Proteuxoa paratorna (Lower, 1902)
(formerly known as Caradrina paratorna)
AMPHIPYRINAE ,   NOCTUIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.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.


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    (written 3 January 2017)