Proteuxoa tibiata (Guenée, 1852)
Horseshoe Noctuid
(one synonym : Orthosia subnigra Walker, 1857)
ACRONICTINAE2,   NOCTUIDAE,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@yahoo.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

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

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

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.

    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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    (updated 12 March 2011, 28 September 2018, 20 December 2020)