Prorocopis transversilinea (Turner, 1942)
Cross-lined Crest
(formerly known as Crypsiprora transversilinea)
CALPINAE,   EREBIDAE,   NOCTUOIDEA
  
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Prorocopis transversilinea
(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)

These adult moths have grey forewings crossed by dark looping lines. The hindwings are off-white with grey margins. The hindwing margins each have a rounded elbow. In its resting position, the moth can raise a crest of grey scales behind the head. The wingspan is up to 3 cms.

Prorocopis transversilinea
(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)

The species occurs in :

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

    Prorocopis transversilinea
    showing some underside
    (Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)


    Further reading :

    Peter Marriott,
    Moths of Victoria - Part 8,
    Night Moths and Allies - NOCTUOIDEA(B)
    ,
    Entomological Society of Victoria, 2017, pp. 16-17.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Fragmenta lepidopterologica,
    Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland,
    Volume 53 (1941), pp. 77-78.


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    (written 13 May 2019)