Proteuxoa hydraecioides (Guenée, 1852)
(formerly known as Agrotis hydraecioides)
AMPHIPYRINAE ,   NOCTUIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
  
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Proteuxoa hydraecioides
(Photo: courtesy of the Macleay Museum, University of Sydney)

This specimen was found on:

  • Nasturtiums ( Tropaeolum majus, BRASSICACEAE ).

    Proteuxoa hydraecioides
    male, drawing by George Francis Hampson, listed as Ariathisa hydraecioides,

    Catalogue of Lepidoptera Phalænæ in the British Museum,
    Noctuidæ, Volume VIII (1909), Plate CXXXII, fig. 4,
    image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Ernst Mayr Library, Harvard University.

    Specimens have been taken in

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


    Further reading :

    Achille Guenée,
    Noctuidae,
    in Boisduval & Guenée :
    Histoire naturelle des insectes; spécies général des lépidoptères,
    Volume 9, Part 5 (1852), p. 272, No. 438-A.

    George Francis Hampson,
    Catalogue of Noctuidae in the British Museum,
    Catalogue of Lepidoptera Phalaenae in the British Museum,
    Volume 8 (1909), pp. 395-396, No. 4062, and also Plate 132, fig. 4.


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    (updated 9 August 2011, 4 July 2015)