Proteuxoa capularis (Guenée, 1852)
(one synonym : Amphipyra cinctipes Felder & Rogenhofer, 1875)
AMPHIPYRINAE ,   NOCTUIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Proteuxoa capularis
(Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory)

The adult moth of this species has pale brown forewings each with a a number of dark marks. The wingspan is about 3.5 cms.

Proteuxoa capularis
male, drawing by Felder & Rogenhofer, listed as Amphipyra cinctipes
,
Reise der Osterreichischen Fregatte Novara,
Band 2, Abtheilung 2 (5) (1875), Plate CXI, figure 19,
image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Smithsonian Libraries.

The species has been found in:

  • Australian Capital Territory,
  • Victoria, and
  • Tasmania,
  • South Australia, and
  • Western Australia.


    Further reading :

    Rudolf Felder & Alois F. Rogenhofer,
    Zoologischer Theil: Lepidoptera,
    Reise der Osterreichischen Fregatte Novara,
    Band 2, Abtheilung 2 (5) (1875), p. 2, and also Plate 111, figure 19.

    Achille Guenée,
    Noctuidae,
    in Boisduval & Guenée :
    Histoire naturelle des insectes; spécies général des lépidoptères,
    Volume 9, Part 5 (1852), pp. 271-272, No. 437.


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    (updated 25 March 2011)