Chaetocneme porphyropis

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Chaetocneme porphyropis
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Hesperiidae
Genus: Chaetocneme
Species: C. porphyropis
Binomial name
Chaetocneme porphyropis
(Meyrick & Lower, 1902)
  • Phoenicops porphyropis Meyrick & Lower, 1902
  • Hesperia porphyrescens (Meyrick & Lower, 1902)

Chaetocneme porphyropis, the purple brown-eye or purple dusk-flat, is a species of butterfly of the Hesperiidae family endemic to tropical Queensland, between Innisfail and Daintree on the Atherton Tableland. Its wingspan is about 60 mm. The larvae feed on various Lauraceae species, including Cinnamomum camphora, Cryptocarya grandis, Endiandra compressa, Litsea leefeana, and Neolitsea dealbata.

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