Proteuxoa amaurodes (Lower, 1902)
(formerly known as Agrotis amaurodes)
AMPHIPYRINAE ,   NOCTUIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of Cathy Powers, Ocean Grove Nature Reserve, Victoria)

The adult moth of this species has grey or brown forewings each with wavy patterns, some white spots, and a dark blurred sickle shape. The hindwings are off-white shading to grey at the margins. The wingspan is about 4 cms.

The species has been found in

  • Victoria,
  • Tasmania, and
  • South Australia.


    Further reading :

    Oswald B. Lower,
    Descriptions of new Australian Lepidoptera,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 26 (1901), p. 642.


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    (written 6 January 2017)