Patania violacealis

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Patania violacealis
Syllepte violacealis-25mm.jpg
Patania violacealis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Crambidae
Subfamily: Spilomelinae
Genus: Patania
Species: P. violacealis
Binomial name
Patania violacealis
(Guillermet, 1996)[1]
  • Syllepte violacealis Guillermet, 1996
  • Pleuroptya violacealis

Patania violacealis is a moth in the Crambidae family that is endemic in Réunion. The wingspan of this moth is approx. 25mm.

It looks very similar to Herpetogramma licarsisalis, but under light the surface of its wings shines violet.

See also[edit]

List of moths of Réunion