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

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

Catalogue of Lepidoptera Phalænæ in the British Museum,
Noctuidæ, Volume VIII (1909), Plate CXXXI, fig. 24,
image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Ernst Mayr Library, Harvard University.

The moths of this species have a complex brown pattern on each forewing, and plain pale brown hindwings with dark veins. The wingspan is about 3 cms.

This species occurs in Australia, including:

  • South Australia, and
  • Western 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. 385, No. 4047, and also Plate 131, fig. 24.

    Oswald B. Lower,
    New Species of Australian Lepidoptera,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 26 (1902), p. 646.


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    (created 8 February 2012, updated 13 February 2012)