Proteuxoa florescens (Walker, 1857)
Orange Noctuid
(one synonym : Miana lucasii Butler, 1882)
ACRONICTINAE2,   NOCTUIDAE,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@yahoo.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Proteuxoa florescens
(Photo: courtesy of Jenny Holmes, Victoria)

The adult moth of this species has light and dark brown patterned forewings, each with a dark-edged white boomerang mark near the middle, and some orange streaks. The hindwings are pale brown, each with a vague dark spot near the middle. The wingspan is about 4 cms.

Proteuxoa florescens
(Photo: courtesy of Jenny Holmes, Victoria)

The species has been found in:

  • Queensland,
  • New South Wales,
  • Victoria,
  • South Australia, and
  • Western Australia.

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


    Further reading :

    Peter B. McQuillan, Jan A. Forrest, David Keane, & Roger Grund,
    Caterpillars, moths, and their plants of Southern Australia,
    Butterfly Conservation South Australia Inc., Adelaide (2019), p. 164.

    Peter Marriott & Marilyn Hewish,
    Moths of Victoria - Part 9,
    Cutworms and Allies - NOCTUOIDEA (C)
    ,
    Entomological Society of Victoria, 2020, pp. 18-19.

    Francis Walker,
    Catalogue of Lepidoptera Heterocera,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 12 (1857), p. 268, No. 22.


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    (updated 1 July 2010, 22 August 2019, 31 December 2020)