Proteuxoa amaurodes (Lower, 1902)
Smoky-grey Noctuid
(formerly known as Agrotis amaurodes)
ACRONICTINAE2,   NOCTUIDAE,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@yahoo.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.


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

The species has been found in

  • Australian Capital Territory,
  • 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.

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


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    (written 6 January 2017, updated 30 June 2018, 20 December 2020)