Thoracolopha spilocrossa (Turner, 1915)
(formerly known as Proteuxoa spilocrossa)
AMPHIPYRINAE,   NOCTUIDAE,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Thoracolopha spilocrossa
(Photo: courtesy of the Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)

The adult moth of this species has brown forewings each with variable dark markings including a dark crescent. The hindwings are pale brown. The wingspan is about 2.5 cms.

Thoracolopha spilocrossa
(Photo: courtesy of the Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)

The species has been found in:

  • Australian Capital Territory,
  • Victoria,
  • Tasmania,
  • South Australia, and
  • Western Australia.


    Further reading :

    Bobbie Hitchcock, Edward Edwards, & Andrew Mitchell,
    Integrating dots and spots with COI sequence data reinstates Thoracolopha Turner, 1939 (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae), for 13 Australian species formerly in Proteuxoa Hampson, 1903
    Austral Entomology, 2 October 2017.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Studies in Australian Lepidoptera,
    Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland,
    Volume 27 (1915), p. 22.


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    (written 6 December 2020)