Undescribed Owlet Moth
S3: Female, dorsal
|Class:||Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)|
|Order:||Butterflies & Moths (Lepidoptera)|
|Family:||Owlet moth (:Noctuoidea Noctuidae Acronictinae)|
|Species:||Undescribed Owlet Moth (Proteuxoa sp ES4)|
|This Photo:||S2: Female, dorsal|
Thank you Marilyn Hewish for identifying this species for us
General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
Head & body length ~10mm, wingspan ~22mm.
We thought this was Agrotis porphyricollis, but Marilyn kindly advised us of the correct id.
While Thoracolopha is the currently accepted name (as of late 2017), we use the names on the ALA which hasn't caught up yet and still lists these under Proteuxoa.
All four female specimens were found on one night, 2nd April 2018