Proteuxoa ochrias (Turner, 1911)
Fringed Noctuid
(previously known as Gyroprora ochrias)
ACRONICTINAE2,   NOCTUIDAE,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@yahoo.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Proteuxoa ochrias
(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)

The forewings of the adult moth each have a pattern of light and dark brown. The hindwings are pale brown darkening toward the margins, with dark veins. The wingspan is about 2.5 cms.

The species occurs in Australia, including:

  • Victoria.


    Further reading

    Peter Marriott & Marilyn Hewish,
    Moths of Victoria - Part 9,
    Cutworms and Allies - NOCTUOIDEA (C)
    ,
    Entomological Society of Victoria, 2020, pp. 18-19.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Studies in Australian Lepidoptera,
    Annals of the Queensland Museum,
    Volume 10 (1911), pp. 64-65.


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    (written 3 January 2021)