|Class:||Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)|
|Order:||Butterflies & Moths (Lepidoptera)|
|Family:||Owlet moth (:Noctuoidea Noctuidae Acronictinae)|
|Species:||Spotless Proteuxoa (Proteuxoa acontoura)|
|This Photo:||Male, dorsal|
General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
About 11mm long & 30mm wingspan.
Based on body shape, we assume females have an ochre tint to the posterior end of their abdomen. What we assume to be males are off-white. There didn't appear to be any other variations we could see.
They have a faint racing stripe behind their head, which is not visible on pinned samples as the pin-head interferes.
We weren't able to capture their satin texture in photographs. An elegant moth to the naked eye. And due to the lack of cresents & spots, not obviously a proteuxoa.
While Thoracolopha acontoura 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 this under Proteuxoa.