Praxis pandesma (Lower, 1902)
(formerly known as Corrha pandesma)
Variable Praxis
CALPINAE,   EREBIDAE,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The adult moths of this species are a speckled brown with variable broad dark edged bands across each wing. The wing margins are slightly scalloped. The wingspan is about 4 cms.

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

The species has been found in :

  • Australian Capital Territory,
  • Victoria,
  • Tasmania, and
  • South Australia.


    Further reading :

    Oswald B. Lower,
    Descriptions of new Australian Lepidoptera,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 26 (1902), p. 656.

    Peter Marriott,
    Moths of Victoria - Part 8,
    Night Moths and Allies - NOCTUOIDEA(B)
    ,
    Entomological Society of Victoria, 2017, pp. 1, 10-11, 14-15.


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    (written 6 January 2017)