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

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

Catalogue of Lepidoptera Phalænæ in the British Museum,
Noctuidæ, Volume VIII (1909), Plate CXXXI, figure 19,
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. The hind wings are pale brown, with dark veins. The wingspan is about 3.5 cms.

The species occurs in Australia, including:

  • South Australia, and
  • Western 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. 381, No. 4034, and also Plate 131, fig. 19.

    Oswald B. Lower,
    New Species of Australian Lepidoptera,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 26 (1902), pp. 647-648.


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    (created 8 January 2012)