Praxis porphyretica Guenée, 1852
(one synonym : Praxis inordinata Walker, 1858)
CALPINAE ,   NOCTUIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
  
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of Ken Harris, Morwell Park, Victoria)

The adult moth of this species is brown, with cream dots along the legs and antennae, and often around the wing edges. The wings each also have a number of submarginal wiggly bands and lines. The wingspan is about 4 cms.


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

The species occurs in :

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


    (Photo: courtesy of Joan Fearn, Moruya, New South Wales)


    Further reading :

    Achille Guenée,
    Hypogrammidae,
    in Boisduval & Guenée: Histoire naturelle des insectes; spécies général des lépidoptères,
    Volume 7 (1852), p. 29, No. 1355, and also Plate 18, fig. 10.


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    (updated 13 April 2013, 3 March 2014)