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

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

The adult moth of this species has brown forewings each with a dark smudge near the centre. The hindwings are grey shading to black at the margins. The wingspan is about 4 cms.

The species has been found in:

  • New South Wales,
  • Australian Capital Territory,
  • Victoria,
  • Tasmania, and
  • South Australia.


    Further reading :

    Oswald B. Lower,
    New Species of Australian Lepidoptera,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 26 (1902), pp. 652-653.


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    (updated 12 April 2013)