Proteuxoa paratorna (Lower, 1902)
Hyphen Noctuid
(formerly known as Caradrina paratorna)
ACRONICTINAE2,   NOCTUIDAE,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@yahoo.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Proteuxoa paratorna
(Photo: courtesy of Peter Marriott, near Gisborne, Victoria)

The adult moth of this species has fawn forewings each with a black and white sickle mark near the middle. The hindwings are off-white with dark veins, shading to brown at the margins. The wingspan is about 3.5 cms.

The species has been found in:

  • New South Wales,
  • Victoria,
  • Tasmania, and
  • South Australia.


    Further reading :

    Oswald B. Lower,
    Descriptions of new Australian Lepidoptera,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 26 (1901), p. 655.

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


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    (written 3 January 2017, updated 23 December 2020)