Undescribed Owlet Moth
S2: Female, dorsal
Ellura
Undescribed Owlet Moth
S4: Female, dorsal
 
    
Undescribed Owlet Moth (Proteuxoa sp ES4)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:     S3: Female, dorsal
Synonym: Thoracolopha

Thank you Marilyn Hewish for identifying this species for us

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee)
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

Copyright © 2018 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 02-Apr-2018
This species is an Australian Native Species