Proteuxoa paragypsa (Lower, 1902)
(previously known as Caradrina paragypsa)
AMPHIPYRINAE ,   NOCTUIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Proteuxoa paragypsa
(Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory)

The adult moth of this species has brown forewings each with a large dark triangle bisected by a pale arc. The wingspan is about 3.5 cms.

Proteuxoa paragypsa
female, drawing by George Francis Hampson, listed as Ariathisa paragypsa,

Catalogue of Lepidoptera Phalænæ in the British Museum,
Noctuidæ, Volume VIII (1909), Plate CXXXI, figure 29,
image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Ernst Mayr Library, Harvard University.

The species has been found in:

  • New South Wales,
  • Australian Capital Territory,
  • Victoria,
  • Tasmania, and
  • South 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. 392, No. 4055, and also Plate 131, fig. 29.

    Oswald B. Lower,
    Descriptions of New Australian Lepidoptera,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 26 (1901), p. 650.


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    (updated 12 April 2013)