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 is known from Sri Lanka.[1] Food plants for this species include Camellia and Cinchona.


The ground color of the wings are purplish in female. Fore wings 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. he triangle in the cell small. Oblique streak is more suffused. Hind wings lack markings. hind tarsus of male represented by a bristle. In some specimens, the ground color of the fore wings 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 Vol-i". Digital Library of India. p. 558. Retrieved 4 July 2016. [permanent dead link]

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