (Hampson, 1893)
(formerly known as Stericta nubilalis)
EPIPASCHIINAE ,   PYRALIDAE ,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Enchesphora nubilalis
(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Hervey Range, Queensland)

The adult moth is grey and brown with various markings including a diagonal dark line across the wingtip of each forewing. The hindwings fade to white at the bases. The wingspan is about 3 cms.

Enchesphora nubilalis
male, drawing by George Francis Hampson, listed as Stericta nubilalis
,
The Macrolepidoptera Heterocera of Ceylon,
Illustrations of typical specimens of Lepidoptera Heterocera in the collection of the British Museum,
Part IX (1893), Plate CXXVII, fig. 9,
image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Smithsonian Libraries.

The species is found in

  • New Guinea,
  • Sri Lanka,

    and in Australia in :

  • Northern Territory, and
  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    George Francis Hampson,
    The Macrolepidoptera Heterocera of Ceylon,
    Illustrations of typical specimens of Lepidoptera Heterocera in the collection of the British Museum,
    Part 9 (1893), p. 100, and also Plate 172, fig. 9.


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    ((written 20 October 2012, updated 21 January 2017)