Proteuxoa angasi (R. Felder & Rogenhofer, 1875)
Hooked Noctuid
(one synonym : Prometopus endesma Lower, 1902)
ACRONICTINAE2,   NOCTUIDAE,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@yahoo.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The forewings of the adult moth each have a pattern of light and dark brown, including a pale subcostal streak, and pale area along the margin. The hind wings are pale brown, darker at the bases, with dark veins.

Proteuxoa angasi
drawing by Felder & Rogenhofer, listed as Luperina angasi
,
Reise der Osterreichischen Fregatte Novara,
Band 2, Abtheilung 2 (5) (1875), Plate CIX, fig. 26,
image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Smithsonian Libraries.

The species occurs in Australia, including:

  • New South Wales
  • Victoria, and
  • South Australia.


    Further reading :

    Rudolf Felder & Alois F. Rogenhofer,
    Zoologischer Theil: Lepidoptera,
    Reise der Osterreichischen Fregatte Novara,
    Band 2, Abtheilung 2 (5) (1875), p. 13, and also Plate 109, fig. 26.

    Peter Marriott & Marilyn Hewish,
    Moths of Victoria - Part 9,
    Cutworms and Allies - NOCTUOIDEA (C)
    ,
    Entomological Society of Victoria, 2020, pp. 18-19.


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    (written 8 December 2011, updated 21 August 2019, 20 December 2020)