Proteuxoa crypsicharis (Lower, 1902)
Stippled Noctuid
(formerly known as Caradrina crypsicharis)
AMPHIPYRINAE,   NOCTUIDAE,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of Andrew Mitchell, Australian Museum)

The adult moth of this species has variable brown forewings each with a pale marginal area bounded by a dark wavy serrated submarginal line, and other variable dark marks, including an irregular dark spot in the middle. The hindwings are off-white shading to pale brown at the wing-tips. The wingspan is about 3 cms.


(Photo: courtesy of Andrew Mitchell, Australian Museum)

The species has been found in

  • Victoria, and
  • South Australia.


    Further reading :

    Oswald B. Lower,
    Descriptions of new Australian Lepidoptera,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 26 (1901), p. 654-655.

    Peter Marriott & Marilyn Hewish,
    Moths of Victoria - Part 9,
    Cutworms and Allies - NOCTUOIDEA (C)
    ,
    Entomological Society of Victoria, 2020, pp. 14-15.


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    (written 5 January 2021)