O-X Saltbush Moth
(formerly known as Proteuxoa euglypta)
NOCTUINAE, NOCTUIDAE, NOCTUOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)
The adult moth of this species has pale brown forewings, each with a pattern of white circles and zigzag markings. The hindwings are white with dark veins and two vague dark bands. The wingspan is about 2 cms.
The species has been found in Australia in
Oswald B. Lower,
New Australian Lepidoptera. No. XXV,
Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
Volume 32 (1908), p. 110.
Peter Marriott & Marilyn Hewish,
Moths of Victoria - Part 9,
Cutworms and Allies - NOCTUOIDEA (C),
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2020, pp. 24-25.
(written 9 January 2021)