Proteuxoa flexirena (Walker, 1865)
(one synonym : Orthosia quadriplana T.P. Lucas, 1895)
AMPHIPYRINAE ,   NOCTUIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Proteuxoa flexirena
(Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Aranda, Australian Capital Territory)

The adult moth of this species has light and dark brown patterned forewings, each with a dark comma mark, and pale brown hindwings. The wingspan is about 4 cms.

Proteuxoa flexirena
(Specimen: courtesy of the Macleay Museum, University of Sydney)

The species has been found in:

  • Queensland,
  • New South Wales,
  • Australian Capital Territory,
  • Victoria, and
  • Tasmania.


    Further reading :

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 120.

    Francis Walker,
    Catalogue of Lepidoptera Heterocera,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 32, Supplement part 2 (1865), p. 673.


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    (updated 12 April 2013)