Praxis marmarinopa Meyrick, 1897
(one synonym : Praxis selecta Swinhoe, 1901)
CALPINAE ,   NOCTUIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
  
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, from
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art

The adult moths of this species have a complex pattern of orange, black, and brown on the forewings. Each hindwing is grey crossed by a pale dark-edged band, shading into something like the forewing pattern around the tornus. The wingspan is about 3 cms.


(Photo: copyright of Uwe Path, Alice Spring, Northern Territory)

The moths have been found in:

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


    Further reading :

    Edward Meyrick,
    Descriptions of new Lepidoptera from Australia and New Zealand,
    Transactions of The Entomological Society of London,
    1897, p. 372.

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 150.


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    (updated 26 July 2012, 3 February 2014)