(previously known as Caradina chrysospila)
ACRONICTINAE, NOCTUIDAE, NOCTUOIDEA
The moths of this species are brown with a central pale spot, and a pale marginal area, on each forewing, and hindwings that fade toward the bases. The thorax has two narrow dark brown streaks The wingspan is about 3 cms.
This species occurs in Australia, including:
The moths are easily confused with Proteuxoa chrysospila, but Proteuxoa chrysospila has a blunt, solid and undivided forewing reniform mark (i.e not divided into two lobes). Proteuxoa paragypsa also has pronounced dark tegulae forming a definite "T" shape from above.
George Francis Hampson,
Catalogue of Noctuidae in the British Museum,
Catalogue of Lepidoptera Phalaenae in the British Museum,
Volume 8 (1909), p. 391, No. 4054, and also Plate 131, fig. 28.
Oswald B. Lower,
New Species of Australian Lepidoptera,
Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
Volume 26 (1902), pp. 650-651.
Peter Marriott & Marilyn Hewish,
Moths of Victoria - Part 9,
Cutworms and Allies - NOCTUOIDEA (C),
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2020, pp. 16-17.
(written 8 February 2012, updated 13 February 2012, 21 August 2019, 21 December 2020, 23 April 2022)