Proteuxoa leptochroa (Turner, 1925)
Broad-bodied Noctuid
(formerly known as Caradrina leptochroa)
ACRONICTINAE2,   NOCTUIDAE,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@yahoo.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Proteuxoa leptochroa
(Photo: courtesy of Marilyn Hewish, Melbourne, Victoria)

The forewings of the adult moth are brown, each with a pattern including an indistinct orage spot in the middle, a faint pale area along margin, and small dark carets between the veins on the margin. The hindwings are pale brown, darker at the wing tips, with dark veins. The wingspan is about 3.5 cms.

Proteuxoa leptochroa
(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)

This species occurs in Australia, including:

  • New South Wales,
  • Australian Capital Territory, and
  • Victoria.


    Further reading :

    Peter Marriott & Marilyn Hewish,
    Moths of Victoria - Part 9,
    Cutworms and Allies - NOCTUOIDEA (C)
    ,
    Entomological Society of Victoria, 2020, pp. 14-15.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    New Australian Lepidoptera,
    Transactions and Proceedings of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 49 (1925), p. 39.


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    (written 2 May 2020, 20 December 2020)