Thoracolopha flexirena (Walker, 1865)
Zoned Noctuid
(formerly known as Proteuxoa flexirena)
ACRONICTINAE2,   NOCTUIDAE,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@yahoo.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Thoracolopha 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. The hindwings are pale brown. The wingspan is about 4 cms.

Thoracolopha flexirena
(Specimen: courtesy of the Macleay Museum, University of Sydney, digitally repaired)

The species has been found in:

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


    Further reading :

    Bobbie Hitchcock, Edward Edwards, and Andrew Mitchell,
    Integrating dots and spots with COI sequence data reinstates Thoracolopha Turner, 1939 (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae), for 13 Australian species formerly in Proteuxoa Hampson, 1903,
    Austral Entomology,
    October 2017.

    Peter Marriott & Marilyn Hewish,
    Moths of Victoria - Part 9,
    Cutworms and Allies - NOCTUOIDEA (C)
    ,
    Entomological Society of Victoria, 2020, pp. 22-23.

    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, 27 June 2018, 24 December 2020)