Proteuxoa metaneura (Lower, 1908)
(previously known as Prometopus metaneura)
AMPHIPYRINAE ,   NOCTUIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Proteuxoa metaneura
male, drawing by George Francis Hampson, listed as Omphaletis metaneura,

Catalogue of Lepidoptera Phalænæ in the British Museum,
Noctuidæ, Volume VIII (1909), Plate CXXXI, fig. 17,
image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Ernst Mayr Library, Harvard University.

The forewings of the adult moth each have a pattern of light and dark brown, including a reddish streak near the base. The hind wings are pale brown darkening toward the margins, with dark veins. The wingspan is about 3 cms.

The species occurs in Australia, including:

  • Western Australia.


    Further reading

    George Francis Hampson,
    Catalogue of Noctuidae in the British Museum,
    Catalogue of Lepidoptera Phalaenae in the British Museum,
    Volume 8 (1909), p. 380, No. 4078, and also Plate 131, fig. 14.

    Oswald B. Lower,
    New Australian Lepidoptera. No. XXV.,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 32 (1908), p. 111.


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    (created 8 December 2011)