Praxis edwardsii Guenée, 1852
Edward's Praxis
CALPINAE,   NOCTUIDAE,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Praxis edwardsii
(Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Aranda, Australian Capital Territory)

These caterpillars feed on:

  • Blackwood ( Acacia melanoxylon, MIMOSACEAE ).

    The adult moths are a speckled dark brown. The wingspan is about 4 cms.

    The species occurs in :

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


    Further reading :

    Ian F.B. Common,
    Moths of Australia, Melbourne University Press, 1990, fig. 47.1, p. 452.

    Achille Guenée,
    Hypogrammidae,
    in Boisduval & Guenée:
    Histoire naturelle des insectes; spécies général des lépidoptères,
    Volume 7 (1852), p. 29, No. 1356.

    Peter Marriott,
    Moths of Victoria - Part 8,
    Night Moths and Allies - NOCTUOIDEA(B)
    ,
    Entomological Society of Victoria, 2017, pp. 14-15.


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    (updated 13 April 2013, 6 January 2017)