Proteuxoa scotti (R. Felder & Rogenhofer, 1875)
(previously known as Agrotis scotti)
AMPHIPYRINAE ,   NOCTUIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Proteuxoa scotti
drawing by Felder & Rogenhofer, listed as Agrotis scotti
,
Reise der Osterreichischen Fregatte Novara,
Band 2, Abtheilung 2 (5) (1875), Plate CX, fig. 16,
image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Smithsonian Libraries.

The adult moth of this species has forewings that each have a complex brown pattern with wandering white lines. The hindwings are off-white darkening at the margins. The wingspan is about 3 cms.

The species has been found in:

  • Tasmania.


    Further reading :

    Rudolf Felder & Alois F. Rogenhofer,
    Zoologischer Theil: Lepidoptera,
    Reise der Osterreichischen Fregatte Novara,
    Band 2, Abtheilung 2 (5) (1875), p. 2, and also Plate 110, fig. 16


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    (written 21 May 2014)