Proteuxoa passalota (Hampson, 1909)
(also known as Prometopus passalota Turner, 1909)
AMPHIPYRINAE ,   NOCTUIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Proteuxoa passalota
female, drawing by George Francis Hampson, listed as Omphaletis passalota,

Catalogue of Lepidoptera Phalænæ in the British Museum,
Noctuidæ, Volume VIII (1909), Plate CXXXI, figure 13,
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 prominent pale streak. The hind wings are pale brown, fading toward the bases, with dark veins. The wingspan is about 3 cms.

The species occurs in Australia, including:

  • Victoria, and
  • South Australia.


    Further reading:

    George F. Hampson,
    Noctuidae,
    Catalogue of the Lepidoptera Phalaenae in the British Museum,
    Volume 8 (1909), p. 376, No. 4033, and also Plate CXXXI, figure 13.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    New Australian Lepidoptera belonging to the family Noctuidae,
    Proceedings of The Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 34 (1909), p. 342.


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    (updated 22 October 2011)