Proteuxoa tibiata (Guenée, 1852)
(one synonym : Orthosia subnigra Walker, 1857)
AMPHIPYRINAE ,   NOCTUIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The adult moth of this species has greyish forewings with a dark mark like a comma near the centre of each one. The hindwings are plain brown. The wingspan is about 3 cms.

The species has been found in:

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


    Further reading :

    Achille Guenée,
    Noctuélites,
    in Boisduval & Guenée:
    Histoire naturelle des insectes; spécies général des lépidoptères,
    Volume 9, Part 5, Section 1 (1852), p. 273, No. 439.


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    (updated 12 March 2011)