Proteuxoa cryphaea (Turner, 1931)
Lightly-marked Noctuid
(formerly known as Caradrina cryphaea)
AMPHIPYRINAE,   NOCTUIDAE,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The forewings of the adult moth are brown with a pattern of dark zigzag lines. The hindwings are pale brown, darkening at the wing-tips, with dark veins. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

The species occurs in Australia, including:

  • Queensland,
  • New South Wales,
  • Victoria, and
  • Tasmania.


    Further reading :

    Peter Marriott & Marilyn Hewish,
    Moths of Victoria - Part 9,
    Cutworms and Allies - NOCTUOIDEA (C)
    ,
    Entomological Society of Victoria, 2020, pp. 20-21.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    New Australian Lepidoptera of the families Noctuidae and Pyralidae,
    Transactions and Proceedings of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 32 (1908), p. 58.


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    (written 28 December 2020)