Proteuxoa mesombra (Lower, 1893)
(formerly known as Orthosia mesombra)
AMPHIPYRINAE ,   NOCTUIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Proteuxoa mesombra
(Photo: courtesy of Leuba Ridgway, Upper Ferntree Gully, Victoria)

The adult moth of this species has fawn forewings each with various markings including a large dark triangle near the middle containing two red blobs. The hindwings are shiny off-white with dark veins, shading to brown at the wingtips. The wingspan is about 3 cms.

Proteuxoa mesombra
(Photo: courtesy of Leuba Ridgway, Upper Ferntree Gully, Victoria)

The species has been found in:

  • Victoria, and
  • South Australia.


    Further reading :

    Oswald B. Lower,
    New Australian Lepidoptera,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 17 (1892), p. 153.


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    (written 4 February 2017)