Proteuxoa marginalis (Walker, 1865)
(one synonym : Nitocris exundans Guenée, 1868)
AMPHIPYRINAE ,   NOCTUIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Proteuxoa marginalis
male, drawing by George Francis Hampson, listed as Omphaletis exundans,

Catalogue of Lepidoptera Phalænæ in the British Museum,
Noctuidæ, Volume VIII (1909), Plate CXXXI, fig. 14,
image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Ernst Mayr Library, Harvard University.

The forewings of the adult moth each have a pattern of dark brown, including a comma-shaped mark near the middle. The hind wings are also brown, fading toward the bases, with dark veins. The wingspan is about 4 cms.

The species occurs in Australia, including:

  • Victoria, and
  • Tasmania.


    Further reading :

    George Francis Hampson,
    Catalogue of Noctuidae in the British Museum,
    Catalogue of Lepidoptera Phalaenae in the British Museum,
    Volume 8 (1909), p. 377, No. 4034, and also Plate 131, fig. 14.

    Francis Walker,
    Catalogue of Lepidoptera Heterocera,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 33, Supplement part 3 (1865), p. 741.


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    (updated 22 October 2011)