Proteuxoa adelopa (Hampson, 1909)
(previously known as Ariathisa adelopa)
AMPHIPYRINAE,   NOCTUIDAE,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Proteuxoa adelopa
(Photo: courtesy of Andrew Mitchell, Australian Museum)

The moths of this species have a complex brown pattern on each forewing, and plain pale brown hindwings with dark veins. The wingspan is about 4 cms.

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

This species occurs in Australia, including:

  • New South Wales, and
  • Victoria.

    Proteuxoa adelopa
    male, drawing by George Francis Hampson, listed as Ariathisa adelopa,

    Catalogue of Lepidoptera Phalænæ in the British Museum,
    Noctuidæ, Volume VIII (1909), Plate CXXXII, fig. 23,
    image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Ernst Mayr Library, Harvard University.


    Further reading

    George Francis Hampson,
    Catalogue of Noctuidae in the British Museum,
    Catalogue of Lepidoptera Phalaenae in the British Museum,
    Volume 8 (1909), p. 407, No. 4082, and also Plate 132, fig. 23.

    Peter Marriott & Marilyn Hewish,
    Moths of Victoria - Part 9,
    Cutworms and Allies - NOCTUOIDEA (C)
    ,
    Entomological Society of Victoria, 2020, pp. 20-21.


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    (written 27 December 2020)