Endoclita purpurescens

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Endoclita purpurescens
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Hepialidae
Genus: Endoclita
Species: E. purpurescens
Binomial name
Endoclita purpurescens
(Moore, [1883])
  • Phassus purpurescens Moore, [1883]

Endoclita purpurescens is a species of moth of the family Hepialidae. It was described by Frederic Moore in 1883 and is known from Sri Lanka.[1] Food plants for this species include Camellia and Cinchona.


The ground color of the wings are purplish in the female. Forewings with a white "comma" mark in the cell before the middle, another at upper end with from one to four white specks just outside the cell. A black sub-basal speck between veins 1b and c. There is no brown spot on vein 1b. The triangle in the cell small. Oblique streak is more suffused. Hindwings lack markings. Hind tarsus of male represented by a bristle. In some specimens, the ground color of the forewings is reddish brown and number of white specks are scattered about the wing and incomplete circular black marks appear on the costa and on each side of vein 1b.[2]


  1. ^ Nielsen, Ebbe S.; Robinson, Gaden S.; Wagner, David L. (2000). "Ghost-moths of the world: a global inventory and bibliography of the Exoporia (Mnesarchaeoidea and Hepialoidea) (Lepidoptera )" (PDF). Journal of Natural History. 34 (6): 823–878. doi:10.1080/002229300299282. 
  2. ^ Hampson, G. F. (1892). The Fauna of British India Including Ceylon and Burma: Moths. I. Taylor & Francis. Retrieved 29 September 2017. 

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