Proteuxoa restituta (Guenée, 1852)
(one synonym : Caradrina austera Turner, 1920)
AMPHIPYRINAE,   NOCTUIDAE,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of Ian McMillan, Imbil, Queensland)

The adult moth of this species is grey, with a pale head, dark thorax, forewings, each with several dark chevron markings, and a dark-edged pale brown comma mark. The hindwings are shiny pale grey, darkening toward the margins. The wingspan is about 4 cms.


(Photo: courtesy of Ian Bevege, Lilli Pilli, New South Wales)

The species has been found in eastern Australia, including:

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


    underside
    (Photo: courtesy of Ian Bevege, Lilli Pilli, New South Wales)


    Further reading :

    Achille Guenée,
    Noctuidae,
    in Boisduval & Guenée : Histoire naturelle des insectes; spécies général des lépidoptères,
    Volume 9, Part 5 (1852), p. 273, No. 438-D.


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    (updated 20 July 2010, 20 April 2018)