Proteuxoa senta (Lower, 1902)
Sandy Noctuid
(one synonym is Caradrina amathodes Lower, 1908)
AMPHIPYRINAE,   NOCTUIDAE,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)

The adult moth of this species has pale brown forewings each with nearly imperceptible markings, sometimes including a dark wavy serrated submarginal line. The hindwings are pale brown. The wingspan is about 3 cms.

The species has been found in

  • Victoria,
  • Tasmania, and
  • South Australia.

    This species was originally thought to be a subspecies of Proteuxoa crypsicharis.


    Further reading :

    Oswald B. Lower,
    Descriptions of new Australian Lepidoptera,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 26 (1901), p. 654-655.

    Peter Marriott & Marilyn Hewish,
    Moths of Victoria - Part 9,
    Cutworms and Allies - NOCTUOIDEA (C)
    ,
    Entomological Society of Victoria, 2020, pp. 14-15.


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    (written 5 January 2021)