Proteuxoa verecunda (Walker, 1858)
(formerly known as Celaena verecunda)
AMPHIPYRINAE ,   NOCTUIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of Cathy Powers, Brisbane Ranges, Victoria)

The adult moth of this species has grey or brown forewings each of which shade darker towards the margin. Each forewing has a wavy dark transverse line at the base and across the middle of the wing, and also a pair of big patches near the middle: one dark and one pale brown. The hindwings are grey-brown shading darker towards the wingtips sometimes with a vague dark spot near the middle. The wingspan is about 2.5 cms.


(Photo: courtesy of Cathy Powers, Brisbane Ranges, Victoria)

The species has been found in

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


    Further reading :

    Francis Walker,
    Noctuidae,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 15 (1858), p. 1691.


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    (written 30 January 2017)