Proteuxoa nuna (Guenée, 1868)
(previously known as Nitocris nuna)
AMPHIPYRINAE ,   NOCTUIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

Catalogue of Lepidoptera Phalænæ in the British Museum,
Noctuidæ, Volume VIII (1909), Plate CXXXI, fig. 16,
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 dark triangle containing a reddish comma mark near the middle. The hindwings are pale brown with dark veins, and with an indistinct dark mark at each wingtip.

The species occurs in Australia, including:

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


    Further reading :

    Achille Guenée,
    New species etc. of Heterocerous Lepidoptera from Canterbury, New Zealand, collected by Mr R.W. Fereday,
    Entomologist's Monthly Magazine,
    Volume 5 (1868), p. 6.

    George Francis Hampson,
    Catalogue of Noctuidae in the British Museum,
    Catalogue of Lepidoptera Phalaenae in the British Museum,
    Volume 8 (1909), p. 378, No. 4036, and also Plate 131, fig. 16.


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    (created 8 December 2011)