Proteuxoa chrysospila (Lower, 1902)
(previously known as Caradina chrysospila)
AMPHIPYRINAE ,   NOCTUIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Proteuxoa chrysospila
female, drawing by George Francis Hampson, listed as Ariathisa chrysospila,

Catalogue of Lepidoptera Phalænæ in the British Museum,
Noctuidæ, Volume VIII (1909), Plate CXXXI, fig. 28,
image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Ernst Mayr Library, Harvard University.

The moths of this species are brown with a central pale spot and pale marginal area on each forewing, and hindwings that fade toward the bases. The wingspan is about 3 cms.

This species occurs in Australia, including:

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


    Further reading

    George Francis Hampson,
    Catalogue of Noctuidae in the British Museum,
    Catalogue of Lepidoptera Phalaenae in the British Museum,
    Volume 8 (1909), p. 391, No. 4054, and also Plate 131, fig. 28.

    Oswald B. Lower,
    New Species of Australian Lepidoptera,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 26 (1902), pp. 650-651.


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    (created 8 February 2012, updated 13 February 2012)