Proteuxoa epiplecta (Guenée, 1868)
(formerly known as Nitocris epiplecta)
AMPHIPYRINAE ,   NOCTUIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Proteuxoa epiplecta
(Photo: copyright of Brett and Marie Smith, at Ellura Sanctuary, South Australia)

The adult moth of this species has forewings each with a complex pattern of pale loops, and markings in black, white, and brown. The prothorax has a hairy crest with bands of brown, white, and black. The hindwings are off-white with dark veins, shading to brown at the margins. The wingspan is about 2.5 cms.

Proteuxoa epiplecta
(Photo: copyright of Brett and Marie Smith, at Ellura Sanctuary, South Australia)

The species has been found in:

  • South Australia, and
  • Western Australia.

    Proteuxoa epiplecta
    underside
    (Photo: copyright of Brett and Marie Smith, at Ellura Sanctuary, South Australia)


    Further reading :

    Achille Guenée,
    New species etc. of Heterocerous Lepidoptera from Canterbury, New Zealand, collected by Mr R.W. Fereday,
    Entomologist's Monthly Magazine,
    Volume 5 (1868), p. 6.


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    (written 13 January 2017)